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Old 16th October 2017, 13:39   #31
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Is this a good headlamp for the RE Himalayan?

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Is this a good headlamp for the RE Himalayan?

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These LEDs will be mediocre, if they are not accompanied with a proper reflector/projector.
In absence of a custom/well designed reflector, this may just end up as a means to blind oncoming traffic.

By the way Sheel Bhai, Have you sold your FZ25 and moved on to Himalayan?
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These LEDs will be mediocre, if they are not accompanied with a proper reflector/projector.
In absence of a custom/well designed reflector, this may just end up as a means to blind oncoming traffic.
Any other better means to improve Himalayan's illumination? Any bulb upgrade recommendation?

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By the way Sheel Bhai, Have you sold your FZ25 and moved on to Himalayan?
No no. Maybe as a 3rd/4th bike I may think of an ADV. This is for my riding buddy.
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Any other better means to improve Himalayan's illumination? Any bulb upgrade recommendation?
I was thinking on some different lines altogether.
Why not swap the headlamp altogether, and replace it with the projector set up from the Thunderbird?
It will involve few DIY changes though, and may not be a direct fit.
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I know I said it would be my last post on my Cedia thread but I had to provide a logical conclusion to this thread. Technically this will be my last post

Managed to shove a Bi-LED projector into the Kinetic's headlamp. I've had these projectors for 11 months now, spent couple of days this week on the retrofit. A lot of work went into fitting the projector into the headlight and water proofing it.

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The result is just awesome. Pictures do not do justice on how good the setup is. Watch the video at the end for an inkling to how good the lighting is right now. Ofcourse its much better in real life.

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Power consumption of the Bi-LED projector is less than what the stock halogen bulb consumed. Battery life is not a concern. For what its worth, I feel that I have acheived my goals when it comes to using LED lighting on my dad's kinetic and there is possibly nothign left which can improve on this.

This setup has been running for over a month, now dad does not feel the need to use the fog/aux LED which got a lot of flak in the earlier posts, but what the heck, every tom dick and harry all use on their bikes.
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