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Schwiggy
Posted on Tuesday, June 09, 2020 - 06:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)



Picked up this full assembly from aliexpress. Bolted right up and clipped right into the wiring harness. No splicing or anything needed. Both lights are on with the low beams, high beams fill in the bubbles on the side a bit. I'm going to try them in the dark tonight to see how they really work and aim them properly. But so far so good.
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Schwiggy
Posted on Tuesday, June 09, 2020 - 09:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Here is the low beam. High beam is just a spotlight. In my opinion it's a huge improvement over stock.
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Aabikrman
Posted on Tuesday, June 09, 2020 - 10:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I might be interested in those lights for my 2010 Uly, can you provide a link ? Thanks
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Schwiggy
Posted on Tuesday, June 09, 2020 - 10:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Its these: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000650221533.html

They are available from a few sellers. You might be able to get them on ebay too.
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Mark_weiss
Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 06:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The photo is not showing up, at least for me.
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Llama
Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 06:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I found that same light on Ebay but this is much cheaper from AliExpress! Did the headlight protector/grill clip straight on or did you have to tweak it?

The light looks very shallow/thin in the pictures - I don't suppose you have a picture of it from the side?
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Court
Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 07:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Looks like the same thing on Amazon . . .

https://www.amazon.com/KUQIQI-headlight-Motorcycle -Projector-Headlights/dp/B083PZ5GFN/ref=sr_1_1?dch ild=1&keywords=LED+headlight+Buell&qid=1591832014& sr=8-1
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Nillaice
Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 09:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

you knooow, my high beam is burnt out .....
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Blake
Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 09:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Llama:

From the Amazon product photos...


XB LED headlight dimensions


Nice! Brighter and better lighting that essentially lasts the lifetime of the bike and operates on, what, 1/4 the eclectically power draw. Except power is stated as:

Power: 96W-High beam ,48W Low beam

That would be a lot more than just double the brightness compared to 55W halogens, wouldn't it?
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Nillaice
Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 09:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

is there anyone offering a better deal on these ?
surprisingly ebay is higher
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Court
Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 10:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I went ahead and picked up a set from Amazon.

Weíll see.

I think I still have a couple new stock sets in boxes.
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Aabikrman
Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 07:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thanks for the links ! Much appreciated..
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Llama
Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 07:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thanks @Blake for the photos with size - that is much thinner than the stock light unit, but I guess it's tucked up under the flyscreen so hopefully there isn't a big gap behind it.

@Schwiggy - how did you get the headlight guard on there? From the pictures it looks like the light is so thin there would be nothing to clip onto!

I like the looks (and price! in New Zealand that's the same price as a stock housing from H-D) of this light, I'm guessing I'll need to undo the highbeam wire mod when installing this.

(Message edited by llama on June 11, 2020)
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Schwiggy
Posted on Friday, June 12, 2020 - 12:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

For the headlight guard, it surprisingly clipped right on and seems secure enough to not fly off at highways speeds. You are right it's definitely much thinner than stock, but it doesn't look bad.

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Schwiggy
Posted on Friday, June 12, 2020 - 01:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Also, I never did the high beam mod for the stock lights, so I cant speak to that. I just left my rocker switch in the middle position to keep both my lights on.

It's nice not having to do that anymore.
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Evilphoton
Posted on Friday, June 12, 2020 - 06:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

hi schwiggy
have you taken it out at night where thereís no ambient light? i put 6000k LEDs in my Honda. they are great with city-night lighting, but out in the sticks i have to leave them on high beam to get enough light. wondering what youíve found.
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Ratbuell
Posted on Monday, June 22, 2020 - 08:39 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

6000k is too blue. The human eye picks up blue light the least. If you want to get the most out of your lighting, stick to the 4200-4300k range - "daylight" white.

Court - anxious to hear how you like these.
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2tracksam
Posted on Monday, June 22, 2020 - 11:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Installed late last week, really looks great. I did have to chase the mounting threads as they felt a little funky.
I had other commitments on the weekend and will try to get the lights aligned tonight.
In my initial look and getting close to aligned the beam looks wider with a sharper horizontal cut off. The halo parking lights really get your attention. Wire grill snaps on but the housing isnít as deep so if it bugs me I may add a spacer or try to fit in as deep as shown in the pictures. (Didnít want to force, which it felt like.)
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Ourdee
Posted on Monday, June 22, 2020 - 11:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

A rubber hose around the wire may help.
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Hangetsu
Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 02:32 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

On the cost, once you add the shipping to an AliExpress purchase, you'll be spending more than you will buying form Amazon - unless you want to wait till August for your light - and you will still be adding $7 to your order.

Amazon will ship for free, and with Prime you'll get it in two days. My only worry with an Amazon purchase is whether everything we see in the AliExpress package will be included. The Amazon photos don't show the bracket for the front fender. I suppose one could transfer the stock bracket, but it would be nice to be able to use all fresh parts.
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2tracksam
Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 10:28 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The light assembly I purchased from Amazon did include the bracket.
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Hangetsu
Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 02:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Cool. Thanks!

I'm a hair's breath away from buying one of these myself, but I am curious about the projection of these LED's.

Years back when LED's were becoming the thing in flashlights, headlamps, etc., I found the projection of these lights to be quite limited. They were bright as hell to look at directly, but they didn't seem to throw light very far down the trail. If any of you using this unit have had opportunity to get out on a dark narrow road to give it a full evaluation, I'd be very interested in hearing how they do.

Back when there weren't any LED options available for headlight use, I "upgraded' my Uly's lighting to HID, and these are bright as hell, and they throw a tonne of light down the road. If these LED's come anywhere close to my HID's in performance, I won't hesitate to pickup one of these units.

Thanks in advance for any remarks on this matter.

Cheers!

A -
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Court
Posted on Monday, June 29, 2020 - 06:31 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I ordered from Amazon and they arrived in a couple days.

Iíve been sequestered in Florida since February ... but am eager to get back north in the fall and give these a try. The stock lights, even with PIAA Ultra White lamps, are pretty much worthless in the hills around Woodstock.

These could be a game changer.

Anyone spent any night mikes with them yet?
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Ratbuell
Posted on Wednesday, July 01, 2020 - 10:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I'll test yours for ya, Court - just pop 'em in the mail up to Maryland ; ) By the time you're ready for them, I'll make sure the right connectors are on them and everything!
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Hangetsu
Posted on Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 02:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Well, I had to join the club. I ordered them on Amazon and they arrived in about four days. I'm pretty impressed with the build quality and the brightness, and light spread is equally impressive. Light where I need it and not where I don't
Prior to this I had HID bulbs fitted in my stock housings - 35w low and 55w high - and they were bright as hell, but the spread of might was not that focused, and it was difficult not to blind oncoming drivers no matter how I adjusted them. There LED's are a great improvement.
I highly recommend these to anyone who can get their hands on a pair.





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Shoggin
Posted on Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 11:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thanks for the review, It helps me see the light.




Ba Dum Tiss!
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