High Intensity Discharge Bulbs For Motorcycles

by Deepak on September 26, 2009

I know that this is one hot topic that is creating a staggering presence amongst all; both in terms of technicalities as well as its road presence after the installation. So What are HIDs Ok, I do agree that it’s mere white light, but what makes it so special that is one step ahead in terms of technology? Because even other top brands and some Chinese brands have halogen bulbs with a blue tint coating that resembles HIDs. Lets do a deep diving session on HIDs.

What is a HID: A simple abbreviation of HID is High Intensity Discharge. A halogen bulb consists of a normal filament resembling a normal bulb but with some inert gas surrounding it, when current applied at the hot and the cold terminals the filament glows brightly producing light. In contrast the HID bulbs has not filaments at all, but instead consists of Xenon gas, mercury and metal halide salts that are ignited by an arc of high voltage current that glows brightly.

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The high voltage that is required by the bulb for arching is generally produced by Ballast that works on DC power. Although these HIDs sometime before were to be found only in expensive and exotic cars, now they have come with different pricing and technical options that can be easily installed in today’s Motorcycles as well.

Why Install HID’s When I have Halogen: Although this is purely a personal choice HIDs produce 300% more light than normal halogen that gives great illumination in the nights that are really helpful for tourers. HIDs can also produce two different beams namely the Hi and Lo from a single bulb by a small magnetic solenoid that moves forth and back and are known as Bi-Xenons that can be used for vehicles carrying the bulb type H4. There are also single beam xenon’s that can be installed in H4’s.

pulsar 200 with HId 2

Color Options Available in HIDs: There are plenty of color options available from some of the unknown manufacturers ranging from golden yellow to bright pink. But generally 4100K where K is the unit of color temperature which gives out Bright Daylight white and 6000K which is bright white is permitted in most of the countries. There are also other manufacturers who produce HIDs with a color temperature ranging from 4100K to 30000K but anything above 6000k is illegal in any country. The more the Kelvin the more bluish the light will be and the end results will be more fatigue resulting to some nasty disasters at night. That’s the reason why company manufacturers stick to 4100K and 6000K.

pulsar 200 with Philips HID conversion kit

Can I Install HIDs in My Current Bike? The answer is yes; of course you can install it in your current bike, with lots of aftermarket HID conversion kits available in the market today but conditions apply satisfying some of the main factors. The Battery, the more the amps the better it is, minimum 12V 9A battery will do the job perfectly. Although it is illegal in India to use HIDs without projectors one can install the HIDs with the given LOBES that minimizes the direct contact of the light source to on-coming vehicles thus minimizing distractions. The advisable color range is always 4100K where there is abundant light that can be used. The more the Kelvin the less the light on road because of the reflections and always remember the higher Kelvin range HIDs are cop magnets. The last one is the bulb type as most of us carry is H4 generic and only Pulsar 220 has H7 that is of a car’s model anyone can install it specifying the type of the bulb.

philips-xenon-hid-bikesHow Are HIDs Priced: This is where a lot of people back-off considering its price. Yes, HIDs are a bit expensive, they cost from a mere 2500 rupees to a whopping 12000 rupees for bikes and same for the cars depending on the quality of the product. The Chinese ones will be the most inexpensive but branded ones like Philips and Osram will cost you more than 6000 rupees and they go all the way up to 12000 but as they are OEM manufacturers they do not exceed 6000K for safety purpose. But, investing in HIDs is a wise investment that one will never regret later for the amount of illumination and the life hours it is always worth every penny.

What Should I Look Into While Buying HIDs? The first and foremost thing is the brand, although Chinese ones are cheaper they are not worth even that money as they can trouble you from day one as they don’t carry a warranty with them. Branded HID conversion kits come with a standard one year warranty that can be replaced with the new ones if they are found to be defective in nature. The second thing is the Kelvin color temperature; do not exceed 6000K as anything above 6000K is illegal and the best known cop magnets.

Inside The Box You Will Find: One HID bulb, one wiring Harness, one Ballast with built-in igniter and one relay.

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Although HIDs are a boon over the conventional halogens, these should be treated and used in the way it is meant to be as using technology in illegal ways can lead to some nasty disasters.

- Ram

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Deepak September 26, 2009 at 9:31 pm

Great article Ram. I never knew that one can install Xenons for motorcycles. Really enjoyed reading it. You have a great talent for explaining complex concepts in simple language :)

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Prince_omer September 26, 2009 at 10:13 pm

Koool bro…diz is what i was looking for the last 2 yrs since i hav been to india…i have some very curious questions about diz..plz answer them..i have heard that,by using xenon bulbs the wiring of the bike would get heated and may lead to fire..and 2ndly..i approachd a dealer ..he offerd me a xenon bulb for 3000 wid out any kind of guarantee..shall i go for it?

