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Old 11-28-2012, 07:46 PM   #1
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R1200gs HID Retrofit

So I he been searching for a while on information regarding a retrofit of a hid projector into the headlight housing. Has anyone done this or even high quality low beam enclosed projectors?

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Old 11-28-2012, 08:03 PM   #2
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Hundreds of us! From my web site, and the original post: http://www.jimvonbaden.com/R1200GS_HID_Install.html

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Old 11-29-2012, 07:08 AM   #3
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The way the post is written, he's looking for an actual projector assy installation into the existing housing instead of the much easier HID conversion.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:20 AM   #4
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Hid projector install

Talked to the folks at TRS (The Retrofit Source)...they have this with an H7 adapter:

http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...roducts_id=927

Here's the installation guide for a SUZUKI SFV 650 GLADIUS which address some of the installation issues you might encounter on a GS:
The question is: will it fit INSIDE the GS housing? Other issues? CANBUS?
http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pdf...trofit_Kit.pdf

Here's a YouTube video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFF2XoZJIBo

Is this what you had in mind?

Here's their contact info:
Contact person: ZACK
Address
2135 Defoor Hills Rd. Suite H
Atlanta, GA 30318

Phone
404-220-7940

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Old 11-29-2012, 08:37 AM   #5
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So I he been searching for a while on information regarding a retrofit of a hid projector into the headlight housing. Has anyone done this or even high quality low beam enclosed projectors?

Thanks!
As of current I don't know of anyone who has done a custom install of a projector inside of the original headlight assembly. I have seen custom jobs with carbon fiber and HID projectors etc., but not inside of the headlight assembly.

I did a quick internet search and found this Anyone install HID projector in their LT headlight?... which had tips on how to get inside of the headlight assembly.

Just a thought... I don't know if I would actually put a projector inside of the headlight assembly - the glass I don't think is made for that. A projector already has its 'lens' and I don't think having another headlight 'lens' on the outside of the projector would help in any way - I think it would deter the pattern even more.

Maybe Jim or Laurel can help more.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:55 AM   #6
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I am not saying its a good idea or not but the glass on a 12 is just plain glass so wont make any difference at all. Its a shaped reflector so doesnt need a lence infront of it. Projector HID's typically have an external cover anyway whether glass or plastic.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:06 AM   #7
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Good point. I was thinking of the pattern, but it's the reflector that does that.

Time to go back and have some more coffee...
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