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HIDs ?
Written by battchf16 on 11/17/2010 at 09:29 am


Thanks for posting your experience with this. A couple of questions: I take it
you installed this kit on a PC-800. Where and how did you mount the ballast
unit? Are you saying you had to run a new connection directly fro the battery to
the headlight?

I'm decent at mechanic work on the bike, but electrical and wiring are not my


--- In, "TimD" <tim@...> wrote:
> 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.
> >
> > TIA
> > Bobb Todd
> >

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