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need to replace the headlight assy due to flying road kill, besides the extra cost of the ducati design headlight, is it worth the trouble of the retro fit?? if you have one how about the look of it???
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post #2 of 17 Old May 2nd, 2007, 4:24 pm
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There is a headlight assy (stock) for sale on ebay right now.

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Craig, have you checked the mounting tabs in the nose cone for the headlight assembly? While I hope it is not the case for you it is possible that they have been damaged, causing you to need a nose cone in addition of the headlight.

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No I have not taken anything apart yet. Hope that is not the case as it is another $450 for the nose piece as well. (along with the mirror).
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sanjuan2, ref the headlight on ebay, I could not find it under motorcycle parts. All I saw was a rock cover. Any search criteria Im missing? :
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sanjuan2, ref the headlight on ebay, I could not find it under motorcycle parts. All I saw was a rock cover. Any search criteria Im missing? :

THIS might be the one he is talking about.

For an Ebay search I use the following with decent results: (k1200lt,k1200 lt,k 1200 lt,k1200)

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THIS might be the one he is talking about.

For an Ebay search I use the following with decent results: (k1200lt,k1200 lt,k 1200 lt,k1200)

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Yep, That be the one and 56 minutes to go and the price is only 36 bucks plus shipping. I am sure it will go for much more. Good luck bidding.

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Do you need a picture of a headlight with the Ducati Designs light? I have one but it is on an 05' so the dual halogens are the low beams and my hi is a HID.

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The Ducati Designs headlight puts out about twice as much useable light as stock. An HID upgrade puts out about 3x as much light from the stock shell. You really need to do one or the other on any LT ridden at all after dark.

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The Ducati Designs headlight puts out about twice as much useable light as stock. An HID upgrade puts out about 3x as much light from the stock shell. You really need to do one or the other on any LT ridden at all after dark.
Anyone put HID in the Ducati Designs unit?

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I replaced the stock unit on my '00 with the Ducati Designs unit a couple of years ago. I like the looks and the increased light output is worth it to me.

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need to replace the headlight assy due to flying road kill, besides the extra cost of the ducati design headlight, is it worth the trouble of the retro fit?? if you have one how about the look of it???

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Anyone put HID in the Ducati Designs unit?
I am thinking about that right now, would be two H11 units (05'), that would give me a total of three H11 HID's then I could also open a portable welding shop with all that light! The Halogen H9's that are in the Ducati Designs unit are very good so it would be a hard decision.

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I just ordered an HID kit for my Ducati Designs. I will report back when I get it installed.
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I just ordered an HID kit for my Ducati Designs. I will report back when I get it installed.
What kit and who did you order from? The 05' low is a H9 but they (CQ) didn't have any in HID so the next thing was H11

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I have a '00 and I ordered a double H11 kit from http://www.fashtek.com/. I debated on whether to replace both the low beam and high beam and decided to do both. I contacted Ducati Designs and was told "There's no reason why an H9-based (or H11-based) HID capsule wouldn't fit. You'll have to reterminate the original bulb wires to drive the ballast, and mount the ballast somewhere. Unlike the original LT headlight wiring, the DD harness/relays provide full voltage/current to the bulbs."

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What kit and who did you order from? The 05' low is a H9 but they (CQ) didn't have any in HID so the next thing was H11

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When I put the H11 in my hi beam I tried to fit into the DD lamp housing, it was close but would not just fit in. You will need to take a little material off either the lamp or the housing for it to fit but not much. If you can get an H9 it would probably fit right in, when I bought mine CQ did not have an H( only H11's.

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Thanks for the heads up. I did find H9's but they were twice as much and were higher on the color/temperature scale than I wanted.

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When I put the H11 in my hi beam I tried to fit into the DD lamp housing, it was close but would not just fit in. You will need to take a little material off either the lamp or the housing for it to fit but not much. If you can get an H9 it would probably fit right in, when I bought mine CQ did not have an H( only H11's.

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