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Got my digital camera back yesterday, still not fixed properly, but thats another story. Took some pics of my HID upgrade i posted about. If anyone is still interested in a set of perfectly working Sylvania Silverstars, hit me up!!
First two are HID's, 6000k, the third is the sylvania silverstar.
 

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Try to simulate the same circumstances. The HID photos are in shadow, while the Silverstar photos are in sunshine. I am sure the HID will still be better but it would be a better comparisson.
 

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Dont confuse me with the facts! My mind is already made up!
 

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sorry its not in the exact same lighting, i live in NY now, and the other pic is from TX in the middle of summer, and i happen to remember to take my camera up to the garage. Anyways, if i get a sunny day i'll shoot it again, but the difference is night and day when looking into them, and at night its the same, no comparison, its like having or not having hid's on your car, i have both and thats why i got a set for the mustang also. so now both cars and the bike are hid equipped!

As for the front stand, i got it as a set, for like $120ish shipped, way back when i had my F4i so i can't remember, he was new then, but the guy makes them himself, nothing fancy, i painted them black, and you can use the spools or the bars things to put under the swing arm if you dont have spools. They've upped their invetory, i am happy with mine, nothing fancy and gets the job done. They sell on ebay also. http://www.redlinestands.com/
 

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got them off ebay, but i emailed the guy for a better deal since i was getting 2 sets. $200 for each set. [email protected] thats his email, name is amrit. tell him i just bought them from him, hopefully he'll hook you up the same way. install, piece of cake, laid it all out to make sure it worked. the biggest bitch, well there were alot:

1. Don't use that tape for the iginiter it comes with, go to wal-mart, go to the paint isle, and get 3M double sided tape, the 5lb version, its thick, nothing less, i use this shit for everything, real durable

2. getting the wires routed on this bike since its so tight is a bitch, take your time, i kinda rushed at the end

3. when you put the lights in, you have a wire hanging out that goes to the igniter, so you need to drill a hole to pass the wire through, i started with i think a 1/8" as a pilot, and ended up at 3/4", don't skimp out on the big drill because you'll never be able to hold the cover while drilling, the torque will twist it right out, i learned that the hard way.

4. just tucking all the wires away for a clean look, take your time, it took me 20 min to get it to work, can do it in 10 now, but 3 hrs putting it in, then it got freakin dark out and thats not good.

But its so good to see them lit up everytime you ride!!
 

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So your saying you have to drill the light housing? What about water getting in... If you have install(ed) pics, that would be awesome!
 

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all you are drilling is the light cover, so when you take off the backing, your unscrew the left and right cover for each light. well, you can't close them with the hid without the wires in the way, so i drilled a hole for them to go through. now water, ya, you'll have to be careful, i am going to cover them up, just haven't yet since i try not to drive in the rain and am careful washing the bike.
 

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will you please post pics of the ballasts...

I just put HID's on my car and OMG what a difference.

you might also want to pull the bike in a garage and take a pic of the lite on a wall..with the HID and w/out. That gives a better comperason of the out put.

something like this...


back of my lamps..where I drilled a hole on the car (hole saws are great)


this was my difference between OEM and HID


Silver stars are nice...pricey..but Hid's blow them out of the water.

my only concerns are..space..and how the lite is put out. Since there are no projectors, does it just go everywhere?
 

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looks great! This is going to be part of my winter project. I would like to see a how-to on this rick, like your coolant flush how-to. Installed pics would help a bunch.
 

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ok ok ok, you fuggers win, i'll do a write up, but give me a few days b/c my car stereo is top on my list. i did take a pic in the garage all blacked out and i'll take more with install notes. the ballasts went under the fairing ie: sitting on the bike, look down on top of the left and right fairing, see how is curves around the frame, well there is just enough room to fit it under there with double sided tape. If you have 4hrs on your hands, no problem. After my instructions, might take ya 2.
 

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hid's are the shit! i have them on my bike and will never run stockers again.


i have plug and play units in 8k for $300 shipped. no need to drill anything.
 

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You don't have 5000k-6000k? 8000k is a little too blou for me.
 

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lexusrx - how do you get the wire from the bulb to the ignitor
 

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I never have liked HID's except in actual projector housings.....then they are schweet.....
 

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lexusrx said:
hid's are the shit! i have them on my bike and will never run stockers again.


i have plug and play units in 8k for $300 shipped. no need to drill anything.


please post pics..and links.


the pics that I posted are of the 8k's
 

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i was wondering if the light scatters when you install the HID's in your bike. because i put HID's in my car that didnt come with the proper housing for them and i just light up the trees and not the floor. I kinda want to be able to look at the floor while riding my bike.
 

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You can get the set on ebay now for $150! The kit is awesome and easy to install, took me 45 minutes from start to finish. The amount of light is not even on the same playing field as stockers, or silverstars, these fuggars are BRIGHT!!! Cars just peel out of my way while I'm lane splitting at 100mph up the 110:)
 

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yea i know they look bright, the HID's on my car look bring but they dont light up the floor for shizznit. i'm just wondering if anyone has pics of how they light up the floor. i seen the blue bike lighting up the floor, just wondering if there are any others.
 
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