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LED headlight and projector question

It seems like most of you tend to keep your bikes stock for the most part, but I received this 12 versys a little banged up. So I'm looking at headlight options. In the past I've fitted a car HID and ballast kit to cbrf4. Now I'm looking at fitting a projector or two to the bike.

I have LED setup but I know if the housing isn't meant for it it'll make the output a bit erratic. I'd like to setup a projector lense/housing with the LED behind it. Anyone got any information? I like to keep things cheAp, effective, and do them myself. So first question is whether there are housing (projector lenses) sold separately. Second, which ones are good quality? (Light display direction)?
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i have a cheap "projector style" LED head light that was just a bulb swap no modding other then removing the little reflector part in the houseing

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I will be putting one in my Versys soon. Very good on the Connie and is should be even better in the Versys.


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It seems like most of you tend to keep your bikes stock for the most part, but I received this 12 versys a little banged up. So I'm looking at headlight options. In the past I've fitted a car HID and ballast kit to cbrf4. Now I'm looking at fitting a projector or two to the bike.

I have LED setup but I know if the housing isn't meant for it it'll make the output a bit erratic. I'd like to setup a projector lense/housing with the LED behind it. Anyone got any information? I like to keep things cheAp, effective, and do them myself. So first question is whether there are housing (projector lenses) sold separately. Second, which ones are good quality? (Light display direction)?
Somebody started a thread some years ago on 'modding' the headlight to projector. Try SEARCH.

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It seems like most of you tend to keep your bikes stock for the most part, but I received this 12 versys a little banged up. So I'm looking at headlight options. In the past I've fitted a car HID and ballast kit to cbrf4. Now I'm looking at fitting a projector or two to the bike.

I have LED setup but I know if the housing isn't meant for it it'll make the output a bit erratic. I'd like to setup a projector lense/housing with the LED behind it. Anyone got any information? I like to keep things cheAp, effective, and do them myself. So first question is whether there are housing (projector lenses) sold separately. Second, which ones are good quality? (Light display direction)?
Define MOST of you? I know there are MANY of us that have done numerous modifications to their bikes, myself included.
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Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
not a xenon light bulb in a halogen housing........

the useful light you'll have is a joke, but you'll blind the others a lot.

if you want to go with xenon, use a projector, the quantity of light is amazing, pattern legal, very wide, if you go with a 6000k it's very white, you'll have instant high beam.....

here is the thread I did some time ago...
Dual bi-xenon projectors

I'm planning to go the same route with my 2015, but I just got is a week ago.....I'll do a short presentation when I'll do it.

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KLR GEN 2/Versys/Ninja/Goldwing LED Headlight Bulb Kit
I installed these on my 2015, I did not need the included spacers, as the new 2015 headlight does not use the h4 h7 adapter anymore, and I aslo had to use new connectors. But it should be plug and play for you. I've read lots of good reviews, and I am happy with mine. They maintain a very sharp cutoff on the 2015
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Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
not a xenon light bulb in a halogen housing........
I said LED no XENON. Pretty the xenon is HID but I could be wrong. Any who. Doing research if I use a projector Ill blind people. Its good as a high beam but for passing, without the shutter that cuts off light to the left lane itll basically be a high beam all the time. As for using it in a regular halogen type reflector housing them beam is uncontrolled as well and not directed/aimed well enough. Making plans for use with a projector and will see if I cant use two projectors, one with a "shield" in place to block light to the left lane.
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Yes, xenon is HID (high intensity discharge)
projector ( a good bi-xenon projector) will NOT blind people, I'm using it for 4 years now and I have never ever received a "flash"...
a good projector has the shutter for high beam. the shutter doesn't cut off the light for left lane, but makes the difference between low beam and high beam.

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good afternoon to all
i have do this mod in my mk1 versys.
first of all you must decide what you want to do with your headlight.what i mean?
you want a projector to projector?because the project if you want dual projector is very difficult.if you want one projector you need any 6.1 projector with one ballast and one lamp you must put it down in the headlight and the only mod you must do it is to cut little the headlight and put the projector in place who was the oem lamp.
if you want to put 2 projector you must make a new plate and put it inside the headlight. This is what i have do and now i have very powerful light and the beam is like knife. i have measured the headlight with one hid and is 520 lumens know i have 1520 lumens!!!!if you want to do the second i have more advices for you and the first one is buy a used headlight.
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Just to be clear, I am now aware of how the setup works and fitting it, etc. (I dont have a stock headlight and will be making a custom enclosure). My main concern now is not blinding on coming traffic. How does the "shutter" work? mechanical? part of the projector?
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Just to be clear, I am now aware of how the setup works and fitting it, etc. (I dont have a stock headlight and will be making a custom enclosure). My main concern now is not blinding on coming traffic. How does the "shutter" work? mechanical? part of the projector?
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every projector have a little certen inside and when you use the hi beam this certen with a litle 12 volt motor goes down and leave all the light to projector
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here is a video explaining:
How a bi-xenon projector works
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