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post #1 of 2 Old Oct 23rd, 2008, 8:49 am Thread Starter
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HID- kit question

I have a HID kit I purchased a while back in the group buy. It has worked fine except when starting the bike it sometimes does not fire. Turn key off and on again and it usually fires, maybe have to repeat for the 3rd. time but it has never failed to fire. When I called the folks they sent me a new connector that goes to the light and the igniter with a capacitor in line. It came with a warning about hooking to the + & - or it will blow.

Two questions; Has anybody had the same problems and did they use this new link? If so did it help the inconsistent lighting?

Thanks in advance,

Gene Sweeney

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post #2 of 2 Old Oct 23rd, 2008, 8:57 am
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Re: HID- kit question

I cut that capacitor off of my kit. Probably 1 in 10 starts, the low-beam will not fire up with the engine. I simply restart, and all is well. I never had to try a third time. Theoretically, that inline super-cap could solve the problem. I can't see how it could hurt. The X-spurts will come along shortly and get it sorted out for ya.
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