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Old 10-26-2005, 08:14 PM   #1
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Question HID's

i'v hurd that some hid's are illegal. anything above 8000k is trouble? anybody know what thats about?
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Old 10-26-2005, 08:55 PM   #2
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Why would you want anything above 6000k? The higher you go, the dimmer it gets. If you are going for looks then go for it.
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Old 10-26-2005, 10:07 PM   #3
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From what i remmember, it is Illegal to put any sort of HID in a vehicle that does NOT come with it stock. I think the reason was because they have to pass some sort of test so they dont blind the people ahead of you. there are many things needed to make the HID legal, one of them being the Ballast and the lense needs to be approved by some thing and its alot of work.
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Id say dont go higher then 6000K, you really dont have to. Anything higher then that looks REALLy cool but, YOU wont be able to see much.. starts getting really blue or maybe purple of you get high enough in Kelvin.
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Old 10-26-2005, 11:26 PM   #4
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HID conversions are indeed illegal. If you read the fine print at most of the site's selling them they'll tell you flat out they are for show use only. With that said, an HID was the best mod I made for my previous bike and I plan on installing one on my current ride. I was never hassled before, and I'll take the risk now, they're that good.
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Old 10-27-2005, 03:05 AM   #5
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Several problems, HID Ballasts make light in a different way, and vehicles with HID's OEM have special filters to prevent the light from shining in all directions and blinding everybody. Depending on how the OEM reflector is designed on your bike, you could get better or worse light on the road, even with an OEM style HID kit (4300K-4700K). On some headlight housing, it's like having your brights on all the time but worse. It puts out light in all directions, and possibly put little on the road where you need it to see.


Trial and error is the only way. Not all kits are made the same as well, some kits will optically align the ballast if they have to put an adapter to fit in your housing. Others just have Korean sweat shop kids hot glueing a new base on to an HID ballast.
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i wasnt planing on going higher than 6500k, anything above that and its all blue and purple, blah.. i've spoken with a few cats around town that roll with 8000k's and they say they dont have any problems with the leos or anything. im thinking 6000k or 6500k..they just look real white, with a very light smidge of blue. if i run HID's how is a cop supose to tell I have ballast and xeon gas in my bulbs with out taking my bike apart? im not leting any body take a wrench to my , nuts to that :p
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Ive had 8000k in my car for the longest time and run 6000lk on my bike. You will not have any problems.
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the lights in my car came factory with a real blueish purple tint, iv had no problems
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Old 10-27-2005, 05:41 PM   #10
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i have a set in my teg and my truck. both 4300k you are not supost to have then unless leye come from the showroom with them.but cops really dont care not much they can do. just pissesoff a lot of people.i would not go over 6000k the higher u go the less light you get. 4300k are the best for your dollor.
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how the do they know if my ride came with them or not!? and on the less light note, that seems strange? iv seen 12000k's and they hurt my face looking at them, it was super bright, but purple as
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there bright looking at them but not on the road. ive installed every kit known to man at work on kids civic.4300k is thre best way to go. very clean white/blue tint. check in all hid adds 4300k best on ground light 6000k more bright light not as much ground cover so on and so forth.trust me on this

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yeah i belive ya, il prob end up running somthing along those lines then, thanks
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getting 4300kx2 for my bike in a few weeks
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so how much does an HID conversion cost for bikes?
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Old 10-27-2005, 09:33 PM   #18
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i was checking on a plug in play kit for my 1000rr, 300 bucks.
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you can find for 199@up best bet spent the money and go with phlips hid kits no problems. they run about 299@up
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yeah philips is what i was looking at. i was checking out some real slim ballast too, might be ez'r to mount
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