Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Green Bay, WI, USA
Re: 2000 lt headlamp upgrade
I bought the CQ H7 5000K light last week and did the change over on Thursday. Should only take an hour once you find your 1" drill bit. On the back of the dust cover, there is a 1" circle that makes a perfect template for where to drill. Also the CQ comes with a clear plastic cover over the bulb that you should take off before you begin to assemble. (Wish I did). That way you don't have to take everything apart again. In one thread I saw where someone cut slits into the grommet to pass the spade connectors through but I found that the connectors will just push through once you poke a hole in it. It also seals better after I pushed them through.
I wiped the bulb off with alcohol and turned it on before inserting it into the lens housing. Such a nice WHITE light that it was hard to look away and took some time to get my vision back. It was like seeing someone stick weld. When you look through the lens to put the bulb in, line it up so the power wire alongside the bulb in on the bottom, the 6 o'clock position.
Took it out for a ride and WOW. Talk about a difference. I live in WI and our most dangerous time to ride is dusk when the deer are out. 100+ riders were killed last year alone. This make a significant difference and lights up the sides like nothing else. Will be looking at replacing the high beam soon. Total cost under $90.00.
BTW I have to ride a H-D for work and worked quite a few nights. Wished they would put these HID lights in rather than the candles most still seem to use.