Hi, I hope i am not asking stupid Q here.
Anyone installed LED one to replace low and high beam stock bulbs with LED one??
Please share you comments and recommendation.
Just surfed the net and came across Cyclops web site which is offering completed LED kit for R1200RT for $200.
Is it worth it please advice.
After reading this thread on Friday I looked on the Cyclops website... I have an 09 R1200RT (last year of the Hexhead) and no radio so noise is not a concern.
Bought the headlight ‘kit’ (for this bike it’s just 3 of their H7 LEDs). Ordered Friday afternoon, it arrived today.
It took me 1.5 hours from the time the package arrived until the job was done, including reading the instructions and fixing a cup of coffee. Everything fit under the lamp caps, no cutting holes.
While the later years RTs are likely more difficult here’s my initial feedback:
1. Don’t mess around with standing on your head and wrenching your shoulder - take the front fairing/headlight assembly off
. It’s easy...no need to mess with the silicone sealer trick in the Cyclops instructions for lamp positioning.
2. With the headlight assembly sitting face-down on carpet (to avoid scratches) install the lights.
3. Pay particular attention to keeping the wonderful little BMW wire lamp retainers out of the way, otherwise they get lodged in the lamp fan vent slots; once the lamp is properly seated, hold it in place, flip the fairing around and make sure it’s centered and not touching the internal ‘shades’ in the bucket. Once centered you can then wrangle the wire bails into position and lock the lamps in.
4. Route the pigtails around the inside of the lamp cavity and place the ballast in the 3 o’clock position per the printed instructions.
5. The center lamp (high beam my Hexhead) orientation can make it a challenge to get the wiring harness in...take your time, it will fit. Because of this orientation the wire bails will be more difficult to lock as well...use a small screwdriver as your fingers will likely not do it.
6. When you plug the lamp in the + and - polarities are marked on the Cyclops connector; remember on the BMW side brown is the ground (-).
Still need to do an evening test but it looks great and daytime driveway test does not indicate oncoming drivers will have a problem.
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