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Morning's Wait October 14, 2010 at 6:58 pm

Dear Friends,
Please help me,I’ve owned discover 125 dts-i the 1st model, it is already equipied with 9 amps battery. The main problem is that my battery discharges quickly after installing HID lamp!!!!! Any sugestitions?

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Swanay December 13, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Dude thats the thing you have to compensate! You have to shell out few extra bucks for changing the battery little frequently to enjoy the awesome illumination at night !

Morning's Wait October 16, 2010 at 11:01 pm

I’ve done the transplaintation after installing HID, you have to rewind your stator plate coil with a higher gauge.

I’ve done that and it is working fine.
No Problem with Wiring At all.

Note: You have to redirect the head light current to battery throug rectifier available with any sprae parts Dealer.

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mosin May 12, 2012 at 2:19 pm

dude can i install an angel eye in my 2004 honda unicorn

rahul October 20, 2011 at 12:22 pm

frnd i can give u the hid conversion kit at 1400 that too with a warrenty of 6 months

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Swanay December 13, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Bro, sometimes it can melt down the wiring. Because it consumes around 9 amps in a contrast to 3-4 amps for a halogen bulb.
and for the second question: DO NOT BUY that bulb from that dealer. he is trying to milk you out. try some other dealer.

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ram September 26, 2009 at 11:06 pm

Thank u so much deepak for the comments as well as for giving me the opportunity to be an active part of Bikeadvice.

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anmol September 27, 2009 at 6:33 pm

can i fit them in my karizma-r….it has 7ah OE battery.

what will it cost??? will it effect other electronic items also???

what is the wattage of these bulbs???

is they same as in 220??/

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Morning's Wait October 16, 2010 at 11:02 pm

Of Corse u can go ahead but u can only use H4 Xenon Lamp.
No effect on other things.

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prince_omer September 27, 2009 at 6:37 pm

hi there..once agian……plzz help me out with those questions..so that i could peoceed and install the xenons in my karizma

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ram September 27, 2009 at 6:46 pm

Prince_omer:
Koool bro…diz is what i was looking for the last 2 yrs since i hav been to india…i have some very curious questions about diz..plz answer them..i have heard that,by using xenon bulbs the wiring of the bike would get heated and may lead to fire..and 2ndly..i approachd a dealer ..he offerd me a xenon bulb for 3000 wid out any kind of guarantee..shall i go for it?

Xenon bulbs has nothing to do with the wiring getting burnt, but yes it will happen in two cases. With one the wiring is not done properly and second if the bike can’t take 12v 9A battery load and due to poor quality wiring. With regards to the Chinese HID kits that are being offered for 3000, it’s purely a personal risk that has to be taken as it will not carry any warranty with it.

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ram September 27, 2009 at 7:12 pm

anmol:
can i fit them in my karizma-r….it has 7ah OE battery.
what will it cost??? will it effect other electronic items also???
what is the wattage of these bulbs???
is they same as in 220??/

Yes, u can fit in ur kaizma R which has a 7A battery. U have an added advantage because ur bike electrical setup is already full DC and hence no additional modifications in electricals in terms of rectifiers is required. By installing Xenons, nothing will be affected. Finally yes, it is the same light that of a 220 but one major difference is that 220 has a H7 type bulb whereas karizma R has generic H4.

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prince_omer September 27, 2009 at 7:21 pm

i too have a karizma R….and one more thing…the head light of the pulsar 220…which is the multi coloured one..can i get it on my karizma R….regardz….

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Motorbeam.com September 28, 2009 at 1:00 am

Wont HIDs with projectors be just awesome on the Pulsar 220?

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ram September 28, 2009 at 7:14 am

prince_omer:
i too have a karizma R….and one more thing…the head light of the pulsar 220…which is the multi coloured one..can i get it on my karizma R….regardz….

It’s mot a multicoloured one but it will give a slight tinge of yellow with bright daylight white. yes, OEM manufacturers like Philips and Osram will have that definitely not the chinese ones.

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lokesh June 30, 2011 at 12:14 pm

how much is the branded ones cost

like philips

kindly tel

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ram September 28, 2009 at 7:16 am

Motorbeam.com:
Wont HIDs with projectors be just awesome on the Pulsar 220?

Pulsar 220 already comes with a projector and an HID set-up which has a brilliant lighting characteristics in the night.

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Prince_omer September 28, 2009 at 7:49 pm

Hi again…I mean to say that cant i go to the bajaj showroom and get that p220 H7 generic bulb..and fix it on my karizma R… .?

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ram September 29, 2009 at 9:51 am

Prince_omer:
Hi again…I mean to say that cant i go to the bajaj showroom and get that p220 H7 generic bulb..and fix it on my karizma R… .?

