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Old 03-30-2005, 10:17 PM   #1
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Wicked Dual HID Lights

I am going to do a HID install on my 640 ADV and wondered if any one had done both lights. Also has any one who has done both lights know if the both lights on mod will have enough power to fire up the second globe with the first one running. I know the lights are 35 watts but is there enough juice in the charging system to get the second light to fire-oh year will the wiring system cope with the 25000 volts when the things initially kick in especially if both lights kick in together?

I know the HID are good lights and would both running together be excessive?
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Old 03-30-2005, 10:25 PM   #2
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I have been waiting for someone to try this.....

I also want to put some serious lighting on my bike but I dont wanna blow her up!
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Old 03-30-2005, 10:40 PM   #3
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Yeah well the criters in OZ are all year round and if its summer it is just like death valley for months. So we ride early morning or night to beat the heat if we are going any where and good lights make the trip much less stressfull. Well at least you seee what you are about to hit rather than a total surprise.
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Old 03-31-2005, 12:16 AM   #4
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I was install single Baja Design HID 8' lamp to my Suzuki DRZ400E 2004.
The battery output is 6Ah this is too little... If you put your HID on, my tripmaster is very dim....
HID start is 15A so standart protection (fuse) 10A is not enough.
First change youre fuse and check your battery amperage.
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Old 03-31-2005, 05:35 AM   #5
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I'm seriously considering these 13watt HID's. Several folks have put them on V-Stroms and they work really well.

http://www.trailtech.net/motorcycle_hid_parts.htm
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Old 03-31-2005, 06:45 AM   #6
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Flanny did it to his. We had both our bikes together at night one time and the difference was unbelievable. Did a quick search but couldn't find the thread. PM him and ask him for the details.
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Old 03-31-2005, 01:25 PM   #7
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I'm seriously considering these 13watt HID's. Several folks have put them on V-Stroms and they work really well.

http://www.trailtech.net/motorcycle_hid_parts.htm
Been there, did that...

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Old 03-31-2005, 02:40 PM   #8
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I am going to do a HID install on my 640 ADV and wondered if any one had done both lights. Also has any one who has done both lights know if the both lights on mod will have enough power to fire up the second globe with the first one running. I know the lights are 35 watts but is there enough juice in the charging system to get the second light to fire-oh year will the wiring system cope with the 25000 volts when the things initially kick in especially if both lights kick in together?

I know the HID are good lights and would both running together be excessive?
This thread went horribly bad... ya' think?



PM Boejangles, he's all up about HID conversions for the SixFodee MisAdventure.
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Old 03-31-2005, 02:45 PM   #9
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This thread went horribly bad... ya' think?



PM Boejangles, he's all up about HID conversions for the SixFodee MisAdventure.
Yep, did James do both lights? I think it would fry the electrics if they both switched in at once, you could set it up so one was on a delay.
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Old 03-31-2005, 02:46 PM   #10
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Yep, did James do both lights? I think it would fry the electrics if they both switched in at once, you could set it up so one was on a delay.
I think Bucky is right on this one. HID's take a pretty good jolt to light the arc and very little to maintain it....
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Old 03-31-2005, 02:49 PM   #11
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I think Bucky is right on this one. HID's take a pretty good jolt to light the arc and very little to maintain it....
Assuming you run a solenoid to switch it in then you could easily build a delay circuit for the solenoid switch on the second lamp.
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Old 03-31-2005, 02:55 PM   #12
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Old 12-13-2010, 06:31 AM   #13
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Both lights on without fiddling with any wires

I wanted both lights on all the time but I did not want to muck with any of the
wiring .. I suck at electrical and frankly a big wiring harness makes me nervous. I went over all these light threads and ending up doing this.

I changed the headlights to LED's

what I did was very simple basically I made the day running light as powerful as I could the small BA9S bulb I found an LED on ebay with 5 leds in it for $2.00

I then changed the other H1 bulbs to 9 leds $2.00 now I could have gone up to 25 LED's packed in one bulb but I didn't want to over power the smaller BA9S neighbor.

* I did have to take out the light assembly and open up the back of the bulbs
as the LED's where thicker in diameter to the stock .. I did this by cutting a needle file in half and putting it in a drill and slowly carved out the opening until it fit .. I then blew out all the shavings with and air compressor .


the result is both lights appear to both on and the high beam trigger and all that jazz works the same
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Old 12-13-2010, 09:27 AM   #14
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Two Hids work great.
Currently i have one 35w for hi/low and one 50w for flood light.

And no need to drill huge holes to original end caps...
From friends bike, 2x35w on original lights.



And basic wiring for 640a, with relays etc...

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