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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Jul 27th, 2019, 4:19 pm Thread Starter
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K 1300s aftermarket headlight suggestions

Looking to modify headlight on my k 1300s. Any good suggestions? Is it even worth it? Would like something brighter.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Jul 27th, 2019, 6:25 pm
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I just installed a Philips MotoVision H7 for the low beam and 2 PIAA H7 for the high beams

The MotoVision has a Orange/White glow to it and PIAA bulbs have a bright white light.

Cars and trucks definitely see me at night and during the day. The Orange/White beam catches there attention.

The MotoVision and PIAA are Very bright bulbs.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Jul 28th, 2019, 1:14 pm
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H7 led. makes any halogen bulb look like dimmed yellow candlelight.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Jul 28th, 2019, 2:32 pm
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Installed these today.

JAMIEWIN 12000LM H7 Led Headlight Bulbs Conversion Kit 6000K ZES Chip 100W Super Bright Canbus EMC System Truck Car Motorcycle Replacement - 2 Years Warranty https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07KS2VC..._rxFpDb0PVN73J

Dead easy. No LAMPF errors.

Huge difference.

Plan to replace the 12V 5W W2 City / Parking light with an LED unit too when I can work out how to get it out ��

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Thanks for the suggestions. Definitely going to go with H7 LED bulbs, just have to decide on brand. I don't see H7 jamiewin on amazon USA, so I just have to decide which brand to get.
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Installed these today.

JAMIEWIN 12000LM H7 Led Headlight Bulbs Conversion Kit 6000K ZES Chip 100W Super Bright Canbus EMC System Truck Car Motorcycle Replacement - 2 Years Warranty https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07KS2VC..._rxFpDb0PVN73J

Dead easy. No LAMPF errors.

Huge difference.

Plan to replace the 12V 5W W2 City / Parking light with an LED unit too when I can work out how to get it out ��
Can you keep you bulb covers on with that bulb? where do you put the ballast?

The city light is removable by just disconnecting the plug and twisting the socket shaft from the bottom clockwise and then pull down and out.

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Went with Cyclops LED's. Been reading a lot of good things about them on these forums.
https://www.cyclopsadventuresports.c...Bulb_p_86.html
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Hi Douglas M. It was no bother to retain the caps. There is a LAMPF error (only on full beam) but it doesn’t affect anything other than show the text on the dash.

I didn’t worry about the ballasts - just shoved them in the gap. Maybe a bit amateur but no problems.
Apologies for not responding earlier.
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Hi Douglas M. It was no bother to retain the caps. There is a LAMPF error (only on full beam) but it doesnít affect anything other than show the text on the dash.

I didnít worry about the ballasts - just shoved them in the gap. Maybe a bit amateur but no problems.
Apologies for not responding earlier.
Hi James Thank you for the response. I'm going to try your setup in a few weeks.
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