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post #1 of 19 Old 05-10-2004, 08:22 AM Thread Starter
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ANyone running HID headlights yet?

I saw them on a GSXR 1000 lastnight and I was floored. Looks just like somthing out of Mercedes or BMW.

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I want some too. The closest thing I have seen is here: http://store.yahoo.com/jwspeaker/rep...ssemblies.html
But they do not look like they would be an easy install.

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What is HID?

High Intensity D-something?
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I put in some 7500K bulbs I bought off ebay.

Not 100% the same as HID but looks real blue and nice.

Makes the 2 small driving lights look very orange.
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its High Intensity Discharge aint it ?

Same thing as in xenon lights ? hmmm nice , what sort awattage are they taking ? 60/55W as halogens or less ?
Maybe as bikes get faster , someone;s gota think of putting aircraft lanmding lights onto these beasts .
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its High Intensity Discharge aint it ?
yes...CATZ is one of the companies that has an HID kit. i've done an install on a supra before and its a cocksucker. but on a 10r....hhmmmm it could be done but it won't be fun. but it will be badass when its done.
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its High Intensity Discharge aint it ?

Same thing as in xenon lights ? hmmm nice , what sort awattage are they taking ? 60/55W as halogens or less ?
Maybe as bikes get faster , someone;s gota think of putting aircraft lanmding lights onto these beasts .
Yep, High Intensity Discharge is correct. But, not the same as xenon. Xenon is like halogen: it has a filament, which in a normal incandescent bulb works in a vacuum. Halogen or xenon bulb has a filament in an inert gas (inside the bulb), the gas being halogen or xenon. This allows the filament to burn hotter, causing a brighter, whiter light, without degrading and melting.

HID, on the other hand, has no filament. It actually strikes an arc between electrodes, in a gas environment. Burns very bright and hot, therefore not yellow, but white light. The problem with them on a bike, is the equipment needed to run the HID takes up space (igniter, ballast, bulb, etc.)

Like TAZ said, a major PITA, but very nice light.
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Any of those bulbs marketed under xenon or superwhites are garbage. Halogen lights make mostly yellow light, by putting a blue film over the light acts like a filter and reduces light output. A blue film changes the lights color, looking brighter but actually reducing light output.

Real Hids would be the way to go for maximum lighting, but stay away from those lights with a blue coating that immitate HIDs. Go with a premium clear lightbulb of the same wattage as your stockers if you want better light output. Want shit lighting buy the blue bulbs. Even PIAA's superwhite bulbs are a marketing gimmick.
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OK , thanks for the info . Are HID's standard on the big cars then only like
BMW MercedesBenz Aston Martin Jaguar etc ? The ones referred to as projector lights are HID's or xenons ?
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Yes, HIDs are standard on most high end cars. Projector lights are usually a H7 or another halogen bulb encased in a projector style lens. R1s and R6s have projector lights for 04.
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