No, you can’t as there are several reasons. One is Karizma is H4 and not H7 as 220, secondly 220 H7 is not only the bulb but a whole HID kit with wiring harness and projectors, finally bajaj dose not sell 220′s bulb and projectors separately it comes with the entire front fairing assebbly which will cost you 3500 upwards.

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Prince_omer September 29, 2009 at 8:06 pm

Hi again…thanx a lot for the supportive answers…i thank the bike advice.in and the writers to help me over come my doubts and queries..i really appreciated all that..thanq to one and all..regardz..PRINCE_OMER

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febs September 30, 2009 at 9:08 am

hi there.. superb info bro.. cleared all my doubts.. i have a pulsar 150 UG-4.. can i install the HID on my bike? wat about the small park bulbs? can i change them to the blue ones? and with that can i install the HID also? wont all these affect the battery?

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ram September 30, 2009 at 11:55 am

febs:
hi there.. superb info bro.. cleared all my doubts.. i have a pulsar 150 UG-4.. can i install the HID on my bike? wat about the small park bulbs? can i change them to the blue ones? and with that can i install the HID also? wont all these affect the battery?

U have all the advantages of DC power set-up, as UG4 is all DC for u it’s just a plug and play set-up for installing HID. Yes, u can change the pilot lamps also to some philips 5000k ones, although there will not be a much big difference it is definitely better than stock ones and also will match the HID.
Don’t worry about the battery as ur rectifier is well capable of charging it at a very fast rate without any additions.

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febs September 30, 2009 at 10:27 pm

hey happy to know abt that… thanks.. so which one wud u prefer for my bike? 4100k or anythin higher? is 4100k enough? does it have more lighting than the stock ones? and could u pls tell me the cost of 4100k of a good brand?

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HRISHIKESH October 1, 2009 at 9:11 am

Nice info bro…
I heard from the Decors that HID bulbs work better only in the city. If you are on the Highway or during rains, visibility decreases and it is worst. Is it true.

I own an FZ-16, please help me out with any option to increase lighting. I even heard about LED lights. Can they be fitted in the bikes and where are they available. I reside in Hyderabad.

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ram October 1, 2009 at 9:15 am

4100k is simply the best as it has got plenty of usable light where as higher Kelvin ones will reflect more light and eventually there will be less light on the road. Anything up to 6000k is perfectly ok. Yes generally 4100K has 300% more light than stock ones and Philips ones will cost u somewhere around 7000 rupees.

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joe March 17, 2014 at 9:17 pm

MR Ram,
what is h4? h7? h1? regarding hid kit.

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surendar October 2, 2009 at 12:11 pm

if i can fit hid to my yamaha r15 … and i heard that it will melt the reflector .is it true and wheather it is possible to fix two hid in r15 if it affect the the battery life …..

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Limax October 16, 2009 at 7:58 pm

Any one pls help me i have pulsar 220 cam i put h4 hid bi xenon light in the projector i contact a hid seller and he said hid kit comes with holders that i can change pls i need help

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Dharmesh October 29, 2009 at 1:53 pm

Hi Bro.. I have going thru all the above information, but cannot gauge if it is possible to fit HID on my Pulsar 150cc DTSI. Its the old model and not the one with Digital display.

If it possible how much it could cost and do i need to make any modifications.

Thnx

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ram October 29, 2009 at 6:04 pm

Dharmesh:
Hi Bro.. I have going thru all the above information, but cannot gauge if it is possible to fit HID on my Pulsar 150cc DTSI. Its the old model and not the one with Digital display.
If it possible how much it could cost and do i need to make any modifications.
Thnx

Dear Dharmesh, u can fit HID on ur Pulsar 150 classic without any fuss. The digital display dosen’t come into the scene at all for the HID’s. What u have to do is upgrade ur battery to a 9Ah 12v battery plus get an additional rectifier to charge it at a fast rate so that ur battery dosen’t drain out on a long drive at night. The approximate cost of a chinese HID will start at some 2000 rupees and goes on. Where as branded ones like Philips or Osram will cost u some where around 7000 or more.

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ajay October 15, 2011 at 1:47 pm

hi bro… i want to put hid on my new karizma r what can i do for my battery and where i purchase branded hid ? can i install 9 amp batttery ? plz rply on ajayningh@gmail.com

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Tanmay November 13, 2009 at 4:31 pm

hi Ram… nice article… the pic made it clear the the xenon/HID can be altered in Pul 200… but can i know whether i will need to alter somethingor can directly use it… secondly.. pul 200 does’nt have a kick.. would it be a problem for the battery if i install that lights..
Where would i get a dealer to buy it and install it profesionally in Mumbai..

waiting for ur answer.. thanx..

