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 Post subject: Re: the HID thread (high intensity discharge headlamps)
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:45 am 
has anyone been able to run two HIDs on a get without killing their batteries or their lights?

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 Post subject: Re: the HID thread (high intensity discharge headlamps)
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:41 pm 
How exactly are some of you running your HID's because I had some awhile ago but I had to bump up my idle a lot to the point that the clutch would engage and as a result my clutch pads wore out prematurely..... I had a relay harness grounded to the frame but is there a special harness you guys are using?
I saw a video of one of guys doing the HID conversion but I noticed your lights turned on before the actual engine was running?
My concerns with that are the following; will the alternator/stator have enough juice to recharge the battery? does this shortens the battery life by any chance?(since the battery is not that strong) would the battery be able to hack both hids without them flickering or shutting down?

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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 8:42 pm 
anyone????

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 Post subject: Re: the HID thread (high intensity discharge headlamps)
PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 8:55 pm 
im hoping you guys arent using the headlight socket directly to supply power, its ac power
the hid's need 12v dc
you can tap off a full 12v wire when the key is on, that will power the hid relay
then run a wire directly to the battery to power the ballasts
no problems that way, but you will have some battery drain with dual lights running
on my ruckus I had dual hid's 35 watt

I used a battery display meter to monitor the battery
at idle I would be in the low zone 11.3-12v I believe and if I sat like 5 min the battery would get so low they flash

but once you accelerate I got instant full battery charge

I wired up a switch to turn both off either at long stop lights, or when warming up
no need to drain the battery, plus you get instant battery charge that way if you are real low









on a gy6 swap we had worse issues with battery drain even with 11 pole stator
I wired up a relay so low beam was one bulb, high beam was both
so when riding you can do both beams, stop or slow moving one beam
and of course on a swap that had no kickstart
so if the engine died your screwed

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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 1:24 pm 
pictures??

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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 7:12 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 10:31 am 
R O C K Y wrote:
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:ucrazy: what's so entertaining about this??? because I sure don't see anything entertaining....

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 Post subject: Re: the HID thread (high intensity discharge headlamps)
PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 1:17 pm 
ScScomp2009 wrote:
i made my own becuase you dont need relays i just using black wire touch to grounded to frame or battery on (-) ! super easy !!!! i have hid kit too


It is supper easy. Red color to the high beam, green color to the low beam and black to the ground.


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 Post subject: Re: the HID thread (high intensity discharge headlamps)
PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:26 pm 
Miller12 wrote:
ScScomp2009 wrote:
i made my own becuase you dont need relays i just using black wire touch to grounded to frame or battery on (-) ! super easy !!!! i have hid kit too


It is supper easy. Red color to the high beam, green color to the low beam and black to the ground.


what is hell with that ?!?!?1

jeez is that not correctly code for wire matching red and black is power only and green wire for ground only do you understands?

but my bike had been removed hid kit off my bike due of right now had issue of electrical problem in late winter haven't fixed yet because need more money for get my bike back to roads is sucks right now!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:35 pm 
correct, is sucks right now.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:59 pm 
Whether its the "correct" way or not. I've been running a 2 HID set-up on my ruck for months now with no problems other than a bulb burning out because it was a cheap ebay kit. Plug and play kit with a relay harness. Soldered a 100uf capacitor to my relay harness, and done.

No idle bump, fllickering, or any other issues you can imagine. Battery is still going strong. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: the HID thread (high intensity discharge headlamps)
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:57 pm 
Ever since I installed my 35 watt HID's I've had a battery drain problem. If I disconnect one head light then it charges more. Is this a problem on all dual HID setups with 11 pole stators? I'm using dual ultra slim digital ballasts with a relay harness. I am powering off a switched 12 volt wire. I see posts where people have zero problems with this setup.

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 Post subject: Re: the HID thread (high intensity discharge headlamps)
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:24 pm 
Yes hid just draw too much for gy6
Dual lights


There are $160 led bulbs just as bright as his
And will charge the battery at idle.
But that's like twice the cost of hids

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:28 pm 
I was thinking of maybe getting one each of these. Use one for low beams and both for highs. http://www.amazon.com/Lazer-Star-LS8435 ... B007CST7F2
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