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Old 12-04-2010, 08:09 PM   #781
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Well I put a link to this thread on my Christmas list to my parents so hopefully it will spark the Step Fathers interest...
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Old 12-04-2010, 11:05 PM   #782
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Good info, thanks guys... think I'll do the same and order some spares. Just incase
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Old 12-05-2010, 01:55 PM   #783
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An update.

After 3 years, vvme kits are still working fine. Set in the headlights, set in the 910's. No issues at all.
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Old 12-05-2010, 02:49 PM   #784
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Best mode under $90 dlls. H7 55w & h11 35w for the fog lights. I did not install the xenon hi beam to keep the flash to pass option and keep the bulb and the ballast as replacement.
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Old 12-10-2010, 06:36 AM   #785
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Pissed My HID Install (short One)

I recently installed an HID system on my 2010 GS (low suspension, no ESA). I used DDM Tuning's 35 watts, 4500K for the high and low beams. Reason being that I had these on my '08 Ducati 1098S and they did not fail for the 2 years and 75000 miles that I had them on. Rode in heavy rain lots of times as well so I know they work. On the Duc I had teh 3000k and they were fine so I wanted to try the next step up with the 4500k.
I installed them in no time but unfortunately, broke both spring bulb clips groove or tabs (that flimsy plastic piece). Shit always happens when I rush to do stuff (could not help it as I was just excited). I decided to take off the headlight unit which is super simple as only 2 screws (and 3 plugs) hold/attach to it.
To fix the clips, I used a bit of epoxy and made a new groove where the clips sit and used a washer and the stock screw.
After this was fixed, it was easy to install the HID set up. A 1" hole saw made the perfect hole in the caps.
The back of the digital slim ballasts already have a stick bak adhesive but I stuck a heavy duty snap lock velcro? (like that used on the EZ Pass) on it and mounted them on the front part of the gas tank. Still on the not facing forward and well hidden. The igniter is also hidden from view. The 4 wires coming out of the cap are wrapped in fabric tape and tucked underneath the small black plastic cover on each side of the bike. its like a trim piece.
I will try and post pics here. Can't seem to post and I am using cell phone jpg!
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Old 12-22-2010, 10:00 AM   #786
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VVME HIDs on sale

Heads up! There's a ridiculously cheap sale going on right now w/ free shipping. If you've been on the fence, now's your time...

VVME HID conversion kits
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Old 12-22-2010, 11:32 AM   #787
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Report back if it works, the H7 kit I bought for my 2010 GS didn't (both ballast didn't work).
Bought an H7 VVME two weeks ago, installed it last week, works great, both ballasts
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Old 12-22-2010, 11:57 AM   #788
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My LAMPF! randomly pop up when I turn the key the low beam flashes then after the system check start the bike and sometimes the low beam start up and sometimes won't? I will install a canbus error eliminator and give it a try.

GSA 55w H7 5000k DDM slim
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Old 12-22-2010, 12:48 PM   #789
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My LAMPF! randomly pop up when I turn the key the low beam flashes then after the system check start the bike and sometimes the low beam start up and sometimes won't? I will install a canbus error eliminator and give it a try.

GSA 55w H7 5000k DDM slim
My 55W DDMs have been nothing but trouble. Never got the high beam to work for more than a few minutes, tried 2 ballasts, new bulbs, etc. Error eliminators made no difference. Works fine now with a DDM 35W ballast.
The 55w DDM low beam is fine, unless it has to start in freezing weather. All the 35W lights (high beam, H11 fogs, and Soltek Fuegos) will work fine, but the low beam is AWOL until it warms up outside.
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Old 01-06-2011, 07:38 PM   #790
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I couldn't believe that both standard VVME ballasts wouldn't work on my 2010R1200GS, bought a slim 5000K 35W kit from hid50.com that worked right away.
In my case is the oposite my 55w low beam works randomly I change the 55w ballast for a 35w and works great even in winter >32F

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Old 01-08-2011, 04:46 AM   #791
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Bought this for my 2010 GS, no errors yet... the cheapest of the cheap

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...=STRK:MEWNX:IT
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Old 01-19-2011, 12:02 PM   #792
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I never understood what some were attempting to achieve with a 55W HID ballast when a 35 W provides the same lumens....
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Old 01-19-2011, 12:18 PM   #793
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I never understood what some were attempting to achieve with a 55W HID ballast when a 35 W provides the same lumens....
Not the first time you've said that, but any specs I see for lumen output disagrees with you.
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Old 01-19-2011, 02:51 PM   #794
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I'm kind of agreeing, 35W HID is plenty and especially so when combined with a non HID motorcycle reflector. I think most OEM HID systems in cars operate with 35W but I'm not sure. I think I read that 55W is mosty used underwater in diving lights but again I could be wrong here, I thought most people would use 55W to match the 55W H7 lamp and not get a LAMPF more than for the light output which is higher.
I'm not debating whether 35W is "enough" or if 55W is "too much".
Everything I see says that 35W HID produces about 3200 lumens, and 55W HID produces 4500+ lumens, and stating that they produce the same lumens without anything to back up that information may be misleading.
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Old 01-19-2011, 02:58 PM   #795
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55w produce more light using the same temperature bulb of course you can use a lower temperature bulb to match the light color but you loose some distance and I mean like 10-15% of good light distance.
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