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Old 09-23-2004, 07:57 AM   #1
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lc4 hid light

i know there are a couple of you out there (flanny, curverider?) who converted your lc4 to hid lamps. what heat range did you install 5000?, 8000? is there any difference to the current they draw to fire? do they draw more current than halogen bulbs? any pics of your installs? where did you hide your ballasts?

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Old 09-23-2004, 12:29 PM   #2
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you got light envy after riding behind configspace didn't you.
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Old 09-23-2004, 12:47 PM   #3
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i know there are a couple of you out there (flanny, curverider?) who converted your lc4 to hid lamps. what heat range did you install 5000?, 8000? is there any difference to the current they draw to fire? do they draw more current than halogen bulbs? any pics of your installs? where did you hide your ballasts?

1 - most HID Draw 35W for automotivea applications, regarless of colour temperature
2 - Mine were 4500K if I recall correctly
3 - I put my ballasts up on top of the dash, but that was only beacasue I had two....If I had to do it again, I would only install one for the high-beam.

Sorry no pics...

..and oh yeah...I almosty forgot..

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Old 09-23-2004, 12:47 PM   #4
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I'm think I read they put them in the back of the air box.
That might have been on the LC4 not the Adventure.
There might be more room up around the headlight cover (plastic) on the Adventure....I wouldn't think you'd want to constrict the airbox....these LC4 engines need lots of air.

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Old 09-23-2004, 01:12 PM   #5
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you got light envy after riding behind configspace didn't you.

it was the riding in front of him that did it to me
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Old 09-23-2004, 01:13 PM   #6
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they're quite small, so i think i will tuck them up under the fairing by all the other electrics.
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Old 09-23-2004, 02:04 PM   #7
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they're quite small, so i think i will tuck them up under the fairing by all the other electrics.
Don't they generate a fair amount of heat? I'm not sure, but I'd check first.
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Old 09-23-2004, 02:05 PM   #8
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Don't they generate a fair amount of heat? I'm not sure, but I'd check first.
thats kinda why i posted here. if others have had issues....
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Old 09-23-2004, 04:32 PM   #9
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Question

Do the HID interfere with the GPS signal receiption?
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Old 09-23-2004, 04:40 PM   #10
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Anywhere in the 4100- 4500 K range is really good after that your getting bluer and from what I've learned the lighting gets poorer.
Flanny is right, the norm is 35 watts a lot less then Halogen's.
Make sure you try and keep the ballast away from electronics, just ask Configureationspace about that one.

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Old 09-23-2004, 04:55 PM   #11
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This might help clear up a few things Here Page 24.
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Old 09-23-2004, 07:24 PM   #12
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I'll be doing a conversion on my 640 next week with a write up if your interested.
yes i am. thanks mr jangles.
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Old 09-23-2004, 07:25 PM   #13
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Old 09-23-2004, 07:56 PM   #14
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focus, focus...

Are you guys putting the HID bulb in your existing socket/reflector, or are you converting for a whole new light unit?

Reason I ask is that I was reading an article about the fashion among certain car customizers to switch bulbs - but the techs claimed that the HID bulb with a very intense point source with a different geometry than the OEM light, gave intense GLARE to others, but didn't usually throw better light on the road for the driver, when not using a reflector specifically intended for the HID bulb.

Now on a bike, unlike cars, making yourself noticeable to others can often be a bigger consderation than lighting the road, but still I was wondering how you guys are handling the focus issue...

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I'm basically replacing the stock bulbs with HID bulbs along with ballasts.
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