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I've seen these headlights on sale in a number of places like motodemic and Wunderlich. Does anyone have experience with them? They are quite expensive and I'd like to hear from any users whether they were worth the upgrade.

I'm looking at the J.W. speaker 8790 LED headlights for the R Nine T.

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I've seen these headlights on sale in a number of places like motodemic and Wunderlich. Does anyone have experience with them? They are quite expensive and I'd like to hear from any users whether they were worth the upgrade.

I'm looking at the J.W. speaker 8790 LED headlights for the R Nine T.

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I really like mine. It looks slick. The adaptive bulbs work as advertised. I like the color temperature and feel the visibility is improved.

Installation (at least with the kit from Motodemic) was simple plug and play with the original headlight ring. It is a bit trickier but doable with a Roland Sands ring.

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I really like mine. It looks slick. The adaptive bulbs work as advertised. I like the color temperature and feel the visibility is improved.

Installation (at least with the kit from Motodemic) was simple plug and play with the original headlight ring. It is a bit trickier but doable with a Roland Sands ring.

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Sorry for resurrecting an old post, but can you tell us what part was more difficult with the RSD ring? I have an RSD black ops ring and am wanting to add the JW adaptive headlight. Did you need the adapter kit that JW Speaker sells as well?
 

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Hello 8ball,

Welcome to the forum.

I just noticed you made your first post to the forum, but you haven't had a chance to post in the new members section yet.

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Sorry for resurrecting an old post, but can you tell us what part was more difficult with the RSD ring? I have an RSD black ops ring and am wanting to add the JW adaptive headlight. Did you need the adapter kit that JW Speaker sells as well?
I haven’t checked this forum in a while - sorry I did not reply.

The problem is the JW Speaker/Motodemic headlight is a smaller diameter than stock. The kit works great when using the original aluminum headlight ring. The RSD headlight ring is constructed differently - and doesn’t work with the smaller diameter light.

Following recommendations on this forum I took small diameter fuel line, cut it open and used it to line the outer rim of the headlight bucket. This provided enough extra thickness to hold the smaller diameter headlight in place.
 

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Thanks for the reply!
I went down a little different path with mine. I used to work in the automotive windshield installation industry and know how tough the urethane glue is that is used to glue in windshields. I ended up gluing the rear ring half to the headlight pot, and glued the J W Speaker adaptive headlight into the front ring half. This is a semi permanent bond so I don't suggest it unless you are sure you want to keep the J W Speaker headlight long term, but it tuned out really well for me.
 
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