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Old 03-31-2005, 03:10 PM   #31
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Well now I am back from lunch and the thread is normalized IS there a concensus about the wiring systems durability to fire up 2 HID at once.


In normal use low would already be on and high would be used judiciously when required.
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Old 03-31-2005, 04:58 PM   #32
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Well now I am back from lunch and the thread is normalized IS there a concensus about the wiring systems durability to fire up 2 HID at once.


In normal use low would already be on and high would be used judiciously when required.
There are upgrade wiring harnesses available from some bloke... i can look around if somebody don't have it.
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Old 04-01-2005, 08:04 AM   #33
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There are upgrade wiring harnesses available from some bloke... i can look around if somebody don't have it.
Woot! Lost my link but found it again:

Review:
http://www.webbikeworld.com/t2/headl...ight-relay.htm

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http://www.easternbeaver.com/

Eastern Beaver is a tough one to find if yer lookin for wiring; luckily web bike world gets lots of hits.
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Old 04-01-2005, 04:47 PM   #34
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This is the system I was going to use before I decided to sell my Adv:

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Old 04-01-2005, 07:41 PM   #35
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Haven't done the install yet because my brain is currently chemically enhanced with foam, I have officially become one with foam.

The HID's are going in next week fo sho ! Got a big ride coming up in the desert so I needs to have these things fired up.

Was thinking though, might be better to run one HID and have a Sylvania Silverstar for the high beam just in case the HID system took a dive you have backup and you can carry a spare Halogen as opposed a spare HID bulb.
Thus far all the HID's installs I've done, I've been very pleased with one HID at 4300K. I have the Touratech set-up as well with the optional fog light so I'm interested to see if the auxillary lights will be needed. I'll keep you folks posted.
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Old 04-01-2005, 07:50 PM   #36
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Old 04-01-2005, 07:51 PM   #37
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While not HID bright, I am pleased with my low beam. Has anyone considered doing the swap on the high beam only? Are our light fixtures a uniform or standard size? Other sources?

I am mainly concerned with hassles from LEOs. They have been citing kids around here who put OEM Xenons in their Jettas, Golfs, and Passats without the leveling motors, etc...
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Old 04-01-2005, 07:51 PM   #38
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Old 04-01-2005, 08:08 PM   #39
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While not HID bright, I am pleased with my low beam. Has anyone considered doing the swap on the high beam only? Are our light fixtures a uniform or standard size? Other sources?

I am mainly concerned with hassles from LEOs. They have been citing kids around here who put OEM Xenons in their Jettas, Golfs, and Passats without the leveling motors, etc...
That's cuz the kids are using HID's that are over 5000K and getting that blueish tint that drives everyone crazy.
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That's cuz the kids are using HID's that are over 5000K and getting that blueish tint that drives everyone crazy.
That or just those stupid blue tinted bulbs.


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Old 04-01-2005, 08:33 PM   #41
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That's cuz the kids are using HID's that are over 5000K and getting that blueish tint that drives everyone crazy.
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Old 04-04-2005, 12:28 AM   #43
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i hope this helps

er, i have 2 hid's on my bike - the touratech ones.

I have 2 in case one goes wrong, which the first did after about 1 week, and it's happened again :(

- the vibes made the connection to the rear of the lamp rotate so when i turned it on it fried the ballast. i now have a zip tie round the rear of the red bit to stop it rotating. it was cheaper to buy a whole new kit than the ballast separately in the uk.

i'm now sending the left hand ballast back soon because:

- with the engine off both lamps are fine.

- with the engine on both fire but the left goes out after a few seconds (presumably when the ballast lowers the volts from 17,000 to 70)

i'm getting a new one under warranty.

- i've removed the halogen main beam bulb, but both hids still work with the main halogen in as well.

fwit the touratech instructions show photos of the ballasts at 45 degrees when the hella sheet says vertically only with the connevtions at the bottom.

i'll add some photos soon.
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Old 04-04-2005, 01:16 AM   #44
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That or just those stupid blue tinted bulbs.


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No kiddin, that's why you need the yellow ones. Blue b...s are so 205.
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Old 04-04-2005, 05:25 AM   #45
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i hope this helps

er, i have 2 hid's on my bike - the touratech ones.

I have 2 in case one goes wrong, which the first did after about 1 week, and it's happened again :(

- the vibes made the connection to the rear of the lamp rotate so when i turned it on it fried the ballast. i now have a zip tie round the rear of the red bit to stop it rotating. it was cheaper to buy a whole new kit than the ballast separately in the uk.

i'm now sending the left hand ballast back soon because:

- with the engine off both lamps are fine.

- with the engine on both fire but the left goes out after a few seconds (presumably when the ballast lowers the volts from 17,000 to 70)

i'm getting a new one under warranty.

- i've removed the halogen main beam bulb, but both hids still work with the main halogen in as well.

fwit the touratech instructions show photos of the ballasts at 45 degrees when the hella sheet says vertically only with the connevtions at the bottom.

i'll add some photos soon.
Good info since I'll be adding the Touratech lights soon. These lights are essentially Hella Micro DE HID's with an aluminum protector on the side in case of fall.
I was curious about your install especially about how the voltage is droping?
Are you thinking that the 55w main bulb is pulling to much draw to fire an extra 70 watts?
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