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Singh December 7, 2009 at 3:02 pm

I have thunderbird 2006 model. I want to change to HID. Let me know if its possible and what modification would be required. thanks a lot.

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Rajthilak December 13, 2009 at 10:14 pm

Hi,
Nice article, Just wanted to interfere here and say that i have been doing retrofit of H7 projectors in bikes like FZ and Honda activa, the output has been amazing, so anybody who needs a projector setup for their bike please contact me. my id is rajthilakk@gmail.com
H7 projectors are the ones used in Pulsar 220 as discussed in this forum. H7 HIDs on the headlights would look great!

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Seshadri December 16, 2009 at 3:30 pm

Hello Friend, This is a cool article on Xenon bulbs for bikes.I have just bought Suzuki GS150R. I am thinking to convert existing Halogen bulb to Xenon bulb. Kindly advice what needs to be done and how much will I have to spend for conversion. Thanks

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Rajthilak December 16, 2009 at 10:12 pm

Hi Seshadri,
You might want to come and meet me personally if you need the things to be done. The ordinary HIDs which you get for bikes are around Rs. 1400-1700 which you can directly install on your headlights but they might spoil the vision of the riders oppsite to you since they are not projected. So if you need a projector setup i can help you out but the ordinary HIDs wouldnt fit in this type of projectors only H7 type HIDs would fit in. H7 HIDs ar costly and around 8-9K but you get a pair so if you can get a friend to share you would spend half the money. Fitting the projector would be extra. If you need some sample pics or more details you can always contact me. Thanks :)

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Antu Sunny May 29, 2012 at 11:01 am

pls send me the pics & details.

antuts@gmail.com

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aditya December 26, 2009 at 8:53 am

hi
i would like to know is it possible to have HID on yamaha R15 and should we have to change its reflector or not because i have heared that its reflector melts

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Rajthilak December 27, 2009 at 10:44 pm

Hi,
You can very well put HID on R15 but not sure of the reflectors melting… To be on a safer side and also not to arm the on coming traffic it is better you have a projector setup and then try out HIDs :)
I can get the projectors setup for you if you need.

Thanks,
Rajthilak.K

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aditya January 5, 2010 at 9:07 am

hi Rajthilak
can u tell me is it possoble to change reflector of r15 and wat it cost to me plz mail all detail on my Id = aditaya.chopra@gmail.com
Thanx
regards

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Rajthilak K January 8, 2010 at 9:56 am

Hi,
Please mail me for sample pics that i have done for Yamaha FZ.

Thanks,
Rajthilak K

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Dhaval January 16, 2010 at 1:11 pm

Hey Dude i wanna do the same for hunk is it possible the eye type and the hid light i leave in Mumbai …give me the address if possible

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Dhaval January 16, 2010 at 8:44 pm
rocky January 28, 2010 at 7:43 pm

hey my bike is of pulsar-150(2009)edition, can u plz suggest me to instal which HID….and how much it cost around….and i want know about philips one….
and plz tell me from where this job is to be done and i m living in delhi

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Kinshuk Arya February 6, 2010 at 7:21 pm

can i get a projector headlight for my fz or an hid aassembly?
if yes how much it would cost me and where can i buy genuine ones with blue or white color and not the Chinese ones?

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Kinshuk Arya February 6, 2010 at 7:21 pm

can i get a projector headlight for my fz or an hid assembly?
if yes how much it would cost me and where can i buy genuine ones with blue or white color and not the Chinese ones?

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Rajthilak K February 8, 2010 at 9:06 am

Hi Kinshuk and Rocky, I am from Chennai and the setup would cost around 2500/- for the projector and Angel eye setup. HID and courier charges will be extra. Please contact me in my personal email ID rajthilakk@gmail.com or call me @ 09940327885

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Manoj Kumar Pandey September 27, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Dude make sure the Battery condition required more than 12 V, 9AMPH…

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karthik dayalan February 16, 2010 at 9:44 am

hey hi the info’s u’ve given are awesome yar:) i’m havin unicorn 2008 model can i install this HID in my unicorn>

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Rajthilak February 18, 2010 at 9:48 am

Hi Karthik,
Do you want projector setup on your unicorn or just HID? If its just HId you can get them installed from any local dealer or you can contact me for the projector setup.

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Kinshuk Arya February 18, 2010 at 4:23 pm

hey raj have searched for an HID kit. the one which i am getting in goa is costing around 2.8k it is an H4 with normal yellow headlamps in low beam and hid glow in high beam.
i wanted something in which i can get both the beams as white or blue and the same colored parking light for FZ…

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Derick kasad February 19, 2010 at 11:30 am

I dude my father is having car acce. Shop so he sells all OEM hid kits so i want 2 install it in my suzuki gs150 but its headlight is not on battery even on giving pass so what shall i do plz reply soon.:-)

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jaydeep March 10, 2010 at 10:34 pm

For better light in night.
I want to install xenon bulb in my fazer 153 cc.
pl. guide me.

