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Old 11-28-2011, 05:34 PM   #871
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I just quasi finished my 100W HID install. On rides up to 40 minutes it does not cause anything to burn up.

My 100W ballasts were quite bulky, for a while they rode on the metal part on top of the windscreen holder part, but then i had to put the windscreen back for winter so the ballast migrated under the seat.

*** Those extension cables for the bulbs work.

*** Also you can push spade connectors through the soft plastic quad grommet that comes with the bulb.

I now have the bulb wire and the wire from the original bulb running from the left side of the bike to under seat. The ballast sits instead of the tool pouch, with the relay underneath it. The relay is connected by a deans connector so i can unplug it to charge the bike's battery.

I have lots and lots of light and i am happy with the result. One minor problem, the bike complains that the front bulb is not working, what is the minimum current that the bulb should be drawing, and when does the ECU perform this test and for how long? (2005 r1200gs).I am planning on installing a capacitor or a resistance or micro controller that will mimic a light bulb for a short period of time. The best solution obviously would be to set the ECU so that it looks for 200-300mAh for the bulb instead of the 4-5A.


Once I install lithium batts i will utilize the empty space to change the high beams to HID aswell.

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Old 11-28-2011, 05:37 PM   #872
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Old 11-28-2011, 05:38 PM   #873
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Behind light assembly.
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:10 PM   #874
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Yes.
i want to replace my 500w halogen bulbs with Hids. Which i estimate produce 5000lumens.

My hid is 100w, but thats power consumption. Output is 75w. So at 100 lumen/watt that should make 7500 lumens.

A bit worried about the buzzing sound coming from the driver.


Also, at startup these bastards ar power hungry. Directlt connected to 16a 12v power supply i was unable to start the light. 24v 4.2A did not do much good either. But my 14.4v 7ah batt starts it nicely and runs for 30 mins.

Any ideas on that?
Sounds like an adventure. I just switched 72x 60W incandescent bulbs in our house with Philips 13W
warm white fluorescent (~900lumens) bulbs. 6ea for $10 at Home Deport, couldn't be happier.
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Old 12-01-2011, 01:23 AM   #875
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You have 72 lightbulbs in your house? Why would you need 64k lumens? :)
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Old 12-01-2011, 01:25 AM   #876
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Does the GS check the bulb during the ride aswll or only during the startup sequence?


Also, does the gs open and close the + to the bulb, the gnd or both?


I am assuming it is only the +

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Old 12-01-2011, 01:42 AM   #877
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Would this kind of setup not eliminate the problem initial lamp checking?
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Old 12-01-2011, 01:27 PM   #878
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My light on the R1200GS Adventure went out at 8K miles. Bought a set of Sylvania ZXE's for $65.00. After reading about HID's and the cost I decided to return the Sylvaina's (still in box unopened) and install HID's. Ordered from DDM Tuning. Got 2 single systems. 1st one was a 35W 5000K for the low beam - don't want that too bright and piss off cagers, 2nd one was the 55W 8000K for the high beam - when the high beam is on I am either off road or there are no cars around so no big deal with the extra bright light. Apparently because of the extra wattage the 55W looks like a lower freq color so the offset should be close to each other. Also got the code eliminator just in case. Paid $93 including shipping.
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Old 12-01-2011, 06:24 PM   #879
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Old 12-02-2011, 02:00 AM   #880
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indeed it is a 100W hid.

Intend on doing the high beams at some point as well. I am very happy with it.
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Old 12-02-2011, 12:14 PM   #881
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OK, I'm in! Just ordered a high and low beam conversion from 1Off. It seems they have the best reviews and customer service. I love riding at night as much as I love flying at night, but deer don't jump out in front of me in the air...though I did nail a HUGE blue heron at night in Cherokee 180 at midnight! I want to ride more at night and see the critters sooner than the lame stock lights allow. Wish me luck on the install!
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Old 12-02-2011, 01:20 PM   #882
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indeed it is a 100W hid.

Intend on doing the high beams at some point as well. I am very happy with it.
Where did you buy? I would upgrade my high beam to 100w hid if I could find one.
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Old 12-02-2011, 01:42 PM   #883
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OK, I'm in! Just ordered a high and low beam conversion from 1Off. It seems they have the best reviews and customer service. I love riding at night as much as I love flying at night, but deer don't jump out in front of me in the air...though I did nail a HUGE blue heron at night in Cherokee 180 at midnight! I want to ride more at night and see the critters sooner than the lame stock lights allow. Wish me luck on the install!

What's the bulb application for you're Cherokee 180? Maybe we can save a few unsuspecting blue heron's live with a new line of flying lights. lol .

Enjoy your lights. Ride Safe. Reach out us if you have any questions, comments, concerns. We'd love to see some pictures / hear how you like them once you have them installed!

We put this video together for the 1200 gs with the help of a fellow Inmate. R1200 GS HID installation Video It's pretty straight forward on your own, but could help to watch.

Enjoy, Ride Safe, Avoid deers and critters.
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Old 12-02-2011, 03:03 PM   #884
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Hello Andy,

I got the HID kit from ebay for 135 us for 2 lights. From this guy : powerlightings

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-100W-HID...#ht_2397wt_825

They have 2 identical ones, one includes shipping the other does not, so they turn out to be the same price.

Remember you have to specify that you want the 12V version (which is exacly the same as the 24V version as the electronics accept both, i was runnign it of 18V at one point) you really want the 4300K version and the H7 bulb.

For my installation, i could not find anywhere in front of the bike (except when i removed the front screen and installed it there. I supose if you really tried hard you could install it on top of the headlamps but that could be a bit trick. Now it resides under the seat in place of the tools. I am operating it with a relay, and i AM getting the lamp error icon on the bike.

You also should buy the cable extension to move it under the seat.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/390333284914...#ht_1594wt_825


I had to buy a relay from a local electronics store and hack the cables a bit. I also installed Deans connectors so it is easy to remove.


If anyone is interested i can take more pictures or draw a schematic etc...


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Old 12-02-2011, 03:05 PM   #885
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OH,, the kit comes with 1 relay. So if you buy some spade connectors you can use it.

The kit is originally for cars...


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