Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Sedona, AZ, USA
Like a CHARM!
Completed the HID low beam (H7) install this weekend on my '05. I used the "Joe Special" method, and it worked like a charm! One thing I was SUPER impressed with, was that my "new" beam pattern was identical to the pattern of the original low beam! The pictures attached show my original low beam pattern, which I traced on a box for aiming purposes of the new light. To my amazement, when I powered up the HID low beam, it matched almost exactly - just a hair lower! IMG_2361_web.jpg is the original low beam pattern. IMG_2365_web.jpg is the new HID low beam.
This upgrade was about as painless as it gets, didn't have to remove any body panels, just remove the cover, drill the hole in for the HID bulb cables, notch out a slot in the side of the cover for the original cable to exit, install new bulb and cables, and tie wrap everything up nice and neat!
I have other pics from the install if anyone is interested.
'08 R1200RT Sand Beige Metallic