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Old 11-16-2014, 07:19 PM   #1
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LED Headlight ?

have any of you upgraded?
is it as simple as swapping out the bulb?

photos?
instructions ?
links?
cost?

(Edit: 2014 F700GS)
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Old 11-16-2014, 08:54 PM   #2
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The shape of LED replacements do not match the incandescent filiment, which means the reflector is incorrect.

The folks at candle power forums know this subject well.

But, it can be done. Oracle has an H7 bulb (2200 lm) that I would at least consider testing. Warning: it has an enlarged base for cooling. Also note, it is overpowered:

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Under ECE regulations, H7 bulbs must emit between 1350 and 1650 lumens at 13.2v. Under US regulations, H7 bulbs must emit between 1188 and 1512 lumens at 12.8v. Source
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Old 11-16-2014, 10:32 PM   #3
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Old 11-17-2014, 06:30 AM   #4
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have you installed this? hard to install ?
did you have to modify the housing on your 800 at all to do so?
hows the projection of the beam? as far as your halogen was?
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Old 11-17-2014, 07:39 AM   #5
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Read the Cyclops specific thread.

I have one in mine.

Good:
Light output
Light color
reduced current draw
installs like a standard H7
great customer service

Bad:

On the 800, there rear plastic cover has to be modified to fit the fan assembly.
Pre 2013 bikes have a different housing and the rear cover is shallower. It has to be modified more.
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Old 11-17-2014, 07:50 AM   #6
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Read the Cyclops specific thread.



I have one in mine.



Good:

Light output

Light color

reduced current draw

installs like a standard H7

great customer service



Bad:



On the 800, there rear plastic cover has to be modified to fit the fan assembly.

Pre 2013 bikes have a different housing and the rear cover is shallower. It has to be modified more.

So did you just cut out a larger hole in the rear plastic?
Thanks for the info I'll check out the threads.
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Old 11-17-2014, 07:59 AM   #7
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cyclops led bulb

I tried to buy one of the cyclops led bulbs at the touratech rally. Unfortunately on the 2014 f800gsa the end cap will not fit. Myself and the guy at the booth couldn't find a way to modify the cap to make it work.
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Old 11-17-2014, 12:20 PM   #8
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I tried to buy one of the cyclops led bulbs at the touratech rally. Unfortunately on the 2014 f800gsa the end cap will not fit. Myself and the guy at the booth couldn't find a way to modify the cap to make it work.
That may have changed since June. Give Cyclops a call.
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Old 11-18-2014, 05:43 AM   #9
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I mis-typed above saying that the pre 2013 is shallower.

I meant to say the pre 2013 bikes have a different cap than the 2013-2015 bikes. Actually, the light is different but dimensionally the same. So the rear cap on the new bikes is even tighter. You have to cut the cap so the rear fan can stick out.

I have thought about trying to find a rubber boot that would fit but have not yet.
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Old 11-18-2014, 10:29 AM   #10
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Cyclops has my stock headlight out off my 2013 bike. I know they've been using it for R&D and have it working, not sure what the specifics are though.

I just said screw it mounted up a laser/flood/flamethrower
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Old 11-18-2014, 08:05 PM   #11
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Cyclops has my stock headlight out off my 2013 bike. I know they've been using it for R&D and have it working, not sure what the specifics are though.

I just said screw it mounted up a laser/flood/flamethrower
Yeah they go in fine but the rear cover won't go on. Maybe they will come up with a solution.
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Old 11-18-2014, 09:01 PM   #12
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Yeah they go in fine but the rear cover won't go on. Maybe they will come up with a solution.
I think they have something else in mind....
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Old 11-18-2014, 09:54 PM   #13
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http://stores.advmonster.com/h7-led-headlight/

Has a heat sink and no fan. YMMV
I have not tried it.
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Old 11-18-2014, 11:34 PM   #14
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Cyclops H7

I got this answer from Cyclopsadventuresports

On the Gs800 pre 2014 the bulb will fit under the cap on the low beam, the high beam cover will not fit back on.
The 800 uses the H7 bulb
http://www.cyclopsadventuresports.co...bulb_p_86.html

Is there any LED-bulb who fits in the high beam, with the cover on...? I have a F800 GSA -2013
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Old 11-18-2014, 11:52 PM   #15
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Did you see this thread?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=949211
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