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Re: 3D printed headlight cap for LED conversion
« Reply #30 on: January 23, 2019, 06:08:30 AM »
Looking at the last handful of replies, it seems obvious to me we need to plan another SoCal get-together!
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Re: 3D printed headlight cap for LED conversion
« Reply #31 on: January 27, 2019, 12:57:51 PM »
*Originally Posted by miles [+]
Looking at the last handful of replies, it seems obvious to me we need to plan another SoCal get-together!

YES!!!  :046:


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Re: 3D printed headlight cap for LED conversion
« Reply #32 on: January 28, 2019, 12:22:56 PM »
By request, here's my beam pattern.  Taken at dusk so you can see the bike.  Beam pattern is dead level with nice horizontal cutoff.  Slightly sloped in photo because bike was not vertical.  Photo is LED headlight only as described in original post - no high-beam.

Still very happy with this mod.  My old Street Triple had better lights than the S1000R.  This mod brings the light output up to a more modern standard, without being antisocial and blinding motorists (due to horizontal cutoff).

I have done lots of distance now on Australian back roads (i.e. dusty), and have not yet accumulated visible dust inside the light housing.  So, working well.


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Re: 3D printed headlight cap for LED conversion
« Reply #33 on: January 28, 2019, 03:06:41 PM »
No matter what heat from the LEDs burns out the market LEDs on my bike.
*Originally Posted by miles [+]

I've done mine, and if you want to see what it looks like we can meet somewhere and I can show you.  But yeah, it's for looks.

The drawback is how amazingly challenging it is to actually change the bulbs...
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Re: 3D printed headlight cap for LED conversion
« Reply #34 on: January 29, 2019, 04:18:18 AM »
*Originally Posted by CrazyBiker [+]
No matter what heat from the LEDs burns out the market LEDs on my bike.


Odd.  Mine are fine after almost five years under those conditions.
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Re: 3D printed headlight cap for LED conversion
« Reply #35 on: January 30, 2019, 05:03:17 AM »
Regarding the peanut bulbs . . . not sure what the official name is  . . . What bulbs have you all used to replace the original bulbs with? Which brand and model numbers?
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Re: 3D printed headlight cap for LED conversion
« Reply #36 on: January 30, 2019, 06:22:58 AM »
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Re: 3D printed headlight cap for LED conversion
« Reply #37 on: January 30, 2019, 06:43:17 AM »
*Originally Posted by Circus [+]
Regarding the peanut bulbs . . . not sure what the official name is  . . . What bulbs have you all used to replace the original bulbs with? Which brand and model numbers?

I can't remember the model number on mine, but they are very standard-looking Phillips bulbs- not circuit-board type things like in the post above.
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Re: 3D printed headlight cap for LED conversion
« Reply #39 on: January 31, 2019, 02:52:38 AM »
Thanks guys.  Appreciate it.  Seems like I need to take most of the front headlight assembly apart to get to them.
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