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  • Heat from (China) 5.75 inch led lights in a 5.75 inch motorcycle headlight bucket.

    I ordered 5.75 inch led headlights that I want to mount into 5.75 metal headlight buckets that are pretty closed up. Anyone had heat problems on motorcycle?
    Subaru Outback retrofit:
    http://www.hidplanet.com/forums/show...aru-Outback-H6
    License plate lights with dual brightness:
    https://www.hidplanet.com/forums/for...hen-backing-up

  • #2
    I've seen plenty of motorcycles running LED replacement circular sealed beam lights. I wonder if you could fabricate some sort of vent. The LED unit itself should be waterproof already, so maybe drilling some holes at the top of the bottom inside the bucket behind the LED to let air flow up would help. Of course, when you're riding, air is moving over the headlight to cool it off. And the stock halogens are really hot already. So I think it should be fine. Got a link to what you bought exactly?

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    • #3
      I bought generic 5.75 led projector headlights and OEM Triumph buckets. So far it works really good. Will post pictures as soon as I can.

      edit: I have to add that these are not "generic". they are E-marked and from a reputable chinese manufacturer.
      Last edited by Crossgolf; May 30th, 2020, 05:58 AM.
      Subaru Outback retrofit:
      http://www.hidplanet.com/forums/show...aru-Outback-H6
      License plate lights with dual brightness:
      https://www.hidplanet.com/forums/for...hen-backing-up

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      • #4
        The Morimoto retrofits for the Jeep has the right idea by putting the heatsink around the circumference. But maybe a little ram intake will work out.

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        • #5
          Here you can see part of the heatsink. It is all cast metal. maybe aluminium.



          It is a triumph so I needed two of them to give the bike the pre 2009 look.


          The chrome buckets are original triumph parts. After two hours of riding they felt barely warm but the wind is probably helping it alot.

          So for now I don't feel the need to open up the buckets for extra cooling.

          Subaru Outback retrofit:
          http://www.hidplanet.com/forums/show...aru-Outback-H6
          License plate lights with dual brightness:
          https://www.hidplanet.com/forums/for...hen-backing-up

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          • #6
            @coreyhudson2
            These are only 5.75 inches. I think you are refering to the super 7. that are made for 7 inch headlights.

            Output wise I am really really happy. The projector is much much better than the old h4 halogen lights. But these have a (Euro-) step and that needs a little to get used to on a motorcycle. highbeam is good too. Of course for spoiled enthusiasts like us these seem dim compared to what we are used to on cars but for a motorcycle it is really great output. Nice color too.
            Subaru Outback retrofit:
            http://www.hidplanet.com/forums/show...aru-Outback-H6
            License plate lights with dual brightness:
            https://www.hidplanet.com/forums/for...hen-backing-up

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