The bulbs received are actually the second generation, so they are brighter than the description on the RM website. The install instructions for the KLR could be clearer but I was able to figure it out. You do have to trim the rubber boots on the KLR (Gen 2) so that the two halves of the bulb assembly click back together.
All that said, wow are the headlights brighter now. I just installed them so no long term durability rating, but my rating is based on the fact that they should last longer than standard bulbs.
Turned my 1090 Adventure R from a bike with enough headlight to get you home safely into a bike that is completely capable of night time off road riding at serious speed. I liken the bike now as having the equivalent light output of a car with good seperate high and low beam globes. Not bad for only 2 globes instead of 4. I highly recommend these globes for your big KTM
The throw is absolutely far reaching but the 1190 stock headlight assembly does limit the width of illumination in both high and low beam settings. This limit on side illum. is most noticeable when turning. The cyclops looks very rugged and overall I am very pleased with the increase in safety and visibility.
The best lights on the market great review on YouTube thanks to swanky cat also why I bought them!
Great lights better than my 2011 ram truck headlights night and day difference! Don't bother messing around with the metal springs!!! Just slightly bend the 90 degree clip and turn it around and screw it in holds great!!!! This is the must way!!!
Important upgrade in your visability is well worth the time and money.
Installing was where these lights loose 1 star. Too general of information, or it could be I am too old to interpet, but when job was completed the difference in visability, both ways, had me cussin that I went so long before doing this important upgrade. Do yourself and your loveones this important upgrade soon. Now get out there and ride. Please smile at the next old guy you see riding his old KLR because it probably will be me.
Love the LED lights. Definitely useful when lane splitting in traffic. Cars used to never see so I've almost been hit a few times. Now when I turn on my lights the cars seems to open a path for me. Highly recommend them ??. Install was easy, especially since they have the sticky residue now.
You can’t really go wrong with better lighting. My KTM 1090 Adventure R is apparently known to have poor stock lighting though i have no basis of comparison, having not owned a street-worthy bike since 1980. But there is a long trip to Alaska ahead and I wanted to up my chances of not hitting a moose, deer, caribou, whatever. The installation could not have been more simple. Unplug the old, plug the lights into the sockets and the wire connectors into those vacated. Then peel the adhesive strips off the HD velcro backings, stick them where you find room, and mate the electronic modules to them. YouTube showed a nut-and-bolt-and-drill operation here; the HD velcro must be a revision. Good call as the modules are very light weight. Then sew the light assembly back up, adjust the low beam, and, boom, done. The results are quite spectacular. A marked improvement, plus you free up available amperage for aux lights; next on my list for illuminating off to the sides - straight ahead is covered.
I went with the updated mounting system of the heat sinks / resistors mounted below the light vs inside. That frees up some room but even then a lot of wiring hangs down below the enclosure, which the external mounting kind of requires. I ended up having zip-tie a lot of that stuff together.
Unfortunately after mounting the Tusk high fender kit this problem became worse with lots of interference between the relocated horn and low hanging wires.
There's no reason for the wiring on this kit to be as long as it is, dramatically shortening it would make for a much cleaner install.
I'm thoroughly impressed! I still have to do some fine tuning on the vertical adjustment (my apologies to the people coming at me on the highway last night,) but these are a massive improvement over xenon incandescents. Very bright horizontal bar shaped center beam with plenty of spill both horizontally and vertically. Low beam lights up street signs on cloudy days. High beam seems to go on for miles. I feel much safer riding both day and night. A bit pricey, but they should outlast the bike.
Well packaged in a heavy duty cardboard box with shadow cut foam.
Nothing better than being seen and noticed out there on the mean streets. This white light gets the attention of drivers during the day, and lights up the road very well at night. You can’t ask for much more. More light is always good when you are on two wheels, it just might save you *ss one day!
The photo and description in the listing is for the old version of these lights. The current Gen 2 version is what I received (March 1, 2018) and they use aluminum heat sinks instead of the old fans, plus these bulbs are advertised as 4000 lumens each. Aside from cutting a hole in the stock rubber boot to clear the heat sink on the back of the LED bulb no other modifications were needed -- it was a direct bolt on. There is no comparing the brightness of these bubs to the stock bulbs. Heck, they are as bright if not brighter than the high beams on my pickup.
Big difference, has been 100% reliable for 2 years, had no install problems because I followed directions perfectly. Would be concerned about someone installing and not realizing the need for the proper clearance of the heat sinks and they could burn something. No question it is brighter and much whiter...gives our state-of-the-art bikes a state-of-the-art headlight color!
Compare to the price of normal builbs that do not last and these are a good value. The directions for the KLR install are lacking. Do not bother trying to bend the KLR wire retaining clips around the adapters. Ditch the clips and epoxy the aluminum adapters In.
