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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-13-2008, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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HID light veterans out there?

I want more light. I always ride too fast, according to mom
My 07 750 has an H7 and an H9. Some say, "get HID low-beam only"
Some say, "HID both". There's a myriad of sellers out there and they're
ALL THE BEST...REALLY!!!
Looking for some experience here.

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it's chinese, it's cheap, and it works. Call him directly and see if you can get two seperate bulbs, because he usually sells pairs of the same type or you can just buy singles which is what he may have you do.

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OK, I'll chat him up. Dong has good history with this group, I see.
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OK, I'll chat him up. Dong has good history with this group, I see.
tnx
Oops, wrong thread and wrong Dong, so to speak
I'm working with Olivier at
xenonexpert.com. Looks like some good things coming, more to follow.

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thanks

BTW... thanks Trip!

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I have the Xenon's too ....good stuff !


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You want to check your state laws concerning high beam usage. Where I live (Nor Cal) we are prohibited to use high beam on highway, okay in the city. When you get HID for your low beam ( that would be your H7) it will be bright enough to eliminate your high beam almost permanently. Not to mention that it looks freaking cool. I ordered mine 3 days ago for $70 and kit includes 8K bulb, harness and diode.
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Yeah, I'm also NorCal. I'm preparing to install an H7 kit for low beam, and a 4350k "Super White" halogen for my H9 high beam. Did you find that your low beam needed vertical adjustment after the HID conversion?

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Yeah, I'm also NorCal. I'm preparing to install an H7 kit for low beam, and a 4350k "Super White" halogen for my H9 high beam. Did you find that your low beam needed vertical adjustment after the HID conversion?
I found that I could bring my low beam up some because of the greater light available. I have an 06GSXR1000 and did the conversion on the low beam only, I'll probably get a cheap bulb to replace the high at some point. Heck,I'm not sure where I'd hide the 2nd ballast if I wanted to make it actual H.I.D. anyway. I went 6000k for the bluish white effect.

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Some say, "get HID low-beam only"
Some say, "HID both".
HID low beam only... and here's why:

1.) As someone else indicated, in most states it's illegal to ride with your hi's on all the time.
2.) With good HID's in your lows you won't NEED your hi's on all the time
3.) It takes a few minutes for the HID's to 'warm up' and get to their full brightness (don't believe me? At night, pull your bike out of the garage, cold, and close the garage door. Start up the bike and watch as the lights progressively get brighter and brighter). Due to this fact, they're kinda useless as hi-beams, since usually when you need brights, it's for short stretches (unless you're doing a lot of backcountry riding where there's little to no oncoming traffic). Get the Silver Star bulbs for your hi's, since it's a truer, whiter light than standard bulbs (so it "matches" the color of the HID's better).
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HID low beam only... and here's why:

1.) As someone else indicated, in most states it's illegal to ride with your hi's on all the time.
2.) With good HID's in your lows you won't NEED your hi's on all the time
3.) It takes a few minutes for the HID's to 'warm up' and get to their full brightness (don't believe me? At night, pull your bike out of the garage, cold, and close the garage door. Start up the bike and watch as the lights progressively get brighter and brighter). Due to this fact, they're kinda useless as hi-beams, since usually when you need brights, it's for short stretches (unless you're doing a lot of backcountry riding where there's little to no oncoming traffic). Get the Silver Star bulbs for your hi's, since it's a truer, whiter light than standard bulbs (so it "matches" the color of the HID's better).
Gee you are so smart!!! Especially with the bikes that the low beam stays on all the time. Right now when I turn on my brights,there's a decernable "yellow" circle in my headlight patch... besides,do true H.I.D. and projector lenses mix?

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H.I.D. Lite

I have what looks like a SWEET H.I.D. kit, courtesy of Olivier at XenonExpert.com. I was part way into the installation, when I HIT A DEER at 7:00am (not lighting related) and totalled my bike. I'll be starting a new thread on the rebuild, and maybe one day...on the H.I.D. installation!

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i have low beam HIDs only....NEVER needed more light...
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An HID light is called a high intensity discharge light, and it bids several advantages over standard halogen light bulbs for indoor gardening. It produces a greater amount of light than a halogen lamp. If a comparison is made with fluorescent and incandescent lights, HID lights generate a far superior amount of light per unit area of light package.
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I want more light. I always ride too fast, according to mom
My 07 750 has an H7 and an H9. Some say, "get HID low-beam only"
Some say, "HID both". There's a myriad of sellers out there and they're
ALL THE BEST...REALLY!!!
Looking for some experience here.
You need to have newly launched HID lights. They will be perfect for you
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You need to have newly launched HID lights. They will be perfect for you
hello Williammar from where I could get newly launched HID lights at affordable prices. Can you provide some sort of guidance?
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hello Williammar from where I could get newly launched discount hid kits at affordable prices. Can you provide some sort of guidance?
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I have the Xenon's too ....good stuff !


Do you have the projectors with those? I have been looking to do HIDs on my bike too.. Where did you get the HIDs... Been looking on http://www.motorcyclehouse.com/motorcycle-parts.htm
and they aren't too much help.
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