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Installing Xenon on my 1200
Hello, i ordered my xenon kit a couple of days ago and it arrived today, here are a few pics of the package and the wiring connections:

Box:
Since this kit is sold for cars i will only use half of it :p

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the kit is plug and play, no need to cut any wires, heres the bulb connections to the stock connector, and he other 3 connectors go to the ballast

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at the end should look like this:




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spects:

power: 35±2W
lifetime: 3000 hours
color temp: i went for 8000 K as recommended by the seller
input vdc: 8~18VDC
temp: -40 -+ 105 C
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#1 12-31-2007, 11:48 AM,
The installation of this kit was really easy and i completed this job within a couple of hours, it would have took me less but i had to change the light switch i had installed before from the ground wire to the low beam wire. and changed the socket of the marker lights and i had to rewire the connectors.

well after i had the headlamp removed, with the new xenon bulb in place heres not it looks like, the black cover had to be modified.

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the ballast was installed in this hole under the windshield, not even needed to bolt because it fitted perfectly there. used the hole from the AIM cable for the wiring

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after trying to set the headlamp in place, the following things had to be removed.


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there was no need to rewire anything only had to remove the plastic from the connectors but no wires were cut in the process.
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#2 12-31-2007, 11:48 AM,
Pictures before: using Philips Crystal Vision Ultra (4000k simulated HID):

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After:


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big difference, you can see the light on the ground even in the day O.O

i cant wait until tonight to take her out for a sort ride around the block :lol:
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#3 12-31-2007, 11:49 AM,
Man...resize those first four pics to 640x480!!! 8) 8)
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#4 12-31-2007, 02:28 PM,
pictures resized. the project is done Wink
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#5 12-31-2007, 05:45 PM,
Nice how-to pictorial. Where did you buy the lighting kit and how much did it cost?
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#6 01-04-2008, 10:30 AM,
mexican ebay, 120 bucks for a car kit, (two bulbs) only used one
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#7 01-04-2008, 10:47 AM,
How do you find the lighting at night? Much better now or just diferent?
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#8 01-04-2008, 10:58 AM,
just drive her around the corner, but the light is way better, tonight will be the real test, might take her to a short ride on open road :oops:
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#9 01-04-2008, 12:10 PM,
Looking forward to your report.
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#10 01-04-2008, 01:27 PM,
Hi, Willam_86

...You have only LO beam?
How realize you HI beam?

In my GL 1200 LTD I insaled Bi-xenon, and make same work.
Additional I have dispatched opening in fairing on longest bulb (Bi-xenon bulb have solenoid to change beam).

Congratulation.
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#11 01-07-2008, 08:39 AM,
the low beam is xenon, high beam halogen. did not went for bi-xenon cuz i didn't wanted to modify or cut the fairing, do u have pics when u installed it?, i bought this one because im looking forward sell this kits locally and other bikes may be even harder to install bi-xenon bulbs
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#12 01-07-2008, 10:14 AM,
...few days I send You my pictures from install time.
Thanks for answer!..
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#13 01-07-2008, 12:18 PM,
thanks, kits found localy are way too expensive, i got this kit for a good price, and i want to sell it locally to the folks for a better price than those offered around. if i have success i may get a bi-xenon myself
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#14 01-07-2008, 12:40 PM,
The bi-xenon is the one I would like to try but I would like to see it tested on a GL1200 first.
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