Sylvanis silver stars. Wired the headlight directly from the battery controlled with a relay driven by the stock headlight switch. Also wired so when the high beam comes on the low beam stays lit. Awsome on dark roads.what do you use? high intensity? hid? different wattage? stock? and why did you change? better, brighter, bling??? :naughty: :naughty: :naughty:
Your neighboor does not have his aimed properly or his reflectors are not compatable w/ HId bulbs..or he's running 55w bulbs.Am I the only one that thinks HID lights are rude to other drivers? They are blinding from cars coming the other direction. My neighbor has them on his truck and I cannot stand having him drive behind me because they are so blinding.
That very much might be the case. I just know I get irritated every time I see a car pass with HID's because I am going to be temporarily blinded. Maybe most people just do not know how to aim them properly or have the higher watt bulbs.Your neighboor does not have his aimed properly or his reflectors are not compatable w/ HId bulbs..or he's running 55w bulbs.
I have 35w HID's in my Sv & i never get flashed by oncoming cars, cause i took the time to make sure they weren't blinding oncoming motorisits when i installed em.
They are SOO much safer than incadesents from the riders standpoint.
I ride on dark roads in the middle of nowhere on occasion & that was unsafe to do w/ the stock bulbs, as their we're huge blind spots while leaned over in turns.
& during daylight hrs. other motorist's can see you quicker too.
It's not current but voltage that increases when you wire directly thru a relay. Basically what I did was to come off the battery, through a 15 amp fuse to two 12 volt relays directly to the bulb with 14 Gage wire. Then I took the wires that come from the head light switch That went to the bulb and extended them back to the relays for the control circuit . So in effect if the Voltage was coming out of the headlight switch it would pull in the relay and turn the light on. Then I took the control circuit power for the high beam side thru a toggle switch and a diode and connected it to the low beam side so that if the high beam relay was energized the low beam relay would be to if the switch was closed. I ride around in the daytime with them both on and have not had any problems melting anything. It's quite bright. This is on my first gen.^^^ Forgot about that. If you wire in a relay, you can get more current to the bulb, and a brighter light. I just haven't gotten around to doing it, yet.
db, does having both the high and low beams on simultaneously overheat the housing? Do you have a link or a wiring diagram for what you did?
jbswear, why are you going cheap on your lighting? The H4 halogens are cheap enough, and they greatly improve your vision and visibility. After putting one in (and properly aiming your headlight), you may even decide you don't need an HID conversion. The OSRAMs are two for $39. Split the pack with a friend, and your cost is $18. Okay, it's not a free mod, but, 'cmon. It's eighteen freakin' dollars....
No, you're not the only one.Am I the only one that thinks HID lights are rude to other drivers? They are blinding from cars coming the other direction. My neighbor has them on his truck and I cannot stand having him drive behind me because they are so blinding.
+1 on the MotoVisions. I have them in my VFR but haven't swapped the SV yet.Philips MotoVision
I think they're great. If you're looking directly at the beam, it has a slight orange hue but the beam is pure white. It really separates you from the cagers. Longer and wider beam, 40% brighter...
It's not current but voltage that increases when you wire directly thru a relay.
That is an incorrect statement. The voltage is the same throughout the system. Increasing the wire gauge allows more current flow.