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Old 07-12-2011, 02:42 PM   #1
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Where can I get HID's/Custom lights installed on my bike??

Anyone know of any good reliable shops here in houston that will install HId's on my ninja??
I do alot of night riding and would love a set!
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Old 07-12-2011, 02:48 PM   #2
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Do you already have the HID lights? What side of town?
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Old 07-12-2011, 02:50 PM   #3
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Located close to downtown.

No I dont have the HID's I need to purchase a GOOD QUALITY SET and have them installed?
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Old 07-12-2011, 02:52 PM   #4
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install them yourself... Its not hard.
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Old 07-12-2011, 03:07 PM   #5
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Anyone Got a DIY and where to buy em?
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Old 07-12-2011, 03:08 PM   #6
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what year and model is your bike?
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Old 07-12-2011, 03:13 PM   #7
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Old 07-12-2011, 03:14 PM   #8
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Look up the bulb size, i may have a spare set for you.
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Old 07-12-2011, 03:16 PM   #9
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I buy all of my hid kits from www.ddmtuning.com, to this day ive probably ordered well over 35-40 kits. Good quality at a cheap cost.
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hid bulbs in stock housings do not increase light output FYI. HID bulbs are often longer than halogen bulbs (except for bulb sizes which are available in bixenon) so they dramatically alter the light output pattern. Additionally halogen bulb housings often produce a completely different light pattern (concentrates light in a spot vs dispersing it into a horizontal beam) so the end result is worse than what you start out with. Also the bluer you go the lower the lumen output, that's why all vehicles that come with xenon lighting have a kelvin rating of 4k-5k

having said that I'm sure you'll still get them, and in an 8000k color rating... just putting it out there.
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Old 07-12-2011, 03:21 PM   #11
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only take about 30 mins to install, most of kits are plug and play, you only need a 1" diameter drill bit then you are good to go
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hid bulbs in stock housings do not increase light output FYI. HID bulbs are often longer than halogen bulbs (except for bulb sizes which are available in bixenon) so they dramatically alter the light output pattern. Additionally halogen bulb housings often produce a completely different light pattern (concentrates light in a spot vs dispersing it into a horizontal beam) so the end result is worse than what you start out with. Also the bluer you go the lower the lumen output, that's why all vehicles that come with xenon lighting have a kelvin rating of 4k-5k

having said that I'm sure you'll still get them, and in an 8000k color rating... just putting it out there.
Every bike I know that has them is way brighter including my own.
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hid bulbs in stock housings do not increase light output FYI. HID bulbs are often longer than halogen bulbs (except for bulb sizes which are available in bixenon) so they dramatically alter the light output pattern. Additionally halogen bulb housings often produce a completely different light pattern (concentrates light in a spot vs dispersing it into a horizontal beam) so the end result is worse than what you start out with. Also the bluer you go the lower the lumen output, that's why all vehicles that come with xenon lighting have a kelvin rating of 4k-5k

having said that I'm sure you'll still get them, and in an 8000k color rating... just putting it out there.


Halogen bulbs suck big floppy donkey , and not everyone decides to go with an 8k bulb. I'm running a 55watt, 4.5k bulb. I started using HID bulbs well over 2 years ago, and Ill never go back to the dark side.

Halogen>Xenon

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HID lights without the use of a projector from the stock factory is illegal. If you get an HID kit and use them in your regular reflector halogen housing it is illegal. If your car comes with STOCK HID Projectors then it is legal to relapce the bulbs w/ an HID kit. If you have a reflector or halogen projector housing it is illegal- which is the case in about 85% of people purchasing HID kits.
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The kit replaces your stock bulbs with High Intensity Discharge bulbs which run at 35W versus your stock 55W+ bulbs. Thus running cooler, however, 10%-15% brighter than stock bulbs.
I believe your bike has H7 bulbs for the low beams, when I get home ill check and see if I have some.

I would check out ninja250forum.com, or somewhere similar for more helpful info.
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you can believe what you want, just telling you how it is It's YOUR bike..
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The 2008+ Ninja 250R uses H7 bulbs. I used the DDM tuning kit on my bike. The kit includes one ballast for the low beams and one for the high beams. I went with the 35 watt setting @ 6000k. And yes, HID's on the bike make a world of difference when riding at night. I've had mine now for about 2 years and never had any issues with them.

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The 2008+ Ninja 250R uses H7 bulbs. I used the DDM tuning kit on my bike. The kit includes one ballast for the low beams and one for the high beams. I went with the 35 watt setting @ 6000k. And yes, HID's on the bike make a world of difference when riding at night. I've had mine now for about 2 years and never had any issues with them.

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Im gonna get em too!
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Oh well, time to get HID's in my non-HID housings.

Sorry State of Texas, I like to be SEEN.

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The 2008+ Ninja 250R uses H7 bulbs. I used the DDM tuning kit on my bike. The kit includes one ballast for the low beams and one for the high beams. I went with the 35 watt setting @ 6000k. And yes, HID's on the bike make a world of difference when riding at night. I've had mine now for about 2 years and never had any issues with them.

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how are u liking the 35watt with 6k setting?? pretty bright? do u wish u would have went brighter??
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