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Goldwingmann


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posted March 07, 2012 08:56 PM        
55 Watt HID's ..safe, or use 35 Watt??

Trying to decide which power of HID bulbs to install....I have the 55 in the C-14 and love them, but one supplier said 55 watt may be too hot and melt the lens or plastic around the housing.

Anyone have any recommendations?

55 watt....or 35 watt for safety?

Ninja

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conn-e-rot ninja


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posted March 08, 2012 05:17 AM        
HID's use less power therefore put off less heat 55 watt works just fine but so does 35 watt. I have 35 watt low and high and they turn the night into day.
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Rajun Cajun


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posted March 08, 2012 05:24 AM        
I was thinking of putting a HID kit on my bike. conn-e-rot ninja, can you give me the details on where to purchase, what to purchase and about how much I will be spending? Thank you!
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Goldwingmann


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posted March 08, 2012 05:26 AM        
I am shopping today for the right kit..leaning toward 55 watt digital small ballasts in 4300K I want pure white light only......they are ab out 250.00 for a reliable kit..lots of cheap kits out there to give you problems...

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conn-e-rot ninja


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posted March 08, 2012 10:45 AM        
I got mine here
http://www.ddmtuning.com/
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Wheelie


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posted March 08, 2012 12:27 PM        
http://www.bikeland.org/board/search.php?q=hids&FID=&date=&UserName=&action=search&Submit=Submit

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Goldwingmann


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posted March 08, 2012 01:48 PM        
Just ordered a 50 Watt set for the HIgh Beams only at this time.......will see how they work with stock bulbs on the low....love lots of light maybe it will be ok.....if not, another 150.00 and ups arrives with another kit!

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Rob7R


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posted March 08, 2012 01:52 PM        
I'm still waiting for someone to figure out how to shim them so you can raise the lows up and keep the highs at a usable level... Yes wheelie i did a search for it LOL.
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Goldwingmann


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posted March 08, 2012 01:57 PM        
I am going to lower my rear with adjustable links at least one inch to begin with, maybe that will help....so you are saying they.....are NON ADJUSTABLE??

If that is an issue with all these bikes....Kawasaki needs to put a fix in here for us soon!

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Rob7R


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posted March 08, 2012 02:01 PM        Edited By: Rob7R on 8 Mar 2012 22:02
The highs and lows adjust together therefore if you raise the lows to a usable level the highs are shining into the sky. HIDs throw light differently than the stockers and most people raise have to raise them for proper visibility.
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posted March 08, 2012 02:11 PM        
quote:
I'm still waiting for someone to figure out how to shim them so you can raise the lows up and keep the highs at a usable level... Yes wheelie i did a search for it LOL.
just thinking out loud, if you could remove the adjuster from both hi and low you could adjust them separately without shimming.

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conn-e-rot ninja


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posted March 08, 2012 02:12 PM        
The lows are so bright I rarely ever use high beams
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Goldwingmann


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posted March 08, 2012 02:18 PM        
That sounds just wonderful! Can't wait to try it out........bike is still in the crate, am going to get to take it out and film the set up....no one else will be sitting on it, I get to break the cherry on it..always wanted to do that!

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eklipse636


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posted March 08, 2012 03:52 PM        
The downside to putting hid's on your high beams are going to be your "pass" button that flashes the high beams probably won't work anymore because it takes a few seconds for hid's to come on
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posted March 08, 2012 03:57 PM        Edited By: Wheelie on 8 Mar 2012 23:58
I think my pass button is defective, cars wont move over when I press it.

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SnuffyZX


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posted March 08, 2012 04:19 PM        Edited By: SnuffyZX on 9 Mar 2012 00:20
You Payed $150 for A set?

At DDM Tuning you Could Buy 3 Sets for that kinda money!!!

Good Luck

Snuffy


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Goldwingmann


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posted March 08, 2012 04:31 PM        
Yea but what kind of quality can you get for the cheapies?

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SnuffyZX


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posted March 08, 2012 05:08 PM        
Put it to you this way......Had them on my 07 from 2008-Dec 2011 when I traded my bike in and they are probably still working for the guy who bought my bike from the dealer......so if thats a cheapy ......I guess I love me some cheapy!!!

Snuffy
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Brocks CT Dual Exhaust
Brocks Ohlins Damper
Ohlins Rear Shock
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conn-e-rot ninja


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posted March 08, 2012 05:56 PM        
Who says your $150 kit is any better quality than the DDM $40 kit? Mine are going on 3 years and around 20k miles not one issue ever and even if I do have an issue I have lifetime warranty.
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Rob7R


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posted March 09, 2012 08:03 AM        
Reminds me of the story where a guy drives down the road and passes a stand selling clay pots for $100 dollars. He drives further up the road and sees another stand selling the same clay pots for $10. He walks up to the proprieter and says "Do you know there's a guy selling these same clay pots up the road for $100"? The proprietor says "Yeah, I own that place too." Exasperated the man asks "How can you justify charging ten times as much for the same product?" To which the proprietor replied "Some people like to pay $100."

Sometimes you get what you pay for. Sometimes you're over paying on the false presumption of higher quality.
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Rajun Cajun


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posted March 09, 2012 10:17 AM        
let's see some pics guys? WE ALL love pics!
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