Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Dallas, TX, USA
HID & Motolights
I am sorta confused as to who is to reply here. I did go for the higher watt bulbs, 50's. I just installed the lights and never rode in the dark with the 35's. But there is a definite triangle of light now coming at you. The Motolight lights are truly a fine piece of craftsmanship, and I can see why they are so expensive. I went for the caliper mount and also purchased the twist off rings so I don't have to fool with the removal tool. Motolights does not warranty the higher watt bulbs, but they are readily available at Home Depot. I also found amber colored replacements on the internet.
I do have HID's, hi and lo. It does take about 2 seconds for the bulb to fully illuminate, hi or lo. (Also in my G35.) I don't plan on flashing my lights anyhow. With modulating headlights in motorcycles now, no one pays much attention to a flash anyhow.
The problem with the hi/lo HID install is lack of real estate in the nose of the K12, and having to modify the bulb holder for the H3 bulb. Went to Home Depot and bought a 1/2 pvc plug and with the Dremmel tool, made a bulb holder adapter.
But now I can truly LIGHT up the night!!
Ken Bowen-Retired MSF RiderCoach
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