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post #41 of 69 Old 03-15-2016, 09:26 PM
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Bike is still in the air. I need to finish up the forks but work and school and family get in the way. However I am noticing that the light is vibrating a bit. With and with out the engine running. The vibration is amplified with the engine running (Which is to be expected). I'll have to see if that becomes an issue while riding.

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Hi Kingjoro,
does your new headlight also have a possibility to store all the wires as it is at the original headlight, or how did you manage that issue? I have also mounted an aftermarket headlight, and I am not so happy with the cable mess. Right now I am looking for some input how to proceed.

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Hi Kingjoro,
does your new headlight also have a possibility to store all the wires as it is at the original headlight, or how did you manage that issue? I have also mounted an aftermarket headlight, and I am not so happy with the cable mess. Right now I am looking for some input how to proceed.

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I used an aftermarket bucket for the headlight. the only mod I needed was to increase the diameter of the hole where the wiring goes into the bucket. OE size is 2.5". after that everything tucked in there nicely.

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Which bucket did you use?

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7" universal. Like the Emgo Buckets it has all the adjustments. nice finish and chrome on it. I might repaint it eventually to a gloss finish..

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The LED is all in.. and some new signals..

Used an aftermarket bucket so that I could return to stock easily if wanted.
The beam projects far and wide and the sharp angles of the beam take a bit of getting used to. The Highbeam is ridiculously powerful.

I am a distributer for the Hamsar LED in Canada, if anyone is interested PM me and we can Price it out. I'm located in Vancouver for anyone in Washington. That US dollar is strong right now... I'd also look into shipping to the US if there's interest that way. It comes in chrome or black.

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What bucket was used?

Don't quote me but it looks like a stock bucket with just a headlight insert????

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Overseas supplier, CHINA.

7" universal. Like the Emgo Buckets it has all the adjustments. nice finish and chrome on it. I might repaint it eventually to a gloss finish..

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Overseas supplier, CHINA.

7" universal. Like the Emgo Buckets it has all the adjustments. nice finish and chrome on it. I might repaint it eventually to a gloss finish..
Do you have a link to the seller?

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The LED is all in.. and some new signals..

Used an aftermarket bucket so that I could return to stock easily if wanted.
The beam projects far and wide and the sharp angles of the beam take a bit of getting used to. The Highbeam is ridiculously powerful.

I am a distributer for the Hamsar LED in Canada, if anyone is interested PM me and we can Price it out. I'm located in Vancouver for anyone in Washington. That US dollar is strong right now... I'd also look into shipping to the US if there's interest that way. It comes in chrome or black.

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How powerful is the high beam (in lumens)?

I'm in the market - go ahead and post the price. My zip code is 77659. Thanks
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I'm interested in this headlight setup as well... I didn't see any mention of price.

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Yeah, the clunky-looking tip on the nose of the shroud on my one is actually a little fan...

Came from Banggood [as per link in post #9 above in this thread] in a box like this one...
I went ahead and got a couple of them from Banggood since they are so cheap and shipping takes so long - why not, right? I gotta say, the beam is amazing. This is a no-brainer guys. Way better than stock and it just drops right in with zero mods necessary to the bucket.

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... I gotta say, the beam is amazing. This is a no-brainer guys. Way better than stock and it just drops right in with zero mods necessary to the bucket.
I'm pleased it worked out well for you - this is my experience too, a cheap and super-effective mod.

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ok, I'm sold on K1w1Boy idea, found the exact one on Ebay. Order placed.

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post #54 of 69 Old 05-25-2016, 08:31 AM
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hmmm... wonder if this would also work in my xr650l. it has the most useless headlight.

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hmmm... wonder if this would also work in my xr650l. it has the most useless headlight.
If the OE fitment is an H4-style bulb, it will - the only other restriction is the distance it protrudes towards the lens - the forward-mounted fan makes it a little longer.

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So, Scorch, K1w1Boy:

The downside to this Banggood LED is that the high beam is WAY higher than the regular beam - so high that it's useless to me. So unless your non-high beam is aimed down 6' in front of you, the high beam is just going to shoot out purely horizontal or higher.

You guys notice this too or is it just mine?

