New headlight options for 2015 WR450F? Bulb or complete unit?

I have done some research on changing my headlight on my WR. Was wondering from experience what would be my best option? Should I get a complete headlight unit or just switch out the bulb? I don't want to upgrade my charging system unless it's a must. I ride in the Sierras and just need more light then the stock produces. Could I get some suggestions from you that have already done this and what worked the best for you. Any pics would be great of improved light over stock. 

 

Thanks, Marty.

Ricky Stator sells a HID plug in system that requires no head shell or electrical modifications

 

It's not listed on their site, you have to call them

Ricky Stator sells a HID plug in system that requires no head shell or electrical modifications

 

It's not listed on their site, you have to call them

Thanks, do I stay with the stock wattage when going HID or do I jump up??

You go waaaaay up.

 

From about  900 lumens to 1800 lumens, and a higher kelvin spectrum

You go waaaaay up.

 

From about  900 lumens to 1800 lumens, and a higher kelvin spectrum

Thank you. I can't wait to run that....

Cyclops adventure sports h4 3800 lumen led, plug and play. Mines in the mail ill let you know how it works out!

Cyclops adventure sports h4 3800 lumen led, plug and play. Mines in the mail ill let you know how it works out!

I looked up the Cyclops Adventure Sports lights and they look great, glad I didn't order one yet. Let us know how it turns out I really like how much light this one puts out.

Ya man i just got it installed only have a day pic. Waiting for it to get dark but i think its gonna be great. To bright to stare into it thats for sure. Install was super easy. 20150729_162754-1.jpg

That's an H4 55watt element

That's about 1900 lumens

Is the stock charging system going to keep up with the extra 20 watt demand? I'm sure it can, but it will slow your charging speed.

I have a 55W bulb and have never had to charge the battery.  The one in the picture draws 40W on high beam and 20W on low according to the manufacturer.

Sorry couldent get a pic of it at night but did a 30mile trip back from my friends house and all i can say is its freaking amazing. Low beams work great even on 55mph twisties. The high beam is nothing short of baja worthy. High beams is way to bright to roll around on at night of any cars are near. This unit is freaking awesome totally recommend it. Took 10 minutes to install!

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Thanks for the pic, one more question. Do you need to install a high/low beam switch with that light? Or does it come with one??

Sawyer do you have a direct link to order this setup?

I'm a super big fan of LED lighting after configuring different HID setups for my bikes the last 9 years.  I have a desert setup for my '12 WR that is a 60w LED unit that is amazing, but have recently tried out swapping in just an LED bulb into the stock housing.  I've ordered all of my stuff from China and it has all been pretty much bulletproof.  The current bulb I run is just 30 watts, but does a great job in the stock housing.  The stock housing will give you kind of a driving/flood pattern and you won't be able to change that with just a bulb, but it works really well for me in the desert as I'm usually not doing a lot of top speed riding.  Both my low beam and high beam are run together at the same time.  The first link is what I am currently using and the 2nd link is the 40w bulb I'll be trying next.  There is no stator rewiring for the 2012+ WR's as they have plenty of power stock.

 

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/1pc-Plug-Play-Auto-Motorcycle-LIGHT-CREE-LED-30W-3000LM-H4-H4-3-HB2-9003-XENON/32275910011.html

 

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/CREE-LED-H4-H4-3-HB2-9003-40W-4000LM-XENON-WHITE-BULB-HI-LO-REPLACE-MOTORBIKE/32312476025.html

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As long as you already have a high low switch it will work. I had mine converted to street legal. But im pretty sure it had a switch factory.

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