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Headlight Modulator and Low Beam HID

So many of you know I have sold my k1200lt. I was asked if I could install a LOW BEAM Hid. so here goes a couple of questions

1) If you had a total of 10 days to order plus install..where would you purchase the LOW beam HID from ? (http://www.cqlight.ca/) ?

2) Any issues using a lowbeam HID and Modulator ?
(I know the modulator works off the high beam)...wondering about surge\pulse and if it would screw up the HID..

3) 2004 k1200lt I just need to replace the H7 Bulb ? So if I order from cqlight, just ask for H7 replacement ?


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"2) Any issues using a lowbeam HID and Modulator ?
(I know the modulator works off the high beam)...wondering about surge\pulse and if it would screw up the HID.."

A BIG issue . . it won't work. The HID bulb needs full voltage from the ballast to fire and the modulator pulses from just a twinkle to full voltage on a timing cycle. They are incompatible.
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http://www.cqlight.ca/product_info.php?products_id=73
Is the above the right product to order? Assuming you want a bit of blue?
This is the install I think.
Just for you LT'ers installing the CQLight.ca HID kit!
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There is no problem running a HID low beam and a headlight modulator. As you said the modulator runs off of the high beam so no problem, mines set up that way and works fine, the only problem would be if you had an HID high beam.

As for where to get HID I would say http://www.fashtek.com H-7, 4300k for $75 just use the info from old group buy, not the web site ... or http://www.cqlight.ca/product_info.php?products_id=73
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There is no problem running a HID low beam and a headlight modulator.
Correct. I run both on my '99, never had an issue.
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"2) Any issues using a lowbeam HID and Modulator ?
(I know the modulator works off the high beam)...wondering about surge\pulse and if it would screw up the HID.."

A BIG issue . . it won't work. The HID bulb needs full voltage from the ballast to fire and the modulator pulses from just a twinkle to full voltage on a timing cycle. They are incompatible.
Perhaps a clarification is due for my prior comment. . .
As others have correctly stated, a hi-beam modulator can be used with a low beam HID.

The HID system (Hi-beam) cannot be used with a modulator for the reasons previously stated.
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Perhaps a clarification is due for my prior comment. . .
As others have correctly stated, a hi-beam modulator can be used with a low beam HID.

The HID system (Hi-beam) cannot be used with a modulator for the reasons previously stated.
My curiosity cat got involved after re-reading these posts
from Kisan:

pathBlazer Notes

■ PathBlazer modulates high or low beam
■ Plug & Play installation for most bikes
■ Adjustable daylight sensitivity

Also This

Just surf'n this afternoon after a busy morning.
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No problem running a modulator on High, with HID on low. That is the way I had mine. Modulators are much better on High beam anyway, that way you have control of when to use them in daytime.
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thanks everyone..

Thank for the re-assuance

Here is the Headlight modulator law if anyone ver cares

http://www.webbikeworld.com/Motorcyc...lator-regs.htm
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