I agree, the plus bulbs claiming more light could be a subject for debate. Most of those are still running 55 watts claiming 100watt of light.Razel said:Don't recall hearing about GT150's. Usually it's the Phillips "Vision Plus" or PIAA's something-or-other that put out more light (whether actually true or not is probably grounds for a debate). The stock H7 bulb is a bit anemic
Ride after dark in Kerrville? Are you mad man?Barry said:I tried all the bulb upgrades and all were disappointing until I did the HID conversion. Being visually challenged at night, the HID install was the best upgrade I have done to the K12. A couple of years ago, we had dinner at the YO Ranch as part of the Hill Country Rally. Located some miles from Kerrville, we made the ride back after dark. There were deer everywhere. In the ditches on both sides of the road. After getting back to the hotel, we commented on how many deer there were. "What deer?" was the reply from those with non-HID lighting. I was sold. Sure they are expensive and a little bit if a challenge to install, but how do you put a price on safety? Even in the daytime, you stand out because of the blue/white color. Just do it and never look back!
We blasted down 41 at 80+, then I-10 at 90+. Had a great time outshinning all other bikes we passed. Phillips Vision Plus, Optilux fog lights, and proper aiming. One HID bike had great light at the Y.O. as long as you were only looking 100 feet ahead. Aim is critical as well.Barry said:........ A couple of years ago, we had dinner at the YO Ranch as part of the Hill Country Rally. Located some miles from Kerrville, we made the ride back after dark. There were deer everywhere. In the ditches on both sides of the road. After getting back to the hotel, we commented on how many deer there were. "What deer?" was the reply from those with non-HID lighting.............
I am interested in getting HID conversion as well. Did you do any research or comparisons? Xtralights.com sells them too.coynerc said:I just added a low beam HID kit from Xenon Depot. The improvement is excellent. I spent a long time adjusting the headlight and I think the result is great. Just came back from the ldrider Deming BBQ in New Mexico which included some riding at night. BTW I also still use the PIAA 1100Xs mounted under the oil cooler and adjusted them (crossed) so I get the edges of the road when leaned over. I am very happy with the light set up now.
Not really, www.xenondepot.com showed up in a thread on the ldrider list. Price was $199. They are located in Canada but delivery was in about a week to me in CAladdie said:I am interested in getting HID conversion as well. Did you do any research or comparisons? Xtralights.com sells them too.
The HID's on my SAAB power up immediately. Well, within a second anyway. I have never noticed even a slight variation when driving. I am seriously considering upgrading the K to HID as the cage has really impressed me.voxmagna said:I tried the so called 'blue lamps 50% extra brightness" on my cage and it made about 10% difference! There's limits over here on putting in bigger lamps, so changing to expensive discharge should give best improvement over any tungsten.
Recently I was followed by a cage who had just put his HID's on and I thought 'they're not too bright,' then after several minutes they warmed up and were bright in my rearview mirror. This is a normal effect for most household discharge lamps has anybody with HID's noticed this?