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Offline John_Atkinson

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murph's dual-beam headlight........HID conversion???
« on: October 14, 2015, 07:02:06 am »
Anyone done it?

Just wondering if there's anything in particular to look out for....
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Re: murph's dual-beam headlight........HID conversion???
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2015, 12:16:06 pm »
   Didn't think Murphs' sold those anymore.
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Re: murph's dual-beam headlight........HID conversion???
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2015, 03:09:28 pm »
I think we just recently had a thread here about this.  Other than the fact that HIDs don't like to be switched on and off - it shortens the life, and they don't achieve full brightness for a couple of seconds.  If I got my hands on a dual headlight setup, I'd probably look into converting it to LEDs.  But I'm an LED junkie now - every bulb, including the headlight, on my bike is now LED.  (Well, as soon as I get around to replacing the license plate light)
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Re: murph's dual-beam headlight........HID conversion???
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2015, 12:25:26 pm »
I had one, and actually fitted the low beam to HID but it honestly didn't give me as much coverage as the stock bulb converted to hid. I haven't messed with LED yet.
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Re: murph's dual-beam headlight........HID conversion???
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2015, 05:27:08 pm »
Outback Jon-

What make of bulb did you buy? Is it better than standard?

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Re: murph's dual-beam headlight........HID conversion???
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2015, 01:38:07 am »
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Re: murph's dual-beam headlight........HID conversion???
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2015, 06:37:09 pm »
Thank you.
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Re: murph's dual-beam headlight........HID conversion???
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2015, 11:36:19 pm »
 I am currently running one. Definitely a improvement over the OEM set up. I was riding with a friend here in the Texas hill country when his HID set up failed. The advantage is we popped a regular H4 bulb in and off he went. The distinct advantage to the Murph's is high beam spread on curves. I bought mine used and feel like it was money well spent.
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Re: murph's dual-beam headlight........HID conversion???
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2015, 12:22:26 pm »
Yes, I tried a DDM H9 HID for my dual light  a couple of years ago.

The bulb though did not match up with the reflector very well and it had less light output due to that.  Also had a brief time that it was off when switching between high and low.

Haven't tried any LED's yet. That will be nect.