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Old 08-07-2013, 12:16 PM   #2056
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Photos of HID installation

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These are 6000K bulbs so it is about the color temperature of daylight.

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It is important that where ever you mount the ballast that they clear the forks when you turn. For this mounting location any ballast that is larger would not work.
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:23 PM   #2057
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These are 6000K bulbs so it is about the color temperature of daylight.



It is important that where ever you mount the ballast that they clear the forks when you turn. For this mounting location any ballast that is larger would not work.
Interesting.

I would be doing this if the Tiger had the interior bulb shield and a fairing to hide the electronics. With these reflective housings you're going to blind people with tons of light scatter

I wouldnt mind (When I have nothing better to do) to implement a Projector setup in the stock housing.
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:55 PM   #2058
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Interesting.

I would be doing this if the Tiger had the interior bulb shield and a fairing to hide the electronics. With these reflective housings you're going to blind people with tons of light scatter

I wouldnt mind (When I have nothing better to do) to implement a Projector setup in the stock housing.
Actually, that isn't the case. According to the inspection station where I had my lights checked (they didn't need adjusting) they passed just fine.
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:09 AM   #2059
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I've never had trouble with my stock lights (+the OEM foglights). My friends usually ask me to ride in front at night cause I have some of the best lights in our group... That or they want me to take the deer out first!
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:24 AM   #2060
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Are these good for the Uni Filter - I assume yes but, well, you know how that goes...
Yes. The NoToil products will work in any foam filter application.

It is so nice being able to avoid petroleum products in the realm of filter maintenance.
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:48 AM   #2061
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Are these good for the Uni Filter - I assume yes but, well, you know how that goes...
Yes. Any foam filter, per the rep.
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:12 AM   #2062
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Actually, that isn't the case. According to the inspection station where I had my lights checked (they didn't need adjusting) they passed just fine.



You might want to check out the whole issue of HID's in "Reflective housings" which creates significant light scatter. Unfortunately the inspection station isnt going to check for that as its not a position/height issue. Drivers coming the opposite way definitely notice. HID's should be used in projector housings safely directing the light output.


Here's what others see, it's even illegal in some countries. Just a heads up

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Old 08-08-2013, 08:15 AM   #2063
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I've never had trouble with my stock lights (+the OEM foglights). My friends usually ask me to ride in front at night cause I have some of the best lights in our group... That or they want me to take the deer out first!

I've been thinking of getting some fog lights but have been impressed with the stock setup myself.

Got a pic of your setup?
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:25 AM   #2064
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You might want to check out the whole issue of HID's in "Reflective housings" which creates significant light scatter. Unfortunately the inspection station isnt going to check for that as its not a position/height issue. Drivers coming the opposite way definitely notice. HID's should be used in projector housings safely directing the light output.


Here's what others see, it's even illegal in some countries. Just a heads up

I had the same concerns you did about HID's. That is why I had my bike lights inspected and tested them extensively. I certainly would not want to blind someone into a head on collision with me.

The inspection station tests for the both the intensity and direction the light is projected on a receptor panel on both low beam and high beam. Should it be out of spec it has to be adjusted before passing inspection. I can't speak for anyone else but on my Tiger it was well within spec and passed normally. As I said before I have yet to have an oncoming car flash their lights at me to indicate that my lights, on low beam, were "dazzling'' them. Perhaps on different housings you get different effects or maybe the car in the video had it's lights on high beam.

I spent last night traveling on some gravel and dirt logging roads in the hills of north Mississippi. It was heavily wooded and deer and roosting turkeys and buzzards are abundant and frequently cross my path. The additional light was a blessing. The halogens would reflect in the eyes of animals, but with HID's you can actually see what the animal is.
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:26 AM   #2065
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Yes. The NoToil products will work in any foam filter application.

It is so nice being able to avoid petroleum products in the realm of filter maintenance.
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:46 AM   #2066
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I had the same concerns you did about HID's. That is why I had my bike lights inspected and tested them extensively. I certainly would not want to blind someone into a head on collision with me.

The inspection station tests for the both the intensity and direction the light is projected on a receptor panel on both low beam and high beam. Should it be out of spec it has to be adjusted before passing inspection. I can't speak for anyone else but on my Tiger it was well within spec and passed normally. As I said before I have yet to have an oncoming car flash their lights at me to indicate that my lights, on low beam, were "dazzling'' them. Perhaps on different housings you get different effects or maybe the car in the video had it's lights on high beam.
THANK YOU for going to this effort. I have seen HID "conversions" done on other bikes, and the results have uniformly been a scattering of light that blinds oncoming drivers.
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:50 PM   #2067
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When removing the charcoal canister how do you tell which tube to plug?
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:27 PM   #2068
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Interesting.

I would be doing this if the Tiger had the interior bulb shield and a fairing to hide the electronics. With these reflective housings you're going to blind people with tons of light scatter

I wouldnt mind (When I have nothing better to do) to implement a Projector setup in the stock housing.
+1 on blinding people.

If you we're going to do HIDs, adding projectors would be the proper way to go. Putting HIDs in a reflector just throws too much light.

I have retrofitted a couple of autos in the past, so I do have some experience. My next project is to add some projectors to the Tiger. Stay tuned...

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Old 08-08-2013, 09:30 PM   #2069
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When removing the charcoal canister how do you tell which tube to plug?
You don't have to plug anything.

Just remove.

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Old 08-08-2013, 09:44 PM   #2070
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You don't have to plug anything.

Just remove.

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