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Help\HID Headlight

I need some help. I am looking at updating my headlamp to a hid system.
I have noticed that prices are all over the board. I found two complete kit for the H4 HI/Low setup.
One system is 55.00 and other is 159.00. The 55.00 system draws 6 amps at start up cold and the 149 system draws 4.5 amps cold.
My first question is will either system damage the vtx1800 starter switch?
The secound question is why the big price differance? Anyone know
Both systems have gotten pretty good reviews on the boards here.
Here are the systems I have been looking at.
DDM Turing model hidbikedual
www.ddmtuning.com

KB Car Stuff Model 4300k motorcylr BI-Xenon HID Conversion kit
www.kbcarstuff.com

Thanks ahead of time for everyone input.

John
 

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HID's do not like to be short cycled on/off/on. Some of the HIDs I have looked at have the high beam as a regular incandescent bulb and the low beam as an HID. Some will run the HID bulb for both high and low and simply move the reflector (magnetic contacts) back and forth. In either case I think I would want to add a switch so that you can keep the headlight off until the bike has been started then flip it on.

As we all know, the starter switch is the weak electrical link in the headllight circuit. The stock 55W headlamp draws around 4A. There are a few that run the 65W bilb (5.5A) and report no problems. You can always add a relay.
 

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...Hey, send a PM to: NDAna on the board. He sells an HID kit for our VTX's for $90 ...He has a ton of satisfied customers including myself with his HID light kit. Thought about installing running lights as well, but after I saw how bright this HID was, I don't need them runnin lights! ....This HID light is so damn bright, you gotta see it to believe it. Definately check him out! Great guy with an awesome product! :thumbup:
 

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Thanks Johnzz1420 I will give him a shout. The price is right.


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Hey Johnzz
I ordered mine today. I'll let you know how it works out. I am also putting on a honda lightbar. So I think I should have enough light for the 4 wheelers to see me and see bambi on the road. Well maybe.
Thanks for letting know about sam. He had some very good info on his product.
 
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