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Hella Micro DE Xenon

I have HIDs on my LT but I'm looking at the Micro DE Xenon for another bike. Has anyone installed them. How do they compare to other HIDs.

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post #2 of 7 Old Apr 26th, 2006, 6:14 am
 
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Dave: Let me guess, you're going to put a set on the panhead???? I have them and understand one thing......they kick butt! Very little of my riding is after dark, even less after 10-04, hit at deer broadside at 75MPH. But I'm covered now if I get caught out after dark. I also have converted my low beam to HID. I run the Hella's daytime. I mounted mine under the tipover bumpers. I used one of the screws that holds the rubber bumper cover on. No issues, works great there for me. I also used the auto switch that wires into the turn signal cancel button. Happy with that setup too. What I really like about that location is I have a nice wide triangle of light for outstanding visibility to other traffic during the daytime. I bought mine from Raffy on this site. Give him your business, he's a nice guy and great to deal with.
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I have HIDs on my LT but I'm looking at the Micro DE Xenon for another bike. Has anyone installed them. How do they compare to other HIDs.

Thanks,

Dave
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Thanks for the pics Tom - they look like they really kick booty... amazing difference.


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In addition to my lowbeam HIDs I have a set of Hella DE Xenons under my mirrors. When I'm doing LD riding they'll really light up the future. One benefit of mounting them under the mirrors is that I can reach up and adjust them on the fly if necessary.

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I have a set mounted under the nose. The DE's are not the best for lighting your bike if you just want others to see you. You can't run with them on while in traffic...they are just too bright. There are pro's and con's with all lights...

Pro's

1. To turn night into day.
2. Allows you to see deep into the sides of the street/woods for animals.
3. You will not out drive these lights.

Con's

1. Your lights are so bright the National Star Registry will have people name you for $19.95
2. When you zoom by people make wishes on you...thats alot of undue pressure.
3. After 5 billion years your lights will swell to 1000 times their normal size and then collapse into its self and either create a black hole (if your lucky) or a white dwarf.

Anyways...you get the point.

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1. Your lights are so bright the National Star Registry will have people name you for $19.95
2. When you zoom by people make wishes on you...thats alot of undue pressure.
3. After 5 billion years your lights will swell to 1000 times their normal size and then collapse into its self and either create a black hole (if your lucky) or a white dwarf.
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