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HIDs ?
Written by timdearborn on 9/7/2010 at 03:45 am

Thanks for the detailed response. Exactly the info I was looking for. If I
order an HID (which may not be for a few more months), I will post exactly which
model I get and how well it works.

--- In, "Ronald" <rwvdtd@...> wrote:
> Tim,
> My bike takes H-7s, so what I got would not apply to the PC. The PC takes an
H$. Your choices are: 1. H4 single beam and forgo having a high beam 2. H4
high/low which has an HID low beam and a halogen high beam. This would allow the
use of a modulator on the high beam, I'm not sure how effective it would be
having to compete with the HID low beam which is always on. 3. H4 BI-XENON which
uses a motor to raise or lower the beam angle. See comparison here:
> You also get a choice of ballast, compact or standard, and a choice of
wattage, 35 or 55 watt.
> The standard ballasts will work fine on the PC, you have plenty of areas in
the fairing to mount them, I used the standard ballasts on my Buell and mounting
them was a challenge.
> I went with the 35 watt because I did not want to upgrade my headlight wiring.
Even though the stock lamps are 55 W halogens, the HID ballasts draw high
currents for a very short time during startup so upgraded wiring is recommended
for the 55W units.
> Read through vvme's FAQs, lots of good information there.
> --- In, "TimD" <tim@> wrote:
> >
> > Ronald,
> >
> > Which kit did you get?
> >
> > -Tim Dearborn
> > Blue Island, IL, USA
> > '96 Pacific Coast, "Tuppie", 34K
> > '06 Vulcan 500, "Sarek", 7K, (Sold)
> >
> > --- In, "Ronald" <rwvdtd@> wrote:
> > >
> > > If you do choose to try HIDs, I bought mine here:
They work great and are reasonably priced.
> > >
> >

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