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#964272 - 06/24/16 02:54 AM Re: Low Beam Bulb Replacement [Re: fastgpfred]  
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#964290 - 06/24/16 12:51 PM Re: Low Beam Bulb Replacement [Re: narcosis]  
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This is the one I've been considering for the low beam replacement. Ballast built into the back of the unit. Comes with a "cup" to replace the stock BMW cover. Should be plug and play.

http://www.sol2.be/Visibility/LED_ENG/Headlight/page.html


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#964295 - 06/24/16 02:06 PM Re: Low Beam Bulb Replacement [Re: 92Merc]  
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Originally Posted By: 92Merc
This is the one I've been considering for the low beam replacement. Ballast built into the back of the unit. Comes with a "cup" to replace the stock BMW cover. Should be plug and play.

http://www.sol2.be/Visibility/LED_ENG/Headlight/page.html


Wow, I'm tempted to give it a try. It looks like the best alternative so far. $103 shipped ti USA

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#964300 - 06/24/16 03:08 PM Re: Low Beam Bulb Replacement [Re: reg26]  
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Well, I took the bait. Sighhhh. If this is no better than my previous experience with aftermarket HID and LED I can just add it to my trophy wall of stupid purchases. FYI, at the moment the cost is $118.71 US when using the PayPal button.

What sold me is the BMW cover plate option. This allows the cooling fins to be out in the airflow, at least to some degree, while more or less sealing up the headlight compartment. I also liked the adaptor for the H7 that allows you to turn the bulb 90 degrees if needed. Once that is installed it looks like a very simple installation. If these were not so expensive I would buy a spare bulb to keep with me. If you are looking at these, on a site that is quirky to navigate at best, be sure when you look at the installation page to download the additional installation instructions. The download show how it fits and really added confidence that they have this figured out.

I had installed the super bright Halogen bulb in the RT. It was a worthwhile installation. But honestly the single low beam bulb, super bright or not, just doesn't cut it for a bike in this class. I am hoping this will be a worthwhile improvement and not be a world class annoyance to oncoming traffic.........

#964301 - 06/24/16 03:20 PM Re: Low Beam Bulb Replacement [Re: realshelby]  
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Keep us posted Terry. If your happy with it I'm going to get one also.


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#964308 - 06/24/16 04:12 PM Re: Low Beam Bulb Replacement [Re: reg26]  
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I'm looking to change the low beam on My RTW so I'll be very interested to hear what you think once you have it installed. It's so darn hard to get to the unit I don't want to do it twice.

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#964343 - 06/24/16 10:24 PM Re: Low Beam Bulb Replacement [Re: gordiet]  
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#964372 - 06/25/16 05:01 AM Re: Low Beam Bulb Replacement [Re: reg26]  
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Originally Posted By: reg26
By the way...is 5000 miles normal for blowing a low beam lamp?


I sure hope not. I just turned 6000mi and still on original bulb

Mine went at just over 6k. Which surprized me because it's the same bulb as the previous generation. Not sure why they're dying quicker.

Last edited by BrianT; 06/25/16 05:03 AM.

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#964448 - 06/26/16 04:12 AM Re: Low Beam Bulb Replacement [Re: narcosis]  
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#964462 - 06/26/16 01:31 PM Re: Low Beam Bulb Replacement [Re: narcosis]  
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Have replaced the low beam on my 14RT three times , 24,000 miles , 34,000 miles , and 42,000 miles and about nine times on my 04RT during 90,000 miles of riding and it doesn't get any easier with practice. To bad BMW couldn't come up with a better system for the light bulb socket.

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