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Installed a Xenondepot H7 HID kit.

I've always had the itch to put HID on the 929, especially after riding with NHfirefighter when he had his installed. Picked up a 4300K H7 kit from www.Xenondepot.com for $200 shipped. The Kit is all plug and play. Comes with a custom molded base for the bulb so the focal point is correct for a H7 bulb. You just clip the bikes headlight plug into the first harness on the HID kit, then plug the Xenon bulb into the 2nd harness.....and figure out where to tuck it all away.
Only 2 issues with the kit:
First was the plug off the kit that would go to the bikes headlight harness. The 2 male prongs had a plastic surround which wouldn't allow it to connect to the Honda H7 adaptor (first picture). Easy fix was to just pull it all off with a plier, it broke away cleanly when bent far enough (Second pic).

Second issue is the springs on the headlight housing are made to hold down that big honda adaptor, not an H7 bulb alone which is thinner and has a smaller base. So right now the light is very easy to vibrate over bumps. I'm guessing some amount of bending can be done with that spring to make it apply more pressure to the Xenon base.

I'm pretty happy, with it focused correct it doesn't cause any more light than normal to go into the cabins of cars when behind them. Had it out for about 90 miles and didn't get a single highbeam flash or anyone glaring at me. Clearly more light on the road. The low beam puts light a good 30 feet or so further down the road and has a much brighter pattern on the ground. I'll try and get better pics, my hand wasn't very still yesterday.

For comparison, the stock pic is using a Phillp H7 Vision plus bulb.

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I've always had the itch to put HID on the 929, especially after riding with NHfirefighter when he had his installed. Picked up a 4300K H7 kit from www.Xenondepot.com for $200 shipped. The Kit is all plug and play. Comes with a custom molded base for the bulb so the focal point is correct for a H7 bulb. You just clip the bikes headlight plug into the first harness on the HID kit, then plug the Xenon bulb into the 2nd harness.....and figure out where to tuck it all away.
Only 2 issues with the kit:
First was the plug off the kit that would go to the bikes headlight harness. The 2 male prongs had a plastic surround which wouldn't allow it to connect to the Honda H7 adaptor (first picture). Easy fix was to just pull it all off with a plier, it broke away cleanly when bent far enough (Second pic).

Second issue is the springs on the headlight housing are made to hold down that big honda adaptor, not an H7 bulb alone which is thinner and has a smaller base. So right now the light is very easy to vibrate over bumps. I'm guessing some amount of bending can be done with that spring to make it apply more pressure to the Xenon base.

I'm pretty happy, with it focused correct it doesn't cause any more light than normal to go into the cabins of cars when behind them. Had it out for about 90 miles and didn't get a single highbeam flash or anyone glaring at me. Clearly more light on the road. The low beam puts light a good 30 feet or so further down the road and has a much brighter pattern on the ground. I'll try and get better pics, my hand wasn't very still yesterday.

For comparison, the stock pic is using a Phillp H7 Vision plus bulb.
how'd you get it for $200
thats just the low beam right? so you'd have to shell out 3 times as much to do all 3 lights.
that 8000k looks more like HIDs than the 4300k (in the pics on their site), the 4300k looks more like a bright white type bulb

if you can't convince them, confuse them.

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holy crap did you look at the price of the replacement bulbs, over $100

if you can't convince them, confuse them.
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Re: Installed a Xenondepot H7 HID kit.

Pretty cool mod

A buddy of mine did BiXenon Projection HID off a bmw on his F4i and man what an intense amount of light. But I don't know if I could justify $400 or so just for lights
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Re: Installed a Xenondepot H7 HID kit.

HID rocks! I got a kit for my sled off eBay for under $150. Just have to be patient... or spend a little bit more cash... your options are many.

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Re: Installed a Xenondepot H7 HID kit.

If you can't find a kit you can just improvise.

Here are some of the shots from my buddies install HID's on F4i
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Re: Installed a Xenondepot H7 HID kit.

but how did ya get it for $200 shipped? They are asking $249...
TGZ - your buddies lights look awesome! Is the 2nd globe running as a hi beam? Or both running as lows?

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but how did ya get it for $200 shipped? They are asking $249...
TGZ - your buddies lights look awesome! Is the 2nd globe running as a hi beam? Or both running as lows?

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Both run as low or high. They came out of a newer BMW. Bixenon Lights are both HID low and high
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Re: Installed a Xenondepot H7 HID kit.

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how'd you get it for $200
thats just the low beam right? so you'd have to shell out 3 times as much to do all 3 lights.
that 8000k looks more like HIDs than the 4300k (in the pics on their site), the 4300k looks more like a bright white type bulb
It was a group buy that expired on 7/31. As for the 8000k looking more like HID, it is just more blue/purple. I was going for light output and not looks, the 4300K is the brighter of the 2 kits. 8000k is more for looks. And yeah, just the low beam. I'd love to have the highs done but $600 for all 3 is more than I can budget, especially for the small amount of time I use high beams.
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Both run as low or high. They came out of a newer BMW. Bixenon Lights are both HID low and high
Cool.. will have to start scouring the local BMW breakers...

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Re: Installed a Xenondepot H7 HID kit.

What you can do is get PVC pipe that will fit around the base of the new bulb. It should be 1/2" deep. You need to cut a slot in it for the edge of the spring to fit. Its not a big deal but it keeps the light in place. I have a 6k kit in my XX (high and low) and its a good balance of HID look and total brightness.

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Re: Installed a Xenondepot H7 HID kit.

I found a solution to the "loose bulb" issue. Used a 5/8th washer and took a rat tail file and removed some of the inner edge (the base of the bulb isn't completly round. Tried that in the bike but the bulb was still lose. Reason being is the lip of the headlight housing sits higher than the base of the bulb. Added a ring of tinfoil between the base and washer to apply pressure on the uneven surface. Works like a charm now.

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Very cool , to rich for my blood though...
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Re: Installed a Xenondepot H7 HID kit.

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I found a solution to the "loose bulb" issue. Used a 5/8th washer and took a rat tail file and removed some of the inner edge (the base of the bulb isn't completly round. Tried that in the bike but the bulb was still lose. Reason being is the lip of the headlight housing sits higher than the base of the bulb. Added a ring of tinfoil between the base and washer to apply pressure on the uneven surface. Works like a charm now.
A ring of tinfoil... nice thinking

So i take it the bouncing headlight effect is now gone?
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