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Old 08-08-2008, 12:01 PM   #256
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thanks!!
im ordering them tonight.. as I understand these are pretty much plug and play.. plug the OEM plugs into the device and then the new plugs into the dremmeled holes of the caps. i like this and the upgrade is pretty simple.. im going for the 4300k as it seems to have more output then the 6k and 8k...
Correct, and IMHO you chose the right color rating as well.

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Old 08-11-2008, 08:36 AM   #257
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Just tried to order the vvme kit and got an error from PayPal when I went to pay. Any ideas?
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Old 08-11-2008, 06:31 PM   #258
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Simple Bracket for Ballast

After doing 3 installs of HID lights on GS12s, I decided to make up a set of simple brackets that make the ballasts much easier to mount.



Mount the ballast and attach to the oil line support. Fits on both sides the same if you are installing high and low beam ballasts.



Plenty of clearance for the forks.




I used a small piece of .080 aluminum to make them. A penny tech item I guess.

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Old 08-11-2008, 06:35 PM   #259
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Just tried to order the vvme kit and got an error from PayPal when I went to pay. Any ideas?
Ya, me too.. over and over.. then I figured it out .. look in the left column and click on Payment, under the word Ballast, then click on it and it will take you to a paypal link.. enter all your info there, i.e. H7 single, color temp, your name, address and phone number.

And yes, I ordered an H7 kit and recieved two..
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Old 08-11-2008, 06:56 PM   #260
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After doing 3 installs of HID lights on GS12s, I decided to make up a set of simple brackets that make the ballasts much easier to mount.



Mount the ballast and attach to the oil line support. Fits on both sides the same if you are installing high and low beam ballasts.



Plenty of clearance for the forks.




I used a small piece of .080 aluminum to make them. A penny tech item I guess.

Manxman
Very nice!

That looks like the slim ballast, does it work on the regular ballast too?

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Old 08-11-2008, 07:23 PM   #261
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Very nice!

That looks like the slim ballast, does it work on the regular ballast too?

Jim
I have not done any installs of kits that did not have the slim ballasts, but there is lots of room left so I think it would work.
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Old 08-12-2008, 05:06 AM   #262
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If I am not wrong, the 3/4" hole you have on top of that HID ballast is the accessory power outlet bracket. Your installation voids any chance to install one ...

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Old 08-12-2008, 05:38 AM   #263
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If I am not wrong, the 3/4" hole you have on top of that HID ballast is the accessory power outlet bracket. Your installation voids any chance to install one ...

Paul Jr
Yes, you are correct. The owner of this bike preferred a power source by the gauges for his GPS and I wired the under seat plug in to accept full power for his Gerbings and tire pump. A slightly different design of bracket would be easy to do if power was needed from the beak location.
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Old 08-13-2008, 02:51 PM   #264
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power...

do you run power from the battery for the ballasts someplace?
not sure I get the wiring parts too clearly.
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Old 08-13-2008, 05:08 PM   #265
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A question for the masses:

I just installed the same type of kit JVB used on my early '05 1200. The first ballast I installed wouldn't fire the bulb so I switched it out for one that would. After zip tying the ballast inplace and getting the wire's sorted out I fired up the bike and the bulb would not fire and I got hte LAMPF! code on my LCD. SO my question to you is if the reason I am getting that is because the kit is wired for 35 watts and the computer has seen this as a blown bulb and cut the power to the circuit? Any recommended fixes for this?
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Old 08-13-2008, 05:36 PM   #266
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So why do HID beams "bounce"? I've noticed that the beam hitting the pavement bounces all over the place and halogen beams are rock steady.

The bulb itself is snug in the housing. Just the nature of these things?
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Old 08-14-2008, 12:40 AM   #267
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After doing 3 installs of HID lights on GS12s, I decided to make up a set of simple brackets that make the ballasts much easier to mount.



Mount the ballast and attach to the oil line support. Fits on both sides the same if you are installing high and low beam ballasts.



Plenty of clearance for the forks.




I used a small piece of .080 aluminum to make them. A penny tech item I guess.

Manxman


How do you make up the brackets (cut the metal etc)?

Fancy selling a few?
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Old 08-15-2008, 07:24 PM   #268
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Leaving on a 2300mi iron but ride early am tomorrow so I put my HID kit from VVME on my GSA tonight.
Why is it that they made the bulb covers so that the threaded ring must be cut off???? I tried to pull the connector off the both bulds and it wouldnt budge. Looks like if the bulb goes bad we must cut the harness to change it?
Also it seams as if it takes a while to get full light from them. Is that normal?
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Old 08-15-2008, 08:13 PM   #269
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Placed my order from VVME.com tonight at 8:51PM Eastern, and they sent it out with tracking information at 10:18PM Eastern.

Its a good start!

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Old 08-26-2008, 07:22 PM   #270
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Just finished installing and testing the 4300k vvme kit. I'm absolutely blown away by the increase in light output! It should come from the factory this way!


I plan to put them to the test on Friday when I ride through Ontario cottage country at night, and I'm really looking forward to it after having done the same ride last year with stock lighting.

The only issue I had is packaging the ballasts. I'm not real happy tucking the ballasts behind the side covers as Jim VB and others did (although it can be done). I am actually thinking about ordering another kit (not from china) with slim ballasts instead of the standard vvme ballasts so that I can package them more cleanly. Still an unbelievable value for the money.
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