Originally Posted by Razmataz
Well, I respectfully disagree with the two previous posts. I run DDM's hi & lo and love them. I live in an area over-populated by deer & coyotes, and believe me those hi-beams will show their eyes way down the road. If the hi-beam is cold it takes @ 10 seconds to come on, but if dimmed for a minute or less, a couple of seconds. I get flashed enough on the low beams alone, so it's not that big of a deal to have the extra light. If a line of cars are coming & I have the hi on and dim, there's usually no challenge. Every now & then I get some a-hole who wants to have a flashing war....and I always win.
Don't see any great disconnect. Riding in the city where and semi rural area where I live, dimming he high for a line of cars and then bringing it back on for a small break, it sometimes either cooled enough to need to re-heat, or it never fully warmed up before the next car approached. Now coming down Lolo Pass at night, you betcha, the HID high beam was on all the time! Still didn't help bambi, but saved mom, oh and me.
The HID in my LT now is the hi beam from the GS, took it out before I sold it. If this system goes kaput, will most likely get a DDM set up for the both the hi and low as long as the cost is not too much. While I am there, might as well do both. Just don't want to spend the extra money now to only upgrade the high beam.
Larry, when you get your light, if you want help at all, feel free to yell. If it's straight plug and play like my VME kit, unplug old light, plug harness into ballast, ballast to new bulb and put into housing. Just need to tuck the ballast somewhere safe. The plug and play systems are nice because that is exactly what they are, no extra wires to the battery or anything. And if the darn thing acts up, just remove the HID bulb, unplug the harness from the ballast and throw in a reg bulb and you are off and running again.