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Old 11-15-2013, 02:55 AM   #1
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Boring and decided to do some work to my bike

Have had HIDs and Short levers sitting in my garage for a while now. Been really lazy to install them. Decided to do some work to my bike since I had nothing to do at 1:50 am lol
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Cool story bro .....

Lol.im just with ya since im at work and bored myself
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I also wanted to install shorty levers on my. 07 gixxerrrrrrr 600 but i just been to busy buying other i needed for trackdays.

How hard and long (no ) was it to install them
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Haha. I just got done installing the levers. Now I'm gonna start on my HIDs. Any idea of where is a good place for the ballasts? I'm thinking about connecting the wires and run the ballasts all the way to the back and hide them under the passenger seat. It's gonna be a load of wires to run though.

So this is the pic of the Factory xenon. Will post the HIDs once they are installed
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I also wanted to install shorty levers on my. 07 gixxerrrrrrr 600 but i just been to busy buying other i needed for trackdays.

How hard and long (no ) was it to install them
It's easy bro. Took me less than 20 mins. Give me a shout whenever if I need help
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The tools you need: flat head, 10mm socket, and VASELINE. Lol or grease. I decided to go with Vaseline since I use that on everything and i don't feel like going out in the middle of the night to buy some grease
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Im no eletrician but it might cause issues if your ballast are all the way in the back , something to do with the current or some . I would just mount them onto the inside of the fairing , somewhere close to the bulbs but not in the way of your forks turning radius
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Just got the Low beam up and going.
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I was having a real hard time trying to hide the freaking ballast. I finally was able to tuck it under the headlights housing and that thing is well hidden. Was gonna install the high beam as well but decided not too since I won't have any other idea where the second ballast would go. Plus I'm too lazy and I mean how often I'll be using the high beam anyways.
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Keep the connection between bulb and ballast as short as possible, as it is AC and very electrically noisy. Plenty of cases of that noise getting fed back into the car/bike's electrical system and causing dash resets and even ECU problems.

If it is a faired bike, I usually just find a placed to hide them under the fairings and close to the headlights. Most of the ballasts are at least water resistant, some are even water-proof (seen vid of them dunked in water and still work), so no need to keep them 100% high and dry.
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If your asking me that question , im a welder in the oil and gas field and i work night shift .im currently welding for cameron. The brittmore location
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I was having a real hard time trying to hide the freaking ballast. I finally was able to tuck it under the headlights housing and that thing is well hidden. Was gonna install the high beam as well but decided not too since I won't have any other idea where the second ballast would go. Plus I'm too lazy and I mean how often I'll be using the high beam anyways.
Use your high beams in the daytime.
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You don't want HID's in your highs (or lows but I've stopped trying to convince people to put HID's in lamps designed for halogens) since warm-up time is much slower than conventional halogens.
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I put hids for low and highs. it sure did brighten up the street but the light isn't focused and the right side flickers- will be tearing them out this weekend and placing on CL .Bugs the out of me when stuff doesn't work right.
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I haven't had a problem with any of my HIDs yet. Have HIDs in all of my vehicles and have had them for 2+ years. Love them lights. They work fine and brighten up the whole street. I can't go with the factory halogen...can't see at all.
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