Author Topic: HID Headlights  (Read 3571 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline MotoGpNick

  • Crosstourer Master
  • ****
  • Posts: 764
  • Bike: VFR1200XSE White
HID Headlights
on: March 23, 2015, 10:44:27 AM
I have an HID light in the dipped beam position - has anyone fitted a HID into the main beam position? If so has it performed well and which model did you choose. Non reflecter etc?

I had a trawl of the forum but nothing definitive

 :158:
Yam YDS7,Suzuki T350 Rebel,Kawasaki 350 S2, Suzuki GT550, Kawasaki H1B 500, Kawasaki H2 750, Kawasaki Z1 900, Suzuki RE5 (stolen) Matchless 350 Trials, Kawasaki GTR 1000, ZZR1100C3, ZZR1100D2, Honda 900 Bandit, Suzuki SV1000K5 SZ, Honda Blackbird x 2, Honda Varadero 1000 - Honda CT

#1

Offline MotoGpNick

  • Crosstourer Master
  • ****
  • Posts: 764
  • Bike: VFR1200XSE White
Re: HID Headlights
Reply #1 on: March 24, 2015, 08:50:59 AM
I found this today and I guess it answers my question really. :110:

"Either way, using what is often referred to as flash-to-pass is a great way to dramatically shorten the life of the system, and true HID conversions or even OEM systems are not meant for rapid on/off use because the voltage has to be ramped up to fully electrify the gasses within the lighting capsule in order to give off what we see as light. "
Yam YDS7,Suzuki T350 Rebel,Kawasaki 350 S2, Suzuki GT550, Kawasaki H1B 500, Kawasaki H2 750, Kawasaki Z1 900, Suzuki RE5 (stolen) Matchless 350 Trials, Kawasaki GTR 1000, ZZR1100C3, ZZR1100D2, Honda 900 Bandit, Suzuki SV1000K5 SZ, Honda Blackbird x 2, Honda Varadero 1000 - Honda CT

#2

Offline advman

  • Crosstourer Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 102
  • Bike: Crosstourer SE
  • City / Town: Midlands
  • Country: UK
Re: HID Headlights
Reply #2 on: March 24, 2015, 12:03:16 PM
I used this guy http://www.hid50.com/Products.html when I HID'd my GS, Les Wassell is the guy to speak to  :028:

#3

Offline MotoGpNick

  • Crosstourer Master
  • ****
  • Posts: 764
  • Bike: VFR1200XSE White
Re: HID Headlights
Reply #3 on: March 24, 2015, 01:35:16 PM
thanks for the heads up, have you or did you use yours for the main beam?
Yam YDS7,Suzuki T350 Rebel,Kawasaki 350 S2, Suzuki GT550, Kawasaki H1B 500, Kawasaki H2 750, Kawasaki Z1 900, Suzuki RE5 (stolen) Matchless 350 Trials, Kawasaki GTR 1000, ZZR1100C3, ZZR1100D2, Honda 900 Bandit, Suzuki SV1000K5 SZ, Honda Blackbird x 2, Honda Varadero 1000 - Honda CT

#4

Offline advman

  • Crosstourer Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 102
  • Bike: Crosstourer SE
  • City / Town: Midlands
  • Country: UK
Re: HID Headlights
Reply #4 on: March 24, 2015, 02:27:53 PM
No mine was for dipped but that's going back a few years, I believe he now does one suitable for main beam that's got a super fast ballast to prevent the 'warming up' effect  :007:  http://www.hid50.com/FastBright.html
Last Edit: March 24, 2015, 02:56:16 PM by advman

#5

Offline MotoGpNick

  • Crosstourer Master
  • ****
  • Posts: 764
  • Bike: VFR1200XSE White
Re: HID Headlights
Reply #5 on: March 25, 2015, 08:24:11 AM
I have been in contact with him - thanks - he sees no problems  :305:
Yam YDS7,Suzuki T350 Rebel,Kawasaki 350 S2, Suzuki GT550, Kawasaki H1B 500, Kawasaki H2 750, Kawasaki Z1 900, Suzuki RE5 (stolen) Matchless 350 Trials, Kawasaki GTR 1000, ZZR1100C3, ZZR1100D2, Honda 900 Bandit, Suzuki SV1000K5 SZ, Honda Blackbird x 2, Honda Varadero 1000 - Honda CT

#6

Offline advman

  • Crosstourer Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 102
  • Bike: Crosstourer SE
  • City / Town: Midlands
  • Country: UK
Re: HID Headlights
Reply #6 on: March 25, 2015, 10:36:18 AM
That's good  :028: he sells loads to the GS boys on UKGSER  :169:

#7

Offline thetrecker

  • Crosstourer Master
  • ****
  • Posts: 843
  • Bike: CT Manual Red
  • Country: Ireland
Re: HID Headlights
Reply #7 on: March 25, 2015, 02:54:46 PM
Thanks gents,
MotoGPNick, let us know if you choose the 35 or 50 watt and the model numbers he recommends please, I have been researching this option and these look like a quality item. Thanks
Thetrecker. Sometimes your the bug and sometimes your the windshield.

 



arab-exile