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post #1 of 10 Old 10-14-2008, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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HID on the 9er

I am going to install an HID kit on the bike. Just wondering who has already and what brand kits? I am looking at v-leds.com HID kit. It is a bixenon and only $100. Looking at the pictures I am worried about clearance inside the headlight housing.

Also, I remember talking about getting a switch to keep the headlight off until the bike is started. I have been told that the on/off/on will shorten the life span on the HID bulb/components. Anybody have any suggestions for a good waterproof switch?

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I forgot that he did. Thanks.

If anybody else has info, it will be much appreciated.

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I didn't do a true HID, but i did put in a new H4 6000 bulb in for like 10 bucks and it made a huge difference. I believe the high beam is a 95w.

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I have talked with some other members on another forum, and I think if i do the swap, the ballast will go where the pair valve controller went as well as using a 20 to 30 second delay relay. I haven't looked hard, but haven't found any yet. That would be the best as it would not require you to flip the switch(forgetfull minds).

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I have talked with some other members on another forum, and I think if i do the swap, the ballast will go where the pair valve controller went as well as using a 20 to 30 second delay relay. I haven't looked hard, but haven't found any yet. That would be the best as it would not require you to flip the switch(forgetfull minds).
Never thought about the relay option. Thanks.

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I didn't do a true HID, but i did put in a new H4 6000 bulb in for like 10 bucks and it made a huge difference. I believe the high beam is a 95w.
Did you use something like this:

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H4 130/90W 6000K Xenon HID Light Bulbs (1 PAIR)
Item# platin-h4-6000k
$9.99

Product Description
Platin Xenon light bulbs use quality silex tube and fill with refrigerated xenon gas, which is refrigerated by liquid nitrogen, the tube will not burst because of bleb or hydrosphere. The bulbs will be much more effective, that the luminous efficiency can be up to 28 cm/w. The average life is 30% longer than ordinary halogen bulb.

*Xenon Gas Filled.

*Super White, 12V, 6000K, 130/90W, H4

*Simply remove stock bulbs and replace.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I've been considering it myself.

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Did you use something like this:

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H4 130/90W 6000K Xenon HID Light Bulbs (1 PAIR)
Item# platin-h4-6000k
$9.99

Product Description
Platin Xenon light bulbs use quality silex tube and fill with refrigerated xenon gas, which is refrigerated by liquid nitrogen, the tube will not burst because of bleb or hydrosphere. The bulbs will be much more effective, that the luminous efficiency can be up to 28 cm/w. The average life is 30% longer than ordinary halogen bulb.

*Xenon Gas Filled.

*Super White, 12V, 6000K, 130/90W, H4

*Simply remove stock bulbs and replace.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I've been considering it myself.

Yes very similar to those. I got the pair off ebay for 20 after shipping. Make sure you specify that you need the 3 prong style. I have a set of 2 prong if someone wants them. They sent me the wrong ones and then the right ones and I only paid once. I believe the 2 prong ones in my garage would fit a 599 style, because it has 2 bulbs. I am not positive, but I believe the 2 bulb system in the 599 is a 2 bulb system and thats what my extra set is.

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I have always been told that the 130/90 watt bulbs are ones to be careful of. As increasing draw on the stock wiring. I am sure this might be a debate here before, but it is warranted in mentioning. Might not be an initial problem, but it is the overall time and tha back country road you are on as that one bulb goes out.

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I have always been told that the 130/90 watt bulbs are ones to be careful of. As increasing draw on the stock wiring. I am sure this might be a debate here before, but it is warranted in mentioning. Might not be an initial problem, but it is the overall time and tha back country road you are on as that one bulb goes out.
Well hopefully that doesn't happen, but I have put about 1,500 miles on the bulb and no problems yet. My stock bulb blew the high beam so I had to replace it, but decided to try these bulbs before going HID.

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