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Old 09-05-2007, 12:18 PM   #1
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HID Xenon Conversion Kits Digital Lighting System

I think that the HID are sweet. I am looking for a good H7 KIT no more than $250 is Xetronic good?

Does anyone have any Pros and Cons for going HID?
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Old 09-05-2007, 12:23 PM   #2
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There was a thread on another busa forum. Some guy was selling them for $70!!!! A lot of guys bought them and saying they were awesome.. Now I can't find the thread and forgot what forum I want to order one too
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Old 09-05-2007, 01:15 PM   #4
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Thanks are you going to get one of these?
A high/low kit is $155 + $8.50 shipping ($163.50). not a bad price

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http://hayabusa.org/cgi-bin/busa/iko...T;f=59;t=68518

VisionPro High & Low beam HID Kits, any K Temp for $200 with FREE SHIPPING & 1 YEAR WARRANTY

McCulloch High & Low beam HID kits, any K Temp for
$230 with FREE SHIPPING & 1 YEAR WARRANTY

I see other kits on the internet I wonder why the price difference. I hear that the Xetronic system is the best it is German Made

Any other opinions?
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Old 09-05-2007, 01:20 PM   #5
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1) it's illegal
2) you'll look like a big light blob.
3) xetronics are not german made.
4) only www.xenondepot.com has hella ballast (german made)
5) get 4300k or 5000k , everything else looks ghey and your loosing light output.
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why how where is the code why would it be ( it's illegal) I dont understand?

2) you'll look like a big light blob. I dont think so i've seen them

3) xetronics are not german made. Okay
4) only www.xenondepot.com has hella ballast (german made) thanks
5) get 4300k or 5000k , everything else looks ghey and your loosing light output. Yeah i would get the clear ones not the tinted that is

It should be illegal to not have lights on 2920 and Mueschke Rd at night its Super Dark
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it's FEDERAL law, they are sold for "off-road" usage only. OEM HID's are legal, aftermarkets on street cars/bikes are illegal.

and your lights were not designed for the light patterns put out by HID so thats why the light blob. the way to do it right is to get a retrofit kit and mount HID refelectors in your headlight housing.

light output is measure in k, the higher the k# the bluer the look and the less light output, 4300k is what factory HIDs usually are and the output color of "the sun" 5000k is not to far off, getting 8000k, 10000k, gets you blue to purplish colors and less actual light output.

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did a 8k on a gsxr 1000 05 didn't like how it shoot at the road. my brother has an 8k on his 06 zx10r and they light up the road. I have a set of 10k for my 04 cbr1000 and this should really light up the road. I'll let you know when I finish the cbr but the 6k is brightest
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thanks Dude Is this a single or High and Low?

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did a 8k on a gsxr 1000 05 didn't like how it shoot at the road. my brother has an 8k on his 06 zx10r and they light up the road. I have a set of 10k for my 04 cbr1000 and this should really light up the road. I'll let you know when I finish the cbr but the 6k is brightest
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on my old gsxr 1000 I did only the lows and my brother also has the low. Now on the CBR it's going to to be high and low. Once you install them rememeber to aim your lights again. It's not going to shoot right. easy thing to do
Have fun! aim it to high and you will blind people
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but the 6k is brightest
wrong. it's a fact 4300k is brighter and 5000k next. look up the light spectrum. it's fact.

"Color Temperature is a measurement in Degrees Kelvin that indicates the hue of a specific type of light source. Many people believe the misconception that colour temperature is a rating of the brightness of the bulb or HID kit. This belief is completely false. The reality of the matter is that the higher the colour temperature, the less useable light output you will obtain. A perfect example would be a black light. This light has a colour temperature of approx 12,000k and has almost no useable light or lumens output. Higher K kits such as 7000k, 7500k, etc. have been manufactured for individuals that are more concerned about the actual colour output of their lights as opposed to the actual useable light output they produce"
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i have 8k in mine and it doesn't really light up the road at night. the pattern that the light makes on the road leaves a dark spot in the middle...not good. i can see stuff on the side ok, but i'd rather see what's in front of me.
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^ that maybe because of your headlight pattern vs the bulb. bikes were not designed w/ HIDs, other then BMW bikes.
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^ that maybe because of your headlight pattern vs the bulb. bikes were not designed w/ HIDs, other then BMW bikes.
the pattern does not light the road uniformly.

i forgot to say about the 8k bulb is that it puts out a bluish color instead of white
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^ that maybe because of your headlight pattern vs the bulb. bikes were not designed w/ HIDs, other then BMW bikes.
Projector Head lights might be okay.

i'm not too familiar with which bikes have decent projector headlights to do it.

With HID, you need a good cut off so you don't blind people.

3000k is the brightest(yellow) but in America we can't drive with yellow lights unless they are fogs. gotta have white.

if you have reflector housing don't even try HID's. You will produce way too much glare and blind people. You will also attract cops really fast.
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I have 8000k Hids on my 07 cbr600rr for the high and low beam and they light up 3 lanes, i can see everything at night
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actually there are still lots of grey market HID kits on the market that are DOT approved.

If you have projectors stock the cutoff should be similar and HID's should be ok.. but yeah reflectors don't bother unless its a show bike.

and as for the legal part... well.. who really cares?

lol I am guessing if someone who knew all the motorcycle laws were to go over the bikes from every member on this forum, 90% would receive multiple citations. Youre probably not going to get pulled over on a bike for having HID's. having said that, if your headlight wasn't designed for them its probably not going to make them much brighter from behind the handlebars, so its more of an aesthetic thing IMO.
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hid's were designed to be used with projectors. notice that nearly every car that has hids from the factory has a projector lens. on the 350z for example has a projector for the hid headlamp but for the high brights it doesn't have a projector nor hid. they do that for a reason. and as much as I don't want to say it, racer x is actually right on this one. I have researched this a good amount. i have hid's on my car and working on getting them for the bike. but one good way to kinda please all would be 8000k. you get color and still non blinding light. I personally can see awesome with hids and the clarity of objects is amazing. I think it should come standard on all vehicles.(cages and moto)
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