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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-03-2004, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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Let there be light!

Mmm Ha ha!

HID headlight from a wrecked BMW 5 series + my Aprilia = near daylight.

I had a set in my RC51 before I sold it and I've been lamenting letting them go with the bike. I managed to get my hot little hands on another setup, so I just spent the day doing the conversion on the Aprilia.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-03-2004, 10:22 PM
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This thread is useless without pics!

Insert smilie here!!

Shan, I attached the smilie for it...maybe you can add it!!




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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-03-2004, 10:25 PM
 
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I bet they nearly blind on coming cars and other traffic don't they. How much do they normally run for a set?
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-03-2004, 10:34 PM
 
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Talk about needing sunglasses at night!! Way cool light setup!!

Chris, Shan has been working on uploading that smilie before, not sure if he will do it, seems to mess with the configuration of the smilie list somehow..
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-04-2004, 07:28 AM
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This thread is useless without pics!

Insert smilie here!!

Shan, I attached the smilie for it...maybe you can add it!!

I added it, finally, by popular demand. I puposely haven't added it because it's so wide.

Nice job on the HID, BTW. DIdn't mean to .
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Yeah, I know, that one and a few others really screw with the smilies list....I understand....




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ask and ye shall receive!!!
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Well dang-it. Everyone else is doing it. I want in on the action too. LOL
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so mojo, where'd you find the new lamps ?
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One of my riding buddies works at a body shop. When a BMW has a lens nicked, the whole lamp assembly gets replaced. Pull the guts out and with a little work it can be converted to work in a bike. He said that the individual parts, (transformer, igniter, bulb) would run over $700 his cost from BMW. That's per bulb. The hardest part is finding the right place to put the transformer and the igniter. I can't do my high beams because I don't want to shoehorn 2 more kits into undisclosed locations on the bike. We were going to test running 2 bulbs off of 1 transformer, but we really don't want to sacrifice a tranformer if it doesn't work. They will fry pretty easily. Just hooking up the power backwards will fry one.
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One of my riding buddies works at a body shop. When a BMW has a lens nicked, the whole lamp assembly gets replaced. Pull the guts out and with a little work it can be converted to work in a bike. He said that the individual parts, (transformer, igniter, bulb) would run over $700 his cost from BMW. That's per bulb. The hardest part is finding the right place to put the transformer and the igniter. I can't do my high beams because I don't want to shoehorn 2 more kits into undisclosed locations on the bike. We were going to test running 2 bulbs off of 1 transformer, but we really don't want to sacrifice a tranformer if it doesn't work. They will fry pretty easily. Just hooking up the power backwards will fry one.
OUCH.. $700.00 ..Yikes..yeah, I'd be alittle cautious myself! You'll definately have the best lamps in town!
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$700 is a bit high for me. I would pay $50-$100 for bulbs and not much higher. You the man. Let us know how the single transformer works.
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If your buddy runs into any more, you should donate it to the TwoWheelForum parts bin, aka my garage, for installation into the official www.twowheelforum.com motorcycle, aka my bike.
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