I received these lights a couple of days ago. Pulling off all the plastics was kinda a chore but as I got deeper it became easier. I gave cyclops a call to ask them if there was any tricks that would make the install easier and the told me to mount the anti flicker device on the underside of the bucket to give myself more room in the bucket. Worked well. Make sure that you have a rivet gun and a 1/8 in drill bit. Overall a very good and bright set of lights for a very reasonable price.
I consider these lights as a MUST HAVE safety addition to your Adventure Motorcycle. Now the lights are usable and bright enough to use on outback roads without additional driving lights. I can now see most of the dangers encountered on remote roads at night in time to to take evasive action.
I installed this lights after reviewing many opinions besides my friends experience with these lights. To my surprise they work well above the expectations. I tried them on paved roads with litle or no senalization at all. They gave me confidence on the riding. I did myself the installation which was very easy
I had no experience with LED lights for m/c. I bought these Cyclops Adv LED Lights because the reviews were excellent and I knew the factory lights were completely unsatisfactory for evening riding, night riding and trails. 1st Let me say Kudos to Rocky Mountain for carrying Cyclops Adv Lights - Cyclops is probably the best company in my opinion now for quality, durability and Tech Support - and in the long run, that means Value. I put these on a KLR 650, and I would make the following recommendations for installation - (see the pics below)... The factory spring clips won't work properly because the LED's (all LED's) have large cooling bases that interfere with the base. this is expected. I found that using thin Aircraft 304 stainless safety wire looped and tied around the screws and then over the top of the lights, then twisted worked Great ! Then I added a couple dabs of RTV silicone - adhesive as a secondary retaining system in the event a wire broke, which is highly unlikely. (see pics) . regarding the OEM dust covers - Yes, I used them but I don't think it's mandatory - Cyclops Adv has a YouTube video showing these lights working just fine totally submerged ! I also added Quad Spot LED driving lights (see pic) and with the Cyclops LED Low Beam and the Cyclops LED High Beam and the Quad LED spot lights - Man Oh Man - I never knew that night riding in twisty mountain roads could be enjoyable. (see pics) I have ridden on Little Valley Road in the Smoky Mountain National Park at Night - total black out conditions WITH fog and was totally relaxed and safe from all the daytime type lighting. Amazing !!!! I hope Rocky Mountain expands their product line of Cyclops Adv lighting - Cyclops is Super !!!!
this is a great upgrade for the bike, was very ease to install and the back cover fit great, you can get cheaper lights but will the company back it up if you trouble with them and you do not the back covers
My 2014 KTM 350 EXC-F had an improved factory headlight, but Cyclops is so good that I now want to try riding at dusk ! A new level of fun. I installed with a replacement black mask so the brighter light does not blind me when standing on the pegs. I also blacked out the high beam indicator bulb by removing it. Yes there is a dicernable low/high but you'll leave it on high. Does not shake when riding. So very bright that it lights up trees at noon hour eh.
Bought this kit for 2 reasons...The first, the stock headlights are worse than a refrigerator light. Even on high beam on unlit, wooded sections of road the standard lights didn't give much confidence. Second, I wanted to free up a bit of current for other accessories. Finding wattage ratings for these globes hasn't been easy but it *appears* as though there's a ~35w saving per globe. On the light front, they are fantastic. I finally have a decent spread of light which, irrespective of freeing up power, makes these things worthwhile. I didn't have to modify the spring clamps to ft them, but the rubber boots were trimmed as per the instructions. Would be nice if they could be fitted without cutting or using silicone.
Machine this part was bought for: 2015 KAWASAKI KLR65
swapped these out for the sorry stock bulbs on my ktm1190 adventure.. it required some drilling to mount the resistors but it was easy peasy. the light output is amazing and they will last forever. this might be the single best mod ive ever done on any bike. enough said.
Machine this part was bought for: 2015 KTM 1190 Adventure
Kit comes with everything needed and is a lot brighter than stock and you can see much farther down the road or trail. You will want a pop riveter to install the resistors. Took about 1.5 hours to install because of all the tedious plastic removal but was straightforward.
Machine this part was bought for: 2015 KTM 1190 Adventure
I have used Cyclops on my dirt bikes for years, this new kit for my 1190R was just what I needed to get a massive improvement over stock lighting. With short days in the winter here in Pacific Northwest, this was exactly the upgrade I needed to be able to ride safely. Easy to install once you know how to pull the mask off the new KTM (lot more plastic on these new bikes vs. the old 990). Bulbs go right in and plenty of room behind the mask for everything.
Machine this part was bought for: 2014 KTM 1190 Adventure R
Not sure. What I can say is that these are 110% worth the $$ and a drastic improvement over stock. I wouldn't get hung up by the lumen numbers. What RMATV is selling is effctive, easy to install and looks great. Good luck.