HID Lights

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by futurevisionhid.com, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. futurevisionhid.com

    futurevisionhid.com The Light King

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    Looks like the H6054 Headlight Projector Headlight Kit is a perfect fit!

    I still have not tested a projector through a diffused headlight so I cant give you an honest answer as to how well that will work out. I'm certain there will be some impact on the beam pattern, just not sure how much. I dont think it will distort it too much as its seems relatively clear. Is it possible you could replace the front lens with a clear piece of polycarbonate or other impact resistant material? You could test one before you complete the install and if it doesn't work well you can return it.


    The FV1000-HID auxiliary lights us the same projector as the one in the H6054 headlight so they would be an exact match if you decide to get both. Most guys make brackets mounted to the mirrors and they hang them off those. Looks like there might be enough room to surface mount them under the headlight on the fairing but I cant see the area clearly.


    Yes! There are 300+ LED lights now available, and the small 10W LED Auxiliary Lights would be ideal!

    Dont forget to use the 'advrider' coupon to get 15% off everything if you decide to order!
  2. futurevisionhid.com

    futurevisionhid.com The Light King

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  3. Meltdown

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    Hi Bruno...thanks for the reply.

    I pulled the headlight assembly out of the bike this evening and it doesn't look like the kit you mentioned will work. The entire unit is sealed with just an entry on the back to insert a standard H4 bulb. I don't know if the actual 4x6 housing contained in there is actually removable. The glass isn't replaceable...it's sealed to the front of the unit.

    So...this would seem to leave me with two options.

    1) I could simply do a lamp swap over to a HID bulb in place of the H4 halogen or
    2) Replace the bulb with a HID projector by itself.

    Of these two options, I'd REALLY prefer to swap the bulb out with a projector unit rather than just an HID capsule. From what I've read, it would seem to produce much better results.

    Back a while ago in the thread, there was mention of a projector which could be swapped out in place of the H4 bulb. It looked like it would require the glass to be removed with a heat gun or something similar. I looked over your website but I couldn't find a mention of this product anymore. The link contained in this thread now points to an error message.

    Either way it looks like I'm going to need to pull the glass off of the front of the headlight assembly. It shouldn't be difficult....just 4 clips and some mild heat should do the trick.

    What I'm wondering now is if I were to order the kit as you described and I couldn't remove the 4x6 reflector in the back of the assembly, could I simply remove the projector from your kit and install it without the 4x6 housing you supply? Or would it be best to order a projector, bulb, ballast, etc by itself? An an FYI, I measured from the edge of the inside of the glass to the point where the bulb exits the stock headlight housing. I came up with just a tick over 5 inches. I would seem to have LOTS of room to play with for a larger projector.

    Here's an exploded Kawasaki parts diagram of the headlight unit for my bike.

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    If you could please let me know what you think would be the best way to proceed...it would be greatly appreciated.

    Next, the HID aux lights you suggested should do the trick. Don't get me wrong...I loved my Clearwater Krista lights, but this time around I'd prefer the HID's with the ultra-sharp cutoff so that I can use them in traffic.

    Many thanks! :thumb
  4. futurevisionhid.com

    futurevisionhid.com The Light King

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    Sorry it looked like the standard H6054 from the pictures!

    Here is the projector retrofit kit that will give you the best results by far:
    http://www.futurevisionhid.com/48mm-motorcycle-bi-xenon-projector-kit.html

    Its the same projector used in the H6054 headlight, so its all the components minus the headlight assembly found in the other kit. Before you decide to order it, I suggest you try to remove the glass lens first, or check to see if the adhesive is pliable. Some headlights with the glass lens are very difficult to separate.
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    Shaggie Unseen University

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    bump!

    You okay Bruno?
  6. futurevisionhid.com

    futurevisionhid.com The Light King

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    Hi Shaggie!

    Just got punished with an early winter storm yesterday, ended up with 30cm+ of very wet snow! Send some sunshine please!

    Things are busy over here, preparing many new products for release this winter, stayed tuned :)
  7. Meltdown

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    Hi again, Bruno.

    Before having an opportunity to upgrade the lights on my Voyager, I sold it to pursue another toy:

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    1993 Corvette

    The headlights look like this in the up position:

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    Under the hood, they look like this:

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    Standard H6054 sealed beams.

    The question I had before ordering the conversion kit on your website was one of alignment. When the lights are turned on, they rotate almost 3/4 of the way in a full circle before snapping into their final position. Would that negatively effect the aim or longevity of the lights? Specifically, I'm wondering if over time the projectors which are mounted in the housing may start to shift and thus become misaligned.

    Also, if I'm reading things correctly the kit has 44mm projectors installed. Would larger projectors fit? Would they be necessary?

    Thanks in advance!
  8. futurevisionhid.com

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    I wouldnt be concerned about the projector alignment, however the the wiring may be an issue. The headlights have xenon HID bulbs installed and thus have some additional wires coming from the headlight compared to the halogen headlights you are currently using. If you think there is enough clearance for the wires to travel with the headlight it should work fine.

