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While the lights on my 2015 R1200RT are bright, the headlight doesn't last too long. I'm tired of scraping my hands trying to replace it.


Time for the LED conversion.


I'm looking for one that is a "plug & play" type so that I don't have to modify the rear cover to accommodate the new "bulb".


Suggestions??


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P. Gelineau
 

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I'm looking for one that is a "plug & play" type so that I don't have to modify the rear cover to accommodate the new "bulb".

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I did the cyclops and its worked fine last 10K miles. No Mods necessary to install it. I had badly mangled the bulb retaining clip from multiple bulb changes over the years and the bulbs never really seated correctly. I decided to pull the entire headlight assembly to get things in proper. This required removing the wind shield bracket and I broke one of the bracket arms trying to remove one of the frozen pivot pins. Long story short, the cyclops went in fine and I fixed the bulb retaining bracket and spent ~$1000 for a new windshield motor/bracket. Ymmv
 

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I installed the ADV Monsters in my 2015, and the wife's 2017. I was able to install both in about 30 minutes, no HL assembly removal needed. I do have small hands. But I had no help. Just sat on a small chair and visualized the pictures I saw posted here. It is a tight fit, to tuck the driver module and spread those braids out. But it'll fit. I've had mine for 15k. I think the wife's is about the same now.

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You can read my review of the Cyclops LED lights here:
 

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+1 for the Cyclops LED headlight. Thanks to Rainman48 and N00bie RT for providing detailed information!
Two bulbs in 10,000 miles and I wanted a longer lasting LED. The increased brightness is a bonus. I talked to Cyclops about only purchasing the low beam LED for my '19 RT since I very rarely ride after dark and I didn't want to pay for something I don't need. They were happy to accommodate me and the single low beam was under $100 w/taxes and delivery.
I didn't want to try installing the LED unit without having the headlight assembly on the bench and I'm surprised it is possible after seeing what is involved. With the headlight assembly on the bench, installing the LED was a breeze though there's a lot of wiring (including the power supply and large resister) to stuff inside the headlight shell. I took my time over two days and liked having a better idea how the whole front end/fairing goes together. In addition to the body panels, these components need to be removed:
• Turn signal housings
• Mirrors
• Antennae
• Speaker covers and speakers
• Windshield and mounts
Upon re-assembly, I had one body panel torx screw left over. I was lucky I found where it belonged fairly quickly and only had to remove a mirror to put the screw in place. I wish I had paid closer attention when I took the antennae apart, it's simple assembly but it only likes going back together in a specific orientation. I went through some trial and error before I got it right.
I like that the low beam color now matches the color of the "angel eyes" running lights.
 

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Another +1 for the Cyclops LED upgrade. I chose NOT to remove the windshield and bits and it took about 3 hours of fiddling, but they look great, shine super bright and I know I won’t have to change another bulb as long as I own this bike. I’ve purchased Cyclops LED bulbs for my KTM 1190 and GSA and never had an issue with them. They’re the best in the market IMO.
 

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2014RT , After 8 bulb replacements ( and some blood loss ) in 7 years I just did the Cyclops setup. Wire retainers had become bent so I decided to do the full headlight removal to address those. I had a driver failure on the low beam within a month but it was quickly replaced by the mfgr. Focus is good and the intensity is much better than the H7s and H1s. Time will tell concerning longevity but right now I couldn't be happier.
 

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Gonna be starting in Jan. with the change out...... After reading a good bit of the review for the Cyclopes will go with that.

.....Starting smiling when I saw some of the pics of the bike's front end in pieces, Gotta love BMW, they can turn a 30 minute job into a full 8....no wonder they charge 135$ an hour
 
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