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Date Registered: 12-2013
Location: Mt Isa, QLD
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Hi Jalal,

If Kev doesn't want them I may be interested. I have been following this thread for a while keeping a look out for some lighting upgrades to my Series 2. However I couldn't find any fatboys recent,y on eBay.

They would suit my S2 right? H1 bulb, one that does the Hi and Low beam in a single bulb?

Cheers,

Ben

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Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: SUTHERLAND, SYDNEY
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Hi Ben and Kev,

The Fatboys have now been listed in the "For Sale" section of the forum emoticon

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Date Registered: 05-2012
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Any word on LED globe replacements in Australia?


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Yep, check them out in our shop page HERE

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Date Registered: 05-2012
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Thanks Jalal,
Am I correct in thinking that these meet ADR, For high beam as well would I have to purchase 4 globes?
I have a 2011 T31 series 4

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Hi Anthony,

There is no ADR ruling for anything regarding LED bulbs.

If you have separate bulbs for low and high beam then yes, otherwise the Hi/Lo beam is also available as a single bulb.

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Date Registered: 10-2006
Location: Mona Vale, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
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Just a warning about LED globes.

I have tried a different pair and had the following problems...
- The spring clip may be too big and interfere with the lamp body stopping it from being completely pushed in to lock with the H4 adapter plate. I had to bend mine to flatten them out.
- Our waterproof rubber boot for the headlamp is so deep that it completely encloses the cooling fins of the base which would impede airflow and cause possible overheating of the LED.
- As we can often cross creeks where the water may rise sufficiently high enough to reach the headlamps, an LED headlamp without a fan (IP68) would be better than a design including a fan to minimise the chance of water ingress causing damage.

The unit I tried was rated at 2800 lumens Lowbeam and 3200 lumens Highbeam and I did not find them much brighter than my 7 year old halogens.

I don't think the technology is quite there yet but I would welcome anyone to show me a set installed for me to see in operation.

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Hi Kev,

Interestingly enough the LED H4 bulbs I fitted in my bike (and I have 2 of them in my headlights) also puzzled me as to how I can flick the retaining clip over the LED bulb body without causing any damage to the clip itself. It turns out that the correct way to install the LED bulb is to slide it out of its base, install the bulb base in the headlight housing, secure the base with the retaining clip and only then insert the LED bulb itself. As to the rubber boot, what I did is reversed it on itself and fitted it over the bulb leaving enough room for the fan to breath.

As am not doing any off-roading in my bike, water ingress is not an issue but yes, there are newer LED bulbs on the market which don't have the fan and these are better and much more expensive too.

For the price, the 2 LED bulbs I fitted on my bike are super bright and would put the halogen bulbs I had to shame for sure. Night riding is so much clearer it's amazing. I think they are certainly a better option than many HID bulbs out there.

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Date Registered: 10-2006
Location: Mona Vale, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
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I did the same thing Jalal...installed the H4 adapter plate with the clip then tried inserting the bulb, but the 11mm space between the plate and the bulb housing when assembled was not enough for the 14mm height of the clip. The clip itself was physically rubbing on the bulb housing and stopped it from being pushed in far enough to lock into the H4 adapter plate. Maybe you were lucky enough to have a different style of clip on your bike headlamp compared to my T30 Xtrail headlamps.

Yes LED are a better option than HID especially since HID conversions are illegal on standard halogen-designed headlights without washers or levelling devices. At this point there are no such restrictions on LED conversions.

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Date Registered: 02-2004
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After seeing the pics you sent me Kev, it looks like the LED bulbs you bought have a thick plastic adapter base and that is possibly why they're so hard to fit. My LED bulbs have an aluminium base and fit perfectly fine in bikes and cars.

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