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post #41 of 46 Old 02-01-2019, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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open the metal bail that holds the collar of the halogen H4 bulb into the light.

Remove the plastic 3-tab collar from the LED bulb, it is a 1/8 turn twist lock.
(you will never get the metal retaining bail around the led bulb it if you don't separate these)

Place the plastic 3-tab collar in the headlight reflector and close up the wire bail that holds the lip/collar in place.

Orient the headlight reflector so you know which way is "up" and insert the bulb so that the low-beam element reflector is oriented "down" (under the led's reflecting their light upwards).
about a 1/8 turn to the left and you should feel the lugs on the bulb find the channels in the collar, then about a 1/8 turn to the right and you should feel it seat.

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open the metal bail that holds the collar of the halogen H4 bulb into the light.

Remove the plastic 3-tab collar from the LED bulb, it is a 1/8 turn twist lock.
(you will never get the metal retaining bail around the led bulb it if you don't separate these)

Place the plastic 3-tab collar in the headlight reflector and close up the wire bail that holds the lip/collar in place.

Orient the headlight reflector so you know which way is "up" and insert the bulb so that the low-beam element reflector is oriented "down" (under the led's reflecting their light upwards).
about a 1/8 turn to the left and you should feel the lugs on the bulb find the channels in the collar, then about a 1/8 turn to the right and you should feel it seat.
Oh my gosh, thank you so much.

I'm pretty sure the low-beam element reflector is probably facing the wrong way as well lol... This was super helpful!!!

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this might help with understanding the orientation....
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That helps for sure! Thank you!

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this might help with understanding the orientation....
Kryton, you're a lifesaver.

Installed it the right way just now while on lunch break, and it's perfect! Took the rubber out! It took a little finagling with the metal bracket, but it worked!

Loving my new LED light! Super bright!
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post #46 of 46 Old 02-01-2019, 10:52 PM
 
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The Beamtech light, its power, is much appreciated with my night riding. However, the high beam went out in November, after about six months use. I installed the 2nd bulb, and so far still good. I'm not judging Beamtech harshly as the roads here are rough. Will send an update later.

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