    The headlight uses our 48mm projector which is the smallest out of the 13 models we have available. Its the only one that will fit, the other ones are too large to fit inside the shallow H6054 headlight. This is the same size projector used in several of our products and works excellent for its size.

    any more questions just let me know!
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    Mr. Canoehead Taste Gunnels!

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    Bruno, I have a 9007 50w kit on my Expedition. I have had the kit for about 18 months. It is a great kit but lately one of the bulbs gets stuck in the High Beam position. It will go for a couple of days stuck on high beam and then start working again for a couple of days. Is there anything I can do to get it working again, or do I need to buy another bulb?
  10. futurevisionhid.com

    futurevisionhid.com The Light King

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    Hi Ian,

    sorry for my slow reply! Its been a crazy week, I did receive your voicemail also. I just checked your order, and its a few weeks shy of 4 years since you ordered that kit. I haven't sold that type of bulb you have for about 2-3 years. If you send a picture, I might be able to find one in the old stock here. The other option is to get the heavy duty industrial grade bulbs we offer now: http://www.futurevisionhid.com/9007-bi-xenon-hid-replacement-bulbs.html

    Send me an email if you have any questions!
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    Mr. Canoehead Taste Gunnels!

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    Thanks for the response. Wow, 4 yrs? It did sit on my shelf for a while before I put it in, but I didn't think it was that long.

    I'll snap a photo and send it to you.

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    Sorry if this has been asked before, but here goes. I'd like to mount two of your auxiliary HID lights into the headlight area of my '02 F650GS Dakar. I like the look of the Touratech Twin DE Projector Lights (http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/PN-040-1200/Twin-DE-Projector-Lights-2x55w-F650GS-01-04) but I think the price is ridiculous and I've heard the performance isn't great.
    It seems like it wouldn't be terribly difficult to make some sort of bracket to hold both of the HID auxiliary lights (http://www.futurevisionhid.com/products/auxiliary-lights/hid-auxiliary-projector-light-kit.html) in the space where the headlight used to be. Any thoughts on this? Are they the ideal product for this type of application or do you have something better suited?

    Has anybody tried anything like this before to get two projectors into the headlight area?

    Also, would it be possible to wire one of the two lights to function as the low beam and have the high beam be activated by the stock low/high switch on my handlebars?

    Thanks!
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    Mr. Canoehead Taste Gunnels!

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    Colebatch did this on his X-Challenge build. He used hid projectors from a car.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=524638

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    so after reading alot of threads, I have to ask, is it hard to install them? Should I get the dealer to do it? Has anyone replaced one one buld versus both in a VStrom?
  15. futurevisionhid.com

    futurevisionhid.com The Light King

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    I dont have experience installing on a vstrom myself but others may be able to comment. The biggest challenge typically is the disassembly process to gain access to the bulbs, after that its pretty straight forward to do the conversion.
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    Good day Bruno, I was trying to figure out on your website where you are in Canada?

    I'm looking for a 35W 4300k slim setup for a 2012 F800GS. I searched out all the posts here about CANbus but some of the info is maybe outdated. An old post said you always recommend using a relay on a motorbike but I also read it can cause an error with the CANbus. What's the advantage of the relay?

    Thanks
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    Timely post, I just purchased a 1012 R1200GS with CANBUS and want to know what I'll need to upgrade and what is the difference from a conventional kit.
    Cheers, James
  18. futurevisionhid.com

    futurevisionhid.com The Light King

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    We are located in Friendly Manitoba.

    Relay kits:
    Some motorcycles with Canbus will work with a relay, others wont. I dont exactly understand why that is but typically just using the canbus ballast solves the error. Our relay kits are made with heavy gauge wire and offer a direct connection to the battery to ensure a reliable start every time, and it wont strain the factory wiring. Occasionally when not using a relay, a user may find they have to turn the lights off and back on when first starting them, not typical but can happen. BMW's have plenty of power and in most cases shouldn't be required but I usually recommend them especially for motorcycle applications for a more robust, reliable system. Everything has water-tight connections and a simple plug-n-play design so installation is quick and easy with or without the relay kit.

    We now have 35W and 50W Canbus ballasts compatible with BMW's. Most models 2009 and up will get a warning indicator with normal ballasts and/or may not function at all. Email me direct if you need help sorting out the options.
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    Ok, that makes sense. I didn't understand what I relay was even though I have hard wired accessories to the battery before. Worst case I'm used to ignoring "error" lights anyways :lol3

    I've camped in northern Manitoba this time of the year before! I was still motorbiking a few weeks ago but with 1 inch of snow now I give it a break haha
  20. futurevisionhid.com

    futurevisionhid.com The Light King

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    Camping at this time of year could be interesting! We are at -30C at the moment!

    If you have any other questions, let me know.