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Old 02-13-2008, 03:44 PM   #16
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I have been looking to upgrade the auxiliary lights on my Caponord to HID to reduce drain on the charging system. My greatest concern is the length of the harness from ballast to bulb. Could you tell me (us) how long the harness is, since that can be a factor for mounting in motorcycle applications?
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Old 02-13-2008, 04:11 PM   #17
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Could you tell me (us) how long the harness is, since that can be a factor for mounting in motorcycle applications?
Your bike uses 2-H4 bulbs, so you can buy the motorcycle kit which has just one H4 bulb(45" harness):
http://www.futurevisionhid.com/produ...products_id=49

or the automotive kit which is essentially the same, except it has 2 bulbs & 2 ballasts(89" harness):
http://www.futurevisionhid.com/produ...products_id=30

Both kit's harnesses are plenty long enough to do any bike install.
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Old 02-13-2008, 04:22 PM   #18
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Thanks for the info. I should have included that my aux driving lights use H3 bulbs. I see you have the H3-EXP kit, does that come with 2 long harnesses?
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Old 02-13-2008, 04:33 PM   #19
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H3

Doesn't come with the kit, but is available. It's the same harness used on the fog light kits. ($15).

The EXP ballasts are rather bulky (3.25"X2.75"X1.25"), so that's something to keep in mind for install.
Slim ballasts are available, (not in stock - will have within 2 weeks), and the price is an extra $45/per pair.
http://www.futurevisionhid.com/image...ni_ballast.JPG
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Old 02-13-2008, 04:46 PM   #20
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I put a 7" bi-xenon true HID on my R1150R in the Hannigan fairing. The light's performance is incredible. This item keeps the burner going all the time and a solenoid refocuses it between high and low beam. Lots of these have halogen high beam because the HID is too slow to switch it on and off. I like the bi-xenon approach better. Another plus, all this light for 35 watts. Sweet

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Old 02-13-2008, 05:37 PM   #21
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That looks kind of like our 7" replacement light (with a projector lens)



They have a projector lens to get the sharp cut-off, and have a LED angel eyes for a real nice effect.

If this is the type you have, they do work very nice, and you get the high beam function as an option on these as well.

BTW, true bi-xenon is actually two HID capsule's on one base, this type has a warm up period for high beam, and their cost is high and they have a high failure rate. I don't recommend this type, or the type that have the halogen bulb as a high. The flex or telescopic design is best as you get instant high beam.
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Old 02-14-2008, 05:50 AM   #22
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BTW, true bi-xenon is actually two HID capsule's on one base, this type has a warm up period for high beam, and their cost is high and they have a high failure rate. I don't recommend this type, or the type that have the halogen bulb as a high. The flex or telescopic design is best as you get instant high beam.
I called mine "bi-xenon" because that is what the manufacturer calls it because it is xenon on both high and low beams. It has a single burner and no warm-up period. The light stays on all the time and the high/low selection is achieved by a soleniod. It has better high beam illumination and power efficiency than the xenon/halogen combinations and is faster, more compact, has better burner life and higher power efficiency than the two burner HID's. Or, so I understand / was told / currently believe.
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Old 02-14-2008, 08:58 AM   #23
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Hella ff50

Hella FF50 Auxiliary fog / driving lights use an H7 bulb. Is it possible to convert these Aux lights to HID? I am considering this on the wife's 2006 F650GS for the decrease in draw on the battery from 55W to 35W HID.

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Old 02-14-2008, 09:19 AM   #24
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Hella H7 Conversion

yes, the only thing to keep in mind is that the HID bulb is pysically longer (about 1-3/4" from the base) than a halogen bulb.
on some fog/aux lamps there is limited clearance inside the housing. As long as you have about 1/4" between the bulb and the light lens, you should have no issues. There is actually less heat generated by a HID bulb.
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Old 02-24-2008, 12:55 PM   #25
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IMHO its easier to add aux phid's. There are some nice self enclosed ballast lamps at Trailtech. SC4's. Two wattages. Very nice.
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Old 02-24-2008, 01:53 PM   #26
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Hi I'm in Ottawa what have you got for a 1989 BMW R100gs headlight kit.
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Old 02-24-2008, 05:09 PM   #27
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Any recomended set up for the Buell? it's stock lights preaty much suck..looking for a solution tat will not atract LEO's attention....

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Old 02-24-2008, 05:26 PM   #28
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Hi I'm in Ottawa what have you got for a 1989 BMW R100gs headlight kit.
I believe your bike uses a H4 bulb, you can get that set-up here:
http://www.futurevisionhid.com/produ...products_id=49
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Old 02-24-2008, 05:50 PM   #29
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Any recomended set up for the Buell? it's stock lights preaty much suck..looking for a solution tat will not atract LEO's attention....

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What's the model/year?
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Old 02-25-2008, 07:55 AM   #30
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Any experience with 50watt HID's? I've been running one for nearly a year in my R12GS (20kmiles). I previously had a Gen1 35watt HID and the 50 certainly made a difference. Someone posted in another thread that the 50's were just pumped 35's and have limited longevity. Thoughts?
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