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Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by dgrs2, Dec 17, 2004.
As you should....
In the *caged* trailer? Must be one savage bike.
HID question: The standard US headlight is two bulbs. Is one high beam, one low beam? Or is one of them a running light.
After installing a few of the DDM hi/lo HID kits, I'm not keen on the "wobble" the bulb has in the socket, but I am keen on the light output.
Which way should I go for an HID conversion? Euro headlight assembly?
Yes, the US and Euro headlight assembly has one light for low, one light for high. The difference is that the US has only one light on at a time; either the low or the high beam. The Euro light has one or both lights on; the low is always on and the high beam turns on to add to the low beam, not to replace it. Also the way the reflectors are shaped is different and the pattern of light is actually better. Personal experience.
I have HID50's in my Euro assembly and haven't noticed any "wobble". Wish the ballasts were a bit smaller and the wires a bit shorter so I can shoehorn them into place easier but all in all I'm very pleased.
Dont know what the US setup is.
Mine is a Euro headlight, high is H3, low is H7.
Both are 55W HID slim digital, not DDM.
It also has a little 5W running light.
No wobble, perfect fit.
Best $85 I ever spent............apart from the 220W of HID I put on the GS
Euro with HID
All fits very nicely
I'm not sure that this is correct.
My understanding is that the US light has only a pilot up top. It is a dual filament main bulb.
The Euro light has separate bulbs up high and down low.
A graphic I made a few years ago that has been posted in the HOW. This is my US light on the left and my Euro light on the right:
Please correct me if I'm wrong.
As far as I know Thats dead on Geek.
That looks spot on
Cool thanks. It had been a while and I couldn't remember for sure but I assumed I did the graphic right at the time.
I seem to remember laying out the money for the Euro lens specifically because I wanted to throw an HID in my low beam and still have a halogen in the high beam so that I could flip it off and on in the canyons without any HID firing delay (same thing I did on my Husky).
Mind you I put a 55 watt HID low beam in my euro lens... there is so much light the high beam is pretty much irrelevant
god damn right!
BrooklynOR, great catch!
I'm happy for you, but me... impossible to keep that clock with just 1040 miles in 7 years... I couldn't do you that favor
May be it's a good idea to check the tires, no for the use but for the possibly expired over-dryed rubber?
These are no light beasts and they perform high speeds you know...
ride it, ride it, ride it...
Guys, the previous owner had installed an upgrade for the stock lights, may be Xenon as he told me, and it's not connected so the lights are European Spec since I bought it.
Soon I will have some time to check what really is that black box on the left of the stock lights and I'm sure I will neeed your already posted info and your merciful help for a noob as well...
Thanks for the suggestion liferider. I guess i should have checked 500 miles ago. Rubber looks fine IMO. But I will install knobbies soon.
Previous owner did suggest I get the carb cleaned but 500 mi later I haven't had any problems.
I picked the wrong day to quit sniffing glue.
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how do you find the seat?
It's not soft by any means. But that being said, it's not uncomfortable. I like it but I'm sure it's not for everybody.
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When I had bad Hemorrhoids, I just stopped riding....butt I see you have found a way around that.
In all honesty I have been wondering how those seats were...now I know. Thanks
I've been wondering about these seats myself. I know the split seats are great on a road/mtn. bike, but I've been curious how they held up/felt on a "Big" bike.
do you notice any difference with the gap down the centre? I usually end up getting sore around the coxics area( ha ha I know) and wondered if that seat might help...