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Time to go to the well of knowledge. Question is about 06 LT. I am assuming the HID low beam headlight is a factory option or is it a aftermarket setup? I called dealership, and they just show halogens for high and low. When you look at the bike on the right portion of the lens inside it is labeled XENON. Is the headlight assembly specific for a HID bulb or could a halogen be installed if need be? Thank you for any information.
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Factory installed. You could probably install a standard bulb, but the supporting HID system would have to be bypassed. Since it's a factory install it's legal in all 50 states. Replacement bulbs are available at any major auto parts store.


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Thank you for the info! I guess I would have not even thought about looking at auto store. It kills me that the first dealership I called said I would have to purchase the entire HID kit from BMW. The second dealer stated it was not from the factory, but a kit the first owner probably installed, and that HID did not come on the LT.
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Pretty sure the 09 model came with an HID installed from factory. As in positive it did. My 05 does not have an HID. So an 06 with the xenon installed, maybe previous owner put an 09 light in..........?


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My 06 LT has the HID low beam installed from the factory. The lens has XENON on the side. The bulb is a D2R bulb for the low beam.

I replaced my high beam with a 55watt, 5000K HID setup (H9 bulb if I remember correctly) and really love it. The install is very easy in the 05 and forward bikes. No drilling, etc needed.

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My 06 LT has the HID low beam installed from the factory. The lens has XENON on the side. The bulb is a D2R bulb for the low beam.

I replaced my high beam with a 55watt, 5000K HID setup (H9 bulb if I remember correctly) and really love it. The install is very easy in the 05 and forward bikes. No drilling, etc needed.

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Time to go to the well of knowledge. Question is about 06 LT. I am assuming the HID low beam headlight is a factory option or is it a aftermarket setup? I called dealership, and they just show halogens for high and low. When you look at the bike on the right portion of the lens inside it is labeled XENON. Is the headlight assembly specific for a HID bulb or could a halogen be installed if need be? Thank you for any information.
The 2nd generation K1200LT (2005-2009) had an HID Low-beam headlight as a factory option (called XENON in their brochure). However, I am not sure if it was offered only for last year (2009).

Part catalog shows this option and MAX-BMW parts fiche show a picture of the original ballast. So if you compare with your ballast, you will easily tell if you have factory option or a 3rd party addition.
See this link for parts catalog and picture:
http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fic...er=63127720117

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