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Twins Technical Talk Technical Talk for Hinckley Triumph Twins: Bonneville, T100, Speedmaster, America, Thruxton, and Scrambler.

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Old 10-11-2012, 04:57 PM   #21 (permalink)
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That appears to be a std H4 with a Halo - where does the HID come in?
Or are you saying you will install an HID in place of the H4?

Personally not a fan of putting HIDs in reflectors that were not designed for them.
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:13 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I have the HID kit , it's not H4 but it works. It would go instead of the H4 bulb. I've added HID lights to all my cars. I always buy from DDM Tunning and never had a problem. Only one ballast has gone bad in the last 7-8 years and 5 sets that I have bought.
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:32 PM   #23 (permalink)
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The halo would be a great addition for daytime riding - who makes that lens?
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:57 AM   #24 (permalink)
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/310345308864...84.m1438.l2649

seems to be a pretty good seller with 99.8% positive feedback.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:56 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I was searching the web for more options on lighting. I agree that putting an HID kit in a standard reflector isn't the best option. I serched on 7" round projector lens and got a lot of hits. So my thought is to buy a projector lens and put an HID kit into it. Has anyone done this type of conversion?

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Old 10-13-2012, 06:59 PM   #26 (permalink)
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How About This Combo

I have been looking at the Delta 7" Fat Boy that you can get with HID. Link: http://66.147.244.94/~deltalig/?q=st...roduct=8733073

A little pricey.

What I plan on doing is getting the FATTY 700 7" H4 Hi/Lo Headlamp - 60/55 Watt Xenon - Single and using this HID package form XenonLink.com http://www.xenonlink.com/H4+Bi-Xenon...e+HID+Kit.html.

This combo is about half of the price of a total Delta solution. Plan on doing this when I get my Bonnie next spring.
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:34 PM   #27 (permalink)
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All of the HID kits that I have (not H4 and not bi-xenon), have the connectors like this one.




I am guessing that I can just connect my non-bi-xenon light to the low beam and ground connectors and not have the dual functionality (probably won't need it anyway) or I can connect it to the High Beam instead which means the light won't turn on until I flip the switch to the high beam. I would think that this would be better anyway for starting and for the life of the ballast.
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:51 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I've got a Cibie lens, Eastern Beaver relay kit with ceramic connector, and a 100/55w bulb. It's almost like daylight riding to work at 3 in the morning.
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:08 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Which one o the relay kits did you get? There seems to be several options available.
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:41 PM   #30 (permalink)
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UPDATE!

So I ended up deciding against the angel eyes/LED lamp. It seems that most of the ones that I saw are barely visible enough during the daylight so that there is no point.

Instead, I installed the HID kit last week since, thanks to Sandy, there wasn't much else to do. The bulb that I had was an HID Low, Halogen Hi beam, not bi-xenon. I ended up changing the wiring so that the Hi Halogen wire from the HID kit is wired to the Low beam harness connector and the Low HID Xenon wire is wired to the High Beam connector. (Basically reversing High and Low connectors).

Since the High Beam on the HID light is a 60W halogen light, I am not straining the Bonnie on startup, I have a DRL for the day and then at night, I use the Hi Beam switch to turn on the HID light. Given how bright the HID seems to be (5000K), I don't think that I will need a High beam. I haven't had a chance to test it yet but will post pictures next time I go out at night. Too many leaves and debris on the road right now.

I do see that the light on the HID is spread wide, so I am going to get one of those 7" projector beams. I had a headlight from an old BMW 328 that I had which had the whole projector, light cutoff and height adjustment setup, but that won't fit.
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