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HID's 8 years, 3 months ago #2278

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Right, gonna HID the wifeys CBF 600 SA6. Now, can someone tell me if the twin kits (H7 6000K) you can get off ebay for about £25-£30 will do the job? I'm guessing they're car kits. Are they different to bike HID's? I'm guessing the connectors will be right to plug straight onto the CBF? I've looked at the main two vendors prices on ukgser and they seem to be around £50 per light! Are they much better parts (slimmer ballasts) etc.....

Re: HID's 8 years, 3 months ago #2281

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I've fitted two of the mini ballast ones two both my GSs, think I paid £45 for two. I only have one fitted to the 8(on dip) as I found I couldn't wait for the mainbeam to "charge" and for how often you are on main I didn't think it worth it.
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Re: HID's 8 years, 3 months ago #2282

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These type, all in one less space required

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Exclusive-All-One-HID...33b166#ht_5865wt_849
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Re: HID's 8 years, 3 months ago #2285

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Re: HID's 8 years, 3 months ago #2287

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They are all ok mate to be honest, but the delay to get up to full brightness on main was a pain for me, by the time its charged it would be time to dip for a car coming the other way. I just put a bright blue tinted bulb into the mainbeam to give them the same style of light. Eventually I will fit spots like I did on the 12, but not till october/november tho.
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Re: HID's 8 years, 3 months ago #2575

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Can you put any HID bulb with the same wattage (55) onto any ballast? What I mean by that is if I order a kit (2 bulbs, ballasts etc) can I use one on my bike (H1) and the other on the wife's (H7) if I order a couple of the other type bulbs? Didn't explain that very well did I!

Re: HID's 8 years, 3 months ago #2583

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Yes the ballasts are functionally the same only the burners (bulbs) are different.

In saying that the ballast defines the "wattage" of the burner so the difference between a 35w and 55w kit is the ballast not as you would might expect the burner.

Re: HID's 8 years, 3 months ago #2592

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That's what I was guessing at. Cheers for that. I'll get some ordered then.

Re: HID's 8 years, 3 months ago #2596

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These supply both www.ebay.co.uk/itm/H7-55W-50W-Xenon-HID-...180a6#ht_2361wt_1189 I'm sure if you spoke to them they might supply one of each.
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Re: HID's 8 years, 3 months ago #2854

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So GB, did you put one of those 100w bulbs in your main beam or just a 55w?

Re: HID's 8 years, 3 months ago #2861

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55w mate, I don't like over loading wiring with higher wattages bulbs, I used the bluest 55w one I could find to match the blue of the HID.
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Re: HID's 8 years, 3 months ago #2884

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GB wrote:
55w mate, I don't like over loading wiring with higher wattages bulbs, I used the bluest 55w one I could find to match the blue of the HID.

+1 for keeping the 55w bulbs in the previous owner of my Pegaso put 100/80w bulb in, which worked for a couple of months before blowing the main 15A fuse on a regular basis.

100w bulb will draw 8.3A once you add side lights, brake lights and indicators into the mix, it's getting very close to the 15A limit.
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Re: HID's 8 years, 3 months ago #2897

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I thought it was illegal to put HIDs into a reflector not designed for that type of light emitter. I can only see this being because the light would not deflect properly. Anybody with aftermarket HIDs fitted notice any particular bright or dark spots where they shouldn't be?

Re: HID's 8 years, 3 months ago #2898

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I thought it was illegal to put HIDs into a reflector not designed for that type of light emitter. I can only see this being because the light would not deflect properly. Anybody with aftermarket HIDs fitted notice any particular bright or dark spots where they shouldn't be?


Good point Dubhe, as I understand it the angle needs to be self adjusting which could be the reason why you can't put them into a standard reflector?

If this is the case it would rule out pretty much most aftermarket kits as legal.

I guess most of the guys that fit these probably take them out before MOT as the chance of being caught roadside would be pretty slim.

Not got them myself but do fancy some AUX lights

Re: HID's 8 years, 3 months ago #2902

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I leave mine in for MOT. In fact the GSA just passed it's second MOT on Saturday with them fitted.

As for dazzle. As long as the burner is designed properly then there shouldn't be a problem however a well designed burner in a poorly designed reflector can cause problems.

Another problem is some halogen lamps have the tip of the capsule painted over to stop direct sight of the filament and if you fit standard HID burners you can end up with a line of sight to a much brighter arc. You can get burners to cope with this and these have an "R" suffix so a H7R is the same as a standard H7 but with the tip of the glass "painted" over
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