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Old 06-07-2013, 10:56 AM   #31
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yep!

Don't know about the shipping cost; anyway last year I bought mine for 180 € with a dream-discount to a local automotive parts store.

Good deal.
Free shipping :P
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Old 06-09-2013, 03:43 PM   #32
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Another post... we are not alone...

http://f800riders.org/forum/showthre...ing-HID-lights
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:14 AM   #33
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Same problem here. High beam mirror burned by a regular 55W Philips bulb. The enclosure is too small in my opinion. I've maybe used the high beam for a total of 3 minutes in 45.000km.
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Old 06-13-2013, 04:54 AM   #34
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All the chrome peeled off mine.

There was some H2O involved. A river crossing that went wrong.

Basically it went all U-boat on me. Completely submerged. I think the globe shattered on contact with the water, and it burned the reflector surface like a arc flash.

Not sure why. Or how, other than the water. But it completely ruined the light.

I cracked a sad when BMW said they wanted about $600. First I attempted to get the glass off, put a screw driver through my finger and dropped and smashed the thing. Then I got a car headlight replacement insert with housing in 7 inch. Works great. Heaps better than the standard light.
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Old 06-13-2013, 05:13 AM   #35
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"Then I got a car headlight replacement insert with housing in 7 inch."

Photo please.

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Old 06-13-2013, 05:18 AM   #36
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All the chrome peeled off mine.

There was some H2O involved. A river crossing that went wrong.

Basically it went all U-boat on me. Completely submerged. I think the globe shattered on contact with the water, and it burned the reflector surface like a arc flash.

Not sure why. Or how, other than the water. But it completely ruined the light.

I cracked a sad when BMW said they wanted about $600. First I attempted to get the glass off, put a screw driver through my finger and dropped and smashed the thing. Then I got a car headlight replacement insert with housing in 7 inch. Works great. Heaps better than the standard light.
This bike is supposed to do off road stuff... water is one of them... It's just a bad joke to think that once the water is in, it's all off :(
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Old 06-13-2013, 05:21 AM   #37
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Did a run over the mountains on dirt in rain the other night, temp just above freezing. Usually the worst sort of condition for lighting. Worked excellent. Cost about $100 all up, plus I have a complete spare (because it's from a car - they have 2).

I was planning on mounting 2 side by side, but they were too big.
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:16 AM   #38
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that looks great, do you run high and low from the one bulb now or just high beam all the time? how have you got it setup?
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:29 AM   #39
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that looks great, do you run high and low from the one bulb now or just high beam all the time? how have you got it setup?
H4 bulb has high end low beam. H7 bulb only has one option :o). I think this might be a H4 bulb thingy =)
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:22 AM   #40
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I would be interested to see how it was been attached to the bike. Do you have closer pics? Or best, a step by step process of what you have done?
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Old 06-14-2013, 05:13 AM   #41
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Thank you for that! Is that number displayed on the headlight unit?

I'll try to order it through a North American CEV parts specialist, which all appear to be vintage Italian motorcycle parts suppliers.

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Old 06-14-2013, 06:32 AM   #42
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So, they know about it !!!

Not sure. My dealer didn't hesitate replacing it under warranty though.
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:38 AM   #43
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I would be interested to see how it was been attached to the bike. Do you have closer pics? Or best, a step by step process of what you have done?
I made brackets out of alloy, and used the original wiring and plug from the BMW headlight.

I'll take some close ups. It was easy enough to fabricate. Kept me off the streets for about an hour.

H4 bulb, on high beam both filaments are running, which doesn't seem to worry it. Very good light.
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:45 AM   #44
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does the light unit have two plugs?
is it possible to see a photo of the back where you have it plugged in?
I'm really liking this setup.
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:42 AM   #45
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If you can wait until the weekend. Doing 12 hour days on site. Getting too old for this shit.
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