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That link shows up as H11 bulbs, not H4.
I have not been able to find the F2 H4 bulb on Amazon.

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That link shows up as H11 bulbs, not H4.
I have not been able to find the F2 H4 bulb on Amazon.
IIRC F2=High/Low beam not a single beam/chip H4. My set (post 4) does not have F2 on the box but it has H/L beams. H4=Tab locations.
H4 9003 on a set and you are good.

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I installed these a couple months ago. The collar pulls off the bulb. You put the collar in headlight where bulb use to be. It’s indexed so it only fits one way. You do up bulb retaining clips then put rubber cover over collar. Then you index bulb and push into collar. Turn head light on and if you are out, the collar has holes, the bulb has a spring loaded ball. Just rotate bulb (One click at a time) till it’s indexed right. The removable collar makes it much easier to install rubber onto back of headlight, as well as installing bulb. Low beam has a shroud over LED so light pattern is good. All the guys I ride with say my headlights are not bothering anyone. I had to adjust lights down which was easy on my 08. My 70 year old eyes love em. I believe there 32 watt low and 32 watt high. Took a while for order to arrive (1 month), but worth the wait. Sorry I bought the Cree bulbs 2GENAE showed on his post.
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I used Clearwater lights on my gen 3.
I have found the stock LED headlights to be sufficient on my 2018. If I were riding a gen 3, Iíd put in evitek bulbs.
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I want more light for long distance days that go deep into the night. Before I seriously consider Auxilliary lights I would like to upgrade the Headlights. I have a 2014 FJR1300. I donít want to annoy approaching cars or blind my riding partner in the mirrors when he is in the Lead.

I have yet to read a review that says LEDs are ready for prime time. Am I missing something.? Thanks in advance for any input.

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An Erudite review consistent with what I have learned so far. I researched auxiliary lights and they are prohibitively expensive. (Clearwater). Now I am back researching LEDs in the hopes I missed something and there is a solution. Thanks for your review.
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I have HIKARI eye of the dragon megatron ( yep...thats the name ) in my CAR the cool thing about them is you can rotate in or out to change the beam pattern .. 199 acura cl ..and with the the high beams on ..they are the brightest lights I have had on any car ..
on another not still have not been able to remove my adjuster screws so I can install in the FJR

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I'v replaced all the lights on my 2012 Blue FJR with LED. (the lone exception of the rear license plate light!)
(Please see the search text below if you want to know what brand I used.)


(search on Amazon...)
HIKARI H4/9003 LED Headlight bulbs, New Gen of Japanese CSP LED Tech, Adjustable Beam, Easy install, 10000lm 6K Cool White IP68



This is all anecdotal, but I'm happy with the lights. I do recall having to cut away some of the rubber boot behind the light to accomodate the longer, bigger, LED bulb. The best cut would leave that boot snug on the rear of the light.


Adjusting after: I found myself at a strip mall in a parking space facing a large, plate glass, window. A Ha! I could see both headlights, lit up, and each cast a very particular pattern on the glass. I sat there and adjusted both lights until both refelections were identical reasoning that the UP/Down tilt would have to be the same for each that way.


Later, I went out on a back road with no street lights and rode up and back many times adjusting the lights. I turned those nobs up/down as needed one full rotation EACH every time. I figured they'd stay in sync if I made the same adjustment (one full turn) to both lights every time.


Zen: The lights make a wide "bar" shape across the road with a dark space above and below. The horizontal line between light and dark was even and level, so I'd like to believe the headlights had the same up/down tilt.
I like to see just a little "dark space" above the "Bar" (on dim) in the road so that I know the lights aren't shining in the eyes of oncoming cars. (Some things you have to learn by DOING not reading.. light adjustment is one of them..that's zen.)



Empirical test: lastly , ride the same road (no street lights) when there is oncoming traffic.... many times. Observe the cars. Does Each and every car flash his headlights? If so, your lights are too high. My goal was to have an acceptable forward cast pattern as far out as I could WITHOUT other driver's flashing me to say my lights were too bright. My "fine" adjustment were full half turns of each knob.


NB: read the instructions on how to level the beam by twisting the lights right and left as you seat them. That bit is important.



I hope this will help someone. Please forgive me for pointing out things you probably already know!

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I'v replaced all the lights on my 2012 Blue FJR with LED. (the lone exception of the rear license plate light!)
(Please see the search text below if you want to know what brand I used.)


(search on Amazon...)
HIKARI H4/9003 LED Headlight bulbs, New Gen of Japanese CSP LED Tech, Adjustable Beam, Easy install, 10000lm 6K Cool White IP68



This is all anecdotal, but I'm happy with the lights. I do recall having to cut away some of the rubber boot behind the light to accomodate the longer, bigger, LED bulb. The best cut would leave that boot snug on the rear of the light.


Adjusting after: I found myself at a strip mall in a parking space facing a large, plate glass, window. A Ha! I could see both headlights, lit up, and each cast a very particular pattern on the glass. I sat there and adjusted both lights until both refelections were identical reasoning that the UP/Down tilt would have to be the same for each that way.


Later, I went out on a back road with no street lights and rode up and back many times adjusting the lights. I turned those nobs up/down as needed one full rotation EACH every time. I figured they'd stay in sync if I made the same adjustment (one full turn) to both lights every time.


Zen: The lights make a wide "bar" shape across the road with a dark space above and below. The horizontal line between light and dark was even and level, so I'd like to believe the headlights had the same up/down tilt.
I like to see just a little "dark space" above the "Bar" (on dim) in the road so that I know the lights aren't shining in the eyes of oncoming cars. (Some things you have to learn by DOING not reading.. light adjustment is one of them..that's zen.)



Empirical test: lastly , ride the same road (no street lights) when there is oncoming traffic.... many times. Observe the cars. Does Each and every car flash his headlights? If so, your lights are too high. My goal was to have an acceptable forward cast pattern as far out as I could WITHOUT other driver's flashing me to say my lights were too bright. My "fine" adjustment were full half turns of each knob.


NB: read the instructions on how to level the beam by twisting the lights right and left as you seat them. That bit is important.



I hope this will help someone. Please forgive me for pointing out things you probably already know!

That was useful
in regards to those lights in my car .. they saved me a few years ago ..80mph 9 at night and 3 deer stepped out in front of me I was able to see them MUCH earlier then the stock lights would have allowed ..as it was I missed the deer by swerving BETWEEN the first and the second and anti locks engaged ..
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That link shows up as H11 bulbs, not H4.
I have not been able to find the F2 H4 bulb on Amazon.
There are several knockoffs that appear to be identically constructed, like the Katana:

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07JM421VC/

I've got a pair in my '05 and they have a wonderful cut off. They also do not have the dimly lit spot in the middle that the previous generation had.

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Amazon has y'all addicted... there are other sources.
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