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HID Kit installed!

A big thank you to Hard Racing for selling me a great product. First, they emailed to confirm which shipping option I wanted and I picked the cheapest (DHL) method but that ended up being the fastest. It literally showed up on my doorstep from the US in one day!

Second, they noticed that I had been chatting about LED lights here on the forum so they CALLED me personally to verify that I wanted the HID kit. Now that is service!

Finally, I had a chance to ask them about lithium batteries and about the HID kit vs the LED kit. I ended up going with the HID one because I wanted to retain the high beam and flash to pass functions.

Just finished installing the kit and also replaced my triangle light with an extra LED bulb I had lying around.

The install is not difficult - just time consuming. It took me longer to figure out how to get the upper fairings off and the nose fairing than actually installing everything. It's plug and play - but you need to cut a hole in the stock bulb caps and mount the ballasts. No biggie, I got my dremel out and got the holes in the caps and used really strong R/C car servo tape for the ballasts. Then a few zip ties to keep it neat and then put it all back together.

I love that the bike now has BOTH headlights on all the time and I chose the 6000K colour which I like as its not too bluish.

Thanks Hard Racing - I will be ordering more from you in the near future.
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Could you post pictures? Would love to see the result.
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How does this let you keep both headlights on all the time without blinding people at night with the high beam?


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How does this let you keep both headlights on all the time without blinding people at night with the high beam?
I think there is a reflector or something that moves to allow a higher light output. I can see it moving when you click the high beam on.
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You guys are a tough audience

Here's a couple quick pics I snapped with my cell phone

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Those are pretty blue at 6K. Does your beam shot look like this when on low beam so you won't dazzle oncoming drivers at night? Unless you install a full projector set up inside the housing, the left reflector will shine up too high as it is designed to do any time it is on.
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To be honest I don't know - haven't tried it in front of my garage at night yet. I thought they looked pretty blue myself - maybe its just because its in my garage? Not sure. They are supposed to be 6K though.
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