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Old 11-29-2007, 07:02 AM   #34
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Originally Posted by Clayton Bigsby
Jim,

Do you feel the HID conversion would be a decent substitute for additional running lights?

My lighting is stock, and as you know it's borderline unsafe at night.

I would rather convert to HID than hang aftermarket lights from the front of my bike.

Is this a decent idea?
I know a couple people who run no additional lighting other than the HIDs. They seem to think it is OK.

When I first got my 12GS I thought the lighting was great comparred to my 1100GS, that is, until I added Motolights and then Hella FF50s. Admittedly I do not run my FF5s very often, so Motolights and stock low beam is usually all I have.

I think the HIDs really make a significant difference, and would probably be fine alone, but each person has a different level of need and a different comfort zone.

Jim
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