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xmjsilverx

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My LED Headlight
« on: April 28, 2015, 07:46:15 AM »

Got my LED headlight and running light in and I really like it.  I haven't ridden it at night yet but it looks great in the garage.  It's pretty darn bright and they look great too.  I did have to modify the locking ring a little bit.  I would recommend it for $30.



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Re: My LED Headlight
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2015, 09:02:36 AM »

Is this just a bulb replacement or did you have to modify wiring?
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Re: My LED Headlight
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2015, 12:26:17 PM »

Cool, is yours fanless?  Here's mine (with links to ebay): http://bit.ly/1HMqEmd
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Re: My LED Headlight
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2015, 05:45:56 PM »

BikerJared, The LED is just plug and play.  Here is a link.
http://www.amazon.com/Power-Xenon-White-Motorcycle-Headlight/dp/B00PQDUOSO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1430221468&sr=8-1&keywords=h4+motorcycle+led

ptruchon, Yes it is fanless.  That looks good, I like the work you are doing and the blog.  Are you getting anywhere with the charger under the tank?
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Re: My LED Headlight
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2015, 10:56:55 PM »

Thanks for the link(s). Did you replace both lights with LEDs or just the main headlight?

ptruchon -- Awesome write up. I'll be going through that a few times a bit later. At a glance, you've done some really interesting work. It looks very clean as well.
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Re: My LED Headlight
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2015, 06:59:17 AM »

I replaced the running light as well.
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Re: My LED Headlight
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2015, 12:41:55 PM »

Looks good! 

Please let us know what the beam pattern is like when you have a chance to drive it in the dark (i.e., not just at night in the city, but actual dark, where the beam pattern is visible and important)

Does it do as good a job of lighting your way on poorly lit roads as the stock halogen bulb?
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Re: My LED Headlight
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2015, 11:49:24 PM »

ptruchon, Are you getting anywhere with the charger under the tank?
Not so much...  Just posted more details here: http://electricmotorcycleforum.com/boards/index.php?topic=4227.msg30746#msg30746
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Re: My LED Headlight
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2015, 12:12:30 AM »

Ptruchon, have you tried to lay it flat across the top of frame and contractor box (black box to left in image) just to see how much bigger it is over a "stock" tank?

I have plans on doing something like this soon but with my RSP stack to see if I can modify the tank a little to fit them inside better ;)

Given the tank is only $99 from the dealer it is a no brainer for me to order another one (which I already did) and modify the one I have now to see if it would work.

I have yet to do the cardboard box trick yet but I did do this once https://flic.kr/p/paDbYD

First step though will be to get my vetter front cowl on so I can get more range.
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Re: My LED Headlight
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2015, 02:49:46 AM »

What is the part number for the running light too.
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Re: My LED Headlight
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2015, 04:54:28 AM »

Hey Burton,
Good idea.  I'll take another picture next time I remove the tank...  I didn't realize that the tank was that affordable.  I might buy a new one to experiment with then (and maybe change the colour to white if that's possible...)

Hello SoundMusic,
Here's a link to the ebay page for the running light I bought.  The trick was to make sure that they are the same colour temperature as the main headlight bulb.
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/T10-W5W-168-194-7-5W-High-Power-Car-Signal-Tail-Turn-COB-LED-Light-Lamp-Bulb-12V-/371296328299?hash=item5672fc5a6b
This particular listing has ended, but scroll down to see the information about the bulb.
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Re: My LED Headlight
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2015, 08:23:07 PM »

@SoundMusic.  It is suppose to use a w3w bulb but I went with a w5w.  Here is a link to what I bought.

http://www.amazon.com/Generation-Replacement-Dashboard-Brightness-10/dp/B00JRE38EA/ref=sr_1_5?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1431267713&sr=1-5&keywords=w5w+led
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Re: My LED Headlight
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2015, 06:59:45 AM »

I got a chance to ride it at night and I thought the light was better than the stock bulb but by how much I am not sure.  It still wasn't super bright but overall I am happy with it.  I did notice that I had to adjust the height up with this light.
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Re: My LED Headlight
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2015, 10:10:48 PM »

How much does it get dimmer as it heats up? This is one thing I don't care about with LED lights in my home.

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Re: My LED Headlight
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2015, 03:20:31 AM »

I haven't noticed that with this LED or any of the ones in my house.
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