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Harley Road Glide Bi-Xenon Professional HID KIT

Just installed the Harley Road Glide Bi-Xenon Professional HID KIT from SoCalMotoGear. HID both high and low beams. They sure light up the road. The hardest part was getting more wires to fit under the "hood". The ballast mounting was easy with the double sided tape, but cramming the other stuff (connectors) in was a chore. Couldn't find the hooks so had to remove the lights and hook the outer fairing on to make room for the back of the lights to fit, but it was worth the effort. I didn't want to tie wrap the wires inside because I needed enough wire length in case I have to remove the fairing again especially with my garage door opener and radar detector under there.


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I have these but haven't installed yet. What are you doing for the garage door solution?


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I have these but haven't installed yet. What are you doing for the garage door solution?


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I took the door opener fob apart and tied 12v to it where the battery was then cut into the press to talk wires on the bike as I do not use the CB or mike. Soldered these wires to the terminals where the opener button was. Packed the circuit board into a sandwich bag to water proof it and tie wrapped it around a wire bundle under the fairing.


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I haven't seen the "H.I.D. kit" from SoCalMotoGear in person, but if they are like every other "H.I.D. kit" I've seen, you are really doing a disservice to other people on the road. H.I.D. bulbs use a projector in order to focus the light beam where the vehicle operator needs to see, but doesn't shine light everywhere else, such as in oncoming traffic's eyes. Your headlight housing is a reflector designed for halogen bulbs and cannot properly aim H.I.D. bulbs. With that being said, I haven't seen this particular kit in person, but you might want to check into it before you decide on keeping them on your bike. An easy test would be just have a friend drive toward you at night and get their feedback, or even better yet, have a friend ride your bike and you drive towards the bike at night so you can see if it interferes with your vision.
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I haven't seen the "H.I.D. kit" from SoCalMotoGear in person, but if they are like every other "H.I.D. kit" I've seen, you are really doing a disservice to other people on the road. H.I.D. bulbs use a projector in order to focus the light beam where the vehicle operator needs to see, but doesn't shine light everywhere else, such as in oncoming traffic's eyes. Your headlight housing is a reflector designed for halogen bulbs and cannot properly aim H.I.D. bulbs. With that being said, I haven't seen this particular kit in person, but you might want to check into it before you decide on keeping them on your bike. An easy test would be just have a friend drive toward you at night and get their feedback, or even better yet, have a friend ride your bike and you drive towards the bike at night so you can see if it interferes with your vision.
Maybe you should check out this thread,
Bi-Xenon Headlight Group Buy #4: April; 10 - 25, 2014


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I read the thread you recommended, although I didn't notice any post in there by you talking about testing it. I'm not sure if there was one and it was deleted or what may have happened, but I would be interested in your actual data from your test.

I did notice one guy talk about the beam pattern being so dirty that he was afraid it would interfere with other drivers on the road, which is exactly what happens when you put a bulb not designed to work with a reflector into a housing that uses a reflector. A couple posts later, he did say that on a night ride, it didn't seem to bother other people on the road, so that is a start in the right direction as far as testing goes. I also noticed the guy that started the group buy said that they are good to go and he hasn't heard any complaints with all the ones that were sold. If this is why you directed me to that thread, I believe you either misread or just partially read what I posted earlier.

If you choose to run them without caring enough about other people using the road, that's on you. If you care enough to do a test, I would be interested in what you find. All I was doing was giving you a heads up all of the fake kits that I have seen have had a horrible light pattern that affected other drivers and that if I were you, I would test yours to see if it is like all of the other fake "H.I.D. kits."
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I have ridden 20K+ miles with that kit and have yet to have anyone flash their lights at me for blinding them. I don't know where you get your info, or what kits you've used, but the hundreds that have used this kit and myself have recorded no such incidents/complaints.

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I read the thread you recommended, although I didn't notice any post in there by you talking about testing it. I'm not sure if there was one and it was deleted or what may have happened, but I would be interested in your actual data from your test.

I did notice one guy talk about the beam pattern being so dirty that he was afraid it would interfere with other drivers on the road, which is exactly what happens when you put a bulb not designed to work with a reflector into a housing that uses a reflector. A couple posts later, he did say that on a night ride, it didn't seem to bother other people on the road, so that is a start in the right direction as far as testing goes. I also noticed the guy that started the group buy said that they are good to go and he hasn't heard any complaints with all the ones that were sold. If this is why you directed me to that thread, I believe you either misread or just partially read what I posted earlier.

If you choose to run them without caring enough about other people using the road, that's on you. If you care enough to do a test, I would be interested in what you find. All I was doing was giving you a heads up all of the fake kits that I have seen have had a horrible light pattern that affected other drivers and that if I were you, I would test yours to see if it is like all of the other fake "H.I.D. kits."

Considering the number of motorcyclist that are hit and killed by drivers
(especially left turners) that "didn't see them", personally I could care less if I inconvenience a few drivers because my lights are too bright. I'd rather inconvenience them by making sure they see me than have them hit me because they didn't! IMHO the more lights and the brighter the better. When these idiot cage drivers start paying attention to other traffic on the road, especially M/Cs, and get off their dam cell phones, and quit texting while driving, then I might change my opinion. BTW, my healights are stock, but I intend to upgrade to "DayMakers" as soon as I can afford them. My 2 cents. But I do run with my brights on during the day.


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I did the group buy of bi-xenon headlights. Fantastic value. They are bright. If a cager complains I am too bright, then give me a ticket. Small price to pay for not being hit by a cell phone talking driver in a mini van turning left.


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I haven't had not one on- coming car flash me. I like how bright these lights are during the day also.

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