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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-02-2012, 01:51 AM Thread Starter
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What HID kit to buy

I want to get the H.I.D kit for my 750 hid for both high and low beam but i would like some advice on what kit to get since there are different vendors and different prices
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I don't think our bikes have enough power to run HID. Best thing you could do is get a SilverStar head lamp. The bike only has 70 watts available which I find is too little for a cruiser. The KLR's have 200 watts. What the heck is a KLR gonna need that much power for? Too bad the stators aren't interchangeable. Would be cool to see higher wattage being produced for accessories.

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Here is a thread for you to read up on, lots of good info: https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthrea...ht+replacement

Not sure if those links to the kits will still work, but it may give you some idea what to search for.
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I don't think our bikes have enough power to run HID. Best thing you could do is get a SilverStar head lamp. The bike only has 70 watts available which I find is too little for a cruiser. The KLR's have 200 watts. What the heck is a KLR gonna need that much power for? Too bad the stators aren't interchangeable. Would be cool to see higher wattage being produced for accessories.
We have been running HID kits on our bikes here for quite a while without ill reports. as for high output charging systems, that is why I recommend a TPE stator coupled with a MOSFET R/R and a AGM battery. If you have Tim rewind a high output stator and couple it with a MOSFET R/R you can double the charging capacity, but you need to get a battery that can hold the extra juice for when all the accessories are not in use.
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I've been running a hid for a year now. No issues. Most typical HID systems only use about 35w which is less that our stock low beam. I bought a kit off ebay that was a hid halogen combo. I never turn the hid off, it runs as the low beam & I concider the halogen a back-up.

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(I have know idea who I got it from, but they did have a life time warranty on the components)
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maybe it was just the hid i was running but i think the silverstar is well not brighter but it seems to project the light farther
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Another option here is simply save up your nickels and dimes, and wait a while for the price of LED lamps to come down.

HIDs put out lots of light, but they usually have a "ballast" system on them as part of their start up, and this ballast is of course just something else to eventually fail, and leave you without a light when you really need it.

LEDs, on the other hand, have never needed a "ballast", are designed for super-long life (usually 50k hours or so), and are also designed to tolerate the high-vibration environment that motorcycle duty includes. They will generally draw less power than HIDs, as well. LEDs don't burn hot, either. And besides, they just look cool!

I know currently of at least 2 LED kits that are designed for motorcycle driving light duty (one of them even has a dimmer switch or dial), but they are pricey. It's simply a matter of time b4 the aftermarket world is offering more of these, at lower cost.

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