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Hid's completed

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So I got the Hid's finally, I just purchased a 6K kit to test the waters (never worked on a bike in my life before and only had this one, being my first bike for about 3 days)

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I debated if I should start that night after work but I thought it would take me a little bit to get used too so I didn't


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So to start with I took of the two smaller side fairings, as for this one I didn't want to damage any of the panels so I knew I would be taking them all off

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Bike completely stripped before I removed the coolant take just for a bit more room (my hands are quite big)

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The finished product

It was really intimidating for me to do as I've never worked on a bike, but honestly I've done Hid's now for 3 years or any and all cars, it's the simple lest mod, and takes about 1hour to complete...

For the wiring, I simply made a small hole in the rubber cover for the headlight housing and threaded the silicone plug for the wiring harness of the hid kit, it's looks simple but clean and almost stock

Now ballast location, this is tricky, there are a couple places but for me the best I found was right behind the coolant tank, it's the best out of place there is no tension l on the wires, and lets you get full lock going both left and right

I've probably missed a couple things, if anyone has any questions please feel free to ask, I was just looking up how to do it and no one really has any write ups on it, hopefully this helps, also if you need more pictures or even a hand feel free to message me I love doing these things guys

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Nice job. Eight more bolts and you could have got the whole headlight assembly off and make it easier lol. Four to take off mirrors and 4 holding the headlight assembly in place.

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Thanks, will know for later... Don't you have to remove all the fairings on the other side to get to the headlight assembly off?


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Record a short video of them at night. Possibly a warm up. I love watching HID`s warm up.




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Yeah you do have to take off all the fairings. I only see one side so I assumed you took everything off lol

I've tore my bike off so many times, it takes like 15 min for me to take everything off. And I know where every screws go, so putting it back together is easy.

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I have a question, there is a perceived idea that if you install HIDS in the stock housing by themselves (without projectors) the light will blind everyone in the road (as it bounces all over the housing).

TBH I'm not entirely sure this a is true, but it does seem plausible. Can you take some pics at night about 3 car lengths away to see how the light output is seen by other motorist?

If it does blind people I was thinking about painting the reflective surface black, as this will absorb a lot of the light and theoradicaly not blind everyone. I like the projectors but find them somewhat unreliable and expensive.


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Hey guys sorry about the delay, yeah for sure I'm on nights but tomorrow I will take photos at night and post them, it is kind of blinding, but mine aren't Angled yet, I don't ride at night as I'm only a M1 rider but its the smallest bit of light that sur passes normal levels. Ill post a pic tomorrow/ video as well


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I have a question, there is a perceived idea that if you install HIDS in the stock housing by themselves (without projectors) the light will blind everyone in the road (as it bounces all over the housing).

TBH I'm not entirely sure this a is true, but it does seem plausible. Can you take some pics at night about 3 car lengths away to see how the light output is seen by other motorist?

If it does blind people I was thinking about painting the reflective surface black, as this will absorb a lot of the light and theoradicaly not blind everyone. I like the projectors but find them somewhat unreliable and expensive.


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No its not a perceived idea, it does throw light all over the place. The problem with HID's is that when your bike or car is at a standstill and not moving, the light beam my look ok and focussed. But as soon as you start moving, and the car/bike goes over bumps......when you accelerate and decel.......the light is thrown around a bit and is not only blinding, but also very distracting for others coming towards you. The bulb itself moves/vibrates a little in the housing and the movement of the vehicle itself. Not to mention if the approaching vehicles are above your level on the road.

I can see perfectly fine with the stock lights, and my local roads are very poorly lit and some not at all. If upgrading my lights makes a little bit more light on the road for me, but at the expense of causing distraction to others coming towards me.....I'll stick with the stock bulbs or a better version of the stock bulb. I have the better version of the stock bulb, a Phillips Diamond Vision I think they were called. At least 20-30% more light on the road.

One thing you dont really want travelling towards you at a high rate of speed? A few tonne of steel with a distracted operator. We have enough distractions when driving cars as it is these days, dont add to those distractions IMO.


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I put some Denali DM1's on my forks and they give me all the additional light when I need it, plus being LED they draw very little power.
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All this talk... You have to remember your talking about a bulb, regardless of color it's a bulb... Most people think they angle light higher... They don't they do the exact same as the stock lights, again just a bulb. Especially if in your argument, your explain you put more powerful bulbs similar to stock.. The only thing distracting drivers is the different color, and its not even the color it's the out of the ordinary and In that defence your LEDs whether colored or white or yellow are just as distracting as Hid's are


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