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Offline Tenman

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Re: Cyclops replacement LED headlight bulb kit for Teneres
« Reply #195 on: June 10, 2017, 02:09:29 am »
With one of each installed. I can hardly tell any difference. They were ordered from eternaldigital on ebay. It took about 7 days to get them to Ms. It says they are located in new york somewhere?? $28.86 Free shipping. The box they come in says 3 years warranty 1000000 hr life. I'll have to see how the replacement bulb deal goes. I didn't look real hard for a better deal. I usually run across a better deal after I order something. I order from sites on ebay in N. America. Been down the chinese route a few times. Can take forever to get and are more likely to get ripped off. Not to say a good ole N. American won't do it too.
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Re: Cyclops replacement LED headlight bulb kit for Teneres
« Reply #196 on: June 10, 2017, 07:47:16 am »
With one of each installed. I can hardly tell any difference...

Is that from riding the bike at night or just looking at the headlights turned on from in front of the bike. Low beam and high beam? Any spread of light beam differences?
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Re: Cyclops replacement LED headlight bulb kit for Teneres
« Reply #197 on: June 10, 2017, 06:50:08 pm »
Those tabs on the covers are a little tricky to get installed properly but I've never had a cover come off.  After I installed them I used a yellow marker to mark them so it's easier to tell exactly how there supposed to go on next time.
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Re: Cyclops replacement LED headlight bulb kit for Teneres
« Reply #198 on: June 10, 2017, 07:03:11 pm »


... After I installed them I used a yellow marker to mark them so it's easier to tell exactly how there supposed to go on next time.

Mine came with molded in indicators same as the stock caps.
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Re: Cyclops replacement LED headlight bulb kit for Teneres
« Reply #199 on: June 11, 2017, 04:19:48 pm »

Mine came with molded in indicators same as the stock caps.

Yes Mine also have those indicators but my closeup vision ain't so good , the yellow marks are much easier for me to see.
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Re: Cyclops replacement LED headlight bulb kit for Teneres
« Reply #200 on: June 17, 2017, 12:00:41 am »
The cyclops covers will work on the nighteyez. But they do push on the wire that sticks out of the back of the bulb a little. It's a tight fit.  Stock ones won't. I silicone my left on on. It fell out and landed on the lower triple clamp. Hung on top of the steering stop. When I tried to make a slow right turn I almost crashed. Wouldn't turn but a couple of inches. The notches on my caps are ruff looking. Gonna modify my stock ones when I loose one for good. I'm thinking about cutting a hole in one  and glueing a cut  pvc cap or something on it. Crude.
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Re: Cyclops replacement LED headlight bulb kit for Teneres
« Reply #201 on: June 21, 2017, 07:25:51 am »
One of my nighteyez didn't work out of the box. The other one has a few tanks of gas on it and it doesn't look right now. It was looking good to start with. BUMMER BEWARE
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Re: Cyclops replacement LED headlight bulb kit for Teneres
« Reply #202 on: June 21, 2017, 09:00:49 am »
Glad to see I'm not the only one getting tripped up by spell checkers.
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Re: Cyclops replacement LED headlight bulb kit for Teneres
« Reply #203 on: June 21, 2017, 04:02:59 pm »
 I've had the cyclops installed a few months now. Noticed the past couple of days in reflections of cars that are in front of me that the right side bulb looks brighter than the left. I haven't taken them out to have a look yet, but not sure if it's a fault or misalignment? Anyone else had anything similar?

