I installed the new LED module on my bike but only the low beam. I felt since I use the low the most in conjunction with my Aux lights I would light up the sky.
I am going to add one more item…LED signal inserts when the come from Adventure Design
Lumen Rating 2400 (RAW)
Color temperature 5600K
Power draw 20 watts
Life span 30,000 hrs
Warranty 18 months
The install is pretty straight forward but I would say the secret is removing the entire head lamp and take it from there because there is a fan and a heat sink that you will need to tuck inside the housing.
You will need to take off the ring that is around the light bulb above the fan and install that first using the OEM clips and lock that into place. Then you will place the bulb with the fan module into the base and turn clockwise to lock that in as well. Carefully tuck all the extra contraptions into the house and it should fit. On my F800GS it did all neat and tidy. I had to drill a hole on the bottom of the cap as per the instructions for extra venting.
The light runs warm for sure and only time will tell if it has enough venting to not cause any damage to the housing. This is a neat light bulb option from CYCLOPS for $49.95. I have all ready gone through 3 bulbs in only 30,000 KM’s probably due to vibrations extra. I usually use Vision X bulbs which are great too.
As for the beam pattern. Seems more like a flood beam rather than a driving. It was hard for me to really get a grasp as to how much better the street was lit up due to this bulb when I rode home from my dealer. It was pouring rain out and almost dark. but so much traffic and lights being reflected off the road and light posts made it difficult to truly form an opinion. I could tell with my Aux off that the street signs were lit up and I could see the lines on the road but like I said hard to tell if it was that much better.
I am certainly more visible to cars I can tell that in an instance because of its crisp white light. My headlight is pointing as low as it can go and I never once was flashed by oncoming cars or my bike didn’t seem to bother the cars in front of me. No rear view mirror adjustments being done. I am going to lift my headlamp up a bit and go find some dark streets so I can come back here to give a better opinion about the actual coverage.
I made a promise to myself this year to be more VISIBLE. I think I have accomplished that with the Fenix F4 yellow Aux lights and now the LED low beam. Where I live it rains a lot this time of year. Like most I commute in the dark and come home in the dark. Anything I can do to make cars see me I think I have done. My gear has reflective 3M material in all the right spots thanks to KLIM. My boots that I am wearing now, the TCX Desert Gore Tex have little reflective material at the base of the boot too. My pants expose that in the riding position. I will post a review comparing the AP Toucan and TCX boots soon. Both boots are FANTASTIC!
Any questions feel free to post them….one more thing…anyone who reads this post or this blog knows I am in love with this bike. Due to some changes in my life and a possible relocating to the east coast of the USA I might have to sell my beauty. I am not listing a price. Check out the F800 Album page on the menu up top of any page. If sold with all the accessories the price has to be right to make me part with her. Anyway, not sure about this yet but if anyone wants to make an offer I will listen. Leslie