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post #21 of 32 Old 02-07-2019, 09:14 AM
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the pictures uploaded side ways. To have more space I removed some parts so I can stick my hands in the tight spaces. if any one has question feel free to ask.
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post #22 of 32 Old 02-24-2019, 07:04 PM
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Since EB does not offer the relay kit I made my own for the H9 high beam, with some fighting since the H9 pigtail I bought did not fit without modification. However high beam is off most of the time, so this relay has little practical effect other than maybe a brighter light.

The low beam H7 is more of a problem since it is connected inside the closed low beam housing and the power is routed outside and to an obscure connector I have been unable to find. Have since given up on searching for it.
It is a 2 pole connector, sealed, with the number 11156 on one side. If anybody knows wo make these connectors or where to get them, I like one please.
looks like a Sumitomo TS090 #6188-0266 and #6189-0249
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Once I finally got my hands on the wiring diagram I saw there is a 4way connecter in the bundle feeding the faring for both headlights. (one of the 3 covered by the black plastic water shield)
Lg is position light, Y Hi beam, B/bl low beam, and B/W ground. This one is proving harder to source and until I find a modulator that works with my LED this project is on hold


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Why not just use bullet connectors for your splice?
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Thanks, I think you are correct. I had also found the ones below in the meantime but did not post because I have not actually got one to confirm. Part numbers are not the same, so there may be still issues.

I think I can get it from CycleTerminal, as suggested earlier:

Motorcycle MT .090 Sealed Series - Connector and Terminals
2 pin MT .090 - 2.3mm Female locking connector - with Terminals and seals
Terminals Fit wire size .5 - 1.3 mm (16-22 AWG) Sumitomo p/n: 6189-0031
Female MT090-2L $2.99 each
2 pin MT .090 - 2.3mm Male locking connector - with Terminals and seals
Terminals Fit wire size .5 - 1.3 mm (16-22 AWG) Sumitomo p/n: 6180-2405
Male MT090-2L $2.95 each

Once I have confirmed that's the one, I will post here.

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To confirm, I got from CycleTerminal (see previous post):

Motorcycle MT .090 Sealed Series - Connector and Terminals
2 pin MT .090 - 2.3mm Female locking connector - with Terminals and seals
Terminals Fit wire size .5 - 1.3 mm (16-22 AWG) Sumitomo p/n: 6189-0031
Female MT090-2L $2.99 each
2 pin MT .090 - 2.3mm Male locking connector - with Terminals and seals
Terminals Fit wire size .5 - 1.3 mm (16-22 AWG) Sumitomo p/n: 6180-2405
Male MT090-2L $2.95 each


You need to get the blue ones, not the brown. They are a perfect fit.

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FWIW I have replaced low-beam bulbs twice on my 2015 DL1000. The bike currently has just short of 159,500 km / 99,090+ miles.

On my 2006 DL650 until I parted with it with over 202,000 km/ almost 126,000 miles I never replaced a single headlight bulb.

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Replaced another Low beam this Past Weds night. Bike mileage 164,075km/101,951 miles. Looks like only 5,000 km / 3,000 miles since it was last replaced. The packe said it had a one year warranty on it (two pack, i think Sylvania. I'm at work so could be wrong.)


Are there any truly plug and play LED replacements for the H7? Are there any "hard duty" H7 halogens?

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I have used these for my low beam on my 2014 and on all my Tacoma lights. Over a year now and not a single issue (knock on wood). They also make an H7 kit.

https://www.lasfit.com/products/2x-l...w-6000k-7600lm
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I purchased my 14 used and the original owner had paid the have the low beam globe replaced, after I purchased the bike the low beam stopped again, I replaced the globe and all was good for a few weeks then the low beam stopped again.

This time I investigated further and found the female positive terminal was stretched and had gotten hot because of the loose connection this made the terminal soft and it lost spring tension it once had.

I tested the first globe I replaced and found it to be working fine so all my problems were caused by the fitting being stretched when the OEM globe was replaced.

I replaced the terminal and have never had another problem.

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Replaced another Low beam this Past Weds night. Bike mileage 164,075km/101,951 miles. Looks like only 5,000 km / 3,000 miles since it was last replaced. The packe said it had a one year warranty on it (two pack, i think Sylvania. I'm at work so could be wrong.)


Are there any truly plug and play LED replacements for the H7? Are there any "hard duty" H7 halogens?

..Tom
I recently replaced my H7 for the first time. Used a Sylvania bulb which appears to be the exact bulb that was installed at the factory. There are 4 types of Sylvania H7 bulbs. Each a little brighter and whiter and ~+$3 than the previous. However, take note on the back of the package. The cheapest has an estimated service life of something like 230 hours. The next "upgrade" that drops to about 150 hours, then down to ~85 hours for the brightest and whitest.

It would seem that the Sylvania Basic is their "hard duty" version. If you most recently installed the super duper version (?Silver Light Plus?), then 3K miles is probably on par with the expected life. So far I'm sticking with the cheapest longest lasting 230 hours (ugliest yellow). With 17K miles on the original bulb, I'm pretty sure it actually lasted for considerably more than 230 hours.

Also the bulb loses brightness with age. In the beginning I recall being impressed by how bright the headlight low beam was. More recently before replacement it was adequate but not great. The new bulb is nice and bright again. Good thing I am running forward LED DRL's or I would have been stuck with no forward lighting and reduced visibility with an increased risk of SMIDSY. Maybe that warrants a routine replacement of the low beam? Every 15K miles?
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