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I just installed a set of Kawell Led Lights (there 60 degree flood lights, slim design) I've used them in several other applications (Trucks and Jeeps) and have not had any issues with them yet. I completely removed the stock headlight out of the Kodiak and replaced them with these. (Bright as ****) the only down side was the switch on your handlebars has a low and high setting and you only use low (I guess you could wire another set some where else and when you switch to the high beams it will turn on both sets of lights). I started by grinding of the light mount on the Led Light. Then removed the mounting clips from the factory lights and installed them on the Led Lights (use the clip to mark the spot to drillout). I drilled through 2 fins on each side to allow longer screws. Placed the lights in the sockets and used a nylon spacer on each side of the lights (1/4 inch thick was perfect, I picked up the screws and nylon spacers at Lowes for $6.00). I then cut the headlight wire 3 inches after the connector to allow you to be able to remove easily in the future (just unplug the Light like normal). I did use water tight electrical connectors and heat shrink. No cut drilling or anything to the grill on the Kodiak, the lights fit perfectly. Here are a few pics.

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They look great but would you be able to get a shot of them at night? Would love to see how light is spread in a condition like that vs indoors with natural daylight shooting in.
 

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Nice looking lights, good job on the installation. They probably are brighter than the Factory lights on bright I'm thinking? Do they seem to shine as far as the Factory lights on bright or would the spot light version work better? Sorry for all the questions.

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I didn't even look at the date of his post. LOL. Goes to show how observant I am.

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I've seen some limited information on people buying JW Speaker 8415 (model 0551191) and replacing the OEM headlights in the previous gen Grizzly (2007-2015) and Viking. I know nothing more than that but just want to post it up as a potential option.

For quality of light, probably just best and easier to add in a LED light bar. I used to have a larger 2 row 12" wide LED bar out of China and recently switched to a Diode Dynamics SS single row 6 LED bar. Since DD engineers for fine tuning of the light focusing, that smaller bar produces better quality of light than that much larger bar I used to use. DD light will cost more than the cheap Chinese bars available but their pricing is no where near Baja or Rigid pricing. That DD light cost about $80 US.
 

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I was playing around with searches last night and came across these LED's that are suppose to be a direct replacement for the Yamaha 4KB-84314-01-00 which is the part number of the headlight bulb for the Kodiak's.

I can tell you just by looking at the pic. That style led bulb is garbage. They will look awesome, but because the kodiak has a reflector style housing, that bulb will give you next to nothing for usable output.

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I've seen some limited information on people buying JW Speaker 8415 (model 0551191) and replacing the OEM headlights in the previous gen Grizzly (2007-2015) and Viking. I know nothing more than that but just want to post it up as a potential option.

For quality of light, probably just best and easier to add in a LED light bar. I used to have a larger 2 row 12" wide LED bar out of China and recently switched to a Diode Dynamics SS single row 6 LED bar. Since DD engineers for fine tuning of the light focusing, that smaller bar produces better quality of light than that much larger bar I used to use. DD light will cost more than the cheap Chinese bars available but their pricing is no where near Baja or Rigid pricing. That DD light cost about $80 US.
Yup a round 4.5" light like that will fit right in the kodiak, filling the hole nicely. I have a set of 42watt kawells, next step up from what the op used, they test fit well, just need to drill out the holes for the mounts a it should go right in the stock kodiak mount location.
I think I'll like these better than my current bixenon hids, even though they aren't dimmable

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I think I'll like these better than my current bixenon hids, even though they aren't dimmable
Maybe I’m misunderstanding you, but just want to point out those JW Speaker lights do have a low and high capability to use in place of the headlights, so should be a decent match with OEM wires available. If you were going after dimmable by way of an actual dimmer (potentiometers reducing voltage), then yeah, understandable for your comment.
 

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Maybe I’m misunderstanding you, but just want to point out those JW Speaker lights do have a low and high capability to use in place of the headlights, so should be a decent match with OEM wires available. If you were going after dimmable by way of an actual dimmer (potentiometers reducing voltage), then yeah, understandable for your comment.
No no, you are correct, the jw lights have low and high, the kawell leds I'm using are only single beam. The kawells are also 1/16th of the price, for that difference, I'll settle for brighter, but only single beam. Lol

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I just got my 42 watt Kawells in to put in my 17 Kodiak and will order another set for the 20 Kodiak I just bought. Don't believe I'll ever miss the dimming ability, never used it anyway.

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I just got my 42 watt Kawells in to put in my 17 Kodiak and will order another set for the 20 Kodiak I just bought. Don't believe I'll ever miss the dimming ability, never used it anyway.

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I used dimmer all the time, meeting other riders on the trail at night, access cars on the road as i travel down to the store, to work, or to the trail head near my place.

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Looks like it might be a while before I convert mine over, this 14* temp is not fun.

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Looks like it might be a while before I convert mine over, this 14* temp is not fun.

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I hear ya. - 28c here
with wind chill it's - 40c

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