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Old 11-17-2007, 09:48 AM   #1
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HID PROBLEMS!!!!

ok so i had a spare hid kit lying around so i figured why not? i believe the kit is 35w, 6000k kit. now the issue is my bike is an 02 1000 and i have 2 bulbs. so i wired up the kit and plugged the two bulbs in (man that would have been SUPERBRIGHT) anyways so one bulb lights up fine, the other one just flickers and the bike dies after about 20 with the lights on.


my quess is the kit is drawing to much power away from the battery?? i dunno but my dam bike is sitting in the garage with the tank up and the front fairing off and i wanna ride the dam thing. Anyone ever tryed using an hid kit for a car on an k2 before???
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Old 11-17-2007, 11:39 AM   #2
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It sounds like either you don't have a good connection or have a faulty ballast / starter box.
Try swapping them and see if the problem moves. If it does it's the component. If it doesn't, it's in the wiring.
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Old 11-17-2007, 12:39 PM   #3
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If its the blast I don't know what type bulb you have but I have a spare blast from my old kit, that I wouldn't mind selling you for cheap
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ok so i had a spare hid kit lying around so i figured why not? i believe the kit is 35w, 6000k kit. now the issue is my bike is an 02 1000 and i have 2 bulbs. so i wired up the kit and plugged the two bulbs in (man that would have been SUPERBRIGHT) anyways so one bulb lights up fine, the other one just flickers and the bike dies after about 20 with the lights on.


my quess is the kit is drawing to much power away from the battery?? i dunno but my dam bike is sitting in the garage with the tank up and the front fairing off and i wanna ride the dam thing. Anyone ever tryed using an hid kit for a car on an k2 before???
Are you starting the bike with both lights on? (sorry I think you have alow beam and a high beam, but not entirely sure). If you do not start it that way. If not post up and maybe I can help.
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Disconnect them and try to fire the bike. HIDs draw less power then conventional halogen bulbs. The only drawback is the initial startup. It takes a lot of power to get them fired. Sounds like you might have fried some internal wiring and after 20 minutes may have melted down to the copper and wires started crossing. Also check your battery and see if its just time to replace it.
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Are you starting the bike with both lights on? (sorry I think you have alow beam and a high beam, but not entirely sure). If you do not start it that way. If not post up and maybe I can help.


both lights come on when you turn the bike on. you can't turn on one or the other.
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Disconnect them and try to fire the bike. HIDs draw less power then conventional halogen bulbs. The only drawback is the initial startup. It takes a lot of power to get them fired. Sounds like you might have fried some internal wiring and after 20 minutes may have melted down to the copper and wires started crossing. Also check your battery and see if its just time to replace it.

i didnt fry any of the wires i now that much but i may fryed a ballast when i was jumping the ground around. at first the lights wouldnt come on at all. i had a bad ground. when i found a good ground one light came on and the other just flickered. i never secured the ground though i was just holding the wire to a bolt, so after jumping around a bit the one light that did come on fully quit coming on all together.
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i didnt fry any of the wires i now that much but i may fryed a ballast when i was jumping the ground around. at first the lights wouldnt come on at all. i had a bad ground. when i found a good ground one light came on and the other just flickered. i never secured the ground though i was just holding the wire to a bolt, so after jumping around a bit the one light that did come on fully quit coming on all together.
What kind of kit? Warranty?
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Sounds like you probably shorted the starter/ballast.

FWIW, I'm not overly fond of HID's on bikes.
They're problematic to mount, sensitive to heat and vibration, and are expensive.

I've had better results IMO installing PIAA or another high end bulb.
When I get around to it, I'll post some before and after pics of some I installed in my GSXR600.
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Old 11-18-2007, 10:41 AM   #10
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What kind of kit? Warranty?
? cheap no warranty
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Sounds like you probably shorted the starter/ballast.

FWIW, I'm not overly fond of HID's on bikes.
They're problematic to mount, sensitive to heat and vibration, and are expensive.

I've had better results IMO installing PIAA or another high end bulb.
When I get around to it, I'll post some before and after pics of some I installed in my GSXR600.
yeah they are def. a pain in the to mount but i think they will look good once they are setup. looking forward to the pics!
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Old 11-18-2007, 09:47 PM   #12
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Try disconnecting everything and putting it back to stock halogen bulbs and see if it still dies, i have HIDs on my bike but i have never had that problem, post up a picture of how you wired everything and maybe i can tell u what might be wrong
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well it's a plug and play kit but tommorow ill get some pics
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well it's a plug and play kit but tommorow ill get some pics
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Old 11-19-2007, 08:52 PM   #15
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been busy bro but ima get it off you soon
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