Author upgrade halogens , experience?  (Read 6118 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

  • Offline john.oldfield.uk   gb

    • S1000R Member  ‐    80
    • **
    • Topic Author

    Offline john.oldfield.uk

    • S1000R Member
    • **
    • Topic Author
    • Posts: 80
    • Bike: 2017 Gen 2
    • City / Town: Warrington
    • Country: gb
    upgrade halogens , experience?
    on: July 21, 2022, 03:02:44 pm
    July 21, 2022, 03:02:44 pm
    my headlights are poor and yellow!
    not really found a good led kit that i would want to use yet, Im considering upgrading the halogens for now (and to LED's for the sidelights) to brighter/whiter (not obsessively white)

    Looking here

    https://www.ledperf.co.uk/pack-xenon-effects-headlight-bulbs-for-bmw-motorrad-s-1000-r-p-21536.html   Michiba Diamond White looked fine to me
    https://www.ledperf.co.uk/pack-sidelights-led-xenon-white-for-bmw-motorrad-s-1000-r-p-21550.html

    any searches have shown pretty old posts, anyone done the above upgrades, ok in terms of bulb life etc?
    Im happy to do this for the small relative cost.

    thoughts welcome


  • Offline Hypo   us

    • S1000R Pro  ‐    121
    • ***
      #1

    Offline Hypo

    • S1000R Pro
    • ***
    • Posts: 121
    • Bike: S1000r
    • City / Town: unison
    • Country: us
    Re: upgrade halogens , experience?
    Reply #1 on: July 24, 2022, 07:29:04 pm
    July 24, 2022, 07:29:04 pm
    I'm considering it, but my son just bought a used bike with aftermarket LED lights (dual headlight setup) and the person who did the wiring didn't use the resistors? didn't follow instructions?... and we are now replacing his rectifier and possibly the alternator as well as the battery.  So make sure you wire it up properly.  :)    I myself was looking at replacing the day bulb with a projector setup, but I need to find a donor headlight casing before I embark on that adventure.  I'll be following yours though.

  • Offline Perbunan   gb

    • S1000R Member  ‐    99
    • **
      #2

    Offline Perbunan

    • S1000R Member
    • **
    • Posts: 99
    • Bike: S1000r Sport.
    • City / Town: West Mids.
    • Country: gb
    Re: upgrade halogens , experience?
    Reply #2 on: July 24, 2022, 08:22:12 pm
    July 24, 2022, 08:22:12 pm
    Phillips white vision in mine, not a vast difference but definitely better.

    Angel eye mod makes a big difference though in getting you noticed by other road users  :169:

  • Offline Hypo   us

    • S1000R Pro  ‐    121
    • ***
      #3

    Offline Hypo

    • S1000R Pro
    • ***
    • Posts: 121
    • Bike: S1000r
    • City / Town: unison
    • Country: us
    Re: upgrade halogens , experience?
    Reply #3 on: July 24, 2022, 09:26:10 pm
    July 24, 2022, 09:26:10 pm
    *Originally Posted by Perbunan [+]
    Angel eye mod makes a big difference though in getting you noticed by other road users  :169:

    absolutely agree with that.  I did that on mine.

  • Offline RobLaw   au

    • S1000R Member  ‐    64
    • **
      #4

    Offline RobLaw

    • S1000R Member
    • **
    • Posts: 64
    • Bike: 2015 BMW S1000R
    • City / Town: Gold Coast
    • Country: au
    Re: upgrade halogens , experience?
    Reply #4 on: July 24, 2022, 11:29:11 pm
    July 24, 2022, 11:29:11 pm
    +1 for the Angel eye mod

    be careful of what globes you use as the previous own of my bike put in brighter and hotter globes and you can see the damage it has done to the reflector



    globe that was used

  • Offline john.oldfield.uk   gb

    • S1000R Member  ‐    80
    • **
    • Topic Author
    • #5

    Offline john.oldfield.uk

    • S1000R Member
    • **
    • Topic Author
    • Posts: 80
    • Bike: 2017 Gen 2
    • City / Town: Warrington
    • Country: gb
    Re: upgrade halogens , experience?
    Reply #5 on: July 25, 2022, 11:31:25 am
    July 25, 2022, 11:31:25 am
    thanks everyone.
    included the angel eye mod too now.
    will update as to how it goes.

     



    sociology-monitor