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Old 04-23-2011, 10:11 AM   #1
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BMW G650GS HID light upgrade

hey folks,

I've got a 2009 G650gs and am researching a light upgrade.

In particular, Im interested to hear folks input on upgrading the bike's main headlight to an HID light vs adding on secondary lights (i.e PIAAs or Touratechs).

I saw this online the other day and was curious if anyone had experience with kits like this? I couldn't find much online in the way of reviews:

The above option would be much cheaper than a light bar+lights, and would be preferable to me unless there is some downside I'm missing.

What do you guys think?
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Old 04-23-2011, 04:52 PM   #2
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I think those guys post in the Vendor forum.
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:44 AM   #3
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I bought a conversion kit for my wife's 2009 GS from the HID guy from England that is on the UK GS Forum.

I have since bought a second kit for the KTM. They are really really good and I do lights on all our bikes. All top of the line components. Spendy but worth it.

I used the 1200 GS Adv aux light switch and installed on a light bar a set of Hella LED Tractor lights (remember this was very early on in LED lights on Bikes for conspicuity ) They have 40K miles on them and are like new

Again spendy but top notch

I can't remember the name of the light bar we used , the first one we bought was too flimsy
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Old 04-24-2011, 12:15 PM   #4
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I bought a conversion kit for my wife's 2009 GS from the HID guy from England that is on the UK GS Forum.
I did the same- top quality stuff.

I knew Les's kits were good 'cos I have his HID's on my 1200.
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Old 05-22-2014, 06:48 AM   #5
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RE: BMW G650GS HID light upgrade

So, what I'm hearing is the kit(s) from HID50 (like ULTRA50 for instance) works fine on a G650GS. True statement?
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Old 05-22-2014, 01:05 PM   #6
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Replacing a halogen bulb for a drop in HID kit doesn't give best results. Mainly because you are just going to piss off on coming drivers due to light scatter. A HID bulb in a reflector housing is just plain wrong.

I upgraded my 2006 F650 to HID by retrofitting a Bi-Xenon projector in there, little more involved work but the results are fantastic.

You can't get a scatter free cut-off like this with a drop in kit.

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