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Old 07-15-2013, 12:15 PM   #9766
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Hello Everyone,

What is the hot ticket in lighting? The HID or the LED? I used to think the HID was the way to go, but not so sure anymore.

What say you?

KTM Twins has a complete HID set-up with a Duke wind screen,



Thanks for any help, Eric.
The trailtech HID's have had their share of reliability issues (mostly short lived ballast's.) The kit in your picture isn't DOT approved anyway, so an 8" HID race light would be a better option... you could even convert it to 7" DOT hi/low and then convert to HID to make an "almost legal" race light. That is the route that I went, but honestly after seeing some higher end LED's, they throw nearly the same distance while having better flood, no warm up time, more compact, similar power draw, stock(ish) appearance, and a dimmer can be mounted to give a "low" setting (aim will still be the same, just less intense output... again, "almost legal")

If I had it to do over again, I would go with this: http://www.bajadesigns.com/ProductDe...mNumber=497061 with a dimmer
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:00 PM   #9767
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Hello Everyone,

What is the hot ticket in lighting? The HID or the LED? I used to think the HID was the way to go, but not so sure anymore.

What say you?

KTM Twins has a complete HID set-up with a Duke wind screen,



Thanks for any help, Eric.
I'm a big fan of the BD Squadron, put one on my Husaberg 390 and it has been very reliable and rugged.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=784908

Takes a bit of wiring trickery but not bad. The Skene Designs is the best dimmer to integrate with the existing switchgear. The Squadron is too bright for use on highways and oncoming car, but knocking it down to 20% to 30% or so makes it tolerable for the cars and easily the equivalent of "Low beam" Halogen to play nice with cars.

If you do go with the Skene Designs, it's best to get at least the IQ-150-A and add a high beam "flasher" button to program it and also allow you to use the Alert! feature, which is awesome for vehicles getting ready to pull out in front of you.
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:33 PM   #9768
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The trailtech HID's have had their share of reliability issues (mostly short lived ballast's.) The kit in your picture isn't DOT approved anyway, so an 8" HID race light would be a better option... you could even convert it to 7" DOT hi/low and then convert to HID to make an "almost legal" race light. That is the route that I went, but honestly after seeing some higher end LED's, they throw nearly the same distance while having better flood, no warm up time, more compact, similar power draw, stock(ish) appearance, and a dimmer can be mounted to give a "low" setting (aim will still be the same, just less intense output... again, "almost legal")

If I had it to do over again, I would go with this: http://www.bajadesigns.com/ProductDe...mNumber=497061 with a dimmer
Looks great, I just called and they are saying the units are about 2-3 weeks out right now. There's a circuit board on back order. He did say that the KTM dimmer box kit 66-0088 makes the whole shootin' match a plug and play affair with the bike's high beam/low beam switch.
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:00 PM   #9769
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That BD dimmer would be the perfect option for someone like me who absolutely SUCKS at electrical/ wiring! Plug and play goes a long way with me!
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:04 PM   #9770
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That BD dimmer would be the perfect option for someone like me who absolutely SUCKS at electrical/ wiring! Plug and play goes a long way with me!
Here I was thinking I was the only electrical moran here.
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:30 PM   #9771
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If I had it to do over again, I would go with this: http://www.bajadesigns.com/ProductDe...mNumber=497061 with a dimmer
The lights would be great, but the polisport shell looks a bit odd IMO ...
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Old 07-15-2013, 03:06 PM   #9772
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[QUOTE=Bruno T .;21870438]The super mosfet kit FH020AA.

Only thing you need to decide is whether you prefer the maxi fuse (big blade fuse) or circuit breaker option. 3 ft of wire is plenty. ]





And how to mount it. I ended up having to move mine to the opposite side of the bike.
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Old 07-15-2013, 03:07 PM   #9773
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The lights would be great, but the polisport shell looks a bit odd IMO ...
That's why I gave a link to the one with the OEM KTM headlight mask
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:29 PM   #9774
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Has anyone used HDB's anti vibe threaded insert? If so, did they help much?

Thanks
I installed Vibranator's in my 690 and it made a big difference.
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:35 PM   #9775
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I installed Vibranator's in my 690 and it made a big difference.

If I read Vibranator's website, there are 2 options? Which one did you buy, and what threading did it leave you for bolting up handguards?

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Old 07-15-2013, 04:52 PM   #9776
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The super mosfet kit FH020AA.

Only thing you need to decide is whether you prefer the maxi fuse (big blade fuse) or circuit breaker option. 3 ft of wire is plenty. ]





And how to mount it. I ended up having to move mine to the opposite side of the bike.
I like it better there. Less wire criss crossing the bike....
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:21 PM   #9777
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That's why I gave a link to the one with the OEM KTM headlight mask
your link took me to this:


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Old 07-15-2013, 07:26 PM   #9778
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Originally Posted by Bruno T .
The super mosfet kit FH020AA.

Only thing you need to decide is whether you prefer the maxi fuse (big blade fuse) or circuit breaker option. 3 ft of wire is plenty. ]


And how to mount it. I ended up having to move mine to the opposite side of the bike.



Uller said.... : I like it better there. Less wire criss crossing the bike....Quote]

So, do I also need their adapter plate....or where do I attach it on port side of bike?????


Thanks for the replies, guys v
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:43 PM   #9779
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:07 PM   #9780
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Originally Posted by Bruno T .
The super mosfet kit FH020AA.

Only thing you need to decide is whether you prefer the maxi fuse (big blade fuse) or circuit breaker option. 3 ft of wire is plenty. ]


And how to mount it. I ended up having to move mine to the opposite side of the bike.



Uller said.... : I like it better there. Less wire criss crossing the bike....Quote]

So, do I also need their adapter plate....or where do I attach it on port side of bike?????


Thanks for the replies, guys v
I mounted mine like Uller. I order my wiring kit from Eastern Beaver. He has some nice wiring kits.
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