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post #1 of 24 Old 04-24-2019, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
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LED on 919

Been reading a bunch of post on an led swap and well I went for it. A $45 flea bay 7in headlight and $6 worth of stuff from home depot I got this. Thought i would share and get everyone's thoughts.
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I like the mounting system and looks great. How well does it light up the road?

Well done!

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I like the mounting system and looks great. How well does it light up the road?

Well done!

Thanks Mike and not sure how it lights up the road yet. Just got done with it right before I posted it. I'll know here in a few hours though

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Cool.
I also like the silver bike color.

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Cool.
I also like the silver bike color.
Thanks Islandboy. I painted it my self a little over a year ago now.

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I like the mounting system and looks great. How well does it light up the road?

Well done!

Hey Mike I can say it lights up the road pretty damn well. Had to do a little adjusting on it once I got back home. It was pointed up a little too high but that was an easy fix. Its worlds difference from the stock but hell anything is better then the stock light. Forgot to take pictures of the light profile at night but I'll get some in a couple days. Sadly it's going to rain tomorrow so it will most likely be later Friday when I do.

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I really like the 919 in silver and may paint mine silver one day.
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Good work on the light swap - have crammed an LED light into a shell myself, wouldn't go back.
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Good work on the light swap - have crammed an LED light into a shell myself, wouldn't go back.

Thank K1w1Boy. Not going to lie pretty jealous of the USD swap. I really want to do it on my bike but it's so damn hard to find the right stuff to do it. Did you use the RC51 forks or are those off something else?
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That's the WP front end from a KTM Duke II which I found on the local equivalent of ebay by keeping an eye on the "motorcycle front suspension" listings. Not easy to find forks long enough for the 9er. RC51 bikes and bits super-rare over here...

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I like the mounting system and looks great. How well does it light up the road?

Well done!
Little later then I said I would get them posted. Here are a couple pictures from in my drive way. First is low beams second is high.20190428_022804_1556437019065.jpg
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That's much better than stock.

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post #13 of 24 Old 05-02-2019, 02:49 PM
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Does anyone know if this fits hornet 900 bucket?

https://www.visionxusa.com/shop/7-vx...eft+Hand+Drive

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Does anyone know if this fits hornet 900 bucket?

https://www.visionxusa.com/shop/7-vx...eft+Hand+Drive
I can't see why not. It's 7 inch so it should fit the 900 hornet bucket. You will have to get creative with the stock headlight rim when it comes time to mount it. You may even be able to use the cb500 headlight rim assembly to mount the unit?
The unit has the incorrect wiring plug but an adapter to H4 is provided. This may add to your wiring bundle inside the bucket requiring even more of that bundle to be relocated under tank/frame etc. Or you could directly fit a H4 plug to it.
I couldn't see any info on power requirements.
It looks real nice but at that price is it worth taking the risk it not fitting. If it were me I'd go for one of the cheaper options that others have fitted.

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I dont think the H4 is the issue as you can see in the review I found. However the rim is maybe a challenge....
The power is 9-32 Volt and up to 3 Ampere maximum
Yes, I know it is expensive, but I like the Halo and it seems to be of excellent quality with very good light
Well, I havent decided yet...

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I think it will be fine.
After watching that review I got a good look at the rear of the unit and the unit certainly looks like it would work with the cb500 headlight rim assembly.
The light output and beam pattern is great.
Your right about the H4 plug, all good there.
Probably if I had a concern now would be the actual depth of the unit.
If you do decide to get one let us know how you get along.

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Yes, I will
The depht of the unit is approx 10 cm and the stock depht is 12-13 cm so that part is looking good as well...I hope 🙂

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Just a question; why dont you think it will fit with the headlight rim I already have?
Maybe I am completly lost here haha

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You can use the stock headlight rim but it's not a direct fit. There's no way to attach the light unit to the rim.
There is this... GE Nighthawk LED Headlight Install/ Review https://www.wristtwisters.com/forums...ad.php?t=51842
Or you can get yourself a cb500 headlight rim assembly and do this... Truck-Lite LED Headlight installation https://www.wristtwisters.com/forums...ad.php?t=58378
Hope this helps.

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I will probably look into doing this too... maybe I'll plan a bigger front end redesign, gauges + blinkers + light...

Last time i opened up the front bucket I was amazed at how much cabling is in there.
Has anybody bothered to shorten all those cables or no ?

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Islandboy - a question, what year model of a cb 500 do you think will fit?

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Islandboy - a question, what year model of a cb 500 do you think will fit?
Here ya go its this one, around the 1970s
https://4into1.com/7-chrome-headligh...0-gl1000-1200/

You'll also need one of these
https://4into1.com/genuine-honda-hea...61304-292-000/

And one of these
https://4into1.com/genuine-honda-pan...headlight-rim/

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Ok

Seems like this one could work then

https://www.davidsilverspares.co.uk/...72/part_61611/

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That's it.
Good luck mate.

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