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Old 01-17-2008, 12:32 PM   #121
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Question VVME vs Xenon

Perhaps the answer is what it seems in that you get what you pay for, but... I am looking to make the conversion to the HID lights and there are two pretty different prices for these two makes. Are these similar products? Both mention smallest ballast in some sort of way. Help for a noob would be appreciated.

http://www.vvme.com/product/detail-20023.html
http://www.xenonrider.com/products/h...hid_kits.shtml
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Old 01-17-2008, 12:43 PM   #122
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Perhaps the answer is what it seems in that you get what you pay for, but... I am looking to make the conversion to the HID lights and there are two pretty different prices for these two makes. Are these similar products? Both mention smallest ballast in some sort of way. Help for a noob would be appreciated.

http://www.vvme.com/product/detail-20023.html
http://www.xenonrider.com/products/h...hid_kits.shtml
The VME is the one I have, NOT a slim ballast type by the pictures.


This is the slim versus regular ballast. For $110 on E-bay you can get the slim ballast type, and about $40 less for the regular ones.

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PS I recommend the 4300K color light.
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Old 01-17-2008, 01:07 PM   #123
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Slim Ballast, EBay

Are you searching by the Xenon or by a vendor. I notice that searching the HID lights and mc there listed with an associated motorcycle. Appreciate the assistance.
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Old 01-17-2008, 01:52 PM   #124
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Are you searching by the Xenon or by a vendor. I notice that searching the HID lights and mc there listed with an associated motorcycle. Appreciate the assistance.
Depends on the bike, but for many, like the R1200GS, you use the car kit, H7, with no battery leads, just plg and play.

On E-bay search this: HID h7 slim

click here to see Carefully pic the ones that fit, with the proper color and price+shipping.

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Old 01-17-2008, 02:02 PM   #125
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Perfect. Looking at the car kits, wasnt sure if that was correct. H7 with the 4300... Thanks for the help.
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Old 01-17-2008, 02:07 PM   #126
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PS I recommend the 4300K color light.
I don't often disagree with Jim but I suggest 6000K. The 4300K lights will be more natural and you will give up just a touch of light with the 6000K units.

However, the daytime conspicuity factor is a lot more noticible with the slightly bluer color. Combined with the increased HID output and I think you won't miss the tiny bit of extra light but you WILL be noticed more.

Sorry Jim

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Old 01-17-2008, 02:10 PM   #127
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Jon - do you have the HID conversion video on your dvd for the 1200 gs?

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Old 01-17-2008, 02:35 PM   #128
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Jon - do you have the HID conversion video on your dvd for the 1200 gs?

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If you mean Jim, the answer is yes. The light conversion is on his Accessory Video.

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Old 01-17-2008, 02:36 PM   #129
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Sorry... thanks.... yes Jim...
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I don't often disagree with Jim but I suggest 6000K. The 4300K lights will be more natural and you will give up just a touch of light with the 6000K units.

However, the daytime conspicuity factor is a lot more noticible with the slightly bluer color. Combined with the increased HID output and I think you won't miss the tiny bit of extra light but you WILL be noticed more.

Sorry Jim

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Not a problem , I have yellow motolights for conspicuity. If you really want to be seen, the 3000K lights have a very yellow tint to them, and put out great light.

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Old 01-18-2008, 04:40 PM   #131
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Not to agree or disagree

I bought the 6000K lights VVME , ('07 1200GS) and I like them I don't have the motolights, (yet) and I like the slightly bluish tint of the HID. It is very subtle; however, I like the difference from the stock. To do it again I would probably order the slim ballasts as that makes fitting easier.

I have only installed the low beam as I am waiting for replacement high beam ballast. It is really bright compared to stock.

I have noticed a lot of questions regarding heat. I can reach down and touch my wiring and the ballast and have not noticed either to be warm to the touch even after hours of riding.

Every time I ride in the dark I notice more and more cars with HID. They are really getting cheap.

The other morning I passed a big gold wind type bike with multiple headlights, I think he had four built into his fairing, as I passed I noticed my single HID put out a brighter and wider pattern.




Just my two cents for those sitting on the fence.
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Old 01-18-2008, 05:30 PM   #132
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I bought two bulbs from xenon rider, 4300k and also a 6000k just in case the latter was too blue for my taste. I tried the 6000k first and I liked it, haven't tried the 4300k yet.

First pic is the stock bulb and second is the 6000k HID conversion kit.



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The other morning I passed a big gold wind type bike
Intentional ... or just Freudian?

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Old 01-18-2008, 06:03 PM   #134
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Intentional ... or just Freudian?

I'm still at work and it is 6pm Friday...this is all very entertaining
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Sorry my humor just crept into the post I will try and correct it.
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