This is an update to the blog post I did last October on the Cyclops H-7 LED headlight bulb. https://pnwtenere.com/2014/10/08/review-cyclops-led-h7-replacement-headlights/ It’s taken Darryl a few months acquiring the right tooling and machinery to get light covers developed and made for our bikes. The other bikes he makes caps for are the 2014-16 KTM dirt bikes, 2013 and older F800GS high beam. Next up is the 2014-16 F800GS caps.
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Darryl used the factory covers from my Super Tenere to design the new deeper covers that make room for the fan on the back of the light. He has more than a decade under his belt as a composite/prototype tool maker and 3D printing/mold making engineer in the airline industry to get the job done right. He only made it to prototype #3 before getting the right compound mixed up. This final version offers a secure fit. Honestly, I’ve been running the Cyclops H-7 LED’s lights since October without the back covers on, in ALL weather conditions, and have concluded that they aren’t really needed. No moisture or dust has gotten in behind my lenses, and that’s saying a lot for the conditions I ride in.
Darryl tells me that he is constantly getting requests for these lights but the customers just won’t run them without the covers on. Now there is an answer to their , IMO “perceived” dilemma. The projected price is going to be about $175.00 for a set of lights with the larger covers. That sounds like a lot until you factor in the life of the LED which is about 30,000 hours. That equals to riding 1.8 million miles at 60MPH. They will definitely last longer than any stock or after market high watt halogens. The quality and quantity of the light from these bulbs are far and above the factory halogen bulbs. It’s like a night and day difference…… sorry, had to use that one 😉
Give Darryl a call or you can order right off the website. http://www.cyclopsadventuresports.com
PS: He’s looking to hire an ADV moto friendly assistant that can help with the fabrication of light covers/shipping and receiving. It’s only an entry level position but after everything I’ve seen, he would be one cool boss to work for!