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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-15-2017, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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led or hid

can anyone share some input on the subject ... i rode my bike for the first time last night, out in the county and it was real dark no moon lots of cloud coverage ... the stock headlight is horrible .. yes it is aimed properly but the light is a yellowish colour and not very bright at all ... been reading a lot and cant come up with a solid decision 2003 v star 650

so led or hid? and brands recommend

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-16-2017, 06:49 AM
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https://sites.google.com/site/vstar1...tions/lighting there is some info here and a thread discussing the lites.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-16-2017, 07:48 AM
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Here is a great LED H4 bulb. https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...ink/3930/8566/

Lifetime warranty, pulls less current than the others and actually works very well.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-17-2017, 11:46 PM
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LED. HID will be brighter, but you need to get a projector with it and that can be a real PITA to install. check out DDM Tuning's and cystomdynamics' sites for some ideas. the OPT7 LED headlight has received tons of great reviews on amazon and other forums.

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Here is a great LED H4 bulb. https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...ink/3930/8566/

Lifetime warranty, pulls less current than the others and actually works very well.
I bought a H4 LED bulb and installed it in my OEM 7" housing. Better but not great. If you have a Classic with a 7" headlight, I'd suggest looking at one of those Daymaker style replacement projector LED lights/housing. They are getting good reviews.

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-22-2017, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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quick update .. ordered a Daymaker Hi/Lo Beam: 4000lms on high beam and 2800lms on low beam should be better then the oem candle on the front of the bike.. ill update again when its installed


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hope it turns out good for you. i'm skeptical of anything that is about 1/3 the price of most of the competition.

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hope it turns out good for you. i'm skeptical of anything that is about 1/3 the price of most of the competition.
Yes, please let us know. No doubt it will be brighter but I am interested in "down the road" illumination. IMHO, the OEM reflector does not provide a good beam pattern. If these new projector LED replacements provide a good pattern both low beam and especially high beam, I'll be making this change as my next mod.

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well its on the bike and has amazing light pattern, crazy distance, visibility is unreal ...makes the street signs glow .... i love it .. best 80 bucks i have ever spent

pics do it no justice ill try and get a shot out in the county where its good an dark
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