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michnus 12-29-2012 12:15 PM

Xenon in HP2 standard headlight? What is my options?
 
Hello boys.

I got myself one kick ass good looking HP2 but the headlight beam is piss poor. Has any one fitted a H4 xenon light to the standard headlight, and did it improve the light?

I had a look at some other options but most involve adding an additional light. The way I see it, it's going to break or rattle lose with time and falls. The TT option is stupidly expensive and not an option.

Any advice?

MJS 12-29-2012 03:06 PM

Get the euro lens assembly if you want to stay with the stock light housing. It has better optics than the US version. You could do the HID conversion to that housing also.

The Baja Designs 6" HID Pre Runner light can be installed to the stock mounting points with a bit of work. Lots of light output but you give up hi/low.

michnus 12-29-2012 03:17 PM

Thanks MJS, do you have link to the Euro lens setup?

The 6" Baja is too big, I had look at it and do not really like it.

blaster11 12-29-2012 05:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by michnus (Post 20352865)
Thanks MJS, do you have link to the Euro lens setup?

My plan is to upgrade to this as well.
http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fic...I_EURO%20LIGHT

GSMarc 12-30-2012 06:25 AM

Euro lens is also shit.

I have installed a Xenon in place of the bulb but the target is more to be seen by others durind day than for a good night lighting.
8000 K

http://img47.xooimage.com/files/5/8/...0--20e7fe5.jpg

I have added a single Touratech Xenon in parallel on high beam, great result.

http://img72.xooimage.com/files/c/2/...0--2f0f202.jpg
http://img68.xooimage.com/files/e/3/...0--2f0f20a.jpg
http://img73.xooimage.com/files/1/9/...pe-311385d.jpg

GSMarc 12-30-2012 06:29 AM

Old setting (xenon inside lens) high beam

http://img69.xooimage.com/files/b/b/...0--2f0ac48.jpg

New setting with parallel TT Xenon high beam

http://img73.xooimage.com/files/d/3/...0--2f0ac72.jpg

MJS 12-30-2012 10:04 AM

Quote:

I have installed a Xenon in place of the bulb but the target is more to be seen by others durind day than for a good night lighting.
8000 K
IMO, You'll get better results with a 4500K or 5000K lamp. Doesn't change the optics but gives better color rendition of the warmer colors.

GSMarc 12-30-2012 10:22 AM

you are right but I wanted to be different from BMW and Mercedes Xenon lights when in trafic :evil

Such a 'blue' light catches the eyes immediately

oldfool 12-30-2012 08:28 PM

hp2 headlight
 
I use the euro glass with a blue bulb and it is way better then stock. Richard

michnus 12-31-2012 12:11 AM

thank you Marc for the reply, it seems like a good way to go. I want to try and keep the bike as is, the Baja light is just to big for me.
What other aftermarket xenon's are available other than the TT option? It's hellish expensive that light.

Oldfool, the blue light I have tried and it's still just 55w and not much better, imho.

configurationspace 12-31-2012 12:22 AM

There's plenty of more or less similar aftermarket H4 HID replacement bulb+ballast kits. I went with something very similar to GSMarc's setup, but without the Touratech add-on.

I think my main beam is around 4500k. It lights things up quite well. Not a perfect beam distribution but it's a big improvement over stock. I find the H4 HID kits in the HP2 reflector tends to be a bit uneven, skewed towards focusing the light up high. So you have to adjust the height of the lamp quite carefully for it to be a good fit. Putting a passenger on the back throws most of the light onto oncoming traffic.

I strapped the ballast onto the left side of the fuel tank, just behind the radiator. That seems to cause no electrical problems.

GSMarc 12-31-2012 12:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by michnus (Post 20361994)
What other aftermarket xenon's are available other than the TT option?

HELLA Ref 1F0 008 390-001

here is the TT one

http://img75.xooimage.com/files/6/2/...0--2f0ab3a.jpg

michnus 12-31-2012 12:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GSMarc (Post 20362068)
HELLA Ref 1F0 008 390-001

here is the TT one

http://img75.xooimage.com/files/6/2/...0--2f0ab3a.jpg

thanks Marc. :thumb

btw, I was in your valley in Brugge the last couple of days consuming a lot of Zot beers :D

advNZer? 12-31-2012 01:16 AM

you need a proper HID housing to get the best out of it.Make sure the existing housing is clean(inside and out) and get a PLUS rated H4 bulb is prolly going to be your best bet with the std housing

michnus 12-31-2012 01:25 AM

AdvNzer, I see these people sell an unit with a small ballast and with different lumens.
http://www.xtralights.com/xetronicdi...ypesingle.aspx


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