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post #1 of 10 Old 04-26-2017, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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2013 KLR-650 low beam inop

It looks to be a nightmare to replace the bulb. Which bulb is recommended, bright and long lasting. Legality is not important way out here.
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post #2 of 10 Old 04-27-2017, 07:01 AM
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It's an H7. Not that difficult to replace - there are some techniques for replacing it without pulling the dash, but it's not hard to take the pieces off.
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It's a fine time to install LED's

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So taking off the dash is not a super big deal? Are there LED direct replacements for the H7?
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Depending on the size of ones hands and ones 'flexibility', it is possible to change the H7 headlight bulbs with all of the bodywork still mounted.
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good to know, my daughter has tiny hands, I'll draft her into the work force!
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So taking off the dash is not a super big deal? Are there LED direct replacements for the H7?
You don't take the dash off. You take off the plastics.

You Tube it.

Yes you can get a H7 LED replacement. I forget what part number I bought and I changed out every bulb but my turns.

Got it all from SuperBrightLED.com

The KLR could use more amps and changing to LED's allows for heated gear.

The LED headlight was way brighter and whiter.

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I tried some HID (High Intensity Discharge) H7 bulbs and three different LED H7 bulbs and found they all put out more light, but the focus was so bad that I couldn't see any better and I was blinding oncoming traffic. So, I went to high quality high output Sylvania bulbs. Plenty of light, well focused, at a good price. https://www.walmart.com/ip/21950002?...&wl13=&veh=sem
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Thanks for the replies and tips.
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I tried some HID (High Intensity Discharge) H7 bulbs and three different LED H7 bulbs and found they all put out more light, but the focus was so bad that I couldn't see any better and I was blinding oncoming traffic. So, I went to high quality high output Sylvania bulbs. Plenty of light, well focused, at a good price. https://www.walmart.com/ip/21950002?...&wl13=&veh=sem
I was happy with my LED low beam. I don't remember the brand I used and the bike has been sold and gone. It was much whiter and brighter. I could see as well as I could before the switch. Replaced all the bulbs with LED except the high beam and turns just to save the amps for headed gear / grips. Power for a jacket, socks and grips wasn't a problem after that. I could run it all on high. I think the whole LED job cost about 90 bucks (US $ for you guys on the other side of the pond)

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