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HID lights? #466234
12/04/12 11:04 pm
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Has anybody tried these yet. It looks like a good deal, lots of light for only 35W. I already have the H4 conversion, but the 55W is at the extreme limit of an RM21 system.
Of course, there's a catch. Where to hide the ballast and relay. laugh


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Re: HID lights? [Re: DavidP] #466282
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Thanks.
Glass is Hella. I just found some 45/45 H4 lamps on line. I can deal with a bit less light, don't ride much at night anyway.
My 20W pilot lamp satisfies the police during the day. laugh


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Re: HID lights? [Re: ] #466301
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Hi Allan,

Originally Posted By: Allan Gill
cebie

Originally Posted By: Allan Gill
should have a concave glass.

Do you know of a source for these? I read somewhere a while ago that Cibie had been absorbed by Valeo and the concave lenses weren't made anymore? frown

Regards,

Re: HID lights? [Re: DavidP] #466942
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Cibie in UK
http://www.larkspeed.com/index.pl?c=CIBIE&s=category

Presumably they exist in US as well.

I tried an HID in my Cagiva, I didnt like the dipping system which was a solenoid which moved the lamp, it was a retro fit into the existing shell and wasnt a great leap in performance.
I went back to stock after the dip failed.
To get the full benefit of HID I think you would need the matching reflector and lens .


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Re: HID lights? [Re: DavidP] #466947
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A quick search lead here:
http://www.clearcorners.com/products/cibie/

$100, they better be GOOD.


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Re: HID lights? [Re: DavidP] #466961
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BTW: I have noticed that the quality of the lamp can make a big difference. Cheap lamps might not put the filament in the correct spot for proper focus. I used to have a big gap in the center on low beam until I bought some good Phillips lamps.


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Re: HID lights? [Re: DavidP] #466990
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Hi guys,

Originally Posted By: gavin eisler

Originally Posted By: DavidP

Uh-uh, as Allan said ...

Originally Posted By: Allan Gill
should have a concave glass.

... the flat- and convex-lens ones are not the stuff of the legend. Allan's TriumphRat forum link takes you to a picture of a concave-lens one and a link to Daniel Stern Lighting, but the post is eighteen months old and DSL aren't listing them now. cry The point of the concave-lens ones is they were also known as 'Z-beam', because dip isn't a simple angle up the near- or off-side but includes a second cut-off about half-way, so the dip beam could be projected much, much further. bigt

Originally Posted By: DavidP
$100, they better be GOOD.

DSL look to be a bit cheaper ...?

Hth.

Regards,

Re: HID lights? [Re: DavidP] #470614
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Thanks, I've found the 45/45 H4 (Eiko 4745) to be adequate for my purpose. RM21 system starts charging at about 3000rpm. I only ride at night on well-lit streets in town and have no problem with night vision.


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