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Re: LED Headlamp Option
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2016, 07:05:48 am »
I have fitted the type with fans on. Not sure how much heat might build up in the braided copper which might then come into contact with other cabling, tubes and plastic in that confined space.
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Re: LED Headlamp Option
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2016, 01:27:52 pm »
They are "only" 1000/1200 lumen. I think you should be looking for a bulb 3 times that rating if you want something approaching an HID type. Good info here...
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Re: LED Headlamp Option
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2016, 05:06:09 pm »
*Originally Posted by cropbiker [+]
I have fitted the type with fans on.

How did you get the bulb into the socket with the fan on it? I have a very good set, but I can't get them in because the wire that secures the bulb to the socket is impeded by the fan.
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Re: LED Headlamp Option
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2016, 09:38:03 pm »
It was quite a faff to fit them and I have had to leave the rubber boots off as I could not get them on with the fan. Just took patience, swearing and cuts & grazes all over my hands!
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Re: LED Headlamp Option
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2016, 09:49:34 pm »
*Originally Posted by cropbiker [+]
It was quite a faff to fit them and I have had to leave the rubber boots off as I could not get them on with the fan. Just took patience, swearing and cuts & grazes all over my hands!

You've got my curiosity going.    I tried LEDs with fans on the back too, and couldn't get the rubber weather boots to secure back onto the headlight housing.

Are you running the bike w/o the rubber boots?   If so, did you fashion any kind of weather-proofing to keep water out of the headlight housing?

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Re: LED Headlamp Option
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2016, 04:40:26 pm »
*Originally Posted by cropbiker [+]
It was quite a faff to fit them and I have had to leave the rubber boots off as I could not get them on with the fan. Just took patience, swearing and cuts & grazes all over my hands!

You are a better man than I. I gave up after about 10 minutes of trying to figure it out. I assumed that I wouldn't be able to get the rubber boots back on even if I could figure out how to get the retaining wire in place and I wasn't willing to run the bike without those in place, so I said to hell with it.
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Re: LED Headlamp Option
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2016, 08:29:02 pm »
Have been running the bike without the rubber boots for nearly 2 years now in all weathers and no adverse impact to the headlight housing or area.
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