I also want to install in my Indica Car.

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Madhur March 12, 2010 at 1:54 am

Hi derick,
u’ll have to upgrade ur battery to 9ah and rectifier.after all installing u can install it with d help of ur mechanic.

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Amit May 3, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Hi Madur,
Sorry for invoking this old thread. but it’s quite informative.
May I requyest you to pls explain what do you mean by ” Upgrade Rectifier”..how it can be done. How it can be made to meet the charging requirement of a 9AH battery…
Pls advise. It will be helpfull to many.
The accessories shops are cheating customers as many don’t have the right knowledge.

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Madhur March 12, 2010 at 1:56 am

Hi jaydeep,
u can install hids in both ur fazer and indica without any hesistations.

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aditya March 15, 2010 at 11:28 am

hi Ram
i have instal projectors on my r15 but its battery drains quickly plz tell me should i change the rectifier or bigger charger or what else i have to do plz reply
regards

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ram March 15, 2010 at 11:42 am

What wattage HID’s have u installed? Plus are u using both the HID’s at the same time for a prolonged period?

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aditya March 16, 2010 at 11:11 am

hello ram
i have instal bi-xenon projector lamp with ccfl ring its 12 volt and require 10amp at initial start and require 8 to 9 amp after that
thanks & regards

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Boudhayan March 21, 2010 at 5:24 pm

Hello Ram,

This is indeed a good topic, cleared a lot of doubts. Still I want some more specific answers, would you please guide me?

1. Is any HID kit up to 6000k is legal in India (read Kolkata)(heard people say all type of white lights are illegal)?

2. After reading the article I understood that 4100k HID gives best lights – but is it white enough (I want the maximum light on road)?

3. How is light works in RAIN (heard halogen works better in RAIN)?

4. Say, I am fitting a 4100K HID kit in my YZF Fazer 153cc, I would need two lights for my case -right?

5. Will I be able to lit up two HID lights at the same time just by putting the light switch in the middle?

6. Using two lights at the same time drains a lot of battery faster (I am aware of the lower battery life it may give), so lighting two lights at the same time is what I want -how to fix it with a HID kit (without damaging the battery life)?

7. If I fit HID kit will it void the Yamaha warranty?

8. How much will it cost for me to get the complete HID kit (with 2 lights if needed, including the projectors)?

Looking forward for a good reply from you.

Have a good and safe ride.

Regards, Boudhayan

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Arun Ghorpade March 24, 2010 at 12:37 pm

I am having a royal enfield thunderbird 2005 Dec model. My bike is presently equipped with 12V/35/35 headlight bulb which is not enough for night travel. I would like to increase it to 12V/60/65 or atleast to 45/55. What should I do. Which brand should I prefer.

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Boudhayan March 25, 2010 at 9:30 am

Hi Ram,

Waiting for your reply….

Boudhayan

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ram March 25, 2010 at 10:58 am

@ Bodhayan, ur answers are as follows:

1. Is any HID kit up to 6000k is legal in India (read Kolkata)(heard people say all type of white lights are illegal)?

HID’s are not legal in India without Projectors, being it 4100k or 12000k!

2. After reading the article I understood that 4100k HID gives best lights – but is it white enough (I want the maximum light on road)?

4100k has a yellowish white tinge that’s the best. If u want a complete white set-up check out 5000-6000k

3. How is light works in RAIN (heard halogen works better in RAIN)?

Yes, Halogen’s work better in rains, that’s why there are HID’s at halogen’s color temperature. There are 3000k HID’s that are used for fog lighting, works best for rains. But again the color will be golden yellow.

4. Say, I am fitting a 4100K HID kit in my YZF Fazer 153cc, I would need two lights for my case -right?

Depends on ur choice, i have a R15 fitted with HID only on High beam reflector.

5. Will I be able to lit up two HID lights at the same time just by putting the light switch in the middle?

Simple, use Hi-beam, both of ur HID’s will be lit!

6. Using two lights at the same time drains a lot of battery faster (I am aware of the lower battery life it may give), so lighting two lights at the same time is what I want -how to fix it with a HID kit (without damaging the battery life)?

That’s a wrong misconception, as u know ur stock fazer also has 35w halogens running on DC, Just that if fixed with HID’s the initial start-up current will be like 14v but will be regulated to 12v once it attains it’s full brightness. So, there is no chance of battery draining out if used in a wise way.

7. If I fit HID kit will it void the Yamaha warranty?

Yes, it will with regarding to electronics. One has to do it at his own risk.

