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7" LED Projector Headlamp Conversion "How To" with pics!

Just finished upgrading the old and tired looking Halogen headlamp to a projector LED headlamp. A VAST improvement in light output!









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LED Conversion (Speedo / Tach / Indicator Lights)






Unfortunately, this was not a simple headlight swap. To make it work, it required a completely different headlamp assembly (bucket, trim & mounting rings). I used the headlight assembly off a Kawasaki 1976-1979 KZ750-B (see pic above). This headlight bucket kit is crossed referenced and used on several other 70-early 80's Kawasaki motorcycles. The kit I used is a aftermarket reproduction, the OEM part number it copies is 23005-1015-21.

Guy on Ebay z1-parts-inc sells them brand new shipped for $66 (all metal chrome, no plastic)! Other Ebay vendors sell them as well, averaging between $60-70 Link here...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Head-Light-Bucket-Assembly-Chrome-Z1-900-KZ650-KZ750-KZ900-KZ1000-H2-KH/164044802216

(Note) You will reuse the mounting rubber inserts and bolts /nuts from your factory bucket.

LED headlamp is a Sunpie 7" LED Headlight (see link below). Can be found on Ebay and Amazon for roughly $60. Got a open box one off Ebay for $38 shipped, so shop around.

https://www.amazon.com/Headlight-Davidson-MOTORCYCLE-PROJECTOR-DAYMAKER/dp/B018LXCS0C

To prevent flickering and provide a steady stream of current to the headlamp, you will need to bypass the reverse lighting unit. Thorn has a how-to with pics here...

https://www.vn750.com/forum/19-electrical/87625-guide-bypassing-reserve-lighting-unit.html

Here's a "How To" video on using the Kawasaki KZ750-B (1976-1979) headlight assembly with the LED projector headlight...


VulcanMKE "how to" video based on this mod (Thanks Man!)


So for less than a $100, very worthwhile mod!
 

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I like it

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Looks Good. Can you do a nightime pic? How much brighter does the headlight appear to be?
 

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Looks Good. Can you do a nightime pic? How much brighter does the headlight appear to be?
I will work on getting some nighttime pics. In the meantime, guy did a side by side comparison riding at night with the stock halogen unit vs the Sunpie Daymaker LED headlamp. As I said, vast improvement! Check it out here...

 

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80w LED

The light you reference is a 40W unit but there is also an 80W unit for HD motorcycles. I keep trying to find specs on the 80W LED Daymaker. Just I want to know if 80W is max at hi-beam or low-beam, etc. Here is the link:

https://www.amazon.com/Daymaker-Headlight-Headlamp-Harley-Davidson-Motorcycle/dp/B01KWVS7NS

I believe a stock bulb draws 40W on low and 60 on high. Does anyone know of the 80W version is just too much of a draw on the charging system?
 

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I use an "off road" H4 bulb in my ride, Wagner Lighting BP1210H4 Halogen, it runs 80W low beam and 100W high beam. I have had no problems in the 10 months its been installed.
 

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I use an "off road" H4 bulb in my ride, Wagner Lighting BP1210H4 Halogen, it runs 80W low beam and 100W high beam. I have had no problems in the 10 months its been installed.
I'm gonna have to find one for the Goldwing. already have 100w driving lights but can't see **** after dark so I need lotsa light

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Be a little cautious about "80W" I have a bunch of LED's that are "10W" in the advertising but only draw 5W of electricity, bright little suckers though.

8,000 Lumens? That's fricking bright, almost dangerous. makes you wonder if those are Chinese Lumens or real ones.
 

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Be a little cautious about "80W" I have a bunch of LED's that are "10W" in the advertising but only draw 5W of electricity, bright little suckers though.

8,000 Lumens? That's fricking bright, almost dangerous. makes you wonder if those are Chinese Lumens or real ones.
the 80w that was mentioned was H4

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We were also discussing an 80W LED "Daymaker" from a Chinese source via Amazon. The Chinese are known for very inflationary lumen estimates in their advertising. They use the same chip LED's (from Cree) as most everyone else but somehow they claim WAAAY more light in Lumens than the chip itself can produce. That's why I asked for side by side light comparisons in my first response.
 

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The Sunpie bulb I'm running is the 40 watt version. Doubt it is as many lumens as claimed, but it's WAY better brighter than stock and very affordable. It's no JW Speaker EVO II (considered the BEST LED projector headlamp EST $250), but at 1/5th the cost, I'm more than satisfied.
 
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Is the light more blue than halogen? its hard to tell from the video.
The color is more of a pure white. No real blue that I can see, Will take a few different pics tonight once it's dark.
 

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Be a little cautious about "80W" I have a bunch of LED's that are "10W" in the advertising but only draw 5W of electricity, bright little suckers though.

8,000 Lumens? That's fricking bright, almost dangerous. makes you wonder if those are Chinese Lumens or real ones.

8000 Lumens! :surprise:

Does that mean you can sear the bumper stickers off of the cars in front of you? >:)
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LED Conversion (Speedo / Tach / Indicator Lights)


 

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Thanks for those pics. Looks like it is good "daylight" color temperature, bluer than filament bulbs for sure.
I did my cluster in red LED's, love the softness and the night vision benefits,

Does the headlamp fit a 7 inch Sealed Beam opening?
 

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Thanks for those pics. Looks like it is good "daylight" color temperature, bluer than filament bulbs for sure.
I did my cluster in red LED's, love the softness and the night vision benefits,

Does the headlamp fit a 7 inch Sealed Beam opening?
It was necessary to change out the entire headlight bucket assembly to fit this headlamp. Stock VN750 headlight bucket & trim wont work. I used a Kawasaki KZ750-B (1976-1979) headlight assembly with the Sunpie LED projector headlamp. Specs on the replacement bucket are as follows...

8 inch Assembly Diameter
7 inch Lens Diameter
7 1/2 width at mounting points

Paid $52 shipped for a brand new fully metal chrome headlight assembly (bucket, trim, mounting rings). (Note) You will reuse the mounting rubber inserts and bolts /nuts from your factory bucket. See link below...

Z1 900, KZ650, KZ750, KZ900, KZ1000 ,H2 ,KH Chrome Bucket Head Light Assembly | eBay

Here's a "How To" video on using the Kawasaki KZ750-B (1976-1979) headlight assembly with the LED projector headlight...

 

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My headlight bucket is just a cover for the electrical wiring now. I installed a Vetter Windjammer. The Vetter has a 7 inch opening for a Sealed Beam headlamp, some of the adds for the daymaker and knock offs indicate it fits a sealed beam hole.
 

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My headlight bucket is just a cover for the electrical wiring now. I installed a Vetter Windjammer. The Vetter has a 7 inch opening for a Sealed Beam headlamp, some of the adds for the daymaker and knock offs indicate it fits a sealed beam hole.
I imagine it should work then. If not, Amazon has a excellent return policy and has always sent me a prepaid return label. Hope it works out and post up pics should you pull the trigger!
 
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