Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Re: HID lights
Two reasons to not do the high beam:
1- If you do not do much night highway riding, it will be of little use. Too bright to use where you have to "dim" the light a lot. Turning a HID off and on repeatedly will drastically shorten it's life. They are not meant for this type of use.
2- If you ever want to put a headlight modulator on the bike, you cannot use it on HID.
One reason to do it:
1- You spend a lot of time on the open highway at night, where dimming is not needed often.
I used HID low, 85 watt Halogen High beam (Do NOT use more than that), and added Hella Micro DE fog lights under the "chin" and for those lonely nights on the open road added HID driving lights under the mirrors.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work...I want to achieve it through not dying.
EX: '01 Black LT, BAT BYKE (Totaled at 110,000 miles)
IBA SS, BB, BBG, 10/10ths.
No bike now, but maybe in the future.