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I was wondering if anyone knows any good LED replacement bulbs for the 2020 Monster 821? I cant seem to find anything that would actually fit. The stock OEM are dim halogens that need to go. The OEM low beam is a 12v 55w single prong, and the high beam is a 12v 55w 2 prong... The bulbs are small in size. It doesn't look like the headlight housing could fit an LED that has the integrated fan or driver at the end of it... Has anyone found a good replacement option for this bike? Thanks!
 

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your owners manual will list the bulb spec for your bike, my 2019 1200S is a H7 for low beam, H1 for high beam. i'm assuming the 1200/821 probably share the same headlight? from what i hear, the high beam doesn't have enough clearance for a LED driver, but the low beam typically does. i'm looking at the
https://www.cyclopsadventuresports.com/48-Platinum-H7-LED-Headlight-Bulb_p_86.html
but cyclops can't confirm that it will fit.
 

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Yeah, those are the same specs. Just looking at that link from cyclopsadventuresports, I cant see how that LED will fit in there. I've been searching the internet and cant find anyone who's done it.
 

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Yeah, those are the same specs. Just looking at that link from cyclopsadventuresports, I cant see how that LED will fit in there. I've been searching the internet and cant find anyone who's done it.
their rep said their bulb would require an extra 1/2" of clearance over a stock bulb. i've yet to pull the headlight assembly so i'm not sure what it looks like back there, but others have done it on the older 1200 and got similar LEDs to fit.
 

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I just put the Sylvania LED H7 bulb in my M696. I think that bulb isn't much bigger than stock as it has the wires coming out the side and the connector plugs in away from the bulb to save room. It's the only "commercial" non-eBay H7 bulb that I know of too, and it's super bright. You have to buy the pair though for $99.

 

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Would be great to find someone on here who's done it on the newer Monster. For these aftermarket LED's you need a wiring adapter because the low beam is single prong. I was able to find these on amazon but I wont know if it fits until I take the cover off this weekend. Its either that or Motodemic, but I actually prefer the look of the stock headlights.



 

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I just put the Sylvania LED H7 bulb in my M696. I think that bulb isn't much bigger than stock as it has the wires coming out the side and the connector plugs in away from the bulb to save room. It's the only "commercial" non-eBay H7 bulb that I know of too, and it's super bright. You have to buy the pair though for $99.

thanks, going to give this one a try. @MONSTEREX, let me know if want to split the pair.
 

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@Pilot048 thanks for the recommendation, installed the Sylvania H7 LED bulb in my 2019 Monster 1200S and it was a super easy procedure. the LED bulb fit with no issues with plenty of room to tuck in the connector and wires. the color matches the LED drl perfectly, and like you said modernizes the headlight a bit. beam pattern is pretty much the same, though i feel there's a little more falloff closer the the bike. the light projects a bit farther, is easier to see due to the whiter color temperature, and is not blinding in any way. I got the bulbs at a good price, so for about $45 a worthy upgrade. i can't see needing anything more light than that. oh almost forgot, they're made in italy as well :cool:

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