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post #1 of 5 Old 06-05-2018, 01:16 AM Thread Starter
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HID low; LED high = WIN

Installed H9 LED high and H7 HID low in my ‘14 1000A tonight.
Mucho betta than halogens. The cutoff of the low beam with HID is the best example of HID plug n play into a reflector housing I've seen. I was really worried about glare to oncoming traffic, as I observed with my ‘08 650, but this is good!
I had to drill a hole in the bulb cover for the low beam to pass wires through. RTV sealed it up nicely with a masking tape backer to build on. Stuffed the ballast in front of the gauge cluster grommet flange and spliced the power into the grey connector on the right of the housing. Also got an LED parking light.
LED turn signal bulbs, variable rate flasher, and LED license plate bulb will be here soon.
The last photo does not do the high beam justice. It’s much more effective than my phone camera can convey.















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holeey crap....nice!
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Wow fantastic!
Why not LED for low/H7 as well?
Can you please list the bulbs/manufacturers for all of the ones you replaced?
Thanks!
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Wow fantastic!
Why not LED for low/H7 as well?
Can you please list the bulbs/manufacturers for all of the ones you replaced?
Thanks!
In my experience with HIDs/LED with my 2008 Wee, the HIDs put out more light. Plug N Play LEDs aren't quite there yet. I like the brightest lights, and will be moving my two LEDrider 60w LED spots to this new bike next week. Photos up after it happens....

Here is exactly what I bought:

High beam
https://www.ebay.com/itm/MOSTPLUS-76...e/262031208915

Low Beam
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Xentec-Slim...7/272176840091

Flasher for LED signals; have not received.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/12V-2-Pin-A...l/192272754445

Signal bulbs. I have received these, but not installed.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/2x-Amber-11...s/123088677276

License plate bulb; have not received.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1156-1157-B...b/332475884919

Front parking bulb
https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-2X-JDM-...O/221448055309
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In my experience with HIDs/LED with my 2008 Wee, the HIDs put out more light. Plug N Play LEDs aren't quite there yet. I like the brightest lights, and will be moving my two LEDrider 60w LED spots to this new bike next week. Photos up after it happens....

Here is exactly what I bought:

High beam
https://www.ebay.com/itm/MOSTPLUS-76...e/262031208915

Low Beam
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Xentec-Slim...7/272176840091

Flasher for LED signals; have not received.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/12V-2-Pin-A...l/192272754445

Signal bulbs. I have received these, but not installed.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/2x-Amber-11...s/123088677276

License plate bulb; have not received.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1156-1157-B...b/332475884919

Front parking bulb
https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-2X-JDM-...O/221448055309
Awesome thanks! Post up pics when all the other stuff is installed!
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