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Old 05-08-2012, 09:42 AM   #1
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09 R6 headlight upgrade

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I'm looking to upgrade the lights on my R6 and was wondering what bulbs you guys perfer. I've had bad experiences with HID's in the past. So I leaning toward staying with just a better quality halogen if possible. I'm new to bikes and have heard all kinds of horror stories about electrical problems and housings melting. What are my options and what should I stay away from? I honestly just want to take the yellowish tint out.

Also as a side note, does anybody know if the little lens in between my headlights is suppose to light up? I always forget to look when I see another R6.

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I personally think you should get over your fears and pick up some quality HID's, they will put off less heat then your current bulbs and increase light output. Downside is since they won't be in a projector they will blind people but on a bike I like the idea of blinding people because that means they see me.....

If you go aftermarket bulbs and just get rid of the yellow look then just make sure they are the same watt as what you currently have and you should be ok, Cheaper brands you can't trust about the watt though. Also I have fixed countless melted wiring harnesses on bikes from people using blue tinted high output bulbs, so weigh out you risks and do what you want.

Also I am pretty sure we have a site Sponcer that you could pickup quality HID's from that will stand behind them with 100% satisfaction in quality.
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:55 AM   #3
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I've never had an issue with hid's out of all the bikes I've had them in. Besides one ballast here or there that is bad..

Check out ddmtuning.com
Get you a 35w 5 or 6000k bulb.

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I personally think you should get over your fears and pick up some quality HID's, they will put off less heat then your current bulbs and increase light output. Downside is since they won't be in a projector they will blind people but on a bike I like the idea of blinding people because that means they see me.....

If you go aftermarket bulbs and just get rid of the yellow look then just make sure they are the same watt as what you currently have and you should be ok, Cheaper brands you can't trust about the watt though. Also I have fixed countless melted wiring harnesses on bikes from people using blue tinted high output bulbs, so weigh out you risks and do what you want.

Also I am pretty sure we have a site Sponcer that you could pickup quality HID's from that will stand behind them with 100% satisfaction in quality.

What should I expect to pay for a quality HID kit? Also can you give me some actual name brands you suggest. You can PM me if they arent a sponser..
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there are some Xentec kits on ebay, where the ballast and ignitor are in 1 box vs 2, easier to install, esp. on a bike.

like $35 delivered.

and dont' get some crazy 12000k bulbs 6k is fine

also get 35w vs 55w

i personnaly recommend a indepedant wiring harness powering the lights vs plug-n-play if you can.
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ddmtuning that idream mentioned has excellent feedback on many forums I am on, see people putting them in bmw's, bikes, chevy's... Really sounds like good HID's and people really seem to think the price is fair, I would prob give them a shot if I was in the market....
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i have the same bike used DDM's hids with no problem but i also retro-fitted projectors...which im trying to get rid of right now. if you want to take a look send me a pm. was super easy hardest part was removing the nose off the bike.
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Xentec will get you started, however I've heard of nothing but problems from pulsating lights to modules going out after a month.

In comparison, higher quality units will cost around $150 over the $35 units. However they are alot brighter in the same kelvin rating and last longer. Hardware-wise the modules although nearly the same size, will be alot heavier.

Mine on the triumph came from an independant seller on here(northside rider.)
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