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Old 12-19-2009, 11:26 AM   #121
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Old 12-19-2009, 07:18 PM   #122
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Old 12-20-2009, 03:49 AM   #123
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Old 12-20-2009, 05:40 PM   #124
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Old 12-20-2009, 06:04 PM   #125
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Yeah, it's a pair of Hella 90mm modules.




As far as I know they are the only sealed beam Bi-Xenon lights available. VERY expensive new, and I haven't seen any good reviews yet to know if they are worth it. So I have been collecting a bunch of other lights as well and eventually want to make a shoot-out. KTM 950/990 Euro, 640-Adv, Hella 90mm HID, 90mm H7 + HID conversion kit, +more. Will be month or so before I get to it, though. Walter, any input regarding testing setup and camera settings is appreciated.
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Old 12-21-2009, 07:31 AM   #126
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Link please!
http://www.rallylights.com/
These guys are on the ball...they even carry what looks to be the original 690Rally lights.
http://www.rallylights.com/detail.aspx?ID=1800

Got the 90mm regulars at $60 each; beam pattern is as good as the original 640Adv lights & the low beam housing is smaller; DIY HID conversion is to be done this winter when I get around to it.

A reasonable alternative would be the HID low beam housing (only) at $167 to which a Fleabay cheapo HID kit would be added; should be as efficient as their $597 low beam HID unit for much less.
http://www.rallylights.com/detail.aspx?ID=1255

As for the High beam HID housing (only), it's not available but
I believe the High beam isn't as critical & the regular housing should do fine once converted.
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:00 AM   #127
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Yeah, that's a good site. However if you check out the picture of the Bi-Xenons they have on the site you will see that they are different from mine. Not sure what's going on because the part number on my sticker matches the one in the Hella catalog?

I have also read on HIDplanet that the halogen housings convert fairly well but haven't seen any useful pictures. Luckily for you all I have both OEM+retrofit HID here so I will be able to compare them directly.
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Old 12-22-2009, 04:46 AM   #128
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Yeah, that's a good site. However if you check out the picture of the Bi-Xenons they have on the site you will see that they are different from mine. Not sure what's going on because the part number on my sticker matches the one in the Hella catalog?
I'm guessing that it may be a different part # for the Americain market or the HID Housing (only) sports a different # than the complete HID unit.

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I have also read on HIDplanet that the halogen housings convert fairly well but haven't seen any useful pictures. Luckily for you all I have both OEM+retrofit HID here so I will be able to compare them directly.
Had a few links to the conversions with pics & one that also had several cutoff shield mods but lost it all when my computer went bellyup; pretty straight foward & the results were good but proof is in the puddin & none compared these conversions to their true HID counterparts ...Counting on you to post the puddins results, here!
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Old 12-23-2009, 12:22 PM   #129
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i know it's not about the bike... but...

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  • Khyam Highlander Tent: A tent that takes 20 seconds to erect? Ideal for putting up in the rain, 30 minutes after sundown. From the makers of the larger “Biker tent”
  • Khyam VVS 1000 sleeping bags: Warm down to -10 degrees, and considerably larger than standard. Perfect for large bikers.
i was wondering how you liked the tent, and the sleeping bag by khyam? they're not reasily distributed to the US, but they look fantastic. i was hoping you might have some pictures of both - set up, and packed. how big was the tent all packed up on the bike? was it as easy to set up as quoted in the description?

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Old 12-25-2009, 03:06 AM   #130
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i was wondering how you liked the tent, and the sleeping bag by khyam? they're not reasily distributed to the US, but they look fantastic. i was hoping you might have some pictures of both - set up, and packed. how big was the tent all packed up on the bike? was it as easy to set up as quoted in the description?

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I really liked the stuff, but both the tent and the sleeping bag are large and pack large. In hindsight they might have been a bit too large for the trip I was on ... http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=533442

For a more sedate trip on a larger bike, with size not so critical, they would be perfect.

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Old 12-25-2009, 11:07 AM   #131
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I really liked the stuff, but both the tent and the sleeping bag are large and pack large. In hindsight they might have been a bit too large for the trip I was on ... http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=533442

For a more sedate trip on a larger bike, with size not so critical, they would be perfect.

thanks for the pics, seeing it IRL the overall size of the tent really shows... damn, that's a big tent for a solo trip. how big is it broken down and bagged up?
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Old 12-25-2009, 09:24 PM   #132
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Colebatch, Merry Christmas from San Diego.
I got a brand new X recently and think I should put some hand gaurds on. Your Touratech ones look better than the BMW ones available. Did they fit good around the levers? Some other models required cutting ends off the levers.

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Old 12-26-2009, 01:00 AM   #133
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Gas Can, have a look at these from HDB as well.

http://highwaydirtbikes.com/HDB_Shop/

Fitted to a X country.



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Old 12-26-2009, 12:32 PM   #134
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the Touratech ones were ok ... light, strong, and fitted well. But they lacked a metal backbone
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Old 12-26-2009, 04:51 PM   #135
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Colebatch, Merry Christmas from San Diego.
I got a brand new X recently and think I should put some hand gaurds on. Your Touratech ones look better than the BMW ones available. Did they fit good around the levers? Some other models required cutting ends off the levers.
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