I'd just removed the fuel tank to route some wires when my 3S H7 LED arrived in the mail. I figured I might as well toss it in while I've got the bike half torn apart
Now that I have it installed, there are two things that are concerning; Firstly, the Vee2 headlight housing uses a plastic dust "cap." It locks into place with a 1/3rd turn and completely seals the headlight, including the connector. Other bikes use a rubber boot which the bulb passes through.
With this LED, there's no way to reinstall the plastic cap. The small harness exiting the LED prevents the cap from seating. I could seemingly cut a notch in the cap, but I'm not sure I want to. Also, while the bulb could theoretically fit under the dust cap (if it were notched), using the cap would likely prevent good airflow over the LED's heat sink. That doesn't seem smart.
The second issue is that the LED H7 is shielded, meaning the emitters are on only one side with a shield on the other. The regular H7 bulb emits light in all directions. I have the bulb installed with the emitters facing down, which makes the most sense to me. But I'm not sure.
So two questions. What are your thoughts on running the bulb without the dust cap? And which way do you think the emitters should face; up or down?
Bulb harness prevents dust cap from seating
Shield on the top half of the LED H7
Better depiction of the one-sided emitters