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HIDs ?
Written by timdearborn on 10/25/2010 at 04:06 am

I just installed a HID headlight from The kit I got was a 12V 50/55W
H4-3(9003) Bi-Xenon HID Kit color: 6000K - found at -
for about $59 or so with the one headlight instead of two. This kit comes with
a headlight relay, so you are drawing power directly from the battery, and not
through the headlight switch.

A note on the company: you will find vvme's name popping up on several different
vehicle forums. They appear to be a German based company. I had troubles
contacting them at first. I sent a detailed email that went unanswered. I
called several times, only to get an answering machine. Eventually, I decided
to leave a message. Finally I got a call back from a lady with a very heavy
accent. I told her what I wanted (one bulb instead of two in the kit), and she
quoted me a price. I paid on Paypal but didn't have an invoice, which I was a
little nervous about. Due to misunderstanding the amount due to the accent, I
paid the wrong amount. After we finally got the payment straightened out, they
shipped the product rather quickly, and I received it - mailed to me directly
from China.

Now - on to the headlight. To prepare, I installed an auxiliary fuse box (I had
been wanting to do this for a while anyway. I then removed the windshield,
removed the original bulb (good directions on the forum for this), put the new
bulb in, and plugged everything up. I did run a longer hot wire from my new
fuse box and a longer ground wire to the headlight ballast. If I didn't need
longer wires, this install would have been entirely plug and play.

I am not very good mechanically, so I was pleasantly surprised when I turned the
ignition key and the headlight actually worked! I noticed faint whine (maybe the
ballast?), which would probably not be noticeable at all if the engine where on.
The headlight took a minute or so to brighten in intensity. I have not taken it
on the road yet, but I can already tell that it is about 3 times brighter than
my original headlight and seems to have a much better fill pattern. High beam
does work as well. I really like the 6000K color that I selected - a nice white
with a hint of blue mixed in.

I will report back in a week or so, once I get some real road experience with

--- In, "Bobb Todd" <bobbtodd@...> wrote:
> Has anyone successfully mounted an HID hi/low in a PC ?
> Compared to the GL1800 [and most modern bikes] the head light seems anemic.
Seems to me I
> remember seeing conversion kits as low as $50-100.
> Bobb Todd

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