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HID Headlights

Postby BigBob » Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:35 pm

Bought one of these several years ago
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/55W-HID-H-L-H ... 5d4b599b7c
As it was still working fine after six months I bought a couple more for my other Bigs, which are all still working fine after a couple of years.
Dead easy to assemble, just plug in and go, though I would recommend cable tying the widget box securely to the fairing frame and routing the wiring very carefully.
Infinitely superior lights to the OE item.
Definitely not a fan of Chinese products, though everything electrical comes from there now it seems.
Delivery about 3 weeks or so, but for the price it`s worth waiting.............
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Re: HID Headlights

Postby Gaz800 » Sun Oct 18, 2015 4:10 pm

search facility on the forum is great, ebay link still live, just ordered a set :tup:
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Re: HID Headlights

Postby BigBob » Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:01 pm

My HID packed up a couple of weeks ago :( so I opened up the black box only to find the solder holding a resistor/capacitor type thingy had failed.
Once resoldered back into place it worked fine again. Just be be on the safe side I even used a bit of Araldite to make sure it didn`t come adrift.
I contacted the seller and explained the problem and he sent another black box thingy no problem along with a friendly message so credit where it`s due.
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Re: HID Headlights

Postby Gaz800 » Mon Oct 19, 2015 3:09 pm

Just a pity more online seller's didn't operate like that! Out of curiosity Bob, what type of bulbs did you order with yours as there where 4 options. Also any problems when it came to MOT?
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Re: HID Headlights

Postby BigBob » Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:09 pm

8000 wotsits bulb
No problem with MOT but then I`m not in Norn Iron where the testers are all Nazis
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Re: HID Headlights

Postby Gaz800 » Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:01 pm

fingers crossed the MOT man will be cool
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Re: HID Headlights

Postby off-the-planet » Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:51 pm

I've just fitted one of these: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221589594500?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
Works well, but I had to take off the beak and remove the headlamp to get the bulb, rubber boot thingy and connector all in place!
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Re: HID Headlights

Postby Gaz800 » Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:02 pm

I've recently bought driving lamps to mount on the engine crash bars, so with them and the HID headlight kit I'll hopefully light up the road :tup:
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Re: HID Headlights

Postby BigBob » Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:11 am

The HID kit pictured above is similar to mine but with the extra box and loads of wiring that needs to be connected to the battery.
I`ve had a couple of these in the past and they both failed after a year or so. The ballast box is full of black resin so you can`t check if anything has come adrift inside.
The ones I`m using just take the power from the headlight bulb connector and is much simpler.
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Re: HID Headlights

Postby Gaz800 » Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:27 pm

BigBob wrote:
The ones I`m using just take the power from the headlight bulb connector and is much simpler.



Simple get's my vote lol, hopefully not too long to arrive (dispatched yesterday according to eBay)
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