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ok, I don't have an 899 but a 1299S, but this thread is the only decent bit of information on the web concerning what I'm trying to do.

when you do this mod on the 899, do the low beams stay on when you turn on the high beams? Does it do that with the stock halogens?

what I find horribly annoying with the stock LEDs on the 1299S (1199S does the same thing btw) is that when you switch the high beams on, the low beams shut off. I have never seem this before in any other vehicle I own, including every Ducati I own and have owned in the past.

Your experience in wiring the LED headlight is quite valuable and I appreciate any insights you may have on this. Thank you!
 

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now thats how you write a how to thread!!

well done sir!
 

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I just did this upgrade to my 1299. Anyone else notice if the LEDs flicker for 20-30 seconds when you turn the bike off?

Also, heads up to anyone doing this to a 1299, you'll need the 1299S inertial sensor mount and the upper headlight plastic shroud.
 

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I did the swap, and when I turn on my high beams, the low beams turn off.
That's how it works. Someone somewhere (in this forum or the 1199/1299 forum) posted how to possibly have both on when high beams are selected.
 

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I am yet to do this mod.
From what I see here, you are all going back to relays to take your feed to run the LED headlights?
LED draw less current, so don't require relays? So you take power from the "bike side" of the relays, rather than the "light side"? Making the relays effectively redundant? (If this makes sense)
I'm wondering: If one could find a match for the factory 899 light plugs, then a patch harness could be made to take off from the 899 headlight plugs, and connect to the LED headlamp plug?
You would have it running off relays, and have to tuck away a couple of unused plugs...
But reversible.
Is there a good reason the nobody has done it this way?

Also, to keep low beam on when hi beam is activated, a couple of good 12V diodes between the low beam and high beam power wires (one for left, one for right) should sort this?
 

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I am yet to do this mod.
From what I see here, you are all going back to relays to take your feed to run the LED headlights?
LED draw less current, so don't require relays? So you take power from the "bike side" of the relays, rather than the "light side"? Making the relays effectively redundant? (If this makes sense)
I'm wondering: If one could find a match for the factory 899 light plugs, then a patch harness could be made to take off from the 899 headlight plugs, and connect to the LED headlamp plug?
You would have it running off relays, and have to tuck away a couple of unused plugs...
But reversible.
Is there a good reason the nobody has done it this way?

Also, to keep low beam on when hi beam is activated, a couple of good 12V diodes between the low beam and high beam power wires (one for left, one for right) should sort this?
Ive used a OEM plug from Corsa so it looks OEM (1199s) removing all the exceess wiring and relays makes it easier to put back. I have no desire to remove headlight if I sell.

Looking at how ducati has wired the headlights, im interested in the voltage in which the hi-lo beams activated. You have a 12v supply, park light supply, 0v, then your 2 lo/hi beam wires are these 12v, 5v (ducati have use 5v switching before) or different.
As im lazy, i dont want to remove the fairings just to test some voltages to confirm any different voltages are used. if everything is 12v, then yes some simple bridged wires are all thats needed (maybe a diode as well) but if there is some different voltages (say 5v) then you proly have to use a relay.
 

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I am yet to do this mod.
From what I see here, you are all going back to relays to take your feed to run the LED headlights?
LED draw less current, so don't require relays? So you take power from the "bike side" of the relays, rather than the "light side"? Making the relays effectively redundant? (If this makes sense)
I'm wondering: If one could find a match for the factory 899 light plugs, then a patch harness could be made to take off from the 899 headlight plugs, and connect to the LED headlamp plug?
You would have it running off relays, and have to tuck away a couple of unused plugs...
But reversible.
Is there a good reason the nobody has done it this way?

Also, to keep low beam on when hi beam is activated, a couple of good 12V diodes between the low beam and high beam power wires (one for left, one for right) should sort this?
OnePerfectDose can actually make you a plug and play harness. I got one from him for my install.
 

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ok, I don't have an 899 but a 1299S, but this thread is the only decent bit of information on the web concerning what I'm trying to do.

when you do this mod on the 899, do the low beams stay on when you turn on the high beams? Does it do that with the stock halogens?

what I find horribly annoying with the stock LEDs on the 1299S (1199S does the same thing btw) is that when you switch the high beams on, the low beams shut off. I have never seem this before in any other vehicle I own, including every Ducati I own and have owned in the past.

Your experience in wiring the LED headlight is quite valuable and I appreciate any insights you may have on this. Thank you!
It could be bypassed but like others have mentioned it would require an additional relay and diodes. What I am unsure of is if the LED headlight has internal relays which I have a feeling it does.

The stock halogens require higher current and the signal wire from the Low or High comes from the instrument cluster. This signal wire triggers the relay and power is supplied from a larger gauge White wire.

For the LED headlight I assume its the same concept yet the relays are internalized. My only concern would be if I created a harness, could the internal relay counter act what we are trying to do. In theory this is an easy fix unless we are limited by internal components.

I am yet to do this mod.
From what I see here, you are all going back to relays to take your feed to run the LED headlights?
LED draw less current, so don't require relays? So you take power from the "bike side" of the relays, rather than the "light side"? Making the relays effectively redundant? (If this makes sense)
I'm wondering: If one could find a match for the factory 899 light plugs, then a patch harness could be made to take off from the 899 headlight plugs, and connect to the LED headlamp plug?
You would have it running off relays, and have to tuck away a couple of unused plugs...
But reversible.
Is there a good reason the nobody has done it this way?

Also, to keep low beam on when hi beam is activated, a couple of good 12V diodes between the low beam and high beam power wires (one for left, one for right) should sort this?
This is feasible as well. Very easy actually. What I did is I stripped the entire harness all the way back and rewired it as if it was the 1199S/1299S and removed a lot of extra parts.

If you wanted to retain and use the stock H11 plugs you can. I actually have them. This would allow for not removing any wires. The only issue I see is gaining the 12V power because you would have to pull it from somewhere. This can easily be a lead which is ran to the battery but in all this would mean using the H11 connectors and not removing a single wire from the relays.

Ive used a OEM plug from Corsa so it looks OEM (1199s) removing all the exceess wiring and relays makes it easier to put back. I have no desire to remove headlight if I sell.

Looking at how ducati has wired the headlights, im interested in the voltage in which the hi-lo beams activated. You have a 12v supply, park light supply, 0v, then your 2 lo/hi beam wires are these 12v, 5v (ducati have use 5v switching before) or different.
As im lazy, i dont want to remove the fairings just to test some voltages to confirm any different voltages are used. if everything is 12v, then yes some simple bridged wires are all thats needed (maybe a diode as well) but if there is some different voltages (say 5v) then you proly have to use a relay.
The voltages are 12v feeds. I haven't confirmed the park light LEDs. (Ignition on bike not running LED's)

A couple diodes and a relay would most likely solve the low off with Highs on.
 

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Hello I am from spain
I am interested in do this in my 899 Panigale of 2014.
I wanted to know if you have to change or cut some plastic of de 899 to fit de headlight 1199S?
Que onda chaval!

Pues, es muy facil. La unica cosa es hacer los conexiones eléctricas. Siga la guía aca. Los faros son un canje directo.

 
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