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Old 04-04-2005, 11:10 AM   #46
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I'd love to go with bigger lights, maybe an HID but my old 620 has the non electric start ignition SEM 130 watts.

I think it just barely runs the stock lights, and isolates the lights from the battery so they run straight off the stator/rectifier.

Even my GPS complains about low power at idle and it's connected to battery power, if you can call the tiny thing under the seat a battery.

Then again my bike will run fine without a battery so maybe I shouldn't complain.
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Old 04-04-2005, 05:53 PM   #47
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I know I'm hijakin my own thread but where is the thread for modding the wiring to run both lights together on HIGH beam.

Plan to order dual HIDs soon-just trying to get a better price direct from Asia.
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Old 04-04-2005, 07:06 PM   #48
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I am electrically ignorant. That being said, is there a light bulb that you can just put in the orignal light housing that is WAY brighter than stock??
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Old 04-04-2005, 07:36 PM   #49
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I am electrically ignorant. That being said, is there a light bulb that you can just put in the orignal light housing that is WAY brighter than stock??
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Old 04-04-2005, 10:17 PM   #50
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Any chance of damaging the reflector with the 85w?
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Old 04-04-2005, 10:28 PM   #51
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I am electrically ignorant. That being said, is there a light bulb that you can just put in the orignal light housing that is WAY brighter than stock??
Hey Craig, check out this thread on HID's and the Superwhite bulbs.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32038
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Old 04-05-2005, 01:15 AM   #52
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no, i've taken the old main beam 55w bulb out as the dipped one blew so the battery only has to start 2 hid's.

they both work all the time as long as i dont turn the engine on.

to get both to work on i ride away on dipped beam, get up speed, pull in the clutch, turn the ignition off, wait a second, turn it on again flip to main beam and wow!

daylight.

then i loose one hid when i start the engine again.

I think http://www.bajadesigns.com/ may do an hid kit for h4 bulbs.
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Old 04-05-2005, 08:21 AM   #53
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I know I'm hijakin my own thread but where is the thread for modding the wiring to run both lights together on HIGH beam.

Plan to order dual HIDs soon-just trying to get a better price direct from Asia.

Not a thread, but

here's how I wired mine up so both lights are on w/hi-beam.
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Old 12-13-2010, 05:31 AM   #54
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Both lights on without fiddling with any wires

I wanted both lights on all the time but I did not want to muck with any of the
wiring .. I suck at electrical and frankly a big wiring harness makes me nervous. I went over all these light threads and ending up doing this.

I changed the headlights to LED's

what I did was very simple basically I made the day running light as powerful as I could the small BA9S bulb I found an LED on ebay with 5 leds in it for $2.00

I then changed the other H1 bulbs to 9 leds $2.00 now I could have gone up to 25 LED's packed in one bulb but I didn't want to over power the smaller BA9S neighbor.

* I did have to take out the light assembly and open up the back of the bulbs
as the LED's where thicker in diameter to the stock .. I did this by cutting a needle file in half and putting it in a drill and slowly carved out the opening until it fit .. I then blew out all the shavings with and air compressor .


the result is both lights appear to both on and the high beam trigger and all that jazz works the same
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:27 AM   #55
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Two Hids work great.
Currently i have one 35w for hi/low and one 50w for flood light.

And no need to drill huge holes to original end caps...
From friends bike, 2x35w on original lights.



And basic wiring for 640a, with relays etc...

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