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Has anyone been found HIR headlight bulbs for the V650?

So am looking to upgrade the headlights on my V, not going the LED route because I know LEDs absolutely suck when retrofitted into halogen housings.

So that leaves either HIDs (which are pricey and the electrical system might not be able to handle them), or HIRs, which are the best performing halogens that exist, but I have not been able to find HIR bulbs in the H7 size for the 1st Gen V650.

Has anyone found other halogen options that work well on the V? Preferably with a ultra white color as I already converted my front running lights and license plate light to LED and it looks a little funny with the LED running lights and regular yellow headlight.
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Can you link to the LEDís you used? Iíve put LEDís on my hand guards to aid in visibility and donít care for the different colors of lights. Thanks


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So am looking to upgrade the headlights on my V, not going the LED route because I know LEDs absolutely suck when retrofitted into halogen housings.

So that leaves either HIDs (which are pricey and the electrical system might not be able to handle them), or HIRs, which are the best performing halogens that exist, but I have not been able to find HIR bulbs in the H7 size for the 1st Gen V650.

Has anyone found other halogen options that work well on the V? Preferably with a ultra white color as I already converted my front running lights and license plate light to LED and it looks a little funny with the LED running lights and regular yellow headlight.
If you have a gen 1 bike, there is a led light that works pretty good, look for a post by 16VGTIDave , I installed on my 2015 low beam, which basically lowers my wattage load on the stator, as it sucks due to the reflector in the 2015.


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@HoosierFordMan are those the Barkbuster leds on your handguards? They look very bright, I have been eyeing them lately but haven't been convinced I need them

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If you have a gen 1 bike, there is a led light that works pretty good, look for a post by 16VGTIDave , I installed on my 2015 low beam, which basically lowers my wattage load on the stator, as it sucks due to the reflector in the 2015.


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How much modification did it take to install? the H7 retainer clips used on the V650 are definitely not going to work with most LEDs.
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How much modification did it take to install? the H7 retainer clips used on the V650 are definitely not going to work with most LEDs.
That link, go to post 120, the center photo of the SafeGo,I edited post 120 and have a photo showing the ring for mounting in a separate photo C/W explanation, that ring is what gets retained in the housing, you plug the rest in after, and can rotate to try and get the most effective lighting, not very good with the 2015 reflector, however it reduces watts significantly .

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