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LED Head light and & 7 inch bucket
05/10/18 at 22:38:24
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I was running a Adventure monster LED head light bulb in the OEM head light assembly to save wattage
It work well but failed after 14 months or about 11000 miles
I also had problems with condensation on the inside of the head lamp
So instead of going the replacement bulb route again I decided to fit a purpose built head light assembly 

I found a 7inch Speaker 8700 EVO 2 (not dual burn) for $200 shipped on eBay
But the 7 inch does not fit the OEM bucket

I found the Lucas 7 inch reproduction buckets on eBay for $33 shipped

Believe it or not the new bucket fit fine
I Only need to ad some spacers to the side to match the width and get  two  5/16 24 bolts

Of course the charging system works great with all of the LED's fitted with no discharge at 1100 rpm
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Re: LED Head light and & inch bucket
Reply #1 - 05/10/18 at 22:44:17
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You think $200 is high look at the cost of  a new Bosch unit

The Speaker 8700 is a top of the line LED head light
  

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Re: LED Head light and & 7 inch bucket
Reply #2 - 05/20/18 at 10:41:02
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I ended up JB (epoxy) welding the spacer to the sides of the bucket
two 3mm spacers on each side for a total of 12mm

To epoxy these on just make sure you put a coating of grease on the bolt before you screw it all together
Then after it sets up remove the bolt and clean the grease off and reassemble
  

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Re: LED Head light and & 7 inch bucket
Reply #3 - 05/20/18 at 10:41:38
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Another very good LED head light is the Truck lite

I really like the looks of this light better
It is a dual burn type
When on High beam both the High and Low  are on together
This conversion could be done for less than $200 USD

In the EU you can get this light with the parking bulb
  

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Re: LED Head light and & 7 inch bucket
Reply #4 - 05/20/18 at 10:54:53
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Here Is the EU version
  

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Re: LED Head light and & 7 inch bucket
Reply #5 - 05/20/18 at 12:17:09
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Interesting.  I've not tried LED headlights but did convert to HID on the Junkyard Dawg and my '95 R100RT.  I have been thinking about HID on my '81 R100RT but maybe I'll rethink an LED solution.
  

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Re: LED Head light and & 7 inch bucket
Reply #6 - 05/21/18 at 02:17:01
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There is a discussion on ADVrider about Evitek H4 LEDs and why they are very good.
I would prefer an H4 equivalent in order to conceal the lighting modification... Just in case the LEO search for something...
  
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