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Re: Cyclops replacement LED headlight bulb kit for Teneres
« Reply #204 on: June 21, 2017, 07:31:37 pm »
I've had the cyclops installed a few months now. Noticed the past couple of days in reflections of cars that are in front of me that the right side bulb looks brighter than the left. I haven't taken them out to have a look yet, but not sure if it's a fault or misalignment? Anyone else had anything similar?
Unfortunately a relatively common failure for the Tenere. One of the two LED chips goes bad on the left side. I've had two bulbs fail and get replaced in 10 months. Cyclops is good about warranty replacement but I have only one month of warranty remaining now. Next one is probably on my dime although they do give you a 50% discount after warranty expires.
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Offline Sandford6016

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Re: Cyclops replacement LED headlight bulb kit for Teneres
« Reply #205 on: June 22, 2017, 04:09:01 pm »
Unfortunately a relatively common failure for the Tenere. One of the two LED chips goes bad on the left side. I've had two bulbs fail and get replaced in 10 months. Cyclops is good about warranty replacement but I have only one month of warranty remaining now. Next one is probably on my dime although they do give you a 50% discount after warranty expires.

Ok, just checked the bulbs and all LEDs are working. I'm thinking it must be the angle of the left side, but to get to the bolt that I think adjusts the vertical angle is pretty fiddly to say the least!

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Re: Cyclops replacement LED headlight bulb kit for Teneres
« Reply #206 on: June 22, 2017, 06:38:22 pm »
Ignore my last! Just adjusted them!

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Re: Cyclops replacement LED headlight bulb kit for Teneres
« Reply #207 on: July 08, 2017, 04:24:25 am »
one of my chips on my cyclops went out on left side. I put in a nighteye and didn't last no time before one side of its gone out. i did finally get e refund from china after a month or two. i was kinda sweating it. even though it was only $28.
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Re: Cyclops replacement LED headlight bulb kit for Teneres
« Reply #208 on: July 08, 2017, 12:19:53 pm »
I bought 2 LED's for My Tenere and our F700 exactly 2 years ago. Within a week apart, 1 LED quit on each bike. They still lit, but were so dim, way less light that the OEM bulb. I was out of warranty so had to pay 50% for the replacements. Since the new ones at brighter, I had to get both for the tenere. All installed and super bright again. I think that the whole idea of "lifetime" is not reality. The plus is the low current draw that ='s no real relays and easy wiring AND just how super bright they are. Wouldn't change a thing at this point.

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Re: Cyclops replacement LED headlight bulb kit for Teneres
« Reply #209 on: July 08, 2017, 12:57:12 pm »
I bought 2 LED's for My Tenere and our F700 exactly 2 years ago. Within a week apart, 1 LED quit on each bike. They still lit, but were so dim, way less light that the OEM bulb...

That was the same failure mode for mine. I have stated here a couple places some of my info but just had another failure so giving a short summary.

Cyclops 3,200 lumen bulb set from RMATV:
1) 4 months, 15k miles had left side failure. One of the two LED chips not lighting. Cyclops replaced with another 3,200 bulb

2) That replacement bulb burnt out exactly the same after another ~15K miles. Cyclops replaced with a 4,000 lumen bulb. Much brighter and different visually so probably a different supplier.

3) 3,200 lumen bulb on the right side failed (again 1 of 2 LED chips only) halfway through a long ride. Three days later it went out completely. Bulb currently is in transit back to Cyclops, my warranty expires this week so that will be my last free replacement. Was told that only the 4,000 lumen bulbs are currently available so now at least I will have a matched set and improved lighting from my original 3,200 lumen purchase.

The new 4,000 bulb has 5k miles on it now and probably double that by the end of this month. I'm hoping that these new bulbs are not as failure prone. I now have an Ebay bulb on one side while waiting my replacement and carry another for spare. I did install a Rigid lightbar so even if both bulbs and my spare crap out my ride still continues. OMG the combined light from Cyclops 4,000 lumen bulbs on high beam and the Rigid lightbar is amazing for me.

Thoughts:
I live in Texas and ride mostly in the Southwest. My 5k mile ride last month was during the heatwave and temps were 100 degrees and higher the entire trip. Peak temps got as high as 118 degrees. I believe that heat is killing the 3,200 lumen bulbs. Same as heat has reportedly killed the cheaper Ebay LED bulbs. Members in UK have been using the Ebay bulbs without problem for 1-2 years but nowhere near the ambient heat and prolonged use mine have been subjected to.
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