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Old 12-03-2012, 10:17 PM   #101 (permalink)
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I'm back on the road again after the past couple of weeks with unknown worries. I've removed the hardware for my HID light. I left the harness going into the light bucket in case I try it again with a different unit. I have posted pics of my set up in this thread a couple of times. The kit I bought had one connection to make to the motorcycle, & that gets plugged into the existing headlight, 3 prong plug. And that's it! Everything else plugged into their own various receptacles. My conclusion is I have a bad HID kit! So go back to about the third page of this thread, look for my post & the link to ebay, and don't buy that kit!
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:36 PM   #102 (permalink)
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Have you contacted them about a replacement? When I told my seller I needed a new bulb, he sent me the bulb for the price of shipping.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:02 PM   #103 (permalink)
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Well, I hacked into the low voltage control lines to extended them so I blew the warranty to bits anyway. I think I have been reading that most of the kits have come with 'ring lugs' to wire it up to the battery & such so if I look to do it again, I'm not going back to the one I bought. I think I'll wait for a while. Plus can you say why you went with 55W HID? When I was searching, I stopped at the first one that said "for Motorcycles", & the 35W unit was defaulted. I never looked to see if they had choices... I wish I would have now. Funny thing, that "hindsight"...
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Seems like that's what everybody recommended. I think I thought you needed 55w for high and low beam, and just 35w for low beam only. Sorry yours was junk, but at least you weren't in it for much.
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Yeah, maybe I'll pop for the one you bought, since I already have the light bulb with the reflector tip. Did you ever get the high beam, with the reflector bulb, to work close to what a stock pattern looks like? I might wait for an LED replacement light. I'd bet that there will be LED's out there some time in the near future that will replace a stock light, & use 1/4 of the power of even the HID's. It'll prolly cost the price of a new 250 Ninja... Looking at your photos I see two connections that that have "barrel" style connectors, which you changed to "spade" style. Where did those two wires get connected to?

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Old 12-04-2012, 05:47 PM   #106 (permalink)
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I plugged those into the stock headlight plug.

I haven't truly dialed in my high beam. It's better with the reflector that without, but I haven't played with the glass much since I got it installed. It's too cold at night
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:43 PM   #107 (permalink)
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I hear that. It's pretty cool here at night as well. Not into the 30's yet. It'll get there soon enough.
So, now I don't have a clue about my HID. I definitely have a charging problem. I hope to take it to a local shop after work tomorrow & see if they will diagnose it for me. I need to ride!
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Yeah I saw that. So your HID may be fine. If not, you may just need a new component. I don't know which one though
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:36 PM   #109 (permalink)
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I repaired my charging issue, at least I'm pretty darn sure I did. (Regulator) I'll know after I get home from work. If my garage door opens for me, I'll be satisfied it's good to go. I think I'm going to look for another HID, one that's 55W, & give it another 'go'. I just want to be sure I get a bulb with the reflector. Onwards!
However, I gotta say with the level of light I experienced with the 35W set-up, I wonder what nearly twice the light will look like!
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:53 PM   #110 (permalink)
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I just found this HID replacement unit that includes it own reflector for H4 lights.

Bi-xenon: Morimoto Mini D2S 2.0 - HID Projectors from The Retrofit Source Inc

Do you think this could be installed in our headlight?
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