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Old 01-04-2013, 06:10 AM   #91
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A lot here just wire the high and low beam to work together, that removes the problem of losing light as you go from high/low.
Yep, you are correct, then you at least have low running while high is still warming up. Even though, at least I found it a bit annoying in my previous bike (BMW12GSA) to wait the high to fully start up after it been switched off for a while. It could have been just a slow bulb or similar. Or just me expecting too much...

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I got a bit more fancy and fitted 2 x 35W HID and a 6xLED light bar and then found I liked the LED more, so rewired so I can run:

Just the HID low or
the LOW HID and LED "high" OR
the LOW HID and LED "high" and the HIGH HID.
Cool and interesting combo. Even though I was initially looking for a solution where I could replace OEM elements without adding more components, this might be even more tempting modification
Which LED bar you've installed?
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:53 AM   #92
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I just went out on a limb and bought H1 led bulbs off Amazon, $8 shipped for 2. Didnt work out as the "bulb" portion is bigger than the opening in the housing!

I have been using the ADVMonster led aux lights for 2 yrs?! With great luck, cant even tell my headlight is on when I'm running my 450 lumen, then I turn the 3600 lumen on and roosters crow a mile away, thinking its dawn!
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:06 PM   #93
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I just went out on a limb and bought H1 led bulbs off Amazon, $8 shipped for 2. Didnt work out as the "bulb" portion is bigger than the opening in the housing!

I have been using the ADVMonster led aux lights for 2 yrs?! With great luck, cant even tell my headlight is on when I'm running my 450 lumen, then I turn the 3600 lumen on and roosters crow a mile away, thinking its dawn!
Low, I thought we had to make a small mod to get the bulbs in?

Anybody?

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Old 01-04-2013, 08:12 PM   #94
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Bill- I spent 10 seconds on the bulb hole with a suitably sized sanding drum on a dremel tool for each housing.

Shop air was used to blow out each housing once the fit was confirmed.

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Old 01-04-2013, 08:37 PM   #95
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Bill- I spent 10 seconds on the bulb hole with a suitably sized sanding drum on a dremel tool for each housing.

Shop air was used to blow out each housing once the fit was confirmed.

Dirty
Did the same myself now that you say it, easy, no problems since.

I carry a spare bulb but have never needed it.
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:07 PM   #96
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I haven't looked at the parts fiche in a good while, but I'd swear the bike uses H-4 bulbs.

But I've been wrong on seven different occasions just today alone.

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Old 01-04-2013, 09:23 PM   #97
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I haven't looked at the parts fiche in a good while, but I'd swear the bike uses H-4 bulbs.

But I've been wrong on seven different occasions just today alone.

Dirty
H1 bulbs.

But Low594 is talking about an LED replacement, not HID.
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:52 AM   #98
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H1 bulbs.

But Low594 is talking about an LED replacement, not HID.
Cha Ching!

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That makes eight times I was wrong in just one day

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Old 01-05-2013, 09:14 AM   #99
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Low, I thought we had to make a small mod to get the bulbs in?

Anybody?

bill
Hmm! Now that you say that, I remember reading something about that! I will have to look into that, maybe my puchase wasnt a loss after all!

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H1 bulbs.

But Low594 is talking about an LED replacement, not HID.
Yes, LED, not HID!
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:16 AM   #100
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I haven't looked at the parts fiche in a good while, but I'd swear the bike uses H-4 bulbs.
But I've been wrong on seven different occasions just today alone.
Dirty
H4s are dual filament and there are a ton of brands, designs, etc. They have to be the most widely used bulb. Would have been nice to have the dual filament and more options!

On another note, I am collecting the needed parts to do away with my Hi beam and replace it with my ADVMonster Spot and will probably just continue to run it full time. Should look real interesting with the 50mm spot. Still considering an attempt to put the Hi/low module inside the ZKW housing.

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Old 01-05-2013, 10:42 AM   #101
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I could put these up for sale if anyone is interested..........









The pods were mounted on my 640, but I did not want them, and the kit was purchased for the 640 by the PO, but mine does not have dual lights any more.

Hope this doesn't get me in trouble for posting this, but since we are on the subject.....shoot me a pm if interested.

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Old 01-06-2013, 05:57 AM   #102
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The pods were mounted on my 640, but I did not want them, and the kit was purchased for the 640 by the PO, but mine does not have dual lights any more.

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What projectors are the HID capsules installed in?
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:27 PM   #103
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What projectors are the HID capsules installed in?
The kit is a Martin Fabrications HID kit.

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Old 11-03-2013, 05:38 AM   #104
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so there arent any LED bulbs to replace the h7 halogen ones on the low beam ?
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:18 AM   #105
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so there arent any LED bulbs to replace the h7 halogen ones on the low beam ?
Not sure about the 690s, but the 640s had H1 capsules (at least the last half of their century).

I have not heard about a LED "bulb" that would fit any halogen fixture. LEDs have electronics with them (different animal).

Also, just like HID capsules they have a different light "shape", so the halogen projector (reflective surfaces in the lamp that are designed to make a low or high light beam from the bulb) will not work well with other light types, at least according to the DOT.

There are LED fixtures
http://www.hamsar.com/content/en/pro...-lighting/cifo
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