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Old 12-27-2011, 07:28 PM   #1
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Question whats a good set of hid's

i need a good set of hid's for my bike ( 06 CBR 1000RR, H7 lights ) ive had 3 or 4 sets so far and all have gone bad, the ballast is the problem im having they either change colors or just dont work after 6 months to 1 year, any suggestions on a good set
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Old 12-27-2011, 07:31 PM   #2
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which brands have you used, what seller did you use?
color temp used?
pricing info?
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i got one set off ebay, 2 sets from hid factory all went bad and just bought one set from Motorcycles Unlimited and its not working like it should its not bright and when i turn off the bike using the key it takes about 2 seconds to stop the motor after the key is off, i checked all the plugs and everything is connected like they should be
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Good pair of hid's?

Ones that are attached to a nice pair of double D's...
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I bought a set for my car 4 years ago, eBay. Ballasts are made by Phillips and I have yet to have a single problem from them. I paid around $120 for everything. Are you sure it's the product you're having problems with and not the install?
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I bought a set for my car 4 years ago, eBay. Ballasts are made by Phillips and I have yet to have a single problem from them. I paid around $120 for everything. Are you sure it's the product you're having problems with and not the install?
yes im sure ive done enough hid kits to know i had them for my truck to but my computer dont like hids
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are you using a relay to run the ballasts off the battery? or are you using a "plug and play" kit?
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http://ddmtuning.com/Product-Categor...hting/HID-Kits

i have them on my r1, no problem so far, H7 6000k dual low beams, 55.00 shipped

my friend also use it on his BMW (335) and his 848
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Try ddmtuning.com Got mine from there and haven't had any problems with it. They were only $40 for a set. Been using them for about a yr.
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are you using a relay to run the ballasts off the battery? or are you using a "plug and play" kit?
plug and play
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Always run HID ballasts off a relay. Those relay kits are like 10 bucks and they don't rely on your stock wiring to actually power the ballasts. During initial warmup ballasts will pull a lot of current, takes its toll on the OEM wiring. ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS use a relay.
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Always run HID ballasts off a relay. Those relay kits are like 10 bucks and they don't rely on your stock wiring to actually power the ballasts. During initial warmup ballasts will pull a lot of current, takes its toll on the OEM wiring. ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS use a relay.
where do i get the relays then
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where do i get the relays then
I've always bought ebay kits that came with relays. It really all depends on what kit you've got. Find an ebay relay kit with the same style connectors.
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ok but should i get one that connectd to the battery or plug and play
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i have heard if you run anything higher than 6000k it is best for you to run with relay, and thing less than that, it should be ok with OEM wiring.
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i have heard if you run anything higher than 6000k it is best for you to run with relay, and thing less than that, it should be ok with OEM wiring.
makes sense i use 6000k to 10000k and have issues with the ballast
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i have heard if you run anything higher than 6000k it is best for you to run with relay, and thing less than that, it should be ok with OEM wiring.
since when does temp of the bulb have anything to due with amp/current draw?
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makes sense i use 6000k to 10000k and have issues with the ballast
The temperature rating is just the bulb color, you need a relay kit that runs the power off the batteries no matter what color temperature you decide on.
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The temperature rating is just the bulb color, you need a relay kit that runs the power off the batteries no matter what color temperature you decide on.
ok thx for the info i will def do that this week
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