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Old 04-09-2008, 07:33 PM   #1
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hid light kit

i dont know to much about them but i was trying to firgure out the best place to buy one? i found some on ebay but i dont really know if they are good lol any advice??
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Old 04-09-2008, 08:27 PM   #2
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Put a better bulb in it, either the Sylvania or the PIAA (My choice)

Most of the HID kits you can get don't last long term in a motorcycle
environment; higher vibration and heat kills most of them within a year.

I know there's some people who've had them longer, but most don't last. (maybe the people who have them last awhile don't ride a lot of miles?)
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Old 04-09-2008, 08:33 PM   #3
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I ordered 2 PIAA bulbs for the Bandit (stock lights were lousy). Guy I ordered from said the PIAA high beam was back ordered and offered to substitute 2 Solaris 4300K Ultra Whites for the high beam. He assured me that they were just as good.

I installed them both and liked the Solaris much better than the PIAA (PIAA low/Solaris high). Solaris was both brighter and whiter (very close in color to real HIDs).
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Which PIAA bulb did you have: Extreme white, intense white, plasma?

For most bikes I like either the extreme white ot the intense white.

Make sure when swapping bulbs that you don't go up on the wattage it draws, you'll melt your plugs / light harness.
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PIAA Extreme White (supposed to be something like 100w equivalent at std 55w draw).

The PIAA bulb was very good and made a huge improvement over stock. I wasn't disappointed with it in any way. It's just that the Solaris high beam bulb was even better and I think they are a little bit less expensive too.
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ok thanks alot patrick and ogre that helps a bunch!!
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I did the sylvania night bulb thingys.... came in a pack of two a little pricey but made a world of difference. First one burnt out in a month. If second does the same Im going to do the LED Switchback mod.
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hid

Yo! Like that guy on the top said they do last less on bikes he is right, but hids are awsome they really do light up the road a lot better, I know a guy that gets the hhok up on them 4 150$ if u still interested
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hid kits

http://www.aandrmotorsport.com/
these guys are from tx also...
they even have installation guide

I bought a kit from xenondepot recently, so i cant attest as to the durability of HID kits
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http://www.aandrmotorsport.com/
these guys are from tx also...
they even have installation guide

I bought a kit from xenondepot recently, so i cant attest as to the durability of HID kits
yeah thats the place i was looking at buying a kit from...but idk yet i might just change out the bulbs
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I had some Sylvania bulbs on the bike that I used to replace the yellowish stock ones that came with it. They were a big improvement, from there I got a good deal on an HID kit and after installing it and aiming it properly they look badass. Had them on my bike for atleast 6 months, I ride it almost everyday or every other day and have had no problems with them yet.
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