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The C10, aka Kawasaki Concours - The Original => Accessories and Modifications - C10 => Topic started by: Eydugstr on October 18, 2016, 06:57:27 am

Title: Has anyone ever converted their headlight (9003) bulb to a newer LED style bulb?
Post by: Eydugstr on October 18, 2016, 06:57:27 am
Would there be any issues in doing this, provided you don't exceed the wattage of the stock bulbs?
Title: Re: Has anyone ever converted their headlight (9003) bulb to a newer LED style bulb?
Post by: nevadazx12 on October 19, 2016, 07:11:21 pm
I tried, the stumbling block was the retaining clip.  The big heat sink cooling fan portion of the bulb interferes too much with getting that clip hooked up properly.  I ended up going back and installing the H4 halogen.
Title: Re: Has anyone ever converted their headlight (9003) bulb to a newer LED style bulb?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on October 21, 2016, 05:10:37 pm
I recall reading about a few of the assemblies that showed the heatsink could easily be removed, and reinstalled after the bulb was locked in, not sure which mfg products they were, but they showed pulling the units parts apart, and reassembling...
Title: Re: Has anyone ever converted their headlight (9003) bulb to a newer LED style bulb?
Post by: SteveJ. on November 05, 2016, 06:51:03 pm
I used an Evitek brand LED for the c10 and the KLR. There is a separate base. Easy peasy and they work very well. Good pattern and excellent cut off on low beam to keep from annoying/blinding oncoming traffic.
Title: Re: Has anyone ever converted their headlight (9003) bulb to a newer LED style bulb?
Post by: ddavid on November 06, 2016, 08:55:15 am
Would you happen to have a part or model number for the Evitek LED light?
Title: Re: Has anyone ever converted their headlight (9003) bulb to a newer LED style bulb?
Post by: SteveJ. on November 20, 2016, 02:23:49 pm
Would you happen to have a part or model number for the Evitek LED light?

https://www.amazon.com/Evitek-Headlight-Bulbs-Motorcycles-9003/dp/B017M566T4 (https://www.amazon.com/Evitek-Headlight-Bulbs-Motorcycles-9003/dp/B017M566T4)

$47.99 for a pair.

PS. Sorry about my tardiness, good luck. I just put one in the low beam housing on my new Versys.  :thumbs:
Title: Re: Has anyone ever converted their headlight (9003) bulb to a newer LED style bulb?
Post by: mellow yellow on April 11, 2017, 08:52:57 am
I just use the sylvania silver star bulbs from walmart. my riding buddy said that my headlight was very bright.
Title: Re: Has anyone ever converted their headlight (9003) bulb to a newer LED style bulb?
Post by: mikeyw64 on April 11, 2017, 10:14:41 am
I tried, the stumbling block was the retaining clip.  The big heat sink cooling fan portion of the bulb interferes too much with getting that clip hooked up properly.  I ended up going back and installing the H4 halogen.

Havent seen the back of a C10 headlight but I reckon from your description the ones I used on the C14 would get around this as the heat sink is removable for getting the clips on


http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=22202.0 (http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=22202.0)
Title: Re: Has anyone ever converted their headlight (9003) bulb to a newer LED style bulb?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on April 12, 2017, 05:27:06 pm
Recent posting on our other forum had good revues on this

http://stores.advmonster.com/h4-r3-led-headlight/ (http://stores.advmonster.com/h4-r3-led-headlight/)

And I can say I may try them out on my bikes when I need my next bulb...

Its a standard base, and uses less power, a win win...
Title: Re: Has anyone ever converted their headlight (9003) bulb to a newer LED style bulb?
Post by: datsaxman@hotmail.com on November 25, 2017, 09:59:14 pm
Even the LEDs that do not have detachable housings will fit. 

It takes a little dexterity, but they will go on. 
You have to thread the wire in AS the LED is going in to the socket.  (easy now...)

The rubber boot might be a different story.  I trimmed mine back a bit.  Now they fit.


YMMV of course.

dsm