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post #1 of 33 Old 04-13-2008, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
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Does anyone know of a plug and play HID kit for the 04? I saw the AR motorsports kit that a guy on here gave them his bike to make a kit for. Would it work for the 04? I just don't want to be splicing a ton of wires and running the risk of burning up wiring without the proper equipment.

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Check out www.starrotors.com - very good prices, high quality stuff. I used their kit on my 08, it was like $124 shipped with slim ballasts.

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Alien- how do you like the kit you got from them? Do you see it as high quality? And did you have to do any splicing or is it plug and play?
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Thanks for the link Alien. Here are a few questions regarding that kit:

1) Splicing required? or plug and play?
2) What's its safeguarding against burning up factory wiring?
3) Do you notice a difference on the power draw at startup?
4) Does it have high/low beam option? And if so, how does it work (dual element bulbs or one light vs two lights)?
5) What kind of difference do you notice? I'm just tired of the bike behind me on low beams lighting up the road a lot brighter and further than mine does on high beams.

Sorry for all the questions. Just some things I'm wondering about.

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On a side note, those rotors look pretty cool.


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Alien- how do you like the kit you got from them? Do you see it as high quality? And did you have to do any splicing or is it plug and play?
I definitely like the kit - its super bright and lights the road very well. Even considering I bought the 10000K which everyone seems to say doesn't put out very much light. It is a plug and play but I did have some issues with thier supplied plugs that fit in to the factory Kawi harness. I didn't like the way they fit so I made my own plugs. Other than that, it was a straight forwards installation.

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Here are a few questions regarding that kit:
1) Splicing required? or plug and play?
2) What's its safeguarding against burning up factory wiring?
3) Do you notice a difference on the power draw at startup?
4) Does it have high/low beam option? And if so, how does it work (dual element bulbs or one light vs two lights)?
5) What kind of difference do you notice? I'm just tired of the bike behind me on low beams lighting up the road a lot brighter and further than mine does on high beams.
Answer to your questions axo:
1) No splicing, plugs in but as mentioned above, I didn't like the fit of their supplied plugs so I made my own. A couple other members were able to make the supplied plugs fit but I guess it depends on how picky you are.
2) The kit for my 08 did not come with any relays or fuses but I did talk to the owner of Star Rotors about it and he said that Kawi's do not require these. SInce the factory headlight plugs provide the power for the ballasts, I'm guessing they are protected by the factory fuse. I have had no problems with my system at all in regards to this.
3) I didn't notice any difference at start up, but I do start the bike up with only the low beam on since it comes on while the starter is spinning.
4) The 04-05 uses 2 H7 bulbs for low and high beam, so you would only need a kit with 2 H7 HID's.
5) Huge difference. I have 10000K on both bikes and I swear by HID lighting systems. I could only imagine how much brighter the lower temp systems must be.

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So does that mean BOTH headlights are always on (for low beam) and BOTH headlights are used for High beams?
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So does that mean BOTH headlights are always on (for low beam) and BOTH headlights are used for High beams?
No it means that the headlights still operate like stock, one on for low and both for high - just a hell of a lot brighter.

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I put a 6000K on my low beams and I love them. light up the entire road.
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I just installed A&R 6k system very nice very simple to install everything went smooth, low beam is bright but the high beam is [email protected]*king crazy

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