Xenon in HP2 standard headlight? What is my options?

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  1. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard

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    Hello boys.

    I got myself one kick ass good looking HP2 but the headlight beam is piss poor. Has any one fitted a H4 xenon light to the standard headlight, and did it improve the light?

    I had a look at some other options but most involve adding an additional light. The way I see it, it's going to break or rattle lose with time and falls. The TT option is stupidly expensive and not an option.

    Any advice?
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  2. MJS

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    Get the euro lens assembly if you want to stay with the stock light housing. It has better optics than the US version. You could do the HID conversion to that housing also.

    The Baja Designs 6" HID Pre Runner light can be installed to the stock mounting points with a bit of work. Lots of light output but you give up hi/low.
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  3. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard

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    Thanks MJS, do you have link to the Euro lens setup?

    The 6" Baja is too big, I had look at it and do not really like it.
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  5. GSMarc

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    Euro lens is also shit.

    I have installed a Xenon in place of the bulb but the target is more to be seen by others durind day than for a good night lighting.
    8000 K

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    I have added a single Touratech Xenon in parallel on high beam, great result.

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  6. GSMarc

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    Old setting (xenon inside lens) high beam

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    New setting with parallel TT Xenon high beam

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  7. MJS

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    IMO, You'll get better results with a 4500K or 5000K lamp. Doesn't change the optics but gives better color rendition of the warmer colors.
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  8. GSMarc

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    you are right but I wanted to be different from BMW and Mercedes Xenon lights when in trafic :evil

    Such a 'blue' light catches the eyes immediately
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  9. oldfool

    oldfool Been here awhile

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    I use the euro glass with a blue bulb and it is way better then stock. Richard
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  10. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard

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    thank you Marc for the reply, it seems like a good way to go. I want to try and keep the bike as is, the Baja light is just to big for me.
    What other aftermarket xenon's are available other than the TT option? It's hellish expensive that light.

    Oldfool, the blue light I have tried and it's still just 55w and not much better, imho.
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  11. configurationspace

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    There's plenty of more or less similar aftermarket H4 HID replacement bulb+ballast kits. I went with something very similar to GSMarc's setup, but without the Touratech add-on.

    I think my main beam is around 4500k. It lights things up quite well. Not a perfect beam distribution but it's a big improvement over stock. I find the H4 HID kits in the HP2 reflector tends to be a bit uneven, skewed towards focusing the light up high. So you have to adjust the height of the lamp quite carefully for it to be a good fit. Putting a passenger on the back throws most of the light onto oncoming traffic.

    I strapped the ballast onto the left side of the fuel tank, just behind the radiator. That seems to cause no electrical problems.
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  12. GSMarc

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    HELLA Ref 1F0 008 390-001

    here is the TT one

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  13. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard

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    thanks Marc. :thumb

    btw, I was in your valley in Brugge the last couple of days consuming a lot of Zot beers :D
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  14. advNZer?

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    you need a proper HID housing to get the best out of it.Make sure the existing housing is clean(inside and out) and get a PLUS rated H4 bulb is prolly going to be your best bet with the std housing
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  16. GSMarc

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    I am not in Brugge but in the french speaking part of Belgium.
    We have good beers too :D:D
    I'm happy if you enjoyed your journey here :clap
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  18. K u r t

    K u r t Been here awhile

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    JJ, Appears to be a fine unit, if a little sinister!

    The high/ low beam is key.

    If it mounts well, I'd say it's a winner.
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  19. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard

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    I see the bikes and quads on the Dakar uses something that resembles this shape and layout. Their lights looks like a LED setup though. Anybody know what they are using?
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