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post #21 of 29 Old 05-17-2017, 01:30 PM
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I'm now looking at getting the Philips H4 LED bulb (Philips H4 12953BWX2). It's expensive at about $100 a pop ($200 for a pair and they only come sold in pairs), but from everything I've read, they're very robust and the beam pattern is almost identical to stock.

I wrote to Dean at razorsedge and sent him a picture of the broken unit, so we'll see what his reply is.
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post #22 of 29 Old 05-18-2017, 10:49 AM
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So, Dean wrote me back very quickly and said that he's going to send me one of his newly designed H4 LED lights. This one apparently has the board mounted 90 degrees off from his previous design, which he said holds up better. I am looking forward to trying this new one out.

I appreciate his openess in this issue and will continue to do business with him (I'm going to be buying his tail light conversion shortly).
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post #23 of 29 Old 05-18-2017, 08:48 PM
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I replaced the bulbs in my Gen2 with an LED kit from Cyclops Adventure Sports . The only thing I had to do was correct the aim of the bulbs after installation. Big improvement over stock.

I believe they also have LEDs to replace the H4 bulbs on the Gen1.

There is an entire thread dedicated to this subject on another forum dedicated to adventure riding. Search on 'LED Headlight "Bulb" replacement'. (Hopefully mentioning the other site doesn't get me banned. Just trying to be helpful.)

My main purpose for replacing the bulbs wasn't for more light, although I really like that aspect, but for the supposed longevity as compared to bulbs. I don't worry about carrying spares any more. My bulbs didn't seem to last even a year, so I was always worried about the bulbs going out on long trips and having to carry spares. I did have my low beam go out in the middle of a long weekend trip just after I returned from my Alaska trip last year. I found it a pain to have to change the bulb in the field.

I also went to LEDs to reduce overall power needs so that I could more confidently power a heated jacket liner and gloves.
I coat my bulb terminals with dielectric grease, and clean the glass with alcohol, then dry them. Use a pair of clean gloves to mount the bulbs. (Don't touch the glass with your fingers.) I've had bulbs last 5 years or much more by doing this.

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post #24 of 29 Old 05-22-2017, 01:08 AM
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Sarguy,

I bought this $20 H4 LED bulb off Ebay, and I have had no problems with it with a years use and 5,000 hard miles. Its much brighter than stack, and uses only 40 watts.

1X 4000LM 40W Motorcycle Bike CREE LED Headlight H4 9003 HB2 Hi & Lo 6000K Bulb | eBay
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I'm now looking at getting the Philips H4 LED bulb (Philips H4 12953BWX2). It's expensive at about $100 a pop ($200 for a pair and they only come sold in pairs), but from everything I've read, they're very robust and the beam pattern is almost identical to stock.

I wrote to Dean at razorsedge and sent him a picture of the broken unit, so we'll see what his reply is.
That Philips package it includes the Hi and Low bulbs correct?
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post #26 of 29 Old 04-20-2018, 02:02 PM
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I too had issues with the Idabiker H4 replacement LED. I've now purchased these; http://www.jnsengineering.com/produc...headlight-kit/
to try them

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I too had issues with the Idabiker H4 replacement LED. I've now purchased these; KLR650 LED Headlight Kit - JNS Engineering
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@DPelletier. Did you ever get these installed?? Curious to hear your impressions of them. Maybe start a new thread if you havenít already.

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@DPelletier. Did you ever get these installed?? Curious to hear your impressions of them. Maybe start a new thread if you havenít already.

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Yep, I have them installed on both my KLR's.....they have held up fine, even on two back to back 8hr days of offroad riding at the H.U.M.M. Light output seems very high though I will admit that I've got very limited time on them in the dark. They definitely appear to be very bright and I've got a friend with one on his KLR that has used it more at night and is very pleased.

I'd buy them again; I think I've finally found a robust solution to both the dim stock Gen1 headlight while freeing up more electrical power and negating any concern over the stock wire size and switch.

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post #29 of 29 Old 09-26-2018, 11:04 AM
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this is from a DR/DRZ but illustrates the performance difference nicely;

https://advrider.com/f/threads/dr650...t-kit.1266001/


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