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Old 12-10-2012, 06:37 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I went with this HID Kits, BMW Aftermarket Bumpers & Lighting, DEPO - DDM Tuning
55w, H4 Hi/Lo, 6000k bulb color.

Very very insanely bright.
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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..[/SIZE]and secondly your turn signals are almost useless for oncome traffic to see...due to teh additional brightness........
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After following this thread, I am considering adding the brighter HID headlight I'll probably go with the 35 watt as 3 times more powerful than OEM should be enough and might not overpower my turn signals or blind oncoming traffic. With the 35 Watt DDM HID System tripling the light output while decreasing the load on my alternator leaving me extra room to add more accessories. Can't have too many toys.

The DDM HID system provides 3200-3400 Lumens at 35 watts or 5000 Lumens with the 55 watt bulb. In comparison, a typical halogen bulb uses 55/60 watt to produce 900-1200 lumens. Fully digital, draws about 6 amps around 80 Watts at start up and 3.4 amps at normal operating temperature. Info Source = HID Kits, BMW Aftermarket Bumpers & Lighting, DEPO - DDM Tuning

With an 80 watt draw on startup it might be better to run the HID kit via a high power relay saving the ignition switch etc, if it only draws 80 watts for a short time a relay may be overkill. If you just add a headlight relay you will actually be able to see the improvement with your current headlight do to less voltage losses with a headlight relay vrs the losses with the oem headlight wiring.
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:50 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I just got these installed on the bike. They are Clearwater Glenda LED lights. The cool feature is the dimmer switch that will tone down the brightness. They are wired to the flash to pass and the high beams. Expensive but super sweet![IMG][/IMG]
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:31 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I am guessing I just have the stock bulb in my headlight, but I do have the oem lightbar with the 4411 bulbs in it - I honestly was talking to someone about how I love how much light this bike gives out. I have much better light on my bike than in my cars.
May be a tad pricey, but a lightbar is awesome as far as seeing everything at night.
Is also great for the country roads because there is a ton of light to the sides also, so you can spot the eyes of any animal wayyyy down the road, that's getting ready to bolt across the road.
One of those things that now I have, would never do without as I do drive a lot at night and my reaction time isn;t what it used to be, so need as much time as possible if I need to avoid anything.
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:40 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Saving this for later. Nice upgrade seven & m50


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Old 04-29-2013, 12:54 AM   #35 (permalink)
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I also have the 55w dual hi/low kit from DDM tuning. It's amazing. Notice in the pic how wide the lightbeam is, and how far it extends. That junk on the shelf in my garage is only a few feet in front of the bike. And that utility pole is about 100 feet out, the neighbor's house about 200-250 feet out. That is on low beam. High beam uses the same bulb. There is a little defelector under the bulb that moves and deflects the light higher up when hitting the high beam switch. And when you hit the high beam on a dark country road, it rocks. Best $65 I have spent on the bike.

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there is a lighting thread on this sight some where ?//?
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:10 PM   #37 (permalink)
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1) Make sure headlight is adjusted correctly.

2) Replace bulb with Sylvania Silverstar 9003st


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is the Sylvania Silverstar 9003st a "plug and play" replacement? also for those that suggest the Sylvania Silverstar 9003st what has your experience been with how long they last? i have read in a handful of places they burn "hotter" and do not last.
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:57 PM   #38 (permalink)
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+1 on the PIAA anti vibration
pricey but long lasting and powerful.
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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.
+1 on this set up. It comes stock where the HID lights up on high beam so a minor wire switch is required if you want to run it like Dave's aka Sybal, Modzuki's, setup. Or you can leave it so HID is on with High beam and Halogen with low beam. I went Mod's route .

Super bright light so aim is important. Have never been hassled by LEO's yet.
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:30 PM   #40 (permalink)
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I put the Silver Star light in my bucket when I bought the bike in 2008 and it's still going strong. Had them in my truck for 5+ years with no issues.

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