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post #1 of 3 Old Dec 22nd, 2005, 11:52 am Thread Starter
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I have a K1200lt and the dip light is totally useless, i can get a 100 watt bulb but i do not know if this would damage the light unit any one have any ideas.

HID is to much money to pay in the uk

Thanks Brian King uk
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post #2 of 3 Old Dec 22nd, 2005, 1:37 pm
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Don't do it! I did run 70 watt halogen low beam for a while, until I finally decided the only real way to gain was to put in HID low. I also ran an 85 watt high beam with no undesireable results, but there were a few damaged lens/reflectors when people tried to use 100 watt bulbs. The heat drives plasticizers out of the plastic, "fogging" the lens and reflector, and almost impossible to clean it. The added amperage has also damaged a couple of connectors because of overheating it they do not make a good connection.

Save your money for HID low beam, the only really good answer.

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post #3 of 3 Old Dec 22nd, 2005, 2:34 pm
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Talking I did this..

I wanted to get better lighting but also be different.

this is my original post with photos

Good Luck

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