UPDATE:MY LED BULB SEEMED TO HAVE FOGGED MY HEADLIGHT GLASS. THIS WAS AFTER THOUSANDS OF KILOMETERS. NOT SURE I WOUKD USE THIS KIT, Just my opinion.
Cyclops H7 LED Kit install for BMW F800/ 650 GS
Guest BLOGGER installation…thanks Mike for the descriptive install…and shhhh…I was the friend who had an extra LED 😏
I was fortunate to have a good friend that had an extra H7 LED kit from Cyclops and thought I would give back by showing a picture install. I did the original install with removing the headlight but thought I would document the installation without the headlight removal as it was equally as fast if not faster.
For this project you will need :
Rubber tubing aprox ¼ inch in size.
Drill bit slightly smaller than the outside diameter of the rubber tubing.
Headlamp to keep both hands free. Or a buddy and a flashlight.
Start by removing the low beam headlight cover on the inside of the cockpit. Large black housing. Remove this by turning it counterclockwise (aprox ¼ turn ) until it comes off.
You will now be looking at your bulb from the back. Undo the steel compression clips on the left hand side of your bulb one at a time. You will be pushing them in and unhooking them from the keeper. Once both of these are undone you will be able to remove your original bulb keeping in mind not to touch the lens for future use. This will now be a spare and should be put in a 35mm camera film case to keep it safe in your kit.
Now that you have the low beam cover off the back it’s time to drill a hole in it.
Start by finding a piece of tubing approximately ¼ inch in width and it should be
On the inside of this cap you will see a BMW logo. When this cap is re-installed later this will be the bottom of the cover. You want to choose a drill bit that is slightly about an inch long. Smaller than your tubing to ensure a tight fit.
Measure tubing outside dimensions.
Find a drill bit slightly smaller than the tubing
Drill where shown and insert tubing. This will allow for air to be blown out of the housing as the fan will produce positive pressure. This positive pressure should keep out moisture and dust and allow the lamp to cool.
Now grab the Cyclops lamp like this and remove the small ring at the base by pressing and turning counter clockwise about ¼ inch. It will now be separated from the housing. This piece will now get mounted into the cage that held your original lamp that we removed earlier.
***Please be sure that the FRONT of the piece you see below gets inserted into the cage with the proper tab location and the inner circle you see here going to the front of the bike.
This is the ring to insert into the headlight Lamp Cage.
Now connect the light kit to the original two prong plug and START your bike to ensure the lamp lights. Lamp will not light on ACC it must be started. Some people have mentioned the kit is polarity sensitive so if the lamp still does not light reverse the two prong original light connector and re-start your bike .
Now insert the lamp kit. To line up the kit with the ring you inserted into the cage earlier…The letters of LED should be slightly clockwise from center. Install the kit by pushing in and turning clockwise to achieve the letters in a straight line, the kit is now locked in place.
***Original cables and silver module shown below are inserted prior to installing the Lamp Kit.
Take note the locations of the original two prong wiring and the heat sink for the LED.
These wires are tucked in on the bottom left.
The cable that comes out of the top of the kit gets tucked in along with the silver module on the top right.
This LED lamp from Cyclops is INCREDIBLY BRIGHT!
THANK YOU MIKE FOR THE GREAT DETAILS!