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Old 12-06-2012, 03:39 AM   #426
LukasM
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Joined: Nov 2006
Location: On a RTW ride - currently Central Asia
Oddometer: 5,380
Nice shots of the Berg in action Finn and Clif!

Going to convert mine back from supermoto to offroad and then install some navigation gear for the Tuareg Rally in Tunesia in March.


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Originally Posted by Brian011952 View Post
My HID is 35 watts and the California law just states that a forward facing light be white, and under 65 watts. It says nothing about HID specifically and they are legal. Now here is the good thing, they make them in the 5000 and 6000k range, bothe fall within the spectrum of white. Many new autos are now coming with HID lamps, including the newest Shelby from Ford.
You need to do some research. OEM HID systems on cars and motorcycle are designed properly and approved by DOT/TÜV/etc for specific vehicles, conversion kits are not.

Whether you are likely to get caught and fined is a different matter, but they are NOT street legal.

http://isearch.nhtsa.gov/files/Shih.3.html
http://isearch.nhtsa.gov/files/deetz.ztv.html
http://isearch.nhtsa.gov/files/kim.ztv.html
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