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Old 10-19-2010, 03:38 PM   #736
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That's great. This rubber plug thing or grommet could be installed on the side of the headlight, then the cables wouldn't be visible, however this would "damage" the housing...
I drilled the cap for the HID install. I also purchased a couple replacements in case HID doesn't work out and I need to return to stock.

I wrapped and zip tied the cables into the housing to minimize any possibility for interference and for appearence.
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Old 10-20-2010, 05:00 AM   #737
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Couldn't find this mount location just left from the right fuel tank mount on the 2010 model, did they change the mount?



2010 right side picture (iPhone 4 with flash, HDR)
Maybe I can use this location to mount the bracket?
The 2010 mount and tank are different. Time to get creative.

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Old 10-20-2010, 10:10 AM   #738
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See the post above. The plugs fit cleanly around the wires and seal the headlight unit. No tape or RTV needed.

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Thanks Jim, at times I'm a little slow.
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Old 10-21-2010, 07:45 PM   #739
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See mounting instructions here:

"When installing HID Xenon Lamp, you should place the ballast in a drafty area to dissipate heat. Do not
place the ballast near the engine or fan which will give off a lot of heat. If the ballast temperature goes up to
105 degrees, the over heat protection will automatically shut off the power"...
I really hope they mean centigrade! 105F is a cool day here in the summer.
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Old 10-22-2010, 02:44 PM   #740
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Bestrest used to make HID ballast mounts for the R1200GS... I'm not seeing them at their website ATM however.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...7#post11417527
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Old 10-22-2010, 04:17 PM   #741
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Unfortunately I don't recall what years it was for. Mine is an 05.
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Old 10-23-2010, 01:06 PM   #742
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I was always wondering what the bracket would be good for under the tank on the 2010.
Location for the f*cking charcoal canister on US bikes.
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Old 10-25-2010, 11:06 AM   #743
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Hi everyone, I'm new to this thread and read most of the pages so far.

I am also planning to build in HID to my GSA. That means high and low beam but also the auxilary lights. The high and low beam will be no problem since I have done that more often on other bikes.

However the auxilary lights are not really clear to me. With these lights you don't have the caps to protect the unprotected connection (direct from your oem to the wires leading to the ballast). What is the best way of mounting this onto the GSA? Preferably with pictures off coourse

Thanx!!
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Old 10-25-2010, 11:14 AM   #744
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Hi everyone, I'm new to this thread and read most of the pages so far.

I am also planning to build in HID to my GSA. That means high and low beam but also the auxilary lights. The high and low beam will be no problem since I have done that more often on other bikes.

However the auxilary lights are not really clear to me. With these lights you don't have the caps to protect the unprotected connection (direct from your oem to the wires leading to the ballast). What is the best way of mounting this onto the GSA? Preferably with pictures off coourse

Thanx!!
At work so don't have access to pictures but these twist right out of the fog light housing just like the OEM. Make sure you specify 90 degree angles on the light bulbs and it's plug and play.
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Old 10-25-2010, 12:03 PM   #745
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At work so don't have access to pictures but these twist right out of the fog light housing just like the OEM. Make sure you specify 90 degree angles on the light bulbs and it's plug and play.
Thanx! I understand, it's just like the high/low beam. Also twist right in.

However at the high/low beam the connection between the original wire and the ballast wire is behind the caps to protect it form the rain (for instance). But with the auxilary lights this is not possible. How should I make the connection between the original wire and the balast wire so that it is protected form the rain?
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:37 PM   #746
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2010 R1200GS VVME 35W 4300K install, standard ballast, lo-beam only, Canadian model

UPDATE: HID didn't work on my 2010 GS (LAMPF! and lo-beam plug shutdown by ZFE) and was consequently removed after trying VVME and hid50.com 35W HID kits. Now using LED aux lights.
I spent losts of time and effort trying to make HID work but didn't want to use relay hardness/error cancellers, using in the range of 100W in total. LED is the way to go.

I do like the location of the ballast, wires were long enough however the feed power cable (black-minus/blue-positive) to the ballast from the lo-beam headlight plug could have been a few inches longer so I extend the 2 wires (blue/black) ~5".
First tried the front faring mounting location on the right above the oil line to the cooler. I didn't like the little room it left for steering to clear...slim ballast would have made things easier. For lo-beam only conversion and standard ballast this "Charcoal canister on US-bikes" location worked perfectly fine for my Canadian bike.

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Old 10-31-2010, 01:47 PM   #747
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The same thing would occur with mine until I added an inline power resistor, I suspect the "warning canceller" is just that, a resistor that adds a load so the ZFE sees there's a draw and does not shut down the circuit.
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Old 10-31-2010, 02:02 PM   #748
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Nice write up JVB. I like the way the hid lights shine on that nice rug
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Old 11-01-2010, 10:56 AM   #749
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HID kit on e-bay...

Hi there,
has anyone tried this kit ?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/10-BM...Q5fAccessories

It specifies the GS, but they also have the standard H7 kit for $24 !!! I wonder what the difference may be....

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Old 11-01-2010, 11:15 AM   #750
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Their GS kit is about $60 and free shipping. I've been using the Xentec kit on my Accord, that has so-so ratings, and it's been good for the past two years. I'm looking for a personal experience with this Sportiva kit/company.

For $25 it's not a harm to try it

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