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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 03-21-2018, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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Iím sure many people have asked this... but is there a decent set of LED head lights that DO NOT require any form of cutting into the covers?


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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-14-2018, 12:05 PM
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I went this route and purchased a set of dust covers on amazon for about $10 or so. They don't look factory but it's a better deal than having your headlights exposed to water and debris. The look is a lot better than the factory halogen bulbs. But there is still light to be desired at night time.
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post #3 of 33 (permalink) Old 10-08-2018, 02:34 AM
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Don't they hyperflash? Also, I've heared that some bulbs throw errors and require insallation of an extra canbus module that makes LEDs compatible with our bikes...

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post #4 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-22-2019, 08:15 PM
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I just installed LED H7 bulbs in my XR and get the Lamp code. On top of it high beam comes on all the time.
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I was reluctant to cut into or change the dustcover because I've seen a fair number of RR/XR with moisture in the headlights. So, I went with a RR/R specific Clearwater Darla auxiliary kit instead. Not the best looking option, but I commute to and from work in the dark, depending on the time of year and these things Put. Out. Some. Light! 2,000 lumen low, 4,000 lumen high. When I don't need them, they detach easily half way down the fork. I had these installed at the dealership and it looks "factory". Pretty involved to do it right and hide all the wiring. Low beam setting can be adjusted on the fly with a dimmer attached to clutch bracket. Flip on Hi-Beam and you get all the juice automatically. Shut the bike off and they stay on with the tail light to give you a little lighting. Nice touch. I like the low mount of the lights. Gives solid field of light to see debris, road kill and eyes. Pricey, but worth every penny to ensure some safety.
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post #6 of 33 (permalink) Old 02-10-2019, 08:34 AM
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Some LED bulbs are plug and play. Don't need to cut anything. That said, these reflectors are not designed for LED or HID. That "brighter" effect is really scattered light. Right in front of someone with HID and you'll see what I mean. I can actually get annoying.
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I'm actually about to start 3D printing new covers for the RR that will properly house a decent LED unit. Can't stand the OE lights in the mountains at night.
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That said, these reflectors are not designed for LED or HID.
You can possibly get away with close to designed spread/coverage if you are persistent enough to locate some LED bulbs with the LEDs at the same height and position as the halogen H7's filament.

Trouble is to find such a beast is the challenge.
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I'm actually about to start 3D printing new covers for the RR that will properly house a decent LED unit. Can't stand the OE lights in the mountains at night.
When you manage do successfully accomplish this, I'd be willing to buy a set and pay for shipping to Canada depending on pricing.
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When you manage do successfully accomplish this, I'd be willing to buy a set and pay for shipping to Canada depending on pricing.
I'll keep you updated mate.
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