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Headlight Replacement for 2016

I know it's a bit of a perennial, and it's something I've been meaning to get to for a couple of years, but every time I dive in it just seems much too daunting and I give up.

The stock headlights on my 2016 are just awful: I avoid night rides pretty much entirely, which is a pain, because among other things the twisties are often deserted in the evening!

Apparently they're an H7 with an odd base, as the sticky says.

Various people have posted various LED sets as eBay links in the past but those are all gone.

So, it's early 2020 and I'm in Australia. Do I have to keep living with very average lights, or is there a solution?

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post #2 of 5 Old Yesterday, 11:09 PM
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I've been considering this.

It is quite pricey.


Here is the Amazon link:
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Bravus, when my Caponord 1200 Rally needed a serious headlight upgrade the guys at Headlight Revolution had what I needed. HR's very methodical comparison tests really helped me separate the excellent from the excrement: www.headlightrevolution.com

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I replaced the H7s on my 2014 with HID bulbs from ledperf.com out of France. You need to get the H7c HID bulbs because they're shorter and don't hit the internal reflector in the headlight assembly. It also takes a couple washers to space the bulbs. The ballasts fit right onto the right fairing. I mounted them on a tab that was hanging down doing nothing. I had to fabricate a bit of a bracket (see pics).

You get the same pattern, just a lot more light out of the 35W versions I picked up. Also, since the bulbs take about 10 seconds to come to full brightness, the high beam can't be used as a "pass" flasher. I learned to live with that. I don't know about Australia but it took about 8-9 days to get the product in the USA and cost about $60 US.
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post #5 of 5 Old Today, 04:48 PM
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I presume those prices include the entire assemble,,. Remove headlight assemble and replace it with this set up?
Great look, functional,,.

I went with the BKmoto bike specific retrofit kit and frankly I found it to be pretty convoluted and a bit problematic, Ive had several bulb failures, a moisture buildup problem that required a venting system and more recently the high/low beam has been acting up,,.

The one thing you can say for the OEM set up is its simple,,!!

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I've been considering this.

It is quite pricey.


Here is the Amazon link:

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