LED headlight replacement for H4

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Re: LED headlight replacement for H4

Post by Wobbly » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:15 pm

ME 109 wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:52 am
I think you need a 450 or 600 watt EME alternator. Then you could also run a heated seat, kick ass halogen driving lights, and a coffee machine.
What !! No beer cooler in the bags ?
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Re: LED headlight replacement for H4

Post by The Veg » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:19 pm

Beer cooler? My hexhead's big-ass alternator will support a completely automated brewing system! :mrgreen:
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Re: LED headlight replacement for H4

Post by Zombie Master » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:35 am

The Veg wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:19 pm
Beer cooler? My hexhead's big-ass alternator will support a completely automated brewing system! :mrgreen:
Good thing if you have to go to the dealer for service. You'll need a drink. :ugeek:
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Re: LED headlight replacement for H4

Post by The Veg » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:02 pm

I had my first hexhead for three years and I just reached three years with the current one last month. The only dealer service required between them was when the fuel-level sensor in the first one had to be replaced under warranty. The current one seems really healthy and the maintenance is super-easy to do, so it'll most likely avoid the dealer for while to come.
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Re: LED headlight replacement for H4

Post by ME 109 » Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:36 am

Wobbly wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:15 pm
ME 109 wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:52 am
I think you need a 450 or 600 watt EME alternator. Then you could also run a heated seat, kick ass halogen driving lights, and a coffee machine.
What !! No beer cooler in the bags ?
Beer cooler with 10 x 375 ml cans goes on the back seat, full of ice.
It's a summer tradition now. :idea:
Beer (Melbourne Bitter) from an ice slurry on arrival at the campsite on a warm summer's day is rather good. Excellent even.
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Re: LED headlight replacement for H4

Post by Chuey » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:46 pm

ZM's opening post mentions a "voyage regulator". I don't have that feature so all my voyages have been unregulated.....some more than others!

And, speaking of language usage, in a discussion about alternator capabilities, The Veg mentions his "current" bike.

And, early in the conversation hal notes that LED lights use less power and that is a "positive". Presumably that is better than a "negative" but I have no grounds for that claim. Ohm my!

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Re: LED headlight replacement for H4

Post by melville » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:00 pm

Chuey wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:46 pm
ZM's opening post mentions a "voyage regulator". I don't have that feature so all my voyages have been unregulated.....some more than others!

And, speaking of language usage, in a discussion about alternator capabilities, The Veg mentions his "current" bike.

And, early in the conversation hal notes that LED lights use less power and that is a "positive". Presumably that is better than a "negative" but I have no grounds for that claim. Ohm my!

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Re: LED headlight replacement for H4

Post by Zombie Master » Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:41 am

ME 109 wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:52 am
I think you need a 450 or 600 watt EME alternator.
Then you could also run a heated seat, kick ass halogen driving lights, and a coffee machine.
When my stator shits itself, that's where I'm going.
Wouldn't a 600 W alt drag that airhead's power output down? :o
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Re: LED headlight replacement for H4

Post by pxc433 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:04 am

@Zombie Master:

That looks great but was it a straight replacement or was additional work involved? Looking at the pictures of the vendor website it's hard to tell.
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Re: LED headlight replacement for H4

Post by jagarra » Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:23 pm

Here is one that looks like there isn't a whole lot of area needed to install behind the bulb like some. Would probably fit inside a /5 or 6 housing fairly well. Haven't tried one yet.

http://stores.advmonster.com/native-h4/
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