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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:37 pm 
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LXL1QRY/ref=s9u_simh_gw_i5?ie=UTF8&fpl=fresh&pd_rd_i=B01LXL1QRY&pd_rd_r=NEW7PJSBR9TZDPBQ9HF0&pd_rd_w=jyeP6&pd_rd_wg=4ZTYm&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=&pf_rd_r=X5WRNJ4SVSAC129ZTKJ3&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=1dd2ffc3-992f-4bde-81b0-de270e0ead5a&pf_rd_i=desktop

These would look great on a dark colored DR650.

What do you all think? If I can only figure out a way to adopt it to my bike's mounts!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:59 am 
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The best advice i can give is get in touch with a company that 3D prints online custom parts - usually super cheap.

DM me if you need further guidance

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:20 pm 
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N202diver topic16131.html did a full write up swapping out the stock DR headlight lens for a 4"x6" Cree LED unit into the stock rectangular DR headlight carrier bracket, with minimal modification to the lens carrier to hold it in place...it looked straightforward & really good when there were pics, & fit within the plastic DR shroud like stock as the 4"x6" is pretty close.

His before/after pics of the light output from this thing was impressive too...total game changer at night, & the DR high/low switch worked to activate the different rows of LED's like you'd want...much less wattage draw that the stock 55/60w.

I've been strongly considering this as I really like the solution...it's not adding weight or added farkles/wires/brackets/lights to the bike, just swapping the stock light out for a modern high output LED light w/ high/low functionality...very clean & tidy.


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'14 DR650, FMF PC4, 6F19 needle @4th pos, Idle screw @1.75 turns out, Stock 140 MJ 42.5 PJ, Stock air filters, deleted snorkel & smog, 1-5/8" pvc fork spacers, +6 preload turns @ rear shock: 3.25" race sag, Tusk 'KTM' fatbars, TT Endurance II.

Delete: chain roller, chain guard/tabs, horn, blinkers, mirrors, grab bars, clutch/kickstand switches, rear fender, pass. pegs, stock muffler, speedo/cable. To do: lower roller, JNS pegs, 2" wider seat, S/S brakes, FCR39, LED headlight
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:44 pm 
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maybe I'm missing something but these lights have no beam shape at all. They'll just produce a blaze of white LED light, with zero upper cutoff. How is that a reasonable solution for a dualsport street-legal bike?

maybe you're thinking about these for folks who might only use their DRs offroad?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:52 pm 
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Well how reasonable is the light coming from the OEM headlight? If the goal is for the rider to see where the heck he's going at night then it fails miserably. The stock headlight is not even adequate for that mission. It allows you to be seen by others, not for you to see clearly the path ahead of you.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:38 pm 
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As far as I know they DO have a high cutoff for low beam, or am I fooled in the description (Low/Hi beam)?

edit: never mind, here's a customer's review:

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These are supposed to be Projector Lights! Instead they are common led lights.
The beam pattern is very scattered, with no cutoff at the top of the low beam, and they blind oncoming traffic!



Once I read that, I wouldn't buy it...

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:04 pm 
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Those are valid considerations gents, but N202diver had this to say later in his thread after 1,500 miles of using it;

"Well I have about 1,500 miles on the bike since I installed this set up.
The improvement on low beam is fantastic. The light pattern is very good and I have never been flashed by an on coming car.
On high beam it is all the light you could need and off road in the woods it is supurb. No way to even compare it to stock.
During the day I usually keep it on high beam so everything is lit and people can see me!
I've done two Off-Road rides of about 350-400 miles and they can take the beating. One section was so rocky that it shook the fender assembly off a buddies bike. Everything still works perfectly here!"

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Delete: chain roller, chain guard/tabs, horn, blinkers, mirrors, grab bars, clutch/kickstand switches, rear fender, pass. pegs, stock muffler, speedo/cable. To do: lower roller, JNS pegs, 2" wider seat, S/S brakes, FCR39, LED headlight


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:16 am 
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Here is the Cadillac of LED headlight replacement for the DR/Z. DOT approved. If you have about $650 to spare.

http://www.twistedthrottle.ca/denali-m7-dot-led-headlight-adapter-bracket-kit-for-suzuki-dr-z400-03-17-dr-z400-03-16-dr-z400s-03-17-dr-z400sm-03-17-dr650-03-17

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:17 pm 
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DesertRogue wrote:
Here is the Cadillac of LED headlight replacement for the DR/Z. DOT approved. If you have about $650 to spare.

http://www.twistedthrottle.ca/denali-m7-dot-led-headlight-adapter-bracket-kit-for-suzuki-dr-z400-03-17-dr-z400-03-16-dr-z400s-03-17-dr-z400sm-03-17-dr650-03-17


Or $459 American dollars. Looks like a nice setup.


As stated earlier, the problem with many of the LED "headlights" out there right now are that many do not have any sort of beam pattern. It's like the $1 LED flashlights with 9 emitters that are bright as hell, but throw light everywhere and not much 15 feet out vs the $30 decent LED flashlight with a good reflector and single emitter that can throw an ton of light where you need it. That and yea, you want a smaller size than 7x5 or 7x6 if planning on fitting in the stock housing.

I feel like right now the best bang of the buck is still auxiliary lighting.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:37 pm 
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Holy cow that's some cheddar just for a headlight...there's a better 4"x6" way & I'm on the hunt for it.

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'14 DR650, FMF PC4, 6F19 needle @4th pos, Idle screw @1.75 turns out, Stock 140 MJ 42.5 PJ, Stock air filters, deleted snorkel & smog, 1-5/8" pvc fork spacers, +6 preload turns @ rear shock: 3.25" race sag, Tusk 'KTM' fatbars, TT Endurance II.

Delete: chain roller, chain guard/tabs, horn, blinkers, mirrors, grab bars, clutch/kickstand switches, rear fender, pass. pegs, stock muffler, speedo/cable. To do: lower roller, JNS pegs, 2" wider seat, S/S brakes, FCR39, LED headlight


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