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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 05-04-2006, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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HID Headlight Conversion

Earlier this week I purchased a HID Headlight conversion kit for my '06 gsxr600. It should be installed by monday but I was just wondering if anyone else did this and how they like it? Any input or opinions on hid's would be cool.
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Earlier this week I purchased a HID Headlight conversion kit for my '06 gsxr600. It should be installed by monday but I was just wondering if anyone else did this and how they like it? Any input or opinions on hid's would be cool.
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take them before AND After!
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The most important thing about HID's is that the bulbs are at the right angle, and they have to be set at a very specific position so the beam is level, and the light spectrum is correct.

Often times you will see cars with very cheap HID kits, or installed them ghetto. In doing so, all you see the colors within the spectrum, and usually what you see is a bright blue color. Most people just want the HIDs so that other people can see that they have HIDs and don't care that the light is lighting up less than their standard Xenon bulbs.

Check these out:

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Those were taken from intellexual net -mkiv

Which has a very in depth section on HIDs.

Make sure the installer is aware of the alignment of the bulb, as well as all the other necessary items, like proper housing and what not.

Otherwise, you're doing more harm than good by adding this.

Good luck... and post some pics!!
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thanks! hopefully i'll get them installed monday. I will definitly post before and after pics
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HID's are tight!
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Still awaiting pics!!
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Still awaiting pics!!

I'll have pics for ya on tuesday
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Sweet deal...

so did you find out if they changed the housing too? So the cut-off is nice, and the spectrum isn't all over the place?
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I did get my bike back on tuesday but due to it raining I haven't gotten a pic of it at night yet. I'd take one in my garage however, with two goldwings in there too, there isn't much room. Hopefully the rain will stop soonn!
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So my pics are crappy quality and I guess the install isn't the greatest compared to those pics that were posted...here they are and what do i have to do or get done to fix it? sorry for the mondo-huge pics



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That therr looks perty...

Hows the cutoff and all that?? Scattered, or precise?? Other people flashing their high beams at ya??
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What kit did you use? How bulky is it? I would love a set on the chop but I have next to NO room for much of anything...




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thanks!
The cutoff isn't that bad, but I haven't gotten to ride it at night really thanks to the rain
The kit isn't bulky at all. It's the 8000k kit from www.xenonking.com
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I'm really bad at estimating sizes of things and my ballast is hidden away but i'd say like 4x4in? could be a tad bigger. don't quote me on it though...
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That is sweet! I would love to have those on the R1, but it't not high on the priority list right now. There's a few other things I want for it first.
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I mean can you measure it? On my chop, I'm so limited on room it needs to be VERY small! Like only a 1.5 of a pack of cigs.




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Hmm If I have time to take the fairing off I'll measure it for ya, I'm sure if you emailed xenonking they'd be able to tell you. With the rain here i don't know when I'll get to do it because I have no room in the garage thanks to two goldwings being in there too lol
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