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Hid Light Replacement
« on: July 30, 2013, 02:23:56 pm »
I just saw this online:

http://eshop.ktautopart.com/kawasaki-concours-14-1400gtr-custom-headlight-2008-2012.html

I have HID on my truck and I want to put them on the bike, but I get the feeling that some of the HID kits have lamps that may slip out and cause damage.  Although the system in the link is much more money It is a bit different also.

Any thoughts?  Comments or sugestions are welcome.
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Re: Hid Light Replacement
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2013, 02:37:52 pm »
I have the A & R HIDs.

http://www.aandrmotorsport.com/store/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=1426

I've had them for about a year and a half now with no issued.
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Re: Hid Light Replacement
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2013, 02:44:16 pm »
$600 ouch  :truce:

I have the A & R as well. Even though I had a ballast go out within a year I am still happy with them. They have great customer service.

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Re: Hid Light Replacement
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2013, 05:29:42 pm »
$600 ouch  :truce:

I have the A & R as well. Even though I had a ballast go out within a year I am still happy with them. They have great customer service.

Yes, $600 is high, but the light looks cool in the photo.  I am not so comfortable buying it from china though.

  I wanted to make sure that I get a kit that will not slip out of the lamp and start to melt stuff. (I don't want the "Ghost Rider" look)  Does the A & R clip in that same way the OEM does?  Also I want the white color, I think it is 6000K. 

I saw some HID kits at Cycle Gear at half price about $60.00.  But I think I would need two kits so it brings it to about the same price as A & R.  Plus I did not know what lamp number we have. 
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Re: Hid Light Replacement
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2013, 07:18:51 pm »
Does the A & R clip in that same way the OEM does?  Also I want the white color, I think it is 6000K. 
With the A & R kit you get the harness, two ballast and the bulbs that clip right in. I have the 6000K and they are plenty bright. ZG has some pictures of the lights on this site some where I'm sure.  :D

Call A & R and talk to Rob, he will answer all of your questions.

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Re: Hid Light Replacement
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2013, 07:37:30 pm »
Does the A & R clip in that same way the OEM does?  Also I want the white color, I think it is 6000K. 

With the A & R kit you get the harness, two ballast and the bulbs that clip right in. I have the 6000K and they are plenty bright. ZG has some pictures of the lights on this site some where I'm sure.  :D

Call A & R and talk to Rob, he will answer all of your questions.



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Re: Hid Light Replacement
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2013, 10:02:34 pm »
Does the A & R clip in that same way the OEM does?  Also I want the white color, I think it is 6000K. 

With the A & R kit you get the harness, two ballast and the bulbs that clip right in. I have the 6000K and they are plenty bright. ZG has some pictures of the lights on this site some where I'm sure.  :D

Call A & R and talk to Rob, he will answer all of your questions.


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Re: Hid Light Replacement
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2013, 11:37:15 pm »
Photo is no good, obviously an old photos so you might as well update it

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Re: Hid Light Replacement
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2013, 08:54:45 am »
  Also I want the white color, I think it is 6000K. 

I have the 4300K (3100Lu = brightest of the bulbs offered) because I do a lot of riding at night.
 
Before I installed these, most of the forest rats that I encountered wouldn't notice me until I was very close to them (less than 50 yards) and was already making my avoidance maneuvers, but since I installed these the forest rats notice me sooner (well before I need to start any avoidance maneuvers) and move away.

Just food for thought.
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Re: Hid Light Replacement
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2013, 05:31:19 pm »
  Also I want the white color, I think it is 6000K. 

I have the 4300K (3100Lu = brightest of the bulbs offered) because I do a lot of riding at night.
 
Before I installed these, most of the forest rats that I encountered wouldn't notice me until I was very close to them (less than 50 yards) and was already making my avoidance maneuvers, but since I installed these the forest rats notice me sooner (well before I need to start any avoidance maneuvers) and move away.

thanks for all the posts.  From my understanding, the 4300k or 6000K is just a measure of  color not brightness.  The eye may be more sensitive to the white light so it may appear brighter.  The Lu may be another measure of brightness, I am not entirely sure what the numbers mean.  I may do some online research before I order the wrong color.  In an ideal lamp I want it to look like day light without blinding oncoming traffic on low beam.  High beam = Flame-On!
  ;D

Just food for thought.
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Re: Hid Light Replacement
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2013, 08:56:59 am »
From my understanding, the 4300k or 6000K is just a measure of  color not brightness.  The eye may be more sensitive to the white light so it may appear brighter.  The Lu may be another measure of brightness, I am not entirely sure what the numbers mean.  I may do some online research before I order the wrong color.  In an ideal lamp I want it to look like day light without blinding oncoming traffic on low beam.  High beam = Flame-On!
  ;D

Just food for thought.


Lu = Lumen (brightness output)

Here's some reading for you:
http://www.audizine.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-352911.html
http://www.theledlight.com/lumens.html
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Re: Hid Light Replacement
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2013, 12:38:21 am »
 I have a HID-Online kit waiting for install.  I did their BMW K1300LT kit and it was beyond belief.  I could notice overhead HWY road signs lighted up in the mid day fron half mile away.  They use all Phillips ballasts and european components and Phillips bulbs that are slightly different that most. The only thing is this stuff is not miniature in any way and I have been riding and not wrenching.  The people behind HID-online in europe were leading the way to pressure auto makers to adopt HID so they know there stuff. The kit was $300.00