I've replaced the low beams on both of my big bikes (k12lt, r1150gsa) with hids. the position of the hid on the gsa was not ideal and required playing with. it looks like the leds placement can replicate the standard bulb better. the hids have been long lasting though, with ~190k and ~80k through all kinds of weather and terrain. will keep an eye on your progress and whatever pics come up.