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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-28-2012, 12:33 AM Thread Starter
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HID help!

Just installed the Xenon Link H4(9003, HB2) Hi/Lo 5000K HID Kit.

Took the bike out for a short spin at night. Got flashed by one of the two cars I passed. Then, I switched to the "high beam" and they shot lower than the low beam. The high beams are for sure not as bright as the low beam.

Anyone able to shoot back some quick advice?
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-28-2012, 10:37 AM
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Any chance the wires were somehow reversed causing low to be high and vice versa???

Not familiar with your HIDs so just tossing it out there.

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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-28-2012, 11:44 AM
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When you installed the kit, did you aim the lights properly afterwards?

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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-01-2012, 12:32 AM Thread Starter
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I haven't yet, no.

What I did do though is turn the bulb 180 degrees in the housing. This corrected the problem of the lights shining too high. However, now they appear too low and have a weird/undesirable pattern on the road out in front of the bike.

So, maybe I'll do some adjusting.

Or, maybe I'll just switch back to the Halogen lights.

I gotta be honest, I'm a bit spent after hours and hours of reading different threads about HID lights and feeling like I'm getting no where....except more confused. Too many opinions and too many options.

Another reason not to stick with the HID is because its' causing poor/no reception with my FM radio.

The new daymaker LED from Harley sounds nice as far as performance goes but, MAN, that is one UUUUUUGLY freakin light(s).
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Fuuuuuuuuugly is what we do you will love them and they more then make up for uuuuuuuuugly with great light I get no flashing from cagers and I have the HD led aux lights also I light up the road like a 747 landing
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I haven't yet, no.

What I did do though is turn the bulb 180 degrees in the housing. This corrected the problem of the lights shining too high. However, now they appear too low and have a weird/undesirable pattern on the road out in front of the bike.

So, maybe I'll do some adjusting.

Or, maybe I'll just switch back to the Halogen lights.

I gotta be honest, I'm a bit spent after hours and hours of reading different threads about HID lights and feeling like I'm getting no where....except more confused. Too many opinions and too many options.

Another reason not to stick with the HID is because its' causing poor/no reception with my FM radio.

The new daymaker LED from Harley sounds nice as far as performance goes but, MAN, that is one UUUUUUGLY freakin light(s).
It sounds like the terminals in the connectors are backwards. Does the bulb have a shield on half of it? If so, it needs to remain shield-side down. You may just need to adjust your headlight aim. It can be done with the fairing on, though the holes in the fairing, in front of your forks.

And before you consider the Daymakers... give Holeshot a try... HD has enough money, but they could care less if youre happy or not.

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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-03-2012, 08:24 AM
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I got the HID lights and are bight! I align my lights with the screws on the faring in my garage. Look at your manual at the distance and correct hight the lights should be and adjust. They are bright and I notice that the high beam is spread patern and the lows are straight. I can see everything in front including animals on the woods. The HD LEDs are nice and very effective but if one of the LEDs burn there is no replacement for one LED light, you have to buy the hole setup again an are expensive (by my local HD dealer). The HIDs are replaceable and more affordable. Good luck
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Gman.... Can you post a link to the setup you got?
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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 05:40 AM
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Gman.... Can you post a link to the setup you got?
Sorry Dmize for been late with the link for my setup but here it is

http://www.motorcyclelightbulbs.net/...bulbs-c-71_137

The set can be install easy, is plug and play ,just have to install the ballast in the fearing. They are bright!! And all the parts are replaceable if something goes wrong. I hope you can open the link
There is other cheaper models out there but I did research and I wanted a good quality for Big Bertha (that's what my wife calls her):-)

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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 10:44 AM
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I bought the same kit but haven't installed them yet. Can you shoot a few pictures. I'm deciding if I want to sell the kit and go another route now. Thanks.
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