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Offline mattchewn

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Re: Well, I guess I'm giving up on my HID setup...
« Reply #50 on: April 07, 2015, 09:57:44 am »
Nicole,
Don't tell him but I was gonna buy him a beer in Cortez this year. Maybe 2. He seems like an ok kinda guy.
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Re: Well, I guess I'm giving up on my HID setup...
« Reply #51 on: April 07, 2015, 12:20:51 pm »
Nicole,
Don't tell him but I was gonna buy him a beer in Cortez this year. Maybe 2. He seems like an ok kinda guy.
Matt

 :beer: :) :beerchug:

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Re: Well, I guess I'm giving up on my HID setup...
« Reply #52 on: April 08, 2015, 02:12:01 pm »
Nicole,
Don't tell him but I was gonna buy him a beer in Cortez this year. Maybe 2. He seems like an ok kinda guy.
Matt

Okay Matt, I won't say a word. It will be our secret
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Re: Well, I guess I'm giving up on my HID setup...
« Reply #53 on: November 01, 2015, 05:48:38 pm »
I ran HIDs for a couple of years, but like Jay, found them to be too unreliable. The bike builds up too much heat for the ballast to be long lasting. I assume if one were to relocate the ballast towards the rear of the bike away from the engine area, it could last a bit longer. In the meantime I just run the Sylvania Silver Stars...they are long lasting.
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Re: Well, I guess I'm giving up on my HID setup...
« Reply #54 on: November 01, 2015, 10:38:18 pm »
BruceS,
Cheap parts are unreliable. Good parts not so much. Cheap does not necessarily reflect in the price paid. I have had my A&R HID setup in my bike for closing in on 3 years and over 20K. Not one single issue with them whatsoever. I have installed several other sets (different brands) in vehicles including cars and trucks all have had ZERO issues. My truck has been 3 years and 50K miles so far.  Sometimes Ebay is NOT your friend.
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Re: Well, I guess I'm giving up on my HID setup...
« Reply #55 on: November 02, 2015, 03:11:46 am »
BruceS,
Cheap parts are unreliable. Good parts not so much. Cheap does not necessarily reflect in the price paid. I have had my A&R HID setup in my bike for closing in on 3 years and over 20K. Not one single issue with them whatsoever. I have installed several other sets (different brands) in vehicles including cars and trucks all have had ZERO issues. My truck has been 3 years and 50K miles so far.  Sometimes Ebay is NOT your friend.
Matt

Yep, same here MC, almost 3 years of absolutely no problems, then twice in just a couple months they fried out, trust me being caught in the dark with no headlight sucks when you just want to get home...  :truce:

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Re: Well, I guess I'm giving up on my HID setup...
« Reply #56 on: November 19, 2015, 04:21:57 am »
ZG I had the same problem and after the second controller I replaced the controller with 10amp relays one for right and one for the left. No more problems
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