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Hey guys, I just joined the SV family with a 2018 SV650, it will be my first street bike after years of riding a dirt bike! I am loving it so far, having a blast every time I take it out. Just 2 weeks after the purchase, I'm already itching to do some mods. Mainly, first up I want to replace the headlight with an LED assembly. Has anyone had any good luck changing the whole assembly out? I know they have the cheap lights from China like the Sktyants 7", are these type of lights worth it? I love the look of some of these but I also want functionality. I am also not really trying to pay $500 for the JW Speaker adaptive LED. Thank you for your help!

I love the look of this light, anyone know where to get something like this and if so is it plug and play?
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Check out Ledperf.

I Installed one on my 2017 SV.
 

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How's the beam pattern and brightness on it? I hear some of the aftermarket LEDs have a beam pattern that blind other drivers and is scattered.
Here I posted a few pics to compare the OEM lights with the LEdperf Type 2 I installed on my SV.
Provided the beam is oriented according to (local) street laws there is no chance to blind incoming drivers, and the pattern is very solid, not scattered.
 

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How's the beam pattern and brightness on it? I hear some of the aftermarket LEDs have a beam pattern that blind other drivers and is scattered.
Consider that motorcycles lean when they turn and that having a sharp cutoff is desirable on a car where you don't lean to turn, but I'll tell you from experience that tipping into a corner and suddenly riding into darkness is not fun.
 

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Different scene, but I know that Jeep headlights are soooper crappy, so lots of folks end up replacing them with chinesium "upgrades" to "save money". Every single person i know who initially went with the cheaper lights eventually ended up with Speakers or K.C. Highlighter. (Or they sold the Jeep...hehe) I went with Speaker right from the start and it was worth the "extra" money.

On my sv, I opted for a pair of driving lights instead of headlight replacement. One wide spread, one not. Rolled the dice with www.superbrightleds.com and am happy. They actually are...superbright. They don't sell the lights i bought anymore, but I would buy from them again if I needed to.

Golden Chicken pretty much nailed it: you do get what you pay for, and skimping on your light (vision) is probably not the best move. I lucked out going the superbright route. Last thing: it's not all about the light itself, the harness and proper wiring matter. Supposedly the sv 3rd gen wiring on the headlight is not awesome, so replacing the harness with something a bit more robust isn't a bad idea. I would definitely scour the sub to see what others have managed.

Let us know what you end up with.

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Back when I had the SV, I used to pay attention to intensity AND correct beam pattern. I initially purchased the Morimoto Sealed 7 1.0 which was at end of life at 75$, it had good beam pattern but medium intensity. So, went all-in with Morimoto Super7, with the mled projector. The single headlight was priced at 250$, plus a fortune for customs clearance,but worth every penny, so kept it when I switched to the CB650R.
Keep in mind that it is 100% “form follows function” style, so not at everyones taste and both need adapter rings:

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Back when I had the SV, I used to pay attention to intensity AND correct beam pattern. I initially purchased the Morimoto Sealed 7 1.0 which was at end of life at 75$, it had good beam pattern but medium intensity. So, went all-in with Morimoto Super7, with the mled projector. The single headlight was priced at 250$, plus a fortune for customs clearance,but worth every penny, so kept it when I switched to the CB650R.
Keep in mind that it is 100% “form follows function” style, so not at everyones taste and both need adapter rings:

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Where did you end up getting a single Super7? I can only find them online in pairs. I do like the look of them and heard they were super bright. I may go that route if I can find a place that sells one headlight instead of 2
 

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I purchased it from TheRetrofitSource, about a year ago. Back then it was listed as single unit as well, but I think that you can contact them now to provide a quote for one. Keep in mind that the latest version uses the MLED 2.0 projector, which is (as per the reviews) far superior and comes pre-assembled.

For adapter ring, I used this:

 

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I purchased it from TheRetrofitSource, about a year ago. Back then it was listed as single unit as well, but I think that you can contact them now to provide a quote for one. Keep in mind that the latest version uses the MLED 2.0 projector, which is (as per the reviews) far superior and comes pre-assembled.

For adapter ring, I used this:

Awesome thank you for the info! I just got a quote from them for $275 for one, not too bad for one of the brightest headlights, especially since I will be doing a lot of night driving. Did you need an H4 input adapter to connect to the SV? Or was it pretty much plug and play other than the adapter ring?
 

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Yes, the H4 adapter is listed as an option of ~17$, so about 8,5$ for one adapter (I paid $7,5 last year).
If you get the ring, it is plug and play, unfortunately I only got it when I was about to install it to the CB. Just find a smart location for the led controller unit, it will probably not fit in the bucket
 
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