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anybody done much with the headlights. i found a site the other day that had what looked like a conversion kit for only 85 bucks. sounds cheap but it was listed in 2 wheel tuner. i cant remember the co. now and my browser is wiped clean(i was on at work)
 

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Hey, I bought these bi-Xenon HID headlight kit 6000K from this seller on eBay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360120146040&viewitem=

The seller's name is - AandRmotorsport


The install was very easy, once I figured out how to take off the front fairings. I am VERY pleased with the results from it. Sorry, I am unable to post pics due to me living overseas in Germany and the bike is in Florida.

My cousins response to the headlights was "that's just not right", what he meant was while I was behind him, my lights were brighter than his, and it was unfair.. I just laughed.
 

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I got a lot of HID's in my time of tunning. If you buy them online you will have you good ones and your bad ones. Buying them on ebay make sure they are US sellers its not worth waiting for the shipping. I have had my HID for 3 years till it went out, and i still use the same ballis on the new bulb that i have just make sure that if you dont want to blind people it has a high beam shield. it stops the light from just shooting everywhere and makes it easyer on oncomming traffic. And alot of the HID are chiana made and come from the same factory, So for a none big brand name stay with in the 50-70 dollar range depending on the slim or standard ballis size. Also some times you have to mod the HID buld because they dont look like standard bulbs because they are connected to wires and need to be sealed so that there is not much air that gets into the headlight housing.

This is my HID 3000k i Put on a projector.



 

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stock reflectors are not designed for HID

if you want HID lighting, best way is independent HID auxillary lighting, leave stock headlights alone
 

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Yup, they're not designed for it, but this doesn't mean it doesn't work- as several people have shown with SV fitment. My own works very well indeed. Though the same kit fitted in the round SV-N headlight isn't so good, fairly erratic throw and one big ol' hotspot on the dip. Still perfectly safe but the improvement over a good halogen isn't anything like as marked. This is all UK-spec fitment but it's been done in US bikes too with good results.

The one and only golden rule for fitting a HID into a halogen housing is be prepared to fail. If it doesn't work well, just walk away, there are already too many horrible HID fitments on the road, mainly fitted by people who don't even know how to aim the stock lights. These really can be dangerous if it doesn't work out right or if they're fitted wrong. You can't cut corners with visibility.

Independant auxiliary lights are a good solution but can be messy/ugly to fit, and tend to run expensive.
 

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Man, I'm having a really tough time finding some decent projectors to put on a naked. Ideally I want standalone waterproof small projectors that I can stack on top of each other just like the KOLB SV650 project (Pics below).

The headlights from the KOLB project came from www.ghezzi-brian.com's MotoGuzzi Furia custom kit (this guy makes MotoGuzzi's even more expensive).

I shot him an email last week and he responded yesterday. Within the broken Italian->english response I'm pretty sure he wants 307 Euros ($385) for just the projector housings and the bracket. I'm trying to ask him for more pictures and a list of EXACTLY what parts will be shipped if I give him 307 Euros, but any email I send him now gets bounced back because his inbox is full!!

I've been scouring the web and can't find anything. Anyone know where I can find "motorcycle" projectors, built for a naked bike with no fairing, meant to withstand the elements?

(Also, he wants 630 Euros for the headlights, bracket, and fairing...woah)

KOLB SV650:


Ghezzi-Brians Custom Furia:


From Brian's email:
 

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I bought Hella hid light units from germany,for my 2001 focus. They were $400 IN 2002. REAL ones are costly. They were worth every cent!
 

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I canibalized a set of headlights for the projectors. I've used them on two different bikes over 4 years and they've held up well. They were cheap aftermarket lights for a 2002-03 Civic Si, but they were DOT approved. I've thought about going to a HID kit, but I drive so little at night, I can't justify it.
If you don't drive at night, I wouldn't bother with the HIDs at all. If you do a lot of night driving, I would get a housing that can support HIDs (like a projector) or else you may blind oncoming drivers (which is more dangerous to you)
 

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Make sure you aim your lights properly...Even more so with the HID and get the high low HID its worth the money. I got the naked and LOVE it.
 

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p2im0,

Get some Buell Firebolt Projectors from Harley Davidson. You'll need the High, Low, and two rubber boots.

Make your own brackets from aluminum stock. Should be about $130 for the high/low assemblies(plus bulbs), then another 30 for aluminum brackets, wiring, etc. You'll need to run an accessory relay to keep the low beam on with the ignition, unless you like having your low beam turn off with the high beam.

 

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Maviryk do you use HIDs installed in the duell lights?? If you do Do you have a good cut off on them??? Could you use them as extra lights installed on the sides. Instead the driving lights i got now? The driving light i got now with HIDs they would blind people.




 

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The Firebolt dual stacked setup had decent cutoff. I never installed HID's in them, but they would work if you want to convert them over, since they're projectors. I am currently using Infinity G35 BiXenons retrofitted into S headlights.
 

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What light bulb the firebolt lights take? I ride at night often, Atlist once a month in the canyons and could use all the light i can get.

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Hella H9 90mm on my Coupe.

Plan to use another for the bike :) 4300k hid too, just like the car.






 

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ddm tuning sells good kits and I would only reccomend a retrofit (taking the HID projectors out of a HID equipt car and custom fitting them into your bike)

Its alot more work, but halogen is to HID as a rebased H3 in a reflector/halogen projecter is to a real HID projector.
 

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The 90mm hella lights posted above are great. That is what I bought for my firebolt fairing swap. The stock firebolt lights are crap and the reflective material will fade away. Just ask any firebolt owner.
 
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