8. How much will it cost for me to get the complete HID kit (with 2 lights if needed, including the projectors)?

Again depends, there are chinese kits starting from Rs.1500 to 3000 and Branded kits like Philips starting at Rs.12000. Projector’s also vary in pricing depending on the quality where the cheapest one will set u back by Rs.2500-3000.

Hope, the info was useful! Happy Biking!

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shankar June 19, 2011 at 8:11 pm

is bi-xenon hid street legal??

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Boudhayan March 25, 2010 at 12:29 pm

WOW….thanks Ram once more, it has cleared many doubts, I appreciate your concern.

Since I don’t have much knowledge with the HID kit bundle, won’t they come with a projector? I mean say for instance, I will have to spend the 6000-7000 for an average 4100k HID and 3000 rs more for the projector?

Or is it I can get the HID including the projector for an 8000-9000 rs [an average one]?

Thanks again for the above replies,
Boudhayan

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ram March 25, 2010 at 1:30 pm

Yes, u should spend for both separately. Although there are retro-fit Hid projectors in the market abroad, none of them are available in India. May be u can check 20north or ipmart.com as i remember seeing those retro-fit one’s that are ready to be shipped to India.

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Boudhayan March 25, 2010 at 12:39 pm

One more thing….

“4. Say, I am fitting a 4100K HID kit in my YZF Fazer 153cc, I would need two lights for my case -right?

Depends on ur choice, i have a R15 fitted with HID only on High beam reflector.

5. Will I be able to lit up two HID lights at the same time just by putting the light switch in the middle?

Simple, use Hi-beam, both of ur HID’s will be lit!”

I think u know that in Fazer we can not normally lit up both the lights at a time, its not like the R15, there is one “eye” for high beam, another “eye” for the low beam….like the R6 concept…so how to tackle this?

I mean how to lit up both the “eyes” at a time without draining the battery faster? because the battery is supposed to lit up one 12V35W halogen at a time, where as I am trying to lit up both the 35w bulbs at a time, which gives me a lower horn sound and after a long time gives less light too..

Is there any workaround for this situation by using the HIDs? or do I need to change the Battery with the R15′s one?

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ram March 25, 2010 at 1:27 pm

Ok, for this u need to install a separate relay and must re-do the wiring. A pain plus, u need to upgrade the battery. A 9Ah battery can take 2 HID’s with ease provided it’s charging current is 13-14vDC while the engine is running more than 4k rpm.

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Boudhayan March 27, 2010 at 5:19 pm

Thanks RAM,

sry for the late reply had some virus in the PC, had to reinstall OS again…

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h2k April 13, 2010 at 8:22 am

Hi Ram,

I’ve just now got a new Suzuki GS150R. I’m very much impressed about the HID lamps. The bike is having a 12V 9Ah battery, andn powered by an AC generator. Can I install HID in my bike. Even though the headlight of the bike is good, I’ll be traveling most of the time during the night, in the highways. If not HID, what is the better option. Please guide me, I would really appreciate it.

Thanks,
H2k

@ H2K, 12v 9AH battery is more than enough for a HID set-up just that u need to spend some cash on it. If ur not ready to do so, u can also try Osram night breaker, but i wonder if that comes in 35W range. – Ram

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akhil April 15, 2010 at 3:34 pm

i have a yamaha gladiator type ss new bike , would like to install two small fog lamps,for which i have brought a pair of hella hunter lamp(small lamps which usally found on bikes) 12v rating , my head lamp is 12V 35W and my motorcycle battery is 12V 5Ah , pls advice will there be any problem for the battery to take the load or is it harmful for the battery,

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Ramesh January 24, 2011 at 8:11 pm

hey,
did you install them?
Did you purchase this from Bangalore?

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Prashant April 26, 2010 at 2:07 pm

I m having honda unicorn with factory fitted battey 12v-7ah..I fitted a HID kit.But i m facing a problem..It gets discharged..What should i do..Go for a new one with 9ah..Will it fit in unicorn n no affect my bike

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ashishsahni January 5, 2012 at 11:40 am

contact me for ur ans @ashishkumar2691@gmail.com

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Sunil April 29, 2010 at 3:07 am

i m having cbz 2002 model and now i want to change the headlight bulb to H4 60/55WATT HALOGEN can i do that hope it will not affect the wiring . if yes what will be the alternative plz help

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Sandeep May 5, 2010 at 12:31 am

Hi, I’m having a pulsar 150 DTSi kickstart with the the normal speedometer. I’m looking forward to get a HID lamps, for eg H7.. I’ve a normal battery. I know i need to change the battery for 9Ah 12v..
So what will be the best thing to do with the HID H7 lamps and how much will it cost overall, like HID lamps, battery?
Because i’m used to go for a long ride day and night..
so what should be done?

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Sandeep May 5, 2010 at 12:33 am

Which brand of H7 lights is required?

