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    1st Gen LED Dual Headlight mod/ kit
    on: October 09, 2022, 11:32:28 am
    October 09, 2022, 11:32:28 am
    I'm working on a LED Dual Headlight mod kit that makes both left & right side headlight come on in low beam & high  beam. So far I have had mine working this way without any issues and the lighting is 100% better than stock (For Gen 1's Only) Im using the H4-3 bulbs and am gathering all the bits to make a Plug n' Play kit. One of the issues is the LED bulbs switch from low to high without keeping the low on. I'd like to have both low & high on when on High Beam for maximum illumination. I have done this with the Non LED Xenon bulbs but the newer CANBUS Bulbs have "Smart Chips"? in them that prevents both beams from staying on together. Plus our bikes sense the current draw so I want to avoid triggering the "Lamp Fault Light". I'm still working on solving the "Both Beams On" issue as well as gathering all the parts for a seamless PnP kit. Will keep this post updated as I progress. Stay tuned :)


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    Re: LED Dual Headlight mod/ kit
    Reply #1 on: October 09, 2022, 01:42:59 pm
    October 09, 2022, 01:42:59 pm
    I think this is a great idea and hope you manage to work through it.  I’d definitely be interested in the end product to improve the outdated lighting on my 2018 gen1.

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    Re: LED Dual Headlight mod/ kit
    Reply #2 on: October 09, 2022, 08:16:23 pm
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    Nice one, keep up the good work :062:

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    Re: LED Dual Headlight mod/ kit
    Reply #3 on: October 09, 2022, 10:02:21 pm
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    If it’s plug and play without any cutting of OEM harness, count me in!

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    Re: LED Dual Headlight mod/ kit
    Reply #4 on: October 10, 2022, 12:37:01 am
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    Unfortunately it's illegal in some countries to have both headlamps on at the same time....I know it's illegal in Australia. :003:

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    When I die, I want to go peacefully in my sleep like my Grandfather....not screaming like the passengers in his car..!

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    Re: LED Dual Headlight mod/ kit
    Reply #5 on: October 10, 2022, 02:28:17 am
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    *Originally Posted by RichieRich [+]
    If it’s plug and play without any cutting of OEM harness, count me in!

    Yes, plug & play.  :002:

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    Re: LED Dual Headlight mod/ kit
    Reply #6 on: October 10, 2022, 02:31:31 am
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    *Originally Posted by smithy [+]
    Unfortunately it's illegal in some countries to have both headlamps on at the same time....I know it's illegal in Australia. :003:

    Smithy.

     :114: Really? My GTR 1400 has both sides on and all 4 are on in high beam. That's stock configuration for all Countries I believe

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    Re: LED Dual Headlight mod/ kit
    Reply #7 on: October 10, 2022, 02:55:24 am
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    *Originally Posted by adamkhan [+]
    :114: Really? My GTR 1400 has both sides on and all 4 are on in high beam. That's stock configuration for all Countries I believe

    If the bike left the factory like that...then yes. If retrofitted...then no. Australian Design Rule 19 (ADR-19) applies.. Even LED's are not allowed unless fitted at the factory...but we don't normally get pulled up for it unless being an idiot if pulled over for other reasons.

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    Re: LED Dual Headlight mod/ kit
    Reply #8 on: October 10, 2022, 04:37:22 am
    October 10, 2022, 04:37:22 am
    Wow, you'd figure they'd allow better lighting on motorcycles just for safety sake.

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    Re: LED Dual Headlight mod/ kit
    Reply #9 on: October 10, 2022, 08:45:09 am
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    *Originally Posted by adamkhan [+]
    Wow, you'd figure they'd allow better lighting on motorcycles just for safety sake.

    They would, if it goes through the proper testing and approval procedures laid down in law in each country/state. The law is there to protect all road users.

     



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