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post #1 of 17 Old Nov 22nd, 2005, 12:28 pm Thread Starter
 
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Well, I installed my H7 & H11 HID lighting kit from CQLight today. Went pretty smooth & IMO is a decent kit.
I ordered online on a Thursday morning with Paypal and got the kit on Monday. That's from Ca to NJ using USPS, not bad.
The kit contains everything you need except velcro, which Home Depot has. I needed no mods on the existing setup except of the drilling in the lo beam cover and was able to hide all the wiring, ballasts & igniters with little problem. If you do both lights I strongly suggest stripping the tupperware like Raffy states. I tried it the other way and you just can't get into the nose assembly like you need to. I haven't had the bike out yet but just from what I can see it's a HUGE difference.
Here is a photo of my setup, complete with Piaa 1100's. Ain't no missing my bike now!

****The picture gets a little crushed on this site, but if you right click on the picture and copy the address in the properties to a new window it shows the original****

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post #2 of 17 Old Nov 22nd, 2005, 2:04 pm
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Cool Now that's some light !!

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post #4 of 17 Old Nov 28th, 2005, 3:25 pm
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Which Kelvin bulbs?

Looks Great! Which kelvin bulbs did you install?
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post #5 of 17 Old Nov 29th, 2005, 9:49 pm Thread Starter
 
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That is the 5000k set. I had to get used to them but now that I am I wish my car had them also. Maybe next year?
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H7 and H9

I'm a bit confused from what I read the 05/K1200LT uses an H7 for the low beam and an H9 for the high beam.

what do you use for the high beam?

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post #7 of 17 Old Dec 1st, 2005, 5:14 am Thread Starter
 
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They don't offer the H9 so on the forum's advice the H11 is also a direct replacement.
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Ed,
Curious to find out if you are still a satisfied customer with your CQLight purchase. Have you had a chance to get any night riding in since your install?

Anyone else out there install the CQLight HID kit?

I'm ready to pull the trigger on a Hi/Low kit for my 2004 LT. CQLight will charge $195 plus $18 shipping for both the H7 and H3 set up. Curious if there is any additional feedback before I make the purchase. Thanks.
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Curious to find out if you are still a satisfied customer with your CQLight purchase. Have you had a chance to get any night riding in since your install?
Most definitely satisfied. I work nights so I was using them every night when I commuted with the bike.
The greatest advantage is anything reflective. You can read a street sign from 1/4 mile it seems and deer eyes glisten easily giving you a ton of time to react if you need. I haven't had anyone flash me on the lo beam but at the times some sucker just can't find the energy to reach up & turn off their hi beams, when I flash them they pay attention now
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Most definitely satisfied. I work nights so I was using them every night when I commuted with the bike.
The greatest advantage is anything reflective. You can read a street sign from 1/4 mile it seems and deer eyes glisten easily giving you a ton of time to react if you need. I haven't had anyone flash me on the lo beam but at the times some sucker just can't find the energy to reach up & turn off their hi beams, when I flash them they pay attention now
Thank you Ed,
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Any delay when you switch high to low?

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Most definitely satisfied. I work nights so I was using them every night when I commuted with the bike.
The greatest advantage is anything reflective. You can read a street sign from 1/4 mile it seems and deer eyes glisten easily giving you a ton of time to react if you need. I haven't had anyone flash me on the lo beam but at the times some sucker just can't find the energy to reach up & turn off their hi beams, when I flash them they pay attention now
There has been talk on the K1200RS site of not changing both high and low because of the time it takes for the HIDs to light do you notice this?
I am thinking of getting this setup for my bike.
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Some people were concerned about that, but the delay is pretty short so unless you're trying to flash someone there shouldn't be a problem. I didn't go HID high beam because I wanted a headlight modulator instead. That's much more useable in city traffic, and for high beam you can always just get good quality external driving lights.

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There has been talk on the K1200RS site of not changing both high and low because of the time it takes for the HIDs to light do you notice this?
As meese stated there is a delay as the bulb is ignited, but it is hardly of concern. The bulb comes up immediately but is dim in comparison to the lo beam. But in < 1 sec you have usable light coming from the hi beam. I have the hi beam set pretty much to level with the bike, so it seems like infinite light coming from the hi beam, on my 05. I guess it has to do with the smaller lens are of the hi beam.
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I have both low and high. When I flip the switch to high beam it takes just a little over a second to come up to power. If I just reach down and hit the monentary side of the switch, it lights up immediately.

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I have both low and high. When I flip the switch to high beam it takes just a little over a second to come up to power. If I just reach down and hit the monentary side of the switch, it lights up immediately.

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You lost me. What do you mean by the "monetary" side of the switch.
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You lost me. What do you mean by the "monetary" side of the switch.
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He didn't mean "monetary" (or "monentary" for that matter) he meant "momentary". That's the lower half of the high beam rocker switch you can use to flash your high beams.

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He didn't mean "monetary" (or "monentary" for that matter) he meant "momentary". That's the lower half of the high beam rocker switch you can use to flash your high beams.

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