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Anyone has video or steps how to install HID kit for headlight ? I found a video on youtube but does not help.....
 

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The trickiest parts of the HID install are mounting the ballasts somewhere behind the plastics, drilling the plastic covers on the headlight housings for the wiring to come through (requires a hole saw), and figuring out the polarity of the stock headlight harness connector

Because theyre H7 bubs stock, you have to to ensure you put your HID power connectors in the proper sides of your stock connector or your HIDs wont light up, its really just plug and play. Even if you get it wrong you wont hurt anything they just wont light up.

Theres no need for relay harnesses or extra fuses or anything if you stick to a 35watt HID kit.

Install HID bulb, drill cover for wires to come through, HID kit should have a grommet to seal off the hole you drilled, plug HID power leads into harness that your factory bulbs were using, mount ballast, test and youre done.

Jbluetooth has some good instructions on here for removing the plastics as that video is a little tough to follow, but dont be scared it is likely one of the easiest mods you can do.

Ive been using OPT7 slim HID kits for a long time now and for the price/warranty you cant go wrong.
 

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10000k HID OPT7 off of Ebay! 39.99 Cant beat it! And they have worked like a dream.
it looks awesome! do you have a link on ebay which one you bought? and did you install it yourself? i am not very handy and i am wondering if you can install it yourself.. thank you!!
 

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it looks awesome! do you have a link on ebay which one you bought? and did you install it yourself? i am not very handy and i am wondering if you can install it yourself.. thank you!!
See my post near the top of this thread. HID's are easy peasy.

All you need is a hole saw bit, and basic hex bits (allen wrenches) and a philips screwdriver. The R3 uses H7 style bulbs. Choose your color rating (Kelvin) and go to town :D

EBAY OPT7 Slim Ballast Kits

Follow this guide provided by Jbluetooth for removing the inner plastics to mount the ballasts behind them. Its worth watching the Youtube vid linked above to get an idea of what needs to be done. You dont have to do all the steps in Jbluetooths guide either, just far enough to remove the upper black plastics to put the ballasts behind them.... unless you want to change the center triangle marker light like in the Youtube video which requires going as far as removing the windshield.

Jbluetooth Fairing Guide
 

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Got my DDM Tuning HID headlight bulb installed today. These are excellent kits with accurate bulbs for a perfect pattern. See and be seen. Bright white headlights are much more conspicuous to other drivers so they won't be as likely to pull out in front of you. How much better do you see with an HID? 2 to 3 times better? These are so cheap they are almost free. A must have.
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http://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/DDM-HID-Kit-Slim-Ballast-35W-or-55W
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Perfect pattern of the HID conversion in my Yamaha R3. Sharp vertical cut off with no spray.
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Nice white color from the 4500k bulb on the bike's right. Now I need a bright white lamp for the little running light above the headlights. I will probably leave the high beam as a halogen bulb since it will work better with the flash button. Unless I can find a good deal on an H7 led conversion for that side. The photo is washing out so it doesn't really show how yellow the other bulbs look in comparison to the HID.
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Very easy install with a nice, solid plastic headlamp bulb cover that twists off. And a perfect pocket in the side of the fairing for the ballast and transformer. Like it was made for an HID conversion
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+1 for the DDM tuning kit! I paid a little more for their "ultra moto" kit, but not having anything to compare to, I'm not sure whether or not it's worth the premium. I'd prefer to keep my high beam as a halogen bulb for flashing purposes as mentioned above.

http://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/UltraMotoHID

This is the 35w kit with 5500k bulb.

 

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Hey, I am looking for a hid kit. Do you guys know What size of projectors ill need for the r3 headlights ? 2 2.5 or 3 inc. ?



The trickiest parts of the HID install are mounting the ballasts somewhere behind the plastics, drilling the plastic covers on the headlight housings for the wiring to come through (requires a hole saw), and figuring out the polarity of the stock headlight harness connector

Because theyre H7 bubs stock, you have to to ensure you put your HID power connectors in the proper sides of your stock connector or your HIDs wont light up, its really just plug and play. Even if you get it wrong you wont hurt anything they just wont light up.

Theres no need for relay harnesses or extra fuses or anything if you stick to a 35watt HID kit.

Install HID bulb, drill cover for wires to come through, HID kit should have a grommet to seal off the hole you drilled, plug HID power leads into harness that your factory bulbs were using, mount ballast, test and youre done.

Jbluetooth has some good instructions on here for removing the plastics as that video is a little tough to follow, but dont be scared it is likely one of the easiest mods you can do.

Ive been using OPT7 slim HID kits for a long time now and for the price/warranty you cant go wrong.
 

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We have always loved HID Kits. Installed them on all our past bikes.

But, it's always been a PITA to deal with all the wires, and ballast....etc.

LED headlights is where it's at.


No more figuring out where to mount the Ballast and deal with all the special wiring.

Now it's just swap the bulb, and go ride. 3600 lumes output... is as much or more then most HID.



100% PLUG-n-PLAY

http://www.hardracing.com/LEDheadlights.htm

We will be doing a writeup, review, and install video when we put these on our R3 PROJECT BIKE.




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Hey I just received my OPT7 HID H7/8K and just noticed this. I have a feeling this will be a problem as it I believe it will not direct the light evenly. But let me know what your thoughts are before I send them back.

The one on the left seems to be leaning and not centered.

Thanks in advance.
 

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you're right. I took them out carefully and looked at them again. seems to be the way they were sitting in the casing.

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Might not need to say this, but DON"T TOUCH THE BULBS with your bare fingers. The oils from your skin can cause a hot spot to develop and blow out the bulb. Use disposable gloves, kleenex, paper towel etc, if you have to touch the glass at all.
 

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you're right. I took them out carefully and looked at them again. seems to be the way they were sitting in the casing.

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Might not need to say this, but DON"T TOUCH THE BULBS with your bare fingers. The oils from your skin can cause a hot spot to develop and blow out the bulb. Use disposable gloves, kleenex, paper towel etc, if you have to touch the glass at all.
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100% correct.


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one for ppl doing the hid upgrade
the lights melt the housing for ur headlights just a heads up if u plan on keeping ur r3
 
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