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So, Scorch, K1w1Boy:

The downside to this Banggood LED is that the high beam is WAY higher than the regular beam - so high that it's useless to me. So unless your non-high beam is aimed down 6' in front of you, the high beam is just going to shoot out purely horizontal or higher.

You guys notice this too or is it just mine?
Can you invert your headlight?

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Can you invert your headlight?
Maybe, will try and report back.

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So, Scorch, K1w1Boy:

The downside to this Banggood LED is that the high beam is WAY higher than the regular beam - so high that it's useless to me. So unless your non-high beam is aimed down 6' in front of you, the high beam is just going to shoot out purely horizontal or higher.

You guys notice this too or is it just mine?
Well, not in my experience - everything is directed in the same patterns, just more light, more intense..

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So, Scorch, K1w1Boy:

The downside to this Banggood LED is that the high beam is WAY higher than the regular beam - so high that it's useless to me. So unless your non-high beam is aimed down 6' in front of you, the high beam is just going to shoot out purely horizontal or higher.

You guys notice this too or is it just mine?
I wish I knew this before ordering it. I haven't put it in yet. I'll know soon when I try it out. Hope it works out well. I'm still out doing patrols across the Atlantic playing battleship. 5 more days till I get home. Got a big list of parts waiting for me to put into this bike.
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I wish I knew this before ordering it. I haven't put it in yet. I'll know soon when I try it out. Hope it works out well. I'm still out doing patrols across the Atlantic playing battleship. 5 more days till I get home. Got a big list of parts waiting for me to put into this bike.
Figured I'd post an update. Installation was easy enough.

although the low and high beams being spaced apart like some are saying, I found the extra brightness of the light itself makes up for it. I lowered the headlight bowl slightly and I still see plenty ahead of me in low beam mode, and highbeam mode is excellent. During my first night ride it actually saved from splitting a racoon in half because the furry little f_ck wouldn't move out of my path.

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Figured I'd post an update. Installation was easy enough.

although the low and high beams being spaced apart like some are saying, I found the extra brightness of the light itself makes up for it. I lowered the headlight bowl slightly and I still see plenty ahead of me in low beam mode, and highbeam mode is excellent. During my first night ride it actually saved from splitting a racoon in half because the furry little f_ck wouldn't move out of my path.
well I'm convinced! I'll be ordering mine now unless someone has a spare in the US for purchase

My riding is mostly at night cause I'm early to rise and late to leave from work. The stock H4 bulb brightness just isn't cutting it!

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I want an LED headlight and I want to expend zero effort.

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I want an LED headlight and I want to expend zero effort.
I'm right there with you man. Sunds like this might be the low effort mod, greatest gain, mod for us.

I like what I see so far. Any other place people have found this lamp besides eBay?

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Dunno - is there a legal limit on effective bulb wattage? It's got a hi/lo function, not acting as a spotlight or foglight, so the spread shouldn't be any different from the bulb that was in there.

If it's too bright, I guess I'll find out next WoF check.
Update: I had my annual vehicle fitness check yesterday - the inspector wasn't too impressed with the hi/lo beam split that others have talked about, but he let it pass. The beam split showed up pretty dramatically on his machine.

He didn't like the way I had the low beam dropping in a pool ahead of the bike - wrenched the headlight bucket up to change it, but of course that shot high beam everywhere. I'll adjust it again somewhere on a dark roadside...

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Jeez. Whatever happened to people doing the 599 headlight swap? Better light ,looks great, easy to do, and no fear of failing inspection or blinding oncoming vehicles. Oh yeah and it's Honda parts!

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So, Scorch, K1w1Boy:

The downside to this Banggood LED is that the high beam is WAY higher than the regular beam - so high that it's useless to me. So unless your non-high beam is aimed down 6' in front of you, the high beam is just going to shoot out purely horizontal or higher.

You guys notice this too or is it just mine?
Yep, that's the way mine is. Low beam is awesome and high beam is crap.

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I found on my DR650 I could adjust it down enough but when it comes to a bucket like on a Hornet or a Hawk it will probably not go down far enough without making a change to the shape of the bucket. I figure what I will do is use a heat gun to indent the back of the bucket if it comes down to it.

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