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Old 01-23-2012, 09:31 PM   #16
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Measure twice...

It was amazing how difficult it was for me to fit a H4 HID in the lower position...spent lots of time moving and tying back the loom in order to make it work, and that was just the bulb. Yes, the H4 is a little deeper because of the attached solenoid, but I had to hide the ballast in the side fairing to make enough room.
Long story short, the wider the reflector, the deeper it will be, generally speaking, so I would measure the depth carefully. I wish you all the best, as I had *planned to look into doing this myself.
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Old 01-24-2012, 04:14 AM   #17
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Wasn't Boatman going to do something like this with a couple of Hella light modules?

Yeah, he was/is, all the parts are sitting on the shelf ready for cutting and assembling. Just haven't had the time.

Hella projectors are what I have and then after I got them to fit I was going for HID.




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Old 01-24-2012, 04:32 AM   #18
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Maybe this video helps...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3p5j...8&feature=plcp
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:18 AM   #19
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These look the business...anyone tried them on a Katoom? Seems like the whole of the rear shell of the OEM headlight would have to go to enable the top one to fit (?) Or you would be back to using a custom fairing or the TT rally one to get enough clearance. There are other threads where this has been done. Perhaps one in the lower portion of a Euro light setup and retain the upper Halogen or convert it to HID too. It would not matter so much that the top lamp might not come on quickly for flashing purposes, as the bi-xenon would be on full when switched to Hi-beam anyway.
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:37 AM   #20
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Seems to me I've seen an Adv. 990 with a Rally fairing with these projectors in them... can't, for the life of me, find the thread now.

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Old 01-24-2012, 09:18 AM   #21
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I think the dual projectors might be the bee's. My experience with both LED and HID wasn't too great, and I went back to the stock "candle in the wind" headlight...and stay home after dark.
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:24 PM   #22
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Someone on here cut the back off the stock housing and mounted two Hella 90mm projectors in there. Complete lights, not just bulbs in the stock reflectors. Seemed a great approach to me.

I can just almost remember who did it. Dang it. There were photos and everything.
Maybe this thread: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=650327&highlight=projector

But pics are all gone.
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:52 PM   #23
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Maybe this thread: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=650327&highlight=projector

But pics are all gone.
Yeah... looks like his Photobucket account expired... drag.
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:14 PM   #24
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A pic I found while googling.



Looks like one of thoses projector retrofit kits.

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Old 01-24-2012, 07:10 PM   #25
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there is no such thing as enough light. we run 4 hella 4000's on the rally car and it works....but at 95 mphdown a tree lined road you wish for more.

concurred. we had our 42" LED bar, 22" amber LED bar, two 8" 70 watt KC HIDs, two WARN 4" 40 watt HIDs. we weren't hitting 95, but the terrain made us wish we had a tall pole on the racecar holding lights pointing down to fill in the voids and hit the real far stuff.
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:18 PM   #26
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Umm, I'm the one who did the dual hella lights. I'll see if I can get the pics to load up. If you have the dough, the way to go is the bi-xenon for lo/hi and another separate hi. I went with the bi-halogen and an HID kit for it and as expected the beam pattern on low is not the greatest. Certainly much better than stock but could be better. On high the cutoff shield is raised and you have instant HID which is fantastic. Also the hi lamp HID kicks in and in a few seconds it's marvelous! My plan is to get LEDs to augment low beam spread. I put a small switch in the left switch housing to interrupt power when I don't need the light on but tail and position lights still come on with the key. Happy with it overall.
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:27 PM   #27
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Check this site...

http://www.hidretrofit.net/

...and look in the gallery. I wish they'd show a back view of that headlight.

http://www.hidretrofit.net/index_files/Page17168.htm
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:34 PM   #28
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Check this site...

http://www.hidretrofit.net/

...and look in the gallery. I wish they'd show a back view of that headlight.

http://www.hidretrofit.net/index_files/Page17168.htm
That retrofit looks like it was done using the Morimoto Mini H1 (same retrofit that was used in the video posted by Tafella).

You can get a single D2S kit from theretrofitsource.com (http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...roducts_id=927). This kit installs the same way as http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3p5j...8&feature=plcp - posted by Tafella.

These are interesting, I've always wanted to do a HID projector retrofit, but have always been nervous about the actual mounting. This design solves that problem...as long as the headlight bucket is strong enough to cope with the added stress of a projector dangling from it.

I may have to give this a try...
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:45 PM   #29
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Alpo, I would really like to see that setup. Sounds perfect.
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:01 PM   #30
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Here is a quick pic. I'll try to load the others tomorrow when I can get to them.
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