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Old 09-29-2008, 08:41 PM   #331
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Sorry It was .050 inches.. You wouldnt think it would make that mutch difference but it did for me.
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Old 09-29-2008, 09:26 PM   #332
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Sorry It was .050 inches.. You wouldnt think it would make that mutch difference but it did for me.
that's what she said

sorry, that was tee'd up.
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Old 09-30-2008, 09:38 AM   #333
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I finally got a night ride and all I can say is, "holy crap!" To echo other sentiments here, this is a total no-brainer upgrade. Now I'm just figuring out if I want to do the hi-beam.
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Old 09-30-2008, 09:41 AM   #334
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You want it. You should have done it in the first place. 5 minutes extra!!
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Old 09-30-2008, 10:51 AM   #335
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Did mine last night. Used a stainless bracket that mounts to the oil cooler fasteners to hold the ballasts. Had HID on my other bikes. A must have, IMO. Yes, I did hi and low...there are 2 bulbs so I had to do both. I'm lighting up signs in the middle of the day now. Night is so much better.
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Old 10-06-2008, 09:26 AM   #336
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Still trying to figure out how to convert the original 12GSA aux light with the vvme H11 kit.

The contact on the original H11s is turned 90 degrees compared to the vvme's straight one. Will I have to modufy the lamp-casing or is it possible to modify the vvme lamp itself to make it shorter (in order for the casing to fit?)

Has anyone made this conversion?
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Old 10-06-2008, 12:59 PM   #337
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Still trying to figure out how to convert the original 12GSA aux light with the vvme H11 kit.

The contact on the original H11s is turned 90 degrees compared to the vvme's straight one. Will I have to modufy the lamp-casing or is it possible to modify the vvme lamp itself to make it shorter (in order for the casing to fit?)

Has anyone made this conversion?
Did it last week. You just drill a 24mm hole in center of the lamp casing to make place for the new bulb and the rubber cap with the new wiring. Looks nice when installed. Rest is plug and play when you sort out where you want to place the ballasts. I have replaced both Hi- and low beam plus the H11 aux lights. Upgraded to 55w ballasts with the H7 bulbs, standard 35w with the H11. All from VVME, awesome light
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Old 10-06-2008, 01:35 PM   #338
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Did it last week. You just drill a 24mm hole in center of the lamp casing to make place for the new bulb and the rubber cap with the new wiring. Looks nice when installed. Rest is plug and play when you sort out where you want to place the ballasts. I have replaced both Hi- and low beam plus the H11 aux lights. Upgraded to 55w ballasts with the H7 bulbs, standard 35w with the H11. All from VVME, awesome light
Great. Thats exactly what I did. Modified the casing. Now I have exactly the same setup as you have. 55/55 + 35/35
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Old 10-06-2008, 01:42 PM   #339
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I just received my HID kit and bestrest ballast mounts. I can't wait to install them and see how different the light output is. I have PIAA aux lights and if the high/low beam setup is significantly better I may upgrade my aux lights to HID as well. Great thread!
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Old 10-06-2008, 01:49 PM   #340
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I did my conversion a week ago... and holy crap! This is by far the best thing I've put on my bike. Low beam is nice... but click on the Hi and it lights up signs 1/4 mile away...
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Old 10-06-2008, 05:51 PM   #341
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Did it last week. You just drill a 24mm hole in center of the lamp casing to make place for the new bulb and the rubber cap with the new wiring. Looks nice when installed. Rest is plug and play when you sort out where you want to place the ballasts. I have replaced both Hi- and low beam plus the H11 aux lights. Upgraded to 55w ballasts with the H7 bulbs, standard 35w with the H11. All from VVME, awesome light
Adventureman,

Where did you put the original plug? Did you leave it at the Foglight or did you move it under the beak? Can you please post a picture. I already have my headlight/highbeams done. Getting ready to do my foglights...

Any pictures appreciated.

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Old 10-11-2008, 02:21 PM   #342
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so is just using zip ties to mount the ballast too "ghetto"? For the left side there is no screw where there seems to be space (just above the oil line) so I ran 4 zip ties around the tubular frame (avoided the oil line) in different directions. Seems solid...but not as elegant as much of the work here.
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Old 10-11-2008, 05:36 PM   #343
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If by Ghetto, you mean works perfectly, then yes, it is extremely ghetto. If you're concerned over breakage, use a large enough hose clamp. It too is ghetto (using my definition).
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Old 10-11-2008, 08:33 PM   #344
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heh, well I fired it up and it worked so I can't complain. I do like the smaller ballast (have that on the low beam side) but the vvme cheap light setup is...cheap. Interesting though as now I have 5000K low and 4300K high. I'm wondering about swapping those, or I could go both 4300. My thinking is that having them different makes the bike stand out a bit more at night. It wasn't that much aforethought though - I bought a single setup from xenonrider and like it so much I picked up the cheap vvmw kit. Now I have a spare just in case...
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Old 10-11-2008, 08:58 PM   #345
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A quick note on the cheap VVME kits, they actually make a lot of the HID's for the not so cheap manufacturers.

For me, I am running 4 VVME kits: Highs, lows, and both fogs. Great set-up.
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