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Just ordered a set for my 07.
I suppose you are referring to having the CREE pointing upward on low beam so the reflector projects the low beam pattern down. The pictures online don't show if there are CREE's on both sides I would have to believe that there are CREE's on both sides 180 Deg. apart from each other.
They have chips on both sides. There is better pictures on Amazon but this price is a lot less, like Ray posted WOW and good find.. I just made a offer for $27.00 will see what the vendor comes back at . I have several Cree chipped Ultra Fire 3.7 volt flash lights that are 5 years old that still work great.

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They took my offer of $30.00
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They took my offer of $30.00
They are all gone now, oh well I missed out on that one.

I purchased these for the wifes KIA several weeks ago, they are AWESOME vs stock.... so will see how long it lasts,



it will fit our FJR but I was looking for a Cree LED in the $30.00 price range, trying to save some coin.

I have had such good service from Cree LEDS in flashlights I trust them. I have large hands ( with arthritis in cooler weather) so only want to install these LED in my 2008 Gen II ONE time, as most comment one side is tuff need small hands.

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I ordered these from Aliexpress about 5-6 weeks ago and they finally arrived today!
SY2767,

Sorry if this is a DNG question, for those lights: It looks like the beam pattern cuts off on the right side, as if made for everybody driving on the left side of the road. Seems like the "beam pattern" should cut off on the left side, for USA driving. Can the pattern of cutoff be reversed somehow? Maybe by reversing and/or inverting the bulbs?

This may be why the oncoming drivers are complaining, but I'm just guessing, there.


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Curious to hear from you guys that have LEDs how you like the real world night time performance? Do they actually put out more light or does it just seem that way because of the cooler light color? With 2 diodes at 180 degrees you don't get the 360 degree light emission into the reflector like you would with a halogen bulb. I put LEDs in my car when I tore apart the headlight assemblies and upgraded those and they were awful. Low beam projector with LEDs was TERRIBLE, a huge downgrade. Threw light everywhere but forward. The high beam reflector wasn't as bad but I wouldn't say it was an upgrade. I got rid of them and just got the top of the line halogens. Lots of people putting LEDs in their rides these days for the cool blue light look and sacrificing actually being able to see at night. I actually had a pair of top of the line halogens on hand when I got my FJR and put those in it. They look great and work well so I'm happy with them.

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IMHO, the F2 LEDs actually put out more light and are infinitely more adjustable b/c the bulb can be rotated in the holder as well as the normal up/down knobs.
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IMHO, the F2 LEDs actually put out more light and are infinitely more adjustable b/c the bulb can be rotated in the holder as well as the normal up/down knobs.
The F2 LED headlight bulbs are known in multiple motorcycle forums to provide a substantial light improvement over halogens. I have really enjoyed the better quality output. I ride regularly at night and Isee a wider and farther view than before. And they were under $40 for the set.
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The "bulb" portion is retained in the housing by a ball in a groove, which is rotatable to any angle. If not a flat beam, you may not have it in the detent for flat......

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I was thinking about these F2s but i have the Kisan Pathblazer headlamp modulator and love it. I see they now offer a version for LEDs as opposed to the halogen version i have.
The Kisan flashes the highbeam and If these F2s are as bright as everyone says, it'll blind oncoming drivers. Maybe the led version flashes the low beam ? Ill ask em ?

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I was thinking about these F2s but i have the Kisan Pathblazer headlamp modulator and love it. I see they now offer a version for LEDs as opposed to the halogen version i have.
The Kisan flashes the highbeam and If these F2s are as bright as everyone says, it'll blind oncoming drivers. Maybe the led version flashes the low beam ? Ill ask em ?
If you adjust the F2s reasonably well, running the high beams all the time is fine. I run daytime high beams nearly exclusively- the only time I dim them is when another bike is ahead of me.

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