Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
Re: Head Lights...
I too have VVME kits in my bikes and love them. Actually, had two HID bulbs in my GS, but since I am selling it, took out the high beam bulb and just put it in the LT today. The previous owner had a HID in there, but it was a two part unit with lots of extra wire taking up space. I could not tell what he did to get the thing installed, so I ventured into the bike today and took out the old HID and put in the "new" one, actually a couple years old. The VVME kit has one control box, which is smaller now I understand, and is plug and play. All you have to do is find a place for the control box and the cut a hole in the headlight cover for the wires to pass through. The stock harness then plugs into the HID kit and you are done. This way, if your HID should go out, you can remove the bad HID bulb, unplug the OEM harness and plug in a regular H7 and you are off and running again. The old kit that was on my bike spliced into the harness, had leads to the battery and was just messy. Much better now.
You will like the HID light. If I remember, I got the 35w 4300K light. Helps on the power draw from the bike, and throws ligth waaaay down the road. I will say with all the certainty I can that it saved my back side on Lolo pass in Idaho by letting me see the freaking deer way before stock light would have. Was able to slow 'er down enough to miss momma, but not bambi. Oh well, gotta love the GS, carried right through the little guy with just a slight shimmy and nothing else.
If either of my lights go out, will gladly buy another VVME kit.