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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-22-2017, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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LED Headlights

Hey all. I'm looking to put LED headlights in. Any suggestions whats best/easiest for a 650?
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-23-2017, 01:40 PM
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I am actually going to try these out today. I will let you know how it goes tomorrow after I test them at night. Decently cheap with good reviews so I am hopeful.
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-23-2017, 02:23 PM
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They're all bad. LED headlight retrofit bulbs don't properly simulate a halogen filament. Only one that comes close is Philip's Ultinon, and that only comes in an H4 pattern.

Better bet would be to retrofit a Bi-LED projector.

Honda Grom headlight Morimoto D2S bixenon projector DDM Tuning 55W HID kit Yoshimura TRC exhaust Renthal Superbike Low Bars Corbin seat ZX9R cluster (no speedo healer!)

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How about Xenon lights - could be brighter than LED.
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-25-2017, 10:26 AM
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So here are the pictures of before and after. They are quite a bit brighter than stock. I still need to test in full dark though so I do not have those pics yet. I was thinking about changing the corner lights, but I like the contrast it brings.

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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-14-2017, 01:21 PM
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So what did you think about the conversion? Do you have any tips about the install? Would you do it again? What year is that ninja? Does it have the funny slot like thing in the headlight? Mine has a slot that the light from the bulb comes through.
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-14-2017, 04:06 PM
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Here's an LED conversion I did on the Z650. Single H4 with 2 corner lamps, parts numbers linked in description of video, may or may not fit the Ninja.

And here is a comparison from halogen to LED going through several unlit tunnels (timestamped for convienence)

3 Comparisons from this time mark.
LED vs Halogen

So yeah... huge improvement for me.

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-17-2017, 11:41 AM
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No offense, but that LED beam pattern is no good, and exactly why I think folks should shy away from those bulb conversions.

Note how the halogens have a clear cutoff.... that is there to ensure that you aren't blinding oncoming drivers, and to make sure you are putting all the light where you need it- on the road.

This is why I like projector retrofits... in low beam mode, all the light is where you need it and none goes where you don't. If you need more, you can flick the high beams.



They do make LED projectors as well, which have the advantage of a smaller driver, which is key on a motorcycle. Still, if you have a fairing finding a place to put a ballast is no problem. But the quality of the optics and beam pattern are very important and those LED bulbs are a mismatch.

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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-19-2017, 04:10 AM
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Hi guys, are you changing the OEM lights because you are not happy with the performance or for aesthetic reasons?

I am asking because my bike is ten years old and I've never had performance issues with the lights, on the contrary the performance is amazing, especially the high beam.
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-23-2017, 03:49 AM
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Sorry GR, but that might be because of where you are in the world that you find the stock setup OK to ride with!?

Changing my setup on both my ER and now my SX was one of the best, safest and simplest upgrades I've made.

There are many posts on this and you'll find LOADS of useful info here for the ER-6f (It uses the same headlight module as the SX!) LED Headlight Bulbs


Sorry sportyaccordy, but the days of cheap aftermarket bulbs giving scattered patterns like your example above are over.
Spend a bit of money and you really do get what you've paid for!

Hope this helps some people...

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