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post #1 of 9 Old Feb 19th, 2006, 7:18 pm Thread Starter
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2005 Hid Upgrade

Hello to all...Normally all I do on here is start fires..especially about valve clearances etc....$%#&*.. just slammin myself here...
All joking aside.. My 05 lt needs main headlight upgrade to HID.
What are the options.. I have Hella HID driving lights but need to upgrade
main bike headlight.. Is the factory 06 Hid an option..???
IF aftermarket.. I prefer quality over saving a few pennies..
Your advice greatly appreciated.. don't forget to trash me while your at it!!

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post #2 of 9 Old Feb 19th, 2006, 7:42 pm
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I'm very happy with the HID from HID Online in my 05. Very good service, and easy to install. Sorry, no trashing here. You must have met Joe.
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post #3 of 9 Old Feb 19th, 2006, 7:53 pm
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HID Online is a great shop with products packages specifically for motorcyles. http://www.hidonline.com/category.php?category_id=10

I have HID low and high beams on my 05, and had them on my 02, and wouldn't think of haveing an LT without them.

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post #4 of 9 Old Feb 19th, 2006, 8:32 pm
 
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$128 and change to your door for the low-beam...it's a no-brainer. Or get both low & high beams for just over $200.
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post #5 of 9 Old Feb 20th, 2006, 10:14 pm
 
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I have the HID-Online high and low beams. I bought at a group purchase rate. I had them installed at time of my 12k service on my '05 last fall at Hermy's Cycle, Port Clinton PA. Great small town dealership--Dave the mechanic did a great job. Hermy's said when I picked the bike up that after the HID install and dave fired the bike up with both bulbs on everyone in the shop just stopped and stared. Quite bright!
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post #6 of 9 Old Feb 21st, 2006, 7:57 am
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Which one?

What temp does everybody go with for their HID bulbs? 4300, 5000, 6500 or higher? I've heard 5K is the best, but it seems HID online doesn't offer a 5K bulb.

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post #7 of 9 Old Feb 21st, 2006, 8:02 am
 
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4200-4300 is "best". Some vendors only offer a 5000 kit. Anything higher than 5K is getting too blue and you're losing usable light.
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post #8 of 9 Old Feb 22nd, 2006, 2:39 pm
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What temp does everybody go with for their HID bulbs? 4300, 5000, 6500 or higher? I've heard 5K is the best, but it seems HID online doesn't offer a 5K bulb.

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I have tried 5k and 4200. The 5k on the high beam was too blue for me so I went with the 4200 from Hidonline to match my low beam. Much better IMHO.

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post #9 of 9 Old Feb 24th, 2006, 9:35 pm
 
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I have an 05 , I upgraded w/ Phillips HID ballasts on both hi and lo beams. 5000k bulbs. Then added PIAA halogen driving lights, PIaa fog lamps and Z-technics lower faring iluminators. Lights up the road like day imo
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