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Old 04-15-2013, 10:42 AM   #16
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That other inmate finally got back to me...all those parts are gone now.

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In Touratech's Xenon screen option, the upper light is a halogen and not a HID. I have the 2X halogen version, but also have the a Touratech HID mounted as part of their aux light package. It's by far the brightest light I've ever used, but haven't seen any other (cheaper) HID setups in action, so my opinion isn't particularly objective in that regard.
you should be able to find some useful background info here http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=422717
Fwiw I bought the setup used from another inmate, who was also offering a damaged HID/DE version at the time. It was a while ago (10/2011) , but assuming he still has it, you might be able to get it for cheap if you just want something to experiment with. I can PM you his details if you're interested.


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Old 04-16-2013, 01:31 AM   #17
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I have the HID (xenon) / Halogen (DE) TT fairing, so should there still be any questions, feel free to ask it:)

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/P...DE-Xenon-black
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:00 AM   #18
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I think I will choke back my tears about the cost and buy one because it has the best combination of looks and performance, but I don't want to be disappointed by the latter...can you compare before and after (or with other headlight setups, other bikes) how we'll it lights up the road. My current hid is marginally better than the stock bulb, hampered mostly by the pathetic shape of the US reflector. I really need something that penetrates 3-400 yards with a well-shaped pattern so that it doesn't just blast light at the reflectors and signs...the older I get the more trouble I have with glare at night. Having other drivers flash me is another consequence of the fuzzy pattern and the LED driving lights I have been forced to add. That doesn't help either.
Second, how are the beams adjusted? I understand the screen must be removed but are long threaded adjusters used? I am thinking of adding remote adjustment...I didn't realize how much I liked this until I drove a Toyota Tundra
Third, any long term problems?
Fourth...any chance there is enough room that the halogen can be replaced with a second HID?
Thanks so much...any feedback would be appreciated.
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