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Old 11-02-2010, 03:49 PM   #751
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Thanx! I understand, it's just like the high/low beam. Also twist right in.
Yea kind of, the high/low have the wire retainer and the aux lights twist. Remember you need to reverse the wires in the wire connectors on the aux lights.

Don't know what year bike but it looks like tall guy got his in under the body panels and on my O7 gsa I have them mounted under body panels and on top of the tank area so everything is some what protected from the elements.

I've read a few comments about the cheap kits and I installed the DDM slim balists, had one balist that was bad out of the box, replaced it and have over 5k on the new light set up with out any issues.
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Old 11-02-2010, 04:59 PM   #752
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7k miles on my VVME kit. Digital balists. No issues.
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Old 11-03-2010, 06:53 AM   #753
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I read (too many) things here about this VVME/DDM Tuning stuff working on some model years just fine and on some it won't. Either it's too much draw on HID start-up, too little during operation, bad batteries.........................
I think if you order 2 ballasts then 2 should work, how come so many are dead on arrival? Is this part of the business model, customer as part of the QA selection process?
From the best that I could tell all of the stuff came out of China, more than likely the same manufacturer from China and just reboxed. And yes we are the QA dept.
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Old 11-14-2010, 04:50 PM   #754
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Also the VVME standard ballast made a buzzing sound, I do not hear this from the hid50.com slim digital ballast.
The VVME digital ballast on my GSA makes no noise. The regular VVME ballast on Wifey's Disco makes noise.
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:14 AM   #755
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Wow, 52 pages. My head is spinning. It seems that the general concensus is to go with the 35 W for low beam. Would that be a correct summary?
I just read thru the hid50.com comparison and they seem to favor the 50W.
Would that be an overkill for driving light? Please advise as I have to get something soon. The deer population in my area has multiplied exponentially, it seems, since last winter.
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:22 AM   #756
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I want to avoid any possible CANBUS issues so I am going to go with the hid50.com. The question is which 35 or 50 and whether to go both hi and lo or is just lo sufficient enough.

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Old 11-15-2010, 09:25 AM   #757
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I want to avoid any possible CANBUS issues so I am going to go with the hid50.com. The question is which 35 or 50 and whether to go both hi and lo or is just lo sufficient enough.

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I did 35w in both and am quite happy with the light output.

I did 5k (I think). I wanted white light not the blue crap.
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Old 11-15-2010, 12:26 PM   #758
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I did lo-beam 5000K (4300K is ok but would advise not to go higher than 5000K) only mainly because I wanted to keep the hi-beam on H7 in case the HID stops working. Also the H7 hi-beam comes on right away so you can use it to flash, also mounting one ballast/cables was enough work :-)

you can flash with HID, it typically has 80% of full output so it's still brighter than halogen and the "camera flash" caracteristics really gets people's attention when passing. Remember to pull into the mirror zone before flashing if you want to get the best results.

Keep in mind, the higher the colour temp (K), the lower the light output. You get more light with 3000k (yellow- where legal) than with 5 or 6000k. Typical 55w halogen is 1100 lumens, 35 w hid is 3300lumens. 4000+ for 55w hid. I run 4300k in my main and spot lights(legal reasons), 3000k in my fog/daytime running lights (allowed by law here).
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Old 11-15-2010, 01:38 PM   #759
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I just ordered a 55w DDM kit as well. Hope it all works out.
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Old 11-15-2010, 01:57 PM   #760
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For those with errors after installing HIDs, I just came across these Canbus error cancellers, haven't tried them so I can't say they'd work, but if you Bing "HID Error Canceller" you'll see they are used in Canbus equipped cars.

"Also they will eliminate "Bulb out" warnings or "bulb failure warnings in Mercedes, BMW and other cars."

http://www.vvme.com/universal-for-al....html?cPath=39
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Old 11-15-2010, 04:08 PM   #761
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For those with errors after installing HIDs, I just came across these Canbus error cancellers, haven't tried them so I can't say they'd work, but if you Bing "HID Error Canceller" you'll see they are used in Canbus equipped cars.

"Also they will eliminate "Bulb out" warnings or "bulb failure warnings in Mercedes, BMW and other cars."

http://www.vvme.com/universal-for-al....html?cPath=39
Tried them, and it made no difference with the 55W high beam I had (tried 2 different ballast/igniters).
Switching to a 35W ballast/igniter was the only thing that worked for me.
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Old 11-16-2010, 01:56 AM   #762
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Hi Jim:
Now I see what you mean, it's a rubber grommet.
I think it's included in the VVME kit, just got this of the website for single bulbs.



I'm wondering if anyone found a solution which looks like stock, meaning routing the 4 wiress a different way so the cut out in the cap would not be required at all?
that is VVME H7 single beam HID kit....no need to cut out in the cap....
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Old 11-16-2010, 03:25 PM   #763
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Les Wassall (HID50.com) just quoted Me $309. for I think the 50 W high & low beam kit without a brkt! That's a lot more $ than I anticipated. Is that price correct or did I ask for the wrong things, Their web site seems confusing & contradicting
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Old 11-16-2010, 03:31 PM   #764
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This is the quote I got from him, but I am considering low beam only.


35 watt with shipping 75
50 watt with shipping 95

Both kits include the H7R anti dazzle bulb, choice of 5 or 6K bulb colour.

35 watt is the most popular at the moment serially for guys fitting single hid as the size is very small and it is easy to hide away.

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Old 11-16-2010, 03:43 PM   #765
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Both of those prices seem extremely high. A 35watt kit from VVME is only $40 US and a 55 watt kit is $55 US. Shipping on 2 kits will be around $20.

Some say the VVME kits are bad, but that has not been my experience. I run a VVME 35 watt kit in my R1200GS and I have purchased 35 watt kits for my Jetta (9007), Jetta's fog lights (H3), Tundra (H4), and KLR (H4). Zero issues on any, and the DHL shipping has always been fast.
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