HID Conversion on a 12GS (pictorial)

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by JimVonBaden, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. teomannaskali

    teomannaskali Long timer

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2011
    Oddometer:
    1,120
    Location:
    Plaka 34
    What seems to be the big problem?


    For now i am running the hid off a 93 Wh batt. Untill i do the cables properly and decide i want to keep it.

    Attached Files:

  2. teomannaskali

    teomannaskali Long timer

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2011
    Oddometer:
    1,120
    Location:
    Plaka 34
    Its all relay triggered.

    But not relay activated at the moment. It comes on when i plug the batt now.

    Attached Files:

  3. smr238

    smr238 Sam

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2005
    Oddometer:
    146
    Location:
    newnan ga
    installed 1off motorsports hids today on a 2008 r1200gs. I installed both high and low beam,no lamp fail so far. Ill report back in a while with an update
  4. SHARKDIESEL

    SHARKDIESEL STONE COLD BEAST

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2008
    Oddometer:
    60
    Location:
    NOVA
    another 1offmotorsports success.... did mine yesterday.
  5. smr238

    smr238 Sam

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2005
    Oddometer:
    146
    Location:
    newnan ga
    I just got back from a 2000 mile trip. The 1off lights are working great, no lamp faults.
  6. teomannaskali

    teomannaskali Long timer

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2011
    Oddometer:
    1,120
    Location:
    Plaka 34
    Is it normal that the bulbs get a bit stained on the inside. A shitty rusty color.

    Btw, i have a spare 100w hid light. (other in the bike) And at 4300k, it makes for very good indoor lighting. Much brighter than my 500w halogens.

    Teoman

    Attached Files:

  7. 1offmotorsports

    1offmotorsports Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Oddometer:
    109
    Location:
    San Diego CA
    smr238 Ah it's nice to have something that works as described isn't it?

    A 2,000 mile trip i am a bit jealous wish i was on that ride! Where did you travel to? How did you like the difference when you rode at night comparing the HID's to your Halogen bulbs? Or I should ask did you ride at all at night or stop and enjoy the different places?

    If you have any pictures I would love to see a few of them, or if you want to post them on our Facebook page we would appreciate that as well.

    Also a kind reminder that if for any reason that your lights stop working at any point in the future 1 Off MotorSports will replace the part that needs replacing. Too bad electronics do eventually go bad and bulbs will eventually burn out but it's nice to have the piece of mind that the issue will get fixed and a brand new replacement will be the reason. Also it is far more infrequent that this will be needed vs. the halogen bulbs.

    If anyone has a question comment or concern I am happy to help in anyway I can.

    Sincerely,

    Spencer Tibbs
    www.1offmotorsports.com
  8. 1offmotorsports

    1offmotorsports Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Oddometer:
    109
    Location:
    San Diego CA
    teomannaskali

    Yes it is normal that there is a stain on the bulb(s). What you don't want to see on the bulbs is a really dark smoky grey or black color. As soon as the bulb turns opaque then it is time to email us or call to get a replacement.

    Did i read that last part correct about using HID's for inside lighting? Like in your house or office? I took one of our testing stations home and was using it for s&g to see the difference, i thought i was the only one that did that. I thought it was too bright though and found myself looking at the bulb like a bug flying into the bug zapper and saw sun spots for a while so had turn it off. Pretty funny though hearing someone else used it at home.

    Sincerely,

    Spencer
  9. ostrar1200gs

    ostrar1200gs F-N-G

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2011
    Oddometer:
    13
    Location:
    Warrensburg, MO
    Just installed a motorcycle kit from DDM tuning. No LAMPF. 55 bucks, easy install, no issues. :wink:
  10. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,440
    Location:
    Vancouver
    I've noticed after running HID for a couple month that the top of the glass is a bit milky.
    Not a big issue but I'm wondering if you have the same issue? So looking at the bike from the front the
    glass (not the bulb) is a bit milky on top, hardly noticeable but it's there.
  11. ADZ

    ADZ Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2011
    Oddometer:
    142
    Location:
    Sydney, Aust
    What wattage are u running, i have had my 35W HID in for about 6 months and lenses are still clear...
  12. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,440
    Location:
    Vancouver
    35w
  13. teomannaskali

    teomannaskali Long timer

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2011
    Oddometer:
    1,120
    Location:
    Plaka 34
    Yes.
    i want to replace my 500w halogen bulbs with Hids. Which i estimate produce 5000lumens.

    My hid is 100w, but thats power consumption. Output is 75w. So at 100 lumen/watt that should make 7500 lumens.

    A bit worried about the buzzing sound coming from the driver.


    Also, at startup these bastards ar power hungry. Directlt connected to 16a 12v power supply i was unable to start the light. 24v 4.2A did not do much good either. But my 14.4v 7ah batt starts it nicely and runs for 30 mins.

    Any ideas on that?

    Attached Files:

  14. lhendrik

    lhendrik Truffle Rustler

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2008
    Oddometer:
    2,530
    Location:
    New York
    Great subject for House and Garden...
  15. teomannaskali

    teomannaskali Long timer

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2011
    Oddometer:
    1,120
    Location:
    Plaka 34
    Yes. Indeed.

    May have minor info on initial current draw of hid's.
  16. smr238

    smr238 Sam

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2005
    Oddometer:
    146
    Location:
    newnan ga
    The difference between the hid and halogen is amazing. I no longer want or need aux lighting. I did plenty of night riding, alot of it on back roads from Georgia to PA and back down through Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Unfortunatly no pics I forgot my camera.
    Thanks, Sam
  17. teomannaskali

    teomannaskali Long timer

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2011
    Oddometer:
    1,120
    Location:
    Plaka 34
    Did you use the high beams or normal beams.
  18. 1offmotorsports

    1offmotorsports Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Oddometer:
    109
    Location:
    San Diego CA
    Sam,

    It is pretty amazing how bikes still come stock with Halogen. As to why, who knows we have the technology but implementing it has been slow.

    Sounds like you do a good amount of night riding so HID's was a wise decision. What kelvin temperature did you decide on?
  19. 1offmotorsports

    1offmotorsports Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Oddometer:
    109
    Location:
    San Diego CA
    I wanted to let Everyone know that we are going to have a few installation videos that i will be posting to this forum as well as our Facebook Page and our website as well.

    The Installation videos will be for R1200RT, one will be for upgrading the low beams and the other will be for upgrading all three bulbs. Would love for everyone to like it on our Facebook page and pass it along to anyone that it might help out.

    We are still looking for other models to install our lights on and get videos so we help out as many people as possible.

    Sincerely,

    Spencer Tibbs
  20. rboett

    rboett posser noob 205

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2002
    Oddometer:
    2,052
    Location:
    nwa
    Was on a night ride last night with HID low beam. Very cool how the HID lights up the street signs and markings, they glow.:clap