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anas kp May 26, 2010 at 12:16 am

hai my frnd , i have a fazer , i hav to instal xenon bulb on it, i told my cousin at saudiarabia to send the bulbs , but me and he dont know the size of bulb,vat i will tell to him,pls send answer to my mail id

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Harmaan Singh May 31, 2010 at 1:55 pm

Hi,

I have just bought Yamaha FZ.
Can it be installed on this.
Which is the company you recommend & what will be the cost around.

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Vishal June 2, 2010 at 1:24 pm

Can I Fit it on My Pulsar 135CC since I love travilling at Night, it has 12V Full DC

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Arun June 16, 2010 at 6:23 pm

Hi brother.
I read your article and got a good knowledge about HID’s. I have few doubts. My friends says replacement bulbs are available in the market which gives you a good lighting like HID’s instead of normal halogen bulbs. Can we consider this as an HID? He says it is 35 watts bulb and pure white. From the knowledge I got from the article; I don’t think that is an HID? What do you say? Can I use it in my Bullet Electra 5s? or is there any replacement bulbs I can use in my bullet Electra 5s? or is there any alternative for HID’s?

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Tanzeem June 16, 2010 at 9:02 pm

Hi Ram,
Have to admit wonderful article here. I own a TVS Star City CVTI Electric Start version it was equipped with a 12V 35/35w Osram Halogen Lamp. I had my Maruti 800′s spare Halogen Lamps H4 12V 60/55w. And i fixed the H4 version in my Star City (Battery is 12V 7 Ampere Hours AH) Just wanted to know should i change the wiring to a Higher Gauge or the stock one’s would do fine?? Plz reply back ASAP thanks in advance..

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dr vishaal July 5, 2010 at 7:13 pm

hi, i m bike lover n trip on bike too often. so i need to ve HID for my AVENGER 200cc. is it possible on avenger. One problem with avenger is that….its headlight is very small so its focus on highways. will HID help or should i change the headlamp to bigger size.

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Hemanth July 8, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Hi bro,
I own Apache RTR 180….The battery is 12v 9amp iam plannin to instal HID kit in my bike.I don’t kno whether it is DC or AC…..If i instal de HID kit vil my battery get drained soon….PLS reply soon…
Waiting for ur reply…….

Regards Hemanth

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Raja July 11, 2010 at 7:05 am

Hi, I wish to install HID on my Unicorn Model is 2007 and is kick start, can you help me?

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parth July 12, 2010 at 10:09 pm

mere pass multi HID hai jisme golden yellow and white colour hai kya wo cbz k sath support karega?\

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atul kamble July 14, 2010 at 6:35 pm

i leave in pune i want to install it can u give me dealer of this bulbs in pune a trustable one i dont want to buy a chineese one so plzzzzzzzz reply ram

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ram July 14, 2010 at 7:11 pm

Dear Atul, To be honest, i seriously don’t know any dealer in Pune, may be if u could search u can definitely find a reliable vendor.

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atul kamble July 14, 2010 at 6:37 pm

ohhhhhh sorry i am riding now a hero honda hunk

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Prashanth Shet August 3, 2010 at 9:52 pm

Hi,

I have a Bajaj Discover 110CC…The headlight focus is not that good.I took the vehicle to showroom and tried correcting it, but that was of no use.I changed the bulb (Halonix 12 35/35)thinking it might work,but still the same.The reflector and the regular both functinality is good but still the brightness of headlight is not at all admirable.It does not make much of difference whether I switch on the light or let it be off.

Please advise…I dont want to do any major changes to my vehicle.But want the brightness to be atleast good as of the new vehicle.

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Arun August 4, 2010 at 6:24 pm

@Prashanth Shet
Brother use Osram “cool blue” 35 watts halogen bulb (rs 140) for bright light. I’m using it in my Bullet.. superb lighting… You can also consider osram “night breaker”. But I don’t have a personal experience with that and it is also costly.

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jay November 3, 2011 at 11:13 pm

hello sir…. plz can i have ur no.. plz reply to mine on 9937744455

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Prashanth Shet August 4, 2010 at 8:21 pm

Thanks bro for your advise.

Few questions for my understanding here. Just to analyse the problem.

What is the reason for this haedlight focus getting low. The new vehicle will have the haedlight brightness really good.Why it so happens that down the line after 2 or 3 years its of no use.

If I talk about my vehicle….The battery and the regulator functionality is good, but the headlight brightness is useless. One of my friend said me that the coil might have gone weak so that might be the reason.

Could you pls explain it to me coz…if I have some other prob in vehicle (like coil getting weak or so)then me changing the bulb won’t help get rid of the problem. I heard that there is a workshop in Indiranagar….where they actually increase the power of coil and correct the healight brightness….Do you know the shop…?. I am actually confused what to correct and what not…?

Thanks in advance

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parth August 4, 2010 at 11:44 pm

i have cbz* 05 electrics start.
i want to fix HID in my bike.. i have heard dat hid drains so much power from betry.I have 9v and 7ah betry.Can anybody tel me dat wil it
work fine or not??
pls reply RAM m waiting..

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Morning's Wait October 16, 2010 at 11:18 pm

If it is a 9v battery then sorry u can’t fit it.
Please check again ur battery type!!!!

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Arun August 5, 2010 at 10:23 am

@Prashanth Shet
I would say; you should check it. And I’m in Kerala.

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Arun August 5, 2010 at 10:25 am

@parth
Brother,
Use Osram “cool blue” or “night breaker” bulbs. It will give you nice lighting 50% similar to HID. It’s cheap and won’t drain battery.

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Prashanth Shet August 5, 2010 at 10:02 pm

ok..thanks dude.

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Swayan August 6, 2010 at 9:27 pm

Hi Bro, I just wanted to knw the Prices for the Projector Lamps For Apache 180..n whr to gt it..???

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Saheb September 10, 2010 at 8:45 pm

Can i fit a 6000K hid into my Honda Activa having 5 Ah battery?
What will it cost to me? Will it affect my electrical system in any way like weakening my battery? Plz reply soon I am very much confused.

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xans sheyari September 28, 2010 at 8:48 pm

Hi!
Friends

I have some question

1. If i use projector lamp on my R15 so my warranty will be void. Well its consist for electronic, then what about mechanical part the whole warranty will going to void ?

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Giftson October 3, 2010 at 8:58 pm

hi there… please help me i have a pulsar 150 2006 model with out digital disp.. i have replaced my battery two months back with a 12v 9ah battry and couple of months back i got my self a hid which is 4300k. i installed it with a mec …but the battery keeps drained out in a day or two in regular use..i try many thing but now im using the same old halogen because of that… problem i don’t wanna spoil my new battery again …. please help me out…

i saw your answers above… you were telling a friend to add a additional rectifier … is it possible how can i do it? any alterations needed? please… i feel like i wasted some 4thousand and more in this thing… please…!!!

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Morning's Wait October 16, 2010 at 11:16 pm

I think ur pulsar has AC+DC configuration.
Please Allow the current comming 4m magnet 4 headlamp to battery again through a rectifier.
That is available with any dealer.

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yash kariya October 4, 2010 at 12:49 pm

i have fitted a xenon hid bulb in my honda activa .
its of purple and a little pinkish colour .
activa looks superb in hid and i m buying a r15 and i will put a hid in that also .
at night my hid light is seen fantasting .
it costs 2000rs. to me .

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atul bafna October 16, 2010 at 7:15 pm

can you mail me your contact number or email id.. i need urgent help!\

bafna.atul@gmail.com

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jay November 3, 2011 at 10:47 pm

can i have ur number bro…??

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Saheb October 5, 2010 at 11:39 pm

@YASH:- Does it drain your battery?? If not then tell me where do you live and the place you got it fit??

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atul bafna October 16, 2010 at 7:13 pm

yes, it consumes more power at the same voltage rating.

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demons October 6, 2010 at 5:11 pm

can i fit HID or Projector lamps in pulsar 135 LS ?? plze tell me

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Morning's Wait October 16, 2010 at 11:10 pm

Please be confirmed urself that u must have 9Amps Battery.

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atul bafna October 15, 2010 at 8:38 pm

hi deepak, i recently installed h.i.d. kit in my yamaha fazer..but the problem is that it drained my fully charged battery in just two days..the mechanic who fitted h.i.d. says the battery has died, and suggested me to get a new one. but its been just one year since i purchased my bike.
the hid is of the same specification as the original light..the whole kit costed me rs 3100.
what should i do now?..do away with the hid or use one light at a time? or fit one hid and one normal bulb?..do xenon headlamps consume less power? please reply soon, i gotta instruct the mechanic.

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Morning's Wait October 16, 2010 at 11:12 pm

is ur bike equipied with full dc configuration!!!

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atul bafna October 17, 2010 at 2:00 pm

hi there, I am not sure about that, but would it help to get a full DC configuration? i can get it done if its possible.
a few more queries, which shall also be helpful for others in the same trauma-

1. i was expecting headlamps of circular shape similar to those seen in the cars of skoda, but the ones the mechanic got me were similar to normal bulbs,but it had ballast and relays, so i am sure its HID only.. and the light it throws is also magnificent. do those bulbs(skoda ones, sorry i dont know what they are called, plz inform me what we call them.) of 35 w specification consume less power??..how much do they cost?

2. can those bulbs(skoda ones) be installed on the same HID setup, i mean using the same relays and ballasts? it will surely