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Author Topic: LED Head light and & 7 inch bucket  (Read 782 times)

Offline mrclubike

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LED Head light and & 7 inch bucket
« on: May 10, 2018, 10:38:24 PM »
I was running a Adventure monster LED head light bulb in the OEM head light assembly to save wattage
It work well but failed after 14 months or about 11000 miles
I also had problems with condensation on the inside of the head lamp
So instead of going the replacement bulb route again I decided to fit a purpose built head light assembly 

I found a 7inch Speaker 8700 EVO 2 (not dual burn) for $200 shipped on eBay
But the 7 inch does not fit the OEM bucket

I found the Lucas 7 inch reproduction buckets on eBay for $33 shipped

Believe it or not the new bucket fit fine
I Only need to ad some spacers to the side to match the width and get  two  5/16 24 bolts

Of course the charging system works great with all of the LED's fitted with no discharge at 1100 rpm
« Last Edit: November 09, 2020, 05:21:54 PM by Justin B. »
1982 R65 running tubeless Snowflakes
2004 R1150R

Offline mrclubike

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Re: LED Head light and & inch bucket
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2018, 10:44:17 PM »
You think $200 is high look at the cost of  a new Bosch unit

The Speaker 8700 is a top of the line LED head light
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Offline mrclubike

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Re: LED Head light and & 7 inch bucket
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2018, 10:41:02 AM »
I ended up JB (epoxy) welding the spacer to the sides of the bucket
two 3mm spacers on each side for a total of 12mm

To epoxy these on just make sure you put a coating of grease on the bolt before you screw it all together
Then after it sets up remove the bolt and clean the grease off and reassemble
« Last Edit: November 09, 2020, 05:24:48 PM by Justin B. »
1982 R65 running tubeless Snowflakes
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Offline mrclubike

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Re: LED Head light and & 7 inch bucket
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2018, 10:41:38 AM »
Another very good LED head light is the Truck lite

I really like the looks of this light better
It is a dual burn type
When on High beam both the High and Low  are on together
This conversion could be done for less than $200 USD

In the EU you can get this light with the parking bulb
« Last Edit: May 20, 2018, 10:51:15 AM by Mrclubike »
1982 R65 running tubeless Snowflakes
2004 R1150R

Offline mrclubike

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Re: LED Head light and & 7 inch bucket
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2018, 10:54:53 AM »
Here Is the EU version
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Offline Justin B.

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Re: LED Head light and & 7 inch bucket
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2018, 12:17:09 PM »
Interesting.  I've not tried LED headlights but did convert to HID on the Junkyard Dawg and my '95 R100RT.  I have been thinking about HID on my '81 R100RT but maybe I'll rethink an LED solution.
Justin B.

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Offline georgesgiralt

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Re: LED Head light and & 7 inch bucket
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2018, 02:17:01 AM »
There is a discussion on ADVrider about Evitek H4 LEDs and why they are very good.
I would prefer an H4 equivalent in order to conceal the lighting modification... Just in case the LEO search for something...

Offline mrclubike

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Re: LED Head light and & 7 inch bucket
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2021, 10:25:58 PM »
I moved the JW speaker 8700 head light to my R1150R
I now have a Truck-Lite 7 inch LED on the R65
I think it is a better performing light than the single burn 8700
But the TL  is a dual burn meaning the low beam stays on with the high beam.
The the newer 8700's are  dual burn
I suspect they are equal to or better than the TL
I think the JW's low beam is slightly better but the TL's high beam is a lot better
Both lights have a very sharp cut off
 
« Last Edit: April 17, 2021, 10:57:13 AM by mrclubike »
1982 R65 running tubeless Snowflakes
2004 R1150R