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Old 03-26-2014, 09:51 AM   #21
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Here's a piece of advice.. Still carry an old H4 bulb on your bike somewhere just incase that HID light goes out.

Here's my DDM Story. So I won the DDM HID Kit at the shadowriders dragon meet-up a few years back. It had been used before, so I have no idea the quality of it. I installed it, it worked for about a month, and then left me in downtown atlanta at 2am in the morning with no headlight. I actually rode with nothing but the lollypops lighting up the road 35 miles on I-75. This was not fun. I kept expecting debris to hit that I couldn't see. I would try to follow drivers and stay in their path just to hope no debris would come my way.

After that night a spare bulb has always been part of my toolkit.

As for the HID Light, love it when it worked.. More than likely it had gotten shaken in transit or something. I was suprised when it would not light. I put it on my old nomad 1700 btw, and it barely fit in that big ole bucket.
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Old 03-26-2014, 06:59 PM   #22
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I have also heard that the power drops during startup of vehicles can cause the HID to die quickly. I know there are several companies that make products that help prevent this, mostly by preventing the light from firing on before steady voltage is reached.

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i wired the wifes to the tail light circuit instead of the head ligh via relay so once u turn the key on the ballast is powered and does not do the quick on of wen u hit the start button..
That is a great idea!
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Old 03-26-2014, 07:01 PM   #23
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Nope, still no issues.

Just found another product today that I am going to look into that is a plug and play LED made by Cyclops Adventure Motorsports.

http://www.cyclopsadventuresports.co...ulb-_p_83.html
Thanks for that link BE!

Seems like a solid choice, I may pick up one for my Enduro once I get it rebuilt. Riding trails at night with shitty light SUCKS!

I'm half tempted to order one for the VLX. I currently have a SilverStar Ultra in there, and while it does great, I'd rather use an LED and draw less on the stock electrical system.

Hrmmm....
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:30 AM   #24
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If you look on Ebay you can get the ultra bright 100w/90w Bulbs they really light it up. Im running one on both of my shadows.
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Old 05-19-2014, 07:57 PM   #25
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I have a set of LED lights to add on to my '03 VLX- clamping to the forks, they cast a very bright and wide beam out on the road. They come with a switch so we want to wire them up so when the key is turned on, they come on and then you use the physical switch if you want to shut them off. I've searched all over here and have found complete wiring diagrams (although the diagrams don't specify year) but haven't found much as far as best practices on where to wire these in. Maybe because until now, folks have been hesitant to add lightbars or anything that would draw significantly more power and overload anything? But now with LED's this is becoming less of an issue. All other bulbs but the headlight are LED and I may replace the headlight as well once this super bright PIAA goes.
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Old 02-18-2015, 08:21 AM   #26
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Well almost a year later but finally bought the 55w 6000k hi/lo kit and yeah no way its fitting in the bucket. What bucket are you running BE? I found this Cobra II http://www.meancycles.com/store/part...?PartID=210033.
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Old 02-18-2015, 01:26 PM   #27
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Well almost a year later but finally bought the 55w 6000k hi/lo kit and yeah no way its fitting in the bucket. What bucket are you running BE? I found this Cobra II http://www.meancycles.com/store/part...?PartID=210033.
I don't have mine in the bucket. From your pictures it appears you have removed the stock air box, I mount the ballast where the evaporation canister was in the open space under the tank. I know the hi/lo kits have more, but there is plenty of room to zip tie it all under the neck where the stock air box was.
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Old 03-12-2015, 01:38 PM   #28
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Is the brushed on electrical tape still working on your relay?
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