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Hey guys,

I always wanted more out of my Diavel's headlight, so I did a few mods until I finally installed the 2015 Gen 2 headlight on my 2013 Gen 1 Diavel. The conversion wasn't that difficult, but since I had the Rizoma handlebars and windshield which I like, I wanted to keep them with the new Gen 2 headlight.

So I had to keep the upper headlight cover, which needed to be trimmed in order to fit the lower Gen 2 headlight bracket, which is different from the Gen 1. The final result is below.
In terms of light output, my previous mod with the 2 Bi-Xenon HID projectors are by far much better than the Gen 2 LED headlight output, but I liked the looks of the Gen 2 better, and since I don't ride much at night, it won't make a difference for me.

So here are the pics:

Gen 1 OEM Headlight which you all know:



Moded Gen 1 OEM Headlight with the two Bi-Xenon HID projectors



Gen 2 LED Headlight Conversion





For those that want to do the conversion, note that Gen 1 headlight wires are different, so you will have to swap the high beam wire with the parking light wire. Do not connect directly the Gen 2 3 pin and 2 pin connectors into Gen 1 connectors from the bike, the lights will not function properly. The Gen 1 headlight 3 pin connector has the low beam, high beam and the black negative wire. Gen 1 headlight 2 pin connector has the parking light wires.

The Gen 2 LED headlight 3pin connector has the low beam wire +, parking light wire + and the negative black wire. The 2pin connector for Gen2 headlight is the actual high beam, which on your Gen1 the same 2pin connector is for the LED strip parking lights.

You will understand what I mean when you look at the wires and the connectors.

I hope you like it.

Cheers
I can not see the photos , can I have your Email ? I need link to order the 2G headlights. thanks
 

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I have found the Gen 2 headlamp to be inadequate for our dark wet winters. Is there any way to upgrade the Gen 2 headlamp assembly to something brighter? The Gen 2 headlamp is LED and looks to be a sealed unit which means you may need to replace the entire assembly if there is a problem. Am I correct or can you fit higher intensity LED's into a GEN 2? Has anyone tried this?

If you folks are upgrading to the Gen 2 then the first generation must be really bad.
 

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I just upgraded the headlight on my 2012 to the newer style like the one you had, thanks for the instructions it was pretty simple. I wish I could upload pictures but says my fires are too big
Hello! I was highly interested in doing this conversion on my 2011! One question I’m stuck on is did you use the housing unit with the Gen2 headlight or was the Gen1 housing able to accommodate this upgrade?
 
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