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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old Jan 20th, 2010, 7:25 pm Thread Starter
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PIAA Cross Country HID's

These are the new PIAA Cross Country HID lights mounted on Jimmy Mounts. An expensive combination to say the least but I really missed the PIAA 910's on my RT. I love pencil beams for that "daylight" effect. My wife and I love riding at night but I haven't done much since I bought the new GT.


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post #2 of 43 (permalink) Old Jan 20th, 2010, 11:52 pm
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How are they mounted?

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post #3 of 43 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2010, 1:10 am
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Can we see some close up photos in daylight of the mounts and wiring??

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post #4 of 43 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2010, 7:18 am Thread Starter
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My bike just looks happy as hell in that photo doesn't it?

They're mounted on top of the Jimmy mounts sold by Denver BMW so they're sitting neatly between the mount and the mirror.

I'll take some additional photos this weekend.

The wiring is buried under the nose now but the positive and negative leads run direct to the battery and the trigger lead is switched so when the key is off, they turn off as well. The relay is very small and the ballasts are inside the lamp housing so there's very little room required for the wires.

They take about 20 seconds to get up to full brightness so they're really only good for back road and open highway use. Once they're warm they do com up a lot faster but you don't want to be turning them off and on which is the case with and HID lamp.

The Jimmy mounts have a small hole in the welded on spacer that make a really clean install for the wiring. They're a real sturdy and well made bracket that handles the weight of the lamps without and shake or bounce what so ever. I've paid more for a lot less quality in the past so I'm happy.. Spoiled Biker had the CC's for $475.00

Note that if you mount these lights upside down water can get in through the hole that the wire goes in. I've heard of failures due to this.

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Until Don gets you guys those pics here is 1 shot that BMW of Denver provided me when I ordered my mounts. BMW denver is the only DIST of these brackets.


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Funny, I was looking for that photo you sent me Mark. Thanks for the help!

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These are Jimmy Mounts that hold Trail Tech HID's. I thought the Jimmy Mounts were a little rough for the money but work well. I had the sharp edges smoothed out and re-powder coated matte black. You can see the wire management hole for the lamp wiring. It's definitely a good, solid mount.
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post #8 of 43 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 2010, 9:26 am
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Love the lights.... has anyone come up with a good switch for them. I now the older PIAA's could be wired through the highbeam switch so when your highbeam was on the PIAA's where and when switched off they went off too.

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HID use on the high beam can cause premature failure if you find yourself flashing them or even trying to use them in traffic where they're going on and off. I settled with mounting my switch on the inside of the left control housing.

I really miss my PIAA 910's! I had them linked to the high beam and I could see for a good 1/4 mile down a dark back road

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Until Don gets you guys those pics here is 1 shot that BMW of Denver provided me when I ordered my mounts. BMW denver is the only DIST of these brackets.


Do you get wind noise from those mounts and lights being up so high?

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