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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 20th, 2007, 2:08 pm Thread Starter
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Add HID Driving Lights

I decided to add some HID driving lights last weekend.

I used Hella FF50 lights, and retrofitted some HID bulbs into them, with this result:




I am very happy with the overall results. They are extremely bright and integrate well with the looks of the K1200RS.

You can see more details here:

http://www.skene.org/K1200RS

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 2007, 8:46 am
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FYI, I think VA and many other states, limit the number of auxiliary lights to two. Some restrict the height too.

See Virginia's 46.2-1012 for example. It reads "...not more than two auxiliary headlights of a type approved by the Superintendent."

I think the slim chance of getting a $30 ticket is worth the added visibility.
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FYI, I think VA and many other states, limit the number of auxiliary lights to two. Some restrict the height too.

See Virginia's 46.2-1012 for example. It reads "...not more than two auxiliary headlights of a type approved by the Superintendent."
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After seeing the lights on the bike in question,



Surely a taxi is allowed to have as many lights as you want! lol lol
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 2007, 2:19 pm
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The problem for all of us is no HID conversions are 'type approved' - but what the hell, just don't be stupid and get the aim wrong.

I had an 'encounter' last week on a very dark narrow road, no highway lighting, no moon or stars, black as a cellar. Slowed, pulled over and stopped to let the oncoming pass just 10 feet away. The driver had a really old vehicle (probably 6 volts lights!) which looked like a couple of kerosene lamps. Even though I was pulled over, there was a lot of light and I think the response was 'what the F***'.

A car with a pair of HIDs would probably have got the same reaction.



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