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Offline bloxham

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Re: HID Kit
« Reply #96 on: December 05, 2018, 05:17:45 PM »
*Originally Posted by HoldMyBeer [+]
Right, fitted the kit yesterday, what a faff with those short cables!! Anyway, gone with time delay relay as mentioned and set it to 20 seconds, relay fits neatly within light housing all good.
Waited until it's dark and thought I'll go collect pizzas and beer and test the lights- switched ignition on- pressed starter button- engine turned over couple of time and didn't start!
Turns out I've drained battery while checking and double checking and triple checking that the HID bulb works while installing.
Learn from my mistake- never run xenon lights off your battery alone.
Thank f..... I had battery bank/ jumper thingy and jump started bike this morning.
All in all- great strong correct beam of light, very happy so far.

Just ordered the H7C short bulbs.   Did you put the ballast under the left panel or the right panel ?
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Re: HID Kit
« Reply #97 on: December 05, 2018, 09:46:58 PM »
Under the left panel if you sit on the bike  :821:

Offline Martymouse

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Re: HID Kit
« Reply #98 on: December 07, 2018, 01:02:25 PM »
I'll be contrary … under the right side as you sit on the bike … but tbh I am not sure it matters  :001:
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Re: HID Kit
« Reply #99 on: December 07, 2018, 04:01:23 PM »
Can't remember why I've chosen left side- I think there was a bit more clearance between cables/ hoses and the light bulb housing when HID kit cables are routed to the left side. Check by turning the handlebars all the way to the left and to the right before install  :821:

Offline nick marshall

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Re: HID Kit
« Reply #100 on: July 11, 2019, 09:57:00 AM »
Understand that any bike fitted with aftermarket HID’s might now fail a UK MOT.

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Re: HID Kit
« Reply #101 on: July 12, 2019, 02:22:46 PM »
That is true … however, I think the testers care more about the beam pattern than the type of light (and I know after-market HIDs are not legal and that should be the end of it)
I had my bike MOT'd about 6-7 weeks ago and not a comment on the HID that is fitted (second year this has happened btw).
Some HIDs in open reflectors are horrendous - they are bright but have no beam definition and yes, we can be seen … but we do our cause no good.
The headlight on the CT has a physical cut off which, with the correct (short) length bulb makes it very acceptable and defined.  It isn't perfect but clearly not enough, in my experience, to be an MOT fail.
What I would say is that if it is a concern then it takes very little time to put a standard bulb back in for the test … a bit like putting a legal number plate on  :034:
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