LED Headlight install

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LED Headlight install

Post by mattmarine » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:57 am

Just installed a ne LED headlight on my 2015 Gear Up. Very easy. $40 on Amazon.
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Re: LED Headlight install

Post by davek » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:59 am

Good job. Looks nice.

You know what they say about light on motorcycles: "The more, the merrier". During the daylight I keep my LED headlight on high always, and turn on the LED driving lights.
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200x BMW R1200C, 2002 BMW K1200
2002 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500, 1974 Kawasaki KZ400
1974 Kawasaki KZ750, 1973 Honda CL450
1972 Suzuki GT550 (not the same one as above)
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Re: LED Headlight install

Post by HassoBoxhead » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:12 pm

Can you post a link to where on Amazon you found it? thanx!!
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Re: LED Headlight install

Post by mattmarine » Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:25 am

7" LED Headlight LED Light Headlamp Bulb Compatible with Motorcycle Projector Jeep Wrangler JK LJ CJ Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079FHCCMQ/re ... bDbYQYW6FH
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Re: LED Headlight install

Post by VWK75S » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:26 am

How well does it emit light at night?
Some of the led units have limited range.
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Re: LED Headlight install

Post by mattmarine » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:15 am

I haven't used it in pitch black, just dawn and dusk. It seems much brighter than the original. Slight flicker at low RPM's.
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Re: LED Headlight install

Post by mattmarine » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:15 am

I haven't used it in pitch black, just dawn and dusk. It seems much brighter than the original. Slight flicker at low RPM's.
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Re: LED Headlight install

Post by windmill » Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:24 pm

mattmarine wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:15 am
I haven't used it in pitch black, just dawn and dusk. It seems much brighter than the original. Slight flicker at low RPM's.
LEDs often appear brighter because the emitters are, but many are poorly designed, have less effective distance, and are too bright in the foreground which means they actually reduce how far one can see while blinding oncoming traffic. Others are really good and are an improvement in every regard. Unfortunately one can't tell by just looking at them, or how bright they seem actually. The best way to tell is a side by side comparison with the OE headlight. A good led will be consistently bright near to far with as good as or greater distance than OE. A bad one will be very bright for 50m or so then fade.
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