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Interesting solution, though it is definitely a sub-optimal solution compared to HIDs. Mainly because it's a pity that it doesn't really work as far as providing the true benefit of dual headlight output, but I can see why one would do it. And the cyclop look definitely annoys me.

Thinking about it...instead of paying full price, one easy way to do that would simply be using a tiny PWM Controller and a 99 cent 5-pin relay. Plus it would be adjustable. The PWM controller simply turns the bulb on and off a few hundred times a second, so it would work perfectly with halogen bulbs. And it works at up to 10amps (a 55w bulb is about 5 amps). I almost feel like doing it as an interesting project. Plus, it's pretty trivial to wire up - it's probably easier to wire than it is to remove the fairings. I don't really think it's the ideal solution at all, but hey, at least it makes for a cool mod.
Yep, the cyclops look always annoyed me, too. Well … maybe Kawi will solve this issue in 2020 or 2021 for the N650's like they did with the N400's. But in the meanwhile, and also for those of us who love our old bikes, at least this is an available and affordable solution. I don't have your electronic or mechanical skills, so if you can create an inexpensive but easy to follow DIY instruction you may be onto something that a lot of people will appreciate. And it is winter, after all.
 

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My BF has a 2007 Ninja 650R, we got new H7 bulbs, which is what was called for as a direct replacement but they don't fit?
 

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That black piece? It will come off the old bulb? I've never dealt with this before, my Ninja is more plug and play. LOL.
 

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H7 bulbs must emit between 1188 and 1512 lumens by US regulations.

Osram 65w H7 bulb (which is actually an H9) produces 2100 lumens. Which means you also get the full life of an H9 bulb instead of an H7 which is slightly brighter with a very short life span.

It's been out of production for years, but Daniel Stern has found a company to make a run of them. They will be available very soon hopefully. Which means you get near perfect beam pattern with 600-900+ lumens per bulb.

Now does anyone know if the Ninja can run 2 65W bulbs in the stock wiring? :alcy:
 
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