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post #1 of 10 Old 11-27-2018, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone put the off road LED lights on their bike how hatdvwas it and was it worth it
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post #2 of 10 Old 11-28-2018, 12:31 AM
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I did. Bought some of those super cheap LEDs that are about 3 inch rectangles or so with a radius back, got the spots instead of the floods. Welded a tab onto my crash bars to mount and a relay tied into the high beams. Work great, lots of light, 18 watts.

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post #3 of 10 Old 11-28-2018, 02:38 PM
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Easiest solution to the lack of light on a Gen1 KLR (though not the cheapest); KLR650 LED Headlight Kit - JNS Engineering


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post #4 of 10 Old 12-13-2018, 01:38 AM
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Thank you for the info DPelletier! I was searching LED headlight options for my 2007 KLR 650 and ran across this post. I saw both the cyclops and the Jns engineering headlight. I like the idea of the jns one since my lense is rather hazy and a new one is $80 at bikebandit on top of the $72 for the cyclops. At $120, the jns would be cheaper and sounds easier to install!
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yeah, install of the JNS was a pce of cake; probably took me 15 minutes for the two


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I was considering the JNS but cost to Canada has me looking at alternatives. There is a lengthy thread on ADV Rider about this that may interest you. I havenít purchased anything as yet myself.

https://advrider.com/f/threads/h4-le...-2018.1286743/

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Living in Canada, I've pretty much given up worrying about the cost of shipping, exchange and duty as almost everthing good comes from the US (when it comes to parts and tools anyhow). I have zero input on the LED's in the ADV rider link other than I've tried quality stand alone LED's with heat sink fans before and they didn't hold up. Those ones may be better but hopefully I'll have no reason to try them. .....The JNS lights have been awesome so far and I'm really glad they came out with them.

.....IIRC JNS doesn't MAKE the lights....they adapt ones that are on the market so they are plug and play on the KLR. If you do some searching you may be able to find them cheaper but you'll need to adapt the plug and mounting yourself. Just pointing this out to the budget conscious as you can probably save some money that way.

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post #9 of 10 Old 12-18-2018, 09:07 PM
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I pre-ordered the JNS headlight so I've had mine since they first shipped and I'm really happy with it. Much better than the stock, that's for sure. I've had cars flash me with the low beam on, even in semi-darkness, so they do bother some drivers.

They are not DOT approved, so be aware of that if it bothers you. I believe they;re not DOT is due to the option of having a red daytime running light, but you don't have to plug that one in (I never have).

Also have Denali D4s on a JNS mount and they are incredible. Their light floods way out to the sides to allow you to see critters on the sides of the road and in the woods so you can avoid them. It's like having daylight around the bike.

Just yesterday I put in the KLR650.com flashing LED tail light and it is way, way brighter than the stock unit. The flashing is awesome but I turned it off for now as I'm afraid I'd be flashing the eyeballs out of peoples heads riding in stop and go around town. But I'll probably turn on the 1 second flash on some longer rides when driving on the highway or in the rain.

Being able to see and be seen is important and in my case it was worth the scratch.
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I believe they;re not DOT is due to the option of having a red daytime running light, but you don't have to plug that one in (I never have).
IIRC they changed them and now they no longer have the red light option......not sure if they went for DOT approval now or not.


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