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Old 12-06-2012, 12:01 PM   #428
Brian011952
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Originally Posted by LukasM View Post
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.




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
There is certainly a requirement for DOT lighting, but the codes that I am quite familiar with do not specify any wattage limitation other than the 65 watts and then they just limit the number of forward facing white lights. Anything over 65 watts does not have to be covered, and the aftermarket manufactures these lights as fog lamps, driving lamps, etc. There is nothing illegal about them. Also there is a California court ruling in regard to lighting in the spectrum of white and the spectrum including white light within the blue spectrum such as the 6000k lights. Keep on reading that vehicle code.
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