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Old 01-20-2018, 01:33 PM   #1
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Default LED conversion: done deal and summary

Hi there.

I just finished upgrading all LEDs on my 2013 and I figured I'd share the outcome here. I had to do quite a search through various forums and youtube in order to get all my answers. Some forum threads and youtube videos were dedicated on GEN1s. And some were quite dated and the LED bulbs part numbers referenced were not in production anymore. I figured I'd save someone else's time! (maybe)

Anyhow, I decided to do the conversion to get some extra wattage to add heated grips and stuff.

Seems like everywhere I searched, superbrightleds.com came up so this is where I got all the LEDs (except headlights)

I'm attaching a summary table of what I got and also the wattage savings I calculated. From 193W to 59W, so a 134W saving.

LED cost was about 60$ excl. shipping. (superbrightleds.com)
Headlight LED cost was about 150$ excl. shipping. cyclops

My superbrightleds.com order also had 2 other goodies:
*LF1-S-FLAT Universal Motorcycle Electronic Flasher (because LEDs draw too little juice, other you get funky flashing). Needed it and installed it.

*MDK-1 Metric Bike Diode Kit. Supposed to fix the "4 corners flashing at once" issue. However I did not need it for my GEN2 although some guy on youtube needed it for his GEN1.

Cheers!
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Old 01-20-2018, 05:24 PM   #2
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Nice summary. I used superbright LEDs for my dash and turnsignals (w/ electronic flasher and diodes) and I'm very pleased. How do you like the Cyclops headlight? I've heard installation can be a bit of a PITA? Did you remove the fairing to get the spring clips seated properly or just remove the windscreen for access?
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Old 01-20-2018, 07:09 PM   #3
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I took the fairing completely off, I can't imagine trying to do this while on the bike because of the spring clip situation.

These spring clips are a total PITA. I broke one trying to tweak it so that it does not interfere with the cyclops heat sink anymore. Previous versions of the cyclops had a race track shape heat sink so it was easier to clear the spring clips. What I got this month is different than the picture: now heat sinks are round so there's more interference. Now gonna have to be creative with piano wire to bend my own. Kawa doesn't sell the springs by themselves, they're part of the housing. $200+. nice try!!

On the bright side (!), these LEDS are so ******* bright!! Though I haven't had a chance to try on the road. This is January in Canada after all!!
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Old 01-20-2018, 07:13 PM   #4
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Nice summary. I used superbright LEDs for my dash and turnsignals (w/ electronic flasher and diodes) and I'm very pleased. How do you like the Cyclops Adventuresports headlight? I've heard installation can be a bit of a PITA? Did you remove the fairing to get the spring clips seated properly or just remove the windscreen for access?
Did you try the blinkers without the diode installed? Wondering why mine works fine without it.
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Old 01-20-2018, 11:55 PM   #5
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I didn't try my turn signals without the diodes. I went off the deep end and did the led bulbs, diodes and flasher all at the same time.

That stinks about your headlight bulb retaining clip, and having to remove the fairing for the Cylops bulb installation. That's the reason I haven't upgraded my headlight yet.
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Old 01-28-2018, 09:17 PM   #6
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Here's the verdict!

Plan B spring clip done with 1/16" piano wire
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Old 01-28-2018, 09:54 PM   #7
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Nice work. I wondered how much the headlight boots would have to be trimmed and how much tweaking the clips would need. Thanks for taking the time and effort to photograph and post up your work.
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Old 02-05-2018, 09:59 PM   #8
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Which model Cyclops LED did you purchase?
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Old 02-06-2018, 05:50 PM   #9
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They only have the one set for Gen2's.
I have the earlier version with less lumens but still brighter than stock. Very nice beam cut-off, nobody flashes at me.
Yes, the clips are a PITA.
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:45 AM   #10
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Here's the verdict!

Plan B spring clip done with 1/16" piano wire
bobbarker733, nice photo's and a real help to me, 2 questions. did the plugs on your head light kit fit the stock harness of the KLR? i went with the super bright bulb kit and their plug ends will not fit the factory harness. e-mailed them and was told they have no adapter, after i already installed the bulbs (your right it was a PITA getting them to fit) . went back to SB's site and just ordered their kit with wired in diodes, shows it's a connection kit on the order page. didn't mean to rattle on, just hope this will help someone else. the rest of my question is how did the two ends connect?
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Which model Cyclops LED did you purchase?
KLR GEN 2/VERSYS/NINJA/GOLDWING LED HEADLIGHT BULB KIT
Price: $149.95
Temporarily Out Of Stock.no current date for restock
Item Code:CIL-KLRGEN2

2x 4000 lumens
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Old 02-13-2018, 12:28 PM   #12
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did the plugs on your head light kit fit the stock harness of the KLR?

yes, perfect fit. PLug n play!
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Old 02-13-2018, 01:45 PM   #13
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you have been very helpful, thanks. just ordered a connection kit from SB LEDs, hoping that'll work. upsetting that they don't say or tell you any thing about the difference in the plugs. i E-mailed them about an adapter and was told they had none. went back to their site and what i ordered was a diode for the head lights that looks like it might have the correct plugs. on the order page after the item number it's called a CONNECTION KIT. if this is not correct i can send this one back. hope your not to cold up there, it's a high of 81 F here today. ride safe, thanks again.
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