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HIDs under $50

35W HID for $45 from
http://ddmtuning.com/ddmhidkits.html

or upgrade to a 55W ballast for $60. Cheapest I've seen. The ballasts are "slim line". Saw this info on a Triumph forum and haven't tried 'em myself so YMMV.

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Lifetime warranty ... how bad can it be?
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Lifetime warranty ... how bad can it be?
That's perzackly right. At that price, I'll probably get one as a backup.

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I think Andy posted this seller a few months ago. $59.99 on ebay shipped.
I got a set and put one on "countrybum"s bike and have 1 for a spare.
they look great.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/HID-C...spagenameZWDVW

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I think Andy posted this seller a few months ago. $59.99 on ebay shipped.
I got a set and put one on "countrybum"s bike and have 1 for a spare.
they look great.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/HID-C...spagenameZWDVW

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Yeah, I did a search for "ddm" before I posted, but I never seem to find stuff that way.

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Re: HIDs under $50

I installed a DDM tuning HID kit last week....

i ended up - at the advice of one of their techs - buying a dual H7 kit so i would have a spare bulb - the price of the dual kit was only 15$ more than the price of the single kit - and now i have spare ignitor, balast and bulb for future support . their price for 2 spare bulbs was 30$ so this was a no brainer.

kit contents look excellent - balast module is only 2x3x1/2 - smallest one i've seen - and all of the components- especially the connectors, which have 3 levels of silicone seals on each connector - look to be of highest quality.

everything went together easy as pie - end to end took about 40 minutes with no need to remove ANY bodywork - and the amount of light coming from the new setup is astounding.

it remains to be seen how the unit will fare over time - but i have repair spares on the shelf in addition to the lifetime warrantee - unless something unspeakable occurs later - this looks to be the best bang per buck upgrade i've ever put on any of my bikes.

YMMV. ;-)

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Re: HIDs under $50

It's $58.00 with the shipping charges. So far so good with mine. There was a considerable delay in shipping. It took me a month to get mine but they did post the delay information on their website.
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Which kit did you order for the LT? Which bulb type (H? - Hi/Lo?) Which color?

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I installed a DDM tuning HID kit last week....

i ended up - at the advice of one of their techs - buying a dual H7 kit so i would have a spare bulb - the price of the dual kit was only 15$ more than the price of the single kit - and now i have spare ignitor, balast and bulb for future support . their price for 2 spare bulbs was 30$ so this was a no brainer.

kit contents look excellent - balast module is only 2x3x1/2 - smallest one i've seen - and all of the components- especially the connectors, which have 3 levels of silicone seals on each connector - look to be of highest quality.

everything went together easy as pie - end to end took about 40 minutes with no need to remove ANY bodywork - and the amount of light coming from the new setup is astounding.

it remains to be seen how the unit will fare over time - but i have repair spares on the shelf in addition to the lifetime warrantee - unless something unspeakable occurs later - this looks to be the best bang per buck upgrade i've ever put on any of my bikes.

YMMV. ;-)
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low beam is h7 which is prob the one most peeps change. I don't normally ride at night it's more to be seen during the "daytime." I chose 43k very nice white light, higher number does not give you a more penetrating beam but the light colour will change from white and go more blue.
I think that's the way it works at least that was how it was explained to me.

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My DDM kit just arrived - did you plug the red & black wires from the HID bulb harness into the existing bulb power connector?
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Re: HIDs under $50

Hi all;

I also just received my HID ( low bulb kit x 2) and it looks small. I looked at the instructions, but cant make head or tails from it.

Has anyone does this change to a 2005 LT and have a better set of instructions, or a picture proccedure how this is done!!!

I was going to attempt this change on the weekend. Any plastic to be removed?

I know we have to drill the light casing ( black plastic part) but from there I am lost!!!

Any help would be appreciated.

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OK, figured it out, yes it's plug'n'play! Red wire connects to the yellow side of the original bulb socket, black to the brown one.

Removed the right side tupperware so I could get better access to the air intake to strap the ballast down (I also used one of the sticky pads that came wih the kit).

Ran the wires up over fairing support to the bulb.

Job done and it works & looks great!

Bowden, sorry mine is an 03 so I can't offer up any advice
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Those original links don't work. Went to DDM website, price is $70 now.

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I bought a set for my KLR. Easy install plug and play. Where were they in 05 when I paid over $400 for the LT.

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Which wattage is everyone going with, the 35w or upgraded 55w?

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Hi all;

I also just received my HID ( low bulb kit x 2) and it looks small. I looked at the instructions, but cant make head or tails from it.

Has anyone does this change to a 2005 LT and have a better set of instructions, or a picture proccedure how this is done!!!

I was going to attempt this change on the weekend. Any plastic to be removed?

I know we have to drill the light casing ( black plastic part) but from there I am lost!!!

Any help would be appreciated.

Regards,
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I bought a set for my KLR. Easy install plug and play. Where were they in 05 when I paid over $400 for the LT.
Figured you might need some.

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Single 35W kit is still $45
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Living in Napa I have all the whine I need

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