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Pix of CQ HID Installation w/ tupperware on

These are pictures of Joe (Messenger 13) installing the CQ HID low beam conversion kit on Brett's bike at STC-II. This was done from the underside of the bike, without removing any bodywork. It was simple as (1) remove the dust cover and remove the low beam bulb (as if you were simply changing the bulb); (2) drill a hole in the dust cover (later plugged with grommet supplied in kit) and cut a slot in the side of the cover to pass the wiring in [see other detailed instructions on the list for details]; (3) remove the stock halogen lamp and plug the CQ kit into the existing connectors; (4) run the wires back through the dust cover and install grommet; (5) put the HID bulb where the halogen bulb used to sit; (6) replace the dust cover; and (7) bundle the wiring, the igniter and ballast and zip tie everything out of sight. The last picture shows the HID blazing away.

This was low beam only; whether there is enough space under there to tie two ballasts and igniters, I couldn't say. Also, the collected experts discussed the need to protect the spade fuse from water damage by coating it with dielectric grease. I like the idea of being able to access everything if you ever wanted to go back to stock.

Joe, chime in if I've missed a detail. Joe told me it was easy; I thought he meant easy for Joe, but after watching him, he really meant easy.
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post #2 of 3 Old May 21st, 2006, 4:00 pm
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It's posts like this that make this site such a fantastic resource. You always hear the Harley guys talking about how they're part of a "family" yada yada, I wonder what they must think when they see this site!?

Thanks for the posts guys, this is going to come in handy in a couple weeks!

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I did mine without removing the windshield motor

Just by following the instructions from this site, I did mine in about 2-3 hours and that was about a year or more ago. It was not hard and well worth the investment. Just go slow and ask questions if you get to a point where you are not sure. I did remove the plastic up front and a little more than was necessary, but that made it easier for me. Hardest part was to just begin. It is always a little scary......

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