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HID headlamp kits
When I do the odd bit of night riding on my KLR (2008) I get spoiled by the modern white headlighting....

Has anyone had experience with upgrading the GL1200 headlamp to HID or other such systems?

Thanks


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#1 05-17-2009, 06:38 AM,
Yes... replaced my 80/90W H4 bulb with a 50/55W BiXenon system with slim digital ballast....it is not a direct replacement but is simple enough
that most people can do it.....biggest problems to overcome is the space where to put the components....also dont go any higher than 5000K on the bulb color

the difference in lightning is like nite and day over the stock system,,,,,,, even turning on your normal aux driving lights at nite is a dissapointment
although it is hard to explain the ins and outs easy on a small post i'd be glad to discuss it over a aol,aim,yahoo talk session

although i used a somewhat different way a doing this conversion than william_86 it is well worth any trouble it takes to do the conversion

once i get thru my poorboy conversion i hope to do a tech article in the future
1987 Aspencade 129K
1986 SEI 93K
2014 Tri-Glide HD 17K

Hancock,MD
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#2 05-17-2009, 07:15 AM,
Neoracer, did you use a kit or just piece parts?
Turtle
86 Interstate, ex  police bike
85 LTD, parting out

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#3 05-18-2009, 06:58 AM,
i used a 50/55W H4 kit from xebrite(fleabay) with slim digital ballasts for the conversion,others on ebay may be cheaper but they have excellent customer support and answered loads of questions i threw at them.....usually within an hour
others places were just sellers of kits and offered very little info when i emailed them

note when u send them a bid offer you have to specify that you want a half kit for a motorcycle and u want slim digital ballasts

the slim digital ballasts are almost mandatory due top space and mounting limitations

pm me if you need further info
1987 Aspencade 129K
1986 SEI 93K
2014 Tri-Glide HD 17K

Hancock,MD
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#4 05-18-2009, 07:19 AM,
Thanks for the information, neoracer.
Turtle
86 Interstate, ex  police bike
85 LTD, parting out

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#5 05-18-2009, 10:28 AM,
Thanks for the information neoracer -


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#6 05-18-2009, 12:23 PM,
I got cheated on an eBay deal for a motorcycle HID kit.

The item description is "Motorcycle Bike Slim HID H4 H/L Bi-Xenon Conversion". Their eBay ID is "Autoluminate", the seller's Paypal ID is "xenonwholesale88", seller's e-mail is "pliao33@hotmail.com" and address is: Pete L PO BOX 91832 City of industry, CA 91715

They sent me a kit which was different from the one represented in the auction. They offered to accept it as a return, or refund me half my money to keep it. As I have no use for a kit that won't fit anything I own, I elected to return it. I returned it weeks ago and have e-mailed them repeatedly; Pete just ignores my e-mails. Their M.O. is to give you the runaround and string you along until time runs out, too late to dispute with Paypal or leave negative feedback. They also either like to change eBay IDs or have multiple IDs.

Don't give them your business. I have since purchased a kit from an honest seller.
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#7 06-06-2009, 06:44 PM,
HID upgrade in progress...
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#8 06-16-2009, 10:23 AM,
Looking forward to reading about your completed setup and how it performs.
Ed (Vic) Belanger - 1954-2015
Founder of gl1200goldwings.com

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#9 06-16-2009, 01:03 PM,
While I was working on this project I discovered that my windshield was adjusted all the way down so I adjusted it all the way up, a difference of about two inches. I also discovered why my mirrors won't stay adjusted - the plastic around the shaft that goes into the ball is "routed out" - time for new mirrors. One thing leads to another...
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#10 06-18-2009, 11:19 AM,


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