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Old 11-17-2013, 08:38 AM   #31
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I'm pretty sure I will look like a noob but hey... I don't care :)

Is it possible to have low / high beam with a single headlight? Do we need a special bulb or two?
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:53 AM   #32
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I'm pretty sure I will look like a noob but hey... I don't care :)

Is it possible to have low / high beam with a single headlight? Do we need a special bulb or two?
Yep it is. look at most of single headlights. Only one bulb. Classicly H4, now exists H13 but I don't think that they are applied to Bikes yet.
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Old 11-17-2013, 10:05 AM   #33
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I'm pretty sure I will look like a noob but hey... I don't care :)

Is it possible to have low / high beam with a single headlight? Do we need a special bulb or two?
In addition to H4 which Loutre already mentioned, many projector headlights have only one bulb (H7, H9, D2S Xenon) and they are switched between low / high beam by internal shutter.

I have seen at least one 1150GS, where headlight unit was replaced with Hella 90 mm projector headlight(s). Those units are used in many new trucks and buses in Europe, and they are available in many combinations. Despite the small size, light output and patterns are very good, but they can be pricey.

F800 should be able to accommodate two Hella 90 mm headlight units in place of original headlight unit.
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:26 PM   #34
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What do you think of that? www.theretrofitsource.com... Do I have enough space inside the headlight to do the same as this guy?http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...0&postcount=47
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Old 11-17-2013, 10:45 PM   #35
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you need to get the glass off the do a retrofit. Let us know how you get on there...
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:06 AM   #36
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To dpm's point. I don't believe anyone has been able to successfully get the glass lens off. They are using some voodoo magic that nobody has been able to figure out yet.
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Old 11-19-2013, 04:02 AM   #37
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I have taken apart 2 housings because of cracks in the glass, and I don't see how you could ever remove it in one piece. The glass is set into a channel with a lot of very strong adhesive, so even if you get it to soften up (will take a lot of heat!) you can't really pry it out without damaging the housing.
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Old 11-19-2013, 09:04 AM   #38
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I can confirm Lukas's comment. I've tried and tried to pry it out, with heat, chemicals used to soften glue (Acetone), try to break down the glue (Ethyl Acetate), and also tried dry ice (to try to make the glue more brittle). No go!.

I kept my old one as i'd like to install a projector light as a main beam, and an LED array as a high beam.

projector light from a unit like this... http://www.protuninglab.com/92bmwe362drc2.html

LED array something like this that would fit where the original high beam is located. http://www.aliexpress.com/item-img/L...665502013.html

Another thought is to find a newer model totalled BMW vehicle with the halo projector unit and cram that into the housing somehow.
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:10 PM   #39
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Ok ... I'm just thinking out loud ... with ... in hand...
That guy in Europe selling the assemblies on eBay....
I wonder if he could get some that were UN-assembled ...
Maybe s/he has connections ...

Who among us speaks Italian?
That would aid in communicating our wants and needs I think


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Old 11-20-2013, 12:45 AM   #40
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Ok ... I'm just thinking out loud ... with ... in hand...
You wrote that at 05:10 AM . Is that your Canadian version of full english breakfast?
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Old 11-20-2013, 03:43 AM   #41
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Ok ... I'm just thinking out loud ... with ... in hand...
That guy in Europe selling the assemblies on eBay....
I wonder if he could get some that were UN-assembled ...
Maybe s/he has connections ...

Who among us speaks Italian?
That would aid in communicating our wants and needs I think


http://www.ebay.com/itm/FANALE-FARO-...item2ec5f66e51

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I tried to buy it but the guy canceled the order (no shipping to Canada)

Edit: oups, no sorry... that was the other link, my bad
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Old 11-20-2013, 03:47 AM   #42
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To dpm's point. I don't believe anyone has been able to successfully get the glass lens off. They are using some voodoo magic that nobody has been able to figure out yet.

I was a level 70 Shaman a long time ago... Maybe I would need to learn back my spells :)

More seriously, not possible with that?
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Old 11-20-2013, 06:09 AM   #43
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You wrote that at 05:10 AM . Is that your Canadian version of full english breakfast?

Google "Time Zones" mon petit idiot.
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:10 AM   #44
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The dremel is an option. I was looking at mine a bit, it could possibly be used to get 80% there and still leave enough material to bond it back on.

Not prepared to try it on my own good one though. Someone have a jacked up one I could try on? a totally wrecked one could be used to experiment on too, just need a bit with the lens still glued to the housing.
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:15 AM   #45
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The dremel is an option. I was looking at mine a bit, it could possibly be used to get 80% there and still leave enough material to bond it back on.

Not prepared to try it on my own good one though. Someone have a jacked up one I could try on? a totally wrecked one could be used to experiment on too, just need a bit with the lens still glued to the housing.
Mine is over. I will give it a try to see if it's doable. If not, I will buy a new one with a 35W hid kit
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