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Old 09-12-2007, 01:07 AM   #21
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Old 09-12-2007, 02:08 AM   #22
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nah if you get 8000k ones or above they start getting really dim, above that, the ones that are almost pink, are dimmer than standard lights.

and there is a different between projectors designed for HID's and projectors designed for traditional bulbs... projectors alone doen't guarantee a good result. my experience has been that it usually works better than older reflector style bulbs but that doesn't mean its ideal.

and most cars with HID's only have them for low beams anyway. HID hi/lo is silly.
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I installed a HID on my Gixxer 1000 06. I researched the heck out of it by reading info on all HID sites. Only one site on the web had a kit specifically for a motorcycle. It cost about $300. I bought a kit (car kit sold as a motorcycle kit) from a guy on EBay that had a buy it now for about $75. I can not locate exactly who it was right now. Everyone else is really selling a car kit and calling it a motorcycle kit. That is what I got from this guy, a car kit. What is the difference. A motorcycle kit has a realy long wire lead from the ballast to the bulb, so you can mount the ballast in the trunk of your bike. I could not find any one that sold an extension cord if you will so I could mount my ballast in the trunk. The wire is a very special wire as the ballast is shooting out thousands of volt and just any old wire will not work. I finally mounted the ballast under the front fairing and it just barely fits. I had to use double sided foam 3M tape and also as an added safety measure I used GOOP glue to hold it in place. It is very close to the radiator and I did not want it to rub on that. I bought 6000K and it is white light. Not all manufactures sell all the K bulbs and I found this to be the best. It seems to light up the road 5 times better than my stock bulb and I do not see a dark blob. I was riding fast at night and was actually riding faster than the light was shining but not with my HID now. I did not reaim my light and I can see the horizontal line it throws on the back of cars and it is just at my headlight height so it is not in their eyes. In 4 months only two people have flashed brights at me at night. I can see reflective road signs miles away litterly and I love the difference it makes, makes me seen and I see lots better.
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I was riding fast at night and was actually riding faster than the light was shining but not with my HID now.
Funny you think you can go faster than the speed of light!
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Funny you think you can go faster than the speed of light!
i'm sure he meant the distance of the light. He can now look farther since there is more light.
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I installed a HID on my Gixxer 1000 06. I researched the heck out of it by reading info on all HID sites. Only one site on the web had a kit specifically for a motorcycle. It cost about $300. I bought a kit (car kit sold as a motorcycle kit) from a guy on EBay that had a buy it now for about $75. I can not locate exactly who it was right now. Everyone else is really selling a car kit and calling it a motorcycle kit. That is what I got from this guy, a car kit. What is the difference. A motorcycle kit has a realy long wire lead from the ballast to the bulb, so you can mount the ballast in the trunk of your bike. I could not find any one that sold an extension cord if you will so I could mount my ballast in the trunk. The wire is a very special wire as the ballast is shooting out thousands of volt and just any old wire will not work. I finally mounted the ballast under the front fairing and it just barely fits. I had to use double sided foam 3M tape and also as an added safety measure I used GOOP glue to hold it in place. It is very close to the radiator and I did not want it to rub on that. I bought 6000K and it is white light. Not all manufactures sell all the K bulbs and I found this to be the best. It seems to light up the road 5 times better than my stock bulb and I do not see a dark blob. I was riding fast at night and was actually riding faster than the light was shining but not with my HID now. I did not reaim my light and I can see the horizontal line it throws on the back of cars and it is just at my headlight height so it is not in their eyes. In 4 months only two people have flashed brights at me at night. I can see reflective road signs miles away litterly and I love the difference it makes, makes me seen and I see lots better.
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I installed a HID on my Gixxer 1000 06. I researched the heck out of it by reading info on all HID sites. Only one site on the web had a kit specifically for a motorcycle. It cost about $300. I bought a kit (car kit sold as a motorcycle kit) from a guy on EBay that had a buy it now for about $75. I can not locate exactly who it was right now. Everyone else is really selling a car kit and calling it a motorcycle kit. That is what I got from this guy, a car kit. What is the difference. A motorcycle kit has a realy long wire lead from the ballast to the bulb, so you can mount the ballast in the trunk of your bike. I could not find any one that sold an extension cord if you will so I could mount my ballast in the trunk. The wire is a very special wire as the ballast is shooting out thousands of volt and just any old wire will not work. I finally mounted the ballast under the front fairing and it just barely fits. I had to use double sided foam 3M tape and also as an added safety measure I used GOOP glue to hold it in place. It is very close to the radiator and I did not want it to rub on that. I bought 6000K and it is white light. Not all manufactures sell all the K bulbs and I found this to be the best. It seems to light up the road 5 times better than my stock bulb and I do not see a dark blob. I was riding fast at night and was actually riding faster than the light was shining but not with my HID now. I did not reaim my light and I can see the horizontal line it throws on the back of cars and it is just at my headlight height so it is not in their eyes. In 4 months only two people have flashed brights at me at night. I can see reflective road signs miles away litterly and I love the difference it makes, makes me seen and I see lots better.
U dont have to use special wires, i cut my HID harness and extended to my rear cowl using 14 gauge speaker wire and had no problems.

oh yeah and there is no possible way u were riding faster then the light coming out of ur bulb
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i'm sure he meant the distance of the light. He can now look farther since there is more light.
yes but im an and meaning one thing and saying something else is just cause for point and laugh, plus public mochary on this board.

its funny how many ppl say they go faster than there headlights, when in actuallity its they are going faster than their eyes can see/ brain comprehend. you have to build up to being able to see well while going fast. ask any professional racecar driver.
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Actually I was travelling faster than the speed of light. You could actually see the light retreating back into the bulb the faster I went, and eventually the road was totally dark as I was going faster than the speed of light. NASA contacted me to use my speed to calibrate the speedometer on the space shuttle. I had to be careful how fast I actually was going as I did not want to go into another dimension. HA !!!!HA!!!!!
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Actually I was travelling faster than the speed of light. You could actually see the light retreating back into the bulb the faster I went, and eventually the road was totally dark as I was going faster than the speed of light. NASA contacted me to use my speed to calibrate the speedometer on the space shuttle. I had to be careful how fast I actually was going as I did not want to go into another dimension. HA !!!!HA!!!!!
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The best HID's are made in Japan! Dont buy chinesse ..... Look on Ebay.
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heard nothing but good things about a & r motorsports HID kits...i think they r $175, bout to knock one off for my bike
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Yes I took it at Awesome Cycles the only thing that I did not like abot them was that they did not like my choice for a 1st bike. I figure that it was my money I worked for it and it was my decision. and here I am 1 year later I'm still here now how does MSF relate to HID Lights

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My bud that works next to me has a 954rr. He wired the low beam for xenon with an extra E46 Xenon kit(thats a 3-series Bimmer, we work there and I don't know why we all have spare parts drawers.....) without a projection light setup; the fairing covers the bulb which doesn't blind the oncoming traffic. He angled down the aim and the white light has enough of a reflection on the signs, road markers etc that he usually doesn't ride his highs day or night; though I'm sure they'd make a big difference not needed. If ur out there Mark, write us up....
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