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HID Light Installation
Written by literidr on 4/17/2012 at 05:22 pm

Hey Guys,

I also installed one of the H.I.D. systems on my bike over the weekend. I
picked up the 8000K unit from ebay. I really like the light but there was one
unexpected result that is giving me pause. The high energy interference from
the H.I.D. system, keeps me from being able to use my CB radio. At first I
thought the noise was coming through on my power line to the radio. But when I
checked for interference on my handheld CB, I found the high amount of noise was
present anytime I had my light on. I searched on-line for "HID interference"
and evidently I'm not the only one with the problem and the interference affects
the other radio bands as well. I'm going to try to shield the High voltage feed
from the ballast to see if I can reduce that noise enough be able to hear my
radio, but for now all I can get is the weather channel.

John Handford, literidr@...
Taylor, SC
'90 PC "Spirit"

--- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "douglasvanb" <douglas.vanbossuyt@...> wrote:
>
> Coasters,
>
> I installed an HID system from DDM Tuning over the weekend. The results are
quite good. Next time I might go for a more blue-colored bulb. The yellow
color came out more green than I was expecting but will work for now. A short
write-up is available here:
http://www.douglasvanbossuyt.com/2012/04/16/pc800-hid-headlight-conversion/
>
> Cheers!
>
> Douglas
>

Message Thread for message #112287

douglasvanb
4/17/2012, 01:59 am
HID Light Installation
Coasters, I installed an HID system from DDM Tuning over the weekend. The results are quite good. Next time I might go for a more blue-colored bulb. The yellow color came out more green than I was expecting but will work for now. A short

    tradewinds1964
    4/17/2012, 02:19 am
    HID Light Installation
    That was the problem I was having Doug. That yellow/green stuff does nutty things with brake tail lights, traffic lights, etc. All you have to do is order some 10K H4 bulbs from ebay. They are pretty cheap. The difference will make you sing t

      douglasvanb
      4/17/2012, 02:50 am
      HID Light Installation
      Ting, I think the next time I take off the front plastics I will grab something more toward 10K on the spectrum (maybe an 8K?). Judging by the ongoing oil leak which I still haven't nailed down (oil sending unit? seal behind water pump?),

    literidr
    4/17/2012, 05:22 pm
    HID Light Installation
    Hey Guys, I also installed one of the H.I.D. systems on my bike over the weekend. I picked up the 8000K unit from ebay. I really like the light but there was one unexpected result that is giving me pause. The high energy interference from

    wbpc800
    4/18/2012, 02:29 am
    HID Light Installation
    Douglas I was looking at the ddm site and wondered which kit you got? I am guessing that you got the single hi/low kit for $40. Did you get the 35W version or the 55W version? There is a note on the description * High / Low Wiring

      tradewinds1964
      4/18/2012, 02:48 am
      HID Light Installation
      Wade, there are a couple kind of H4 bulbs. There are some with an HID low beam and a halogen bulb for high beam. I don't like these because the halogen 55w bulb is not that bright. The bi-xenon HID bulb is a single 35w bulb that moves up and

      douglasvanb
      4/18/2012, 04:12 pm
      HID Light Installation
      Hi Wade, I got the single 35 watt hi/low motorcycle kit. With shipping it came out to about $50. There is only one (digital) ballast. The filament itself is moved by a solenoid to change from hi to low beam. I chose to go with the