I think I'm ready to give a preliminary report on the ADV Monster H7 Plus LED headlights.
H7 Plus LED Headlight - ADVmonster
They are well built like previously mentioned. My pair arrived yesterday. Like I stated earlier, I decided to give it a try without removing the whole headlight assembly. I first had to figure out which was the positive lead. I was guessing I'd need to leave the halogen bulb in so the computer wouldn't shut off the HL thinking there was a bulb out. With the wires coming from the throttle side of the assembly, the top wire ended up being the hot lead. Then I had to let the halogen bulb cool down before I could remove it.
The new LED came in with the adapter ring I was going to need to secure with the wire clips first. I took a chunk of the bubble wrap and rolled it into a cigar. I pushed that into the adapter ring. So it was a snug fit. Then I could hold onto the adapter ring without worrying about dropping it into the headlight assembly. I had to carefully get the wire spring carefully past the bubble wrap. But then I was able to secure the spring clips down easily. Then I pulled out the bubble wrap cigar.
Next I plugged in the little LED driver box and dropped that into the bottom of the hole, leaving the one lead wrapped around to the top of the hole. I then inserted the LED light into the adapter and twist locked that in. I then plugged it into the driver box. That has a screw type ring to secure that connection. I tucked that into the hole. I was then able to spread the braids a little, and tuck them into hole. I had no issue putting the cap on.
I did a test firing up of the bike. LED turned on normally. No light out errors!
Later in the evening, I took the bike out for a 10 minute ride. I did the flash to pass, switched to highs and back to low. No CANBUS errors. I rode to work this morning, make a stop off at an office. So I've had at least 5 different cold starts of the bike. No errors as of yet.
As to the brightness, it appears brighter to me. But this is purely looking at it in the day time. This weekend, I plan on pulling the wife's RT out of the shop and put it on the center stand. Then do the same with mine. Have both pointed at my garage door and do a comparison. I'll probably do this at dusk and try to get a good picture taken to compare. That way I can post the results for everyone to see.
Color-wise, I'm really happy. It matches beautifully to the LED halo's and to my Clearwater Darla's.
Currently, I have no intentions of putting LED's in the high beam position. I have 2 of those, plus the 2 Darla's. So loss of high beam won't bother me. And I really don't ride at night all that much with high beams on, so I don't care if they don't color match. Maybe if someone else has good results with this low beam and a set of LED high beams, I may switch. But for now, I'm happy with they way it is. If all continues to goes well, I'll swap the wife's bulb out in 2 weeks. She has never had her's replaced yet.