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Old 05-08-2014, 11:00 AM   #1
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ADVmonster LED Headlight!

After some positive feedback from customers at the 2014 Georgia Mountain Rally are excited to introduce our LED Headlight.

The H4 has been released with other fittings/models in the pipeline. If you have a certain fitment need, please post up so we can prioritize.

Basic Specs

H4
Cree LEDs
2400 lumens on low beam and 2400 lumens on high beam
6000k color temperature
High and Low Beam
20 watts
1 year warranty
30,000 hour expected life
Plug n Play
Fanless heatsink
Unique construction for easy installation

Priced at $45usd


Available at www.advmonster.com

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Old 05-08-2014, 11:01 AM   #2
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WR250R Install

Remove headlight mask


Remove protective packaging from the H4 LED Headlight. Shown with pigtail.


Remove H4 mounting base from LED. The base is the secret to getting an LED to work with an H4. The H$ typically uses spring loaded wires to hold the halogen or LED in the headlight. This wire is difficult to get around a heatsink or a fan on older technology. The LED is keyed to the H4 base such that it can only be inserted one direction.


Remove rubber dust boot. Stock H4 halogen in place


Squeeze wire retainer and lift, remove stock H4 haologen. Comparison shot of stock H4 halogen with connector and the H4 LED headlight.


Insert LED H4 base, check for proper fit, ie right size tabs in the correct position.


Squeeze wire retainer and tighten on H4 LED base.


Position rubber dust boot over H4 base and headlight bucket.


Insert LED headlight into H4 base and rotate until detent position. This locks the LED headlight into the H4 base.


Connect pigtail to H4 LED headlight and reinstall mask. Picture of LED headlight with mask installed.


Enjoy the white light!

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Old 05-08-2014, 02:03 PM   #3
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Old 05-08-2014, 03:50 PM   #4
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Added pics to the WR install.

This LED headlight uses Cree LEDs that are very efficient, ie they do not create excessive heat.

Some older technology LED headlights use COB (chip on board) which are inefficient and create large amounts of heat, this requires a fan to remove the excess heat. I wonder what happens when the fan fails? Or what company makes the LEDs
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Old 05-08-2014, 05:16 PM   #5
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I was fortunate enough to be able to spend some time in the GMR vendor area and observe Sanjoh install one of these LED headlights in his newly acquired R100GS. I took a few pictures of the install process; then purchased a couple of these bulbs for my airheads. 20 Watt draw vs 55 Watts.

Below is the airhead GS with the stock H4 installed. First, lower the handlebars to make some room to work. Shown is the back of the stock H4 bulb installed, but the end plug has been removed. The rubber cap is still attached - this rubber cap will require a minor modification.

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The rubber cap has been removed and the back of the stock bulb is shown. Also shown is the wire clip that must be gently spread apart to allow the stock bulb to be removed. (This works much better is there is a bit of room - did I mention that it really helps to loosen the clamping bolts and rotate the handle bar back a bit?)

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As shown in Sanjoh's earlier pictures, the new LED H4 bulb has a sub-socket that is secured with a bayonet-type locking mechanism to the bulb. The sub-socket should be removed from the LED bulb and installed where the old bulb was located. Then replace the wire spring clips to hold this sub-socket in place.

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The rubber cap needs a minor modification. That modification is to cut a hole in the center where the old plug was connected to the socket. If you want to have an extra, unmodified rubber cap, for the GS it is part number 63 12 1 459 377 and cost about $14. Shown is the rubber cap re-installed over the sub-socket that is clipped in place. (Yes, this hole was cut a bit too large, but this was the first installation of one of these bulbs).

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Below is the LED bulb with the sub-socket removed. The bayonette-type of connection for the bulb the the sub-socket is shown. That is, the bulb is inserted and given about a 1/8 clock-wise turn.

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Here are the hands of Sanjoh installing the LED bulb. This was actually an early test at the install. Did I mention that it really helps to have some room (rotating the handlebars back a bit is the key).

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Shown below is the newly installed LED bulb in the R100GS. There is a pigtail (about 6 inches long) that is connected to the plug.

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Here is the GS with the stock light on - can hardly tell that it is on - hence Sanjoh's motivation to get the new LED bulb installed - GMR GS ride coming up!

P1000843


While not as an impressive a demonstration as the underwater pix for the aux LED lights (in the other thread), here is the illumination with the new LED bulbs. This is quite a big difference from the earlier photo.

P1000842
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Old 05-08-2014, 05:26 PM   #6
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Thanks for posting Rob, good to see you at the GMR!
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Old 05-08-2014, 05:31 PM   #7
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I'm wishing that I'd purchased more than two bulbs from you at the GMR. I'd not realized how good the rally price was nor really thought about the number of other bikes that would benefit from the simple (well after the first time) install.
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Old 05-08-2014, 05:28 PM   #8
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LED Headlight

Over the long cold winter here in Madison, I've changed all my lights to LED's to leave some room for some heated gear. Looks like its time to do the headlight!
If I can get it before the end of the month I can showcase it at the Great River Gravel Ride. E Mail sent.
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Old 05-08-2014, 06:23 PM   #9
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Nice.
Hoping this fits my light challenged LC4.
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Old 05-08-2014, 06:56 PM   #10
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nice.
Hoping this fits my light challenged lc4.
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Old 05-09-2014, 05:48 AM   #11
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We are out of stock at the moment. If you sent an email, I will reply directly.
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Old 05-09-2014, 06:23 AM   #12
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this looks like a winner for my Toaster. I replaced all the lights with LED (except the Gen Light of course) I get comments on the brightness of the tail light from riders behind me. This looks like a winner. I will have to try one to see how it goes. Would be nice seeing the road at night.
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Old 05-09-2014, 02:07 PM   #13
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this looks like a winner for my Toaster.
I have a /5 as well as a GS like Sanjoh used for his first test install of the H4 bulb. Using the MaxBMW on-line parts fiche,the bulb for the R100GS is shown as an H4 bulb (part # 63 12 1 354 619 for $15.26). The /5 headlamp diagram shows a different appearing bulb (not H4 type) and has a different part number (07 11 9 978 396 for $9.47). Thus, it appears that the /5 may not be quite as simple a bulb swap out as for the /6, /7, and later airheads.

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Old 05-09-2014, 12:39 PM   #14
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Sanjoh, do you have other models in the works? H7, H3?
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Old 05-09-2014, 10:59 PM   #15
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Sanjoh, do you have other models in the works? H7, H3?
Yes, H7 will be in stock in a couple of weeks. H3 is in development.
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