Hi fellow Rebel 300/500 owners. I recently replaced my headlight bulb with an LED replacement bulb. Another member suggest taking a few pics while I was in there to replace the dust boot (which I ripped the first time) so I did and figured I'd post a how-to. It's really a simple thing to do, but hopefully it will help some people who want to change out their bulb and aren't sure what to do with the factory dust boot.
I think we are all capable enough to take off some allen head bolts so I didn't take pictures of every little step, but I tried to show some of the stuff that's different compared to replacing it with a stock bulb. Just to clarify, the bulb used is here - https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...ink/3930/8566/
Step 1: Take out OEM headlight.
2 x 5mm screws on the sides of the headlight housing to pop the black cover off of the headlight. I also took out 1 of the headlight mount screws and loosened the other so I can swing the headlight over for more room to work (those are 6mm allen heads). Pop the wire clips to move the thick wires out of the way, push the metal clip holding the bulb down and over, and remove OEM bulb.
Step 2: Put the base of the new LED bulb in the socket and reattach the metal clip (the heatsink/bulb unscrew from the base).
Step 3: Flip the dust cover inside out and use a razor to cut the nipple down so there is a little more room for the bulb/heatsink to thread onto the base. Flip it back the proper way and insert the bulb/heatsink.
Step 4: Push down and twist to attach headlight/heatsink back into the base. Make sure the dust cover is nice and tight and around lip like it was from the factory
Step 5: Plug in your new LED light, reattach the clips for the wire bundles, and close the headlight back up!
The cutoff is still super sharp and the pattern doesn't leave a V in the road like many other LED/HID replacements bulbs do. I will add a picture from the road to show it off a little better at some point. For now, here is a picture in front of a garage.