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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:42 pm 
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Looking to get LED headlight replacements that will fit in stock housing. Suggestions welcome.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:12 pm 
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I never found a compatible LED bulb for HS5 mount. I ended up using a 9007 LED headlight bulb and 3D printed a custom bulb mount for it. The low beam is good, too bright, but good light spread. The high beam on the other hand , is not good at all. I did see a HID retrofit for the PCX on ebay, I think, with Hi/Lo beam. That could be an option.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:44 pm 
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Bulbs like these might work quite good for a retrofit.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/9006-HB4-9012-980W-147000LM-Cree-LED-Headlights-Conversion-kit-Bulbs-6000K-3000K/172962025377?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D48754%26meid%3D4fc2be19a78c4505b5aed97a534f6c51%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D391920555087&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:46 pm 
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The ones I used are like these but without the two color scheme. My scoots High Beam is all over the place.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:57 pm 
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I used some that had the braided wire heat sinks on my Forza 300. Probably focused wrong but I seldom ride at night. Mine are just something to keep the RCMP from bugging me.

Tried some on my Dakota 4x4 truck. Badly focused again. Halogens are cheap but I like the white colour of the LED's. The Canadian daytime running lights don't work half the time. It is a real crap shoot.

You can waste a lot of money on LED's to get a crap result. The LED companies also use deceptive marketing giving the lumens for two cheap bulbs total instead of telling you how bright one expensive bulb is. Waste of time.


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davenowherejones wrote:
I used some that had the braided wire heat sinks on my Forza 300. Probably focused wrong but I seldom ride at night. Mine are just something to keep the RCMP from bugging me.

Tried some on my Dakota 4x4 truck. Badly focused again. Halogens are cheap but I like the white colour of the LED's. The Canadian daytime running lights don't work half the time. It is a real crap shoot.

You can waste a lot of money on LED's to get a crap result. The LED companies also use deceptive marketing giving the lumens for two cheap bulbs total instead of telling you how bright one expensive bulb is. Waste of time.



You talk from experience and you are totally correct. It's quite expensive and time consuming to get the right LED retrofit to fit, much more to work properly.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:40 am 
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I should really check what forum i'm posting in, I was thinking of the PCX. I did a quick search and found that the Forza uses an H4 bulb. That makes it much easier to find a compatible LED bulb. A LED lightbulb like the second picture would work best with the Forza, just make sure it has the adapter for the H4 bulb mount.

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I use a headlight modulator.. Seems to get their attention.. Like it !


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This is what I went with:
https://www.amazon.com/CougarMotor-Head ... =srch&th=1

It was a pain to put in the first one (about 40 minutes to figure it out.)
The second one went in pretty quick...less than 10 minutes.
Instructions:
*) First, I put bike on center stand about 20 feet facing towards a wall.
*) Turned headlights on and marked wall w/tape where low/high beams for each headlight fall....that is the mark where I align the new LED headlights to.
*) Pull out ONE headlight: Disconnect plug first, then pull 3-inch rubber ring, then unclip the bulb.
*) Insert new LED headlight.....this is tricky:
1) Remove LED's metal ring from main body of LED light.....you do that by pushing-in and twisting.
2) Fit 3-inch rubber ring so fits over new led shaft....make sure there is enough room to put metal ring back on. I had to trim about 1/8" off rubber with razor.
3) put new LED metal ring (only the ring) into Forza headlight housing.
4) Clip it in place.
5) Install 3-inch rubber ring snugly into back of headlight houseing over top of newly-installed metal ring.
6)Insert LED light into LED ring (will insert it through rubber ring hole)....you will need to push in and twist being sure it clicks in place.
7))Connect plug.
*)Turn on lights.
*)Align light with adjustment screw so beam lines up with the stock light (Remember...you only did one) beam....or use tape.
*)Repeat for other light.
Done.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:20 pm 
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pullin_gs wrote:
This is what I went with:
https://www.amazon.com/CougarMotor-Head ... =srch&th=1
It was a pain to put in the first one (about 40 minutes to figure it out.)
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Done.


I just bought a 2015 Honda Forza and am in D.C. too! I'd like to perform the same light installation as you pullin_gs. If I run into trouble along the way would it be possible to meet up so you can show me how you installed the LEDs?


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