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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-29-2018, 09:11 AM
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I specifically bought a 2016 model because all the reviews said the LED headlamp is better then the previous one.

And the first time I used it was coming home on an unlit motorway after visiting my sister last winter. Absolutely terrifying experience, I found a lorry and just sat behind it. And even when back in well lit London I forget to dip the headlamp because no oncoming traffic was dazzled by it.

If that is better I cannot imagine how bad the 2013Ė15 ones must be.

I am definitely going to add some LEDs too The only thing that is holding me back is I need to see where and how other people have mounted theirs.
2013-2015 cbr500r halogen headlights are not bad at all to start with. upgrading to Osram nightbreaker or Philips xtremeVision will make them much better.

adding LED spot lights to the 2016 model will definitely improve the chances of being seen by oncoming drivers but won't improve the rider's visibility by much.

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post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-29-2018, 10:57 PM
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I have a 2014 500F. Brightest headlight of any bike I've ever owned.
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And I should have also asked: did you replace both bulbs or just the brights?
Sorry for the late reply, bambams:

One bulb for both the high and low beam in my bike and I definitely do not subscribe to the "too bright" theory. I think it's one of the best "safety" mods you can install and I haven't been flashed by one oncoming driver yet. I also think the visibility is increased tremendously over the stock lights (especially on my bike). I have before and after pictures and the difference is amazing.

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Iím thinking about something similar to this, just get the appropriate mount for our bike. For for the light...Iím not sure about that yet. Maybe the Denali D2 or DR1? I havenít look to much into the light just yet.



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did you ever fit spot lights after? without full beam i dont feel very comfortable and curious to see what others have done with lighting and where/how they have been fitted
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My daughter has a 2014 CBR500R (twin headlights, one is low beam (is on all the time) and the other is a high beam light. I replaced both bulbs with LED bulbs (Cyclops 7000lm, they are well known and not cheap) and the difference was huge.. Highly recommended..


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My daughter has a CBR500R (twin headlights, one is low beam (is on all the time) and the other is a high beam light. I replaced both bulbs with LED bulbs (I forget the company, but they are well known and not cheap) and the difference was huge.. Highly recommended..


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Thanks for your response. Unfortunately, these bikes (2016+ F) come with very weak LEDs from the factory. They suck, and I'm pretty sure you cant replace them without replacing the whole headlight assembly.

If I'm wrong, somebody please enlighten me.

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The led lights appear ok to me at night.
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Just picked up my 2019 Cb500F, the dipped and full beam LED light seem to be more than adequate to me.
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Most of us would be better off just replacing the whole front assembly together and getting some proper lighting instead of slapping $300, $400 sets of auxillary lights just to be able to see.
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Anyone know if the LED light has been improved over time? My 18 F has a pretty good wide light output on low beam. The high beam doesn’t really do much other then fill in a little more light in the center and increase the height of the beam slightly. Overall, it was much better then I expected after hearing people in here saying how awful it was. That being said, when going through curves, the light pattern narrows into a very thin area and doesn’t go as far, so perhaps that’s what others have complained about.

I hear the 19 F has a slightly different shaped headlight and dual lens. I wonder if it’s been improved a lot and whether it can be retrofitted....

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