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Old 06-09-2013, 01:24 AM   #331
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easiest-ever HID install!

seems like a good place to put this...




vendor was "topofking" on ebay.



Clears the fork and the brake line on my 650 by more than 1/4", dunno how it would do on an 800. A tiny, tiny ballast that may have other uses or placement.

NO canbus issues, strikes instantly every time. Doesn't get too warm either.

To fit? Drill hole in bulb cap, push wires and nut through, fit rubber washer and split washer, tighten, connect. Done!
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Old 06-09-2013, 01:40 AM   #332
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The TT anti-fog aux. lights

Great for aux. lights in the night but not for the fog

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Old 06-09-2013, 06:26 AM   #333
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seems like a good place to put this...




vendor was "topofking" on ebay.



Clears the fork and the brake line on my 650 by more than 1/4", dunno how it would do on an 800. A tiny, tiny ballast that may have other uses or placement.

NO canbus issues, strikes instantly every time. Doesn't get too warm either.

To fit? Drill hole in bulb cap, push wires and nut through, fit rubber washer and split washer, tighten, connect. Done!


Nice!!! the vendor seems that has no more this product how can search it on the net?
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:35 AM   #334
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this one's current:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/35W-Slim-H...-/130773961936
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Old 06-09-2013, 01:05 PM   #335
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Bud Light?

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Old 06-09-2013, 01:09 PM   #336
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you are 4 years late to the party mate
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Old 06-20-2013, 03:02 PM   #337
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Mounted some Tecno Globe LED Lights. I already had foglights and liked them, but needed something to brighten my night. I did hook them directly to the battery with a switch so that I can use them when I'm camping with the engine Off.






Just the lights on without lowbeam.

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Old 06-20-2013, 04:17 PM   #338
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seems like a good place to put this...




vendor was "topofking" on ebay.



Clears the fork and the brake line on my 650 by more than 1/4", dunno how it would do on an 800. A tiny, tiny ballast that may have other uses or placement.

NO canbus issues, strikes instantly every time. Doesn't get too warm either.

To fit? Drill hole in bulb cap, push wires and nut through, fit rubber washer and split washer, tighten, connect. Done!
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Nice tidy install.
Did it actually ship from Britain, or more probably from somewhere in asia ?
Great price for a ballast. Which H7 conversion bulb did you fit ?
I am trying to find one that isn't blue, or greenish.
Ideal would be a VERY bright 4000K... mimic the illumination of a halogen, but with MORE LUMENS.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:43 PM   #339
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ballast shipped from China, arrived in about ten days IIRC. I'm using it with a cheap 4300k burner that had originally been in better-half's previous car.

It's white on the road at night (but the halogen HI is noticeably yellow) but looking at the lamp in daytime it seems a tiny bit coloured. Turquoise perhaps? Funny thing is I never recall those burners looking like that on the car so it could be an artefact of the lamphouse or maybe the ballast is pushing it a tiny bit harder. Either way, intensity is NOT an issue...
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:57 PM   #340
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Osram retrofit LED W5W 4,000°K

Ok so this is about the most boring lamp (W5W) in the bike... but finally an offering from a recognised manufacturer.

Osram state they are 'for offroad use only' but they have a diffusion lens which evenly spreads the directional LED beam. I went for the 4,000°K version as it's least likely to attract attention from the overzealous European authorities. It's a little bit brighter and whiter than the stock bulb and it's nice to know it will likely last the lifetime of the bike. No CAN-bus errors (the F800GS seems not too sensitive with the low wattage bulbs).

Works great in the headlamp as a position lamp, not so great in the numberplate, as the lit area of the bulb is nearer the end of the bulb than the incandescent W5W so an insufficient amount of light comes through the clear part of the housing. So, apart from the H3 headlamps, the numberplate is the only non-LED bulb on my bike.

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Old 08-01-2013, 11:07 PM   #341
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ballast shipped from China, arrived in about ten days IIRC. I'm using it with a cheap 4300k burner that had originally been in better-half's previous car.

It's white on the road at night (but the halogen HI is noticeably yellow) but looking at the lamp in daytime it seems a tiny bit coloured. Turquoise perhaps? Funny thing is I never recall those burners looking like that on the car so it could be an artefact of the lamphouse or maybe the ballast is pushing it a tiny bit harder. Either way, intensity is NOT an issue...
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Mine arrived in about week and a half, installed ands works great, fires up every time, no issue. had to push the headlamp housing fully forward in the adjuster screw slots so ballast clears front of fork tubes.
Supposed "4300K" HID bulb looks a tad blue-ish, in comparison to Halogen High beam, a few spurious yellow-gold-greenish artifacts, all in all an effective road illumination, sharp cut-off.
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Old 02-03-2014, 09:11 AM   #342
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Piaa Lights F800GS




Finally installed.. whew what a head ache but done. I personally love the look!!
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Old 02-03-2014, 10:55 AM   #343
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El Cheapo LEDs

Cheap, but very effective. 15w per, flood beam. $30 per the pair from ebay.








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Old 02-04-2014, 01:05 AM   #344
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Ok so this is about the most boring lamp (W5W) in the bike... but finally an offering from a recognised manufacturer.

Osram state they are 'for offroad use only' but they have a diffusion lens which evenly spreads the directional LED beam. I went for the 4,000°K version as it's least likely to attract attention from the overzealous European authorities. It's a little bit brighter and whiter than the stock bulb and it's nice to know it will likely last the lifetime of the bike. No CAN-bus errors (the F800GS seems not too sensitive with the low wattage bulbs).

Works great in the headlamp as a position lamp, not so great in the numberplate, as the lit area of the bulb is nearer the end of the bulb than the incandescent W5W so an insufficient amount of light comes through the clear part of the housing. So, apart from the H3 headlamps, the numberplate is the only non-LED bulb on my bike.


You buy online? Linky??
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Old 02-06-2014, 07:57 AM   #345
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going on the cheap!
I added these led lights. 15W each (1500lm) they are brighter than the BMW adventure fog LED lights on my R1200GSW and only $75 each.
I attached with a 0.50c clamp from homedepot and added a switch from trailtech for a few $. They are super tough as I've berried them in the drit a few times!!
http://www.ledsupply.com/led-kits/le...ng-kit-15-watt




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