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post #21 of 47 (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 02:16 PM
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Lose your brights????? What do you mean?
I got my kit from seven40il
Try messenging him...its a single ballast kit with the low beam set as hid and the high set as a halogen. The halogen is more or less a backup and pasing light.. works for me and uses less power.
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remember 2 things the headlite comes on when you turn the ig switch on,,,hence a higfher currant draw with different bulbs, = higher heat for the switch. and thats a no-no..and secondly your turn signals are almost useless for oncome traffic to see...due to teh additional brightness........
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I checked my headlight adjustment, and it was spot on, probably done by the previous owner. I picked up a Silverstar 9300 and put it in; after that, I think there's a bit of an improvement, but it still isn't as much as I'd like. I guess I'll look into an HID upgrade after Christmas. Thanks for all of the suggestions!

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Am I understanding correctly that the one bulb does operate as both dim and bright ?



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Gambit, for the one I purchased from DDM (after shipping and everything my total cost was around $65) yes, the single bulb does high and low beam.

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and secondly your turn signals are almost useless for oncome traffic to see...due to teh additional brightness........
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And that is why my turn signals have been upgraded to REALLY BRIGHT LED's!

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Am I understanding correctly that the one bulb does operate as both dim and bright ?
The kit I am using actually has a dual bulb. HID for the low beam, and a halogen as the High beam/flash to pass and also acts as a back up bulb, should the HID fail for any reason.
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Gambit, for the one I purchased from DDM (after shipping and everything my total cost was around $65) yes, the single bulb does high and low beam.
how you like the burgman ? I'm thinking of leaning that way


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IMO - if that $50 headlight bulb saves your bacon - even just once - it's worth every penny. Darn cheap compared to medical bills, insurance deductable, etc. It's cheaper than going with an HID kit too.



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how you like the burgman ? I'm thinking of leaning that way

I love the burgman. Since I bought the Vol, the burgman has become my backup bike (I've had to use it as such a couple times) and grocery getter. The seat is comfy, the storage under the seat is spacious, fantastic gas mileage and a decent amount of pep. It's fun whipping around on it. Compared to the Vol (weight and riding characteristics) I feel like I'm on a mini bike and, when I get home, I keep feeling like I should hang it from the rafters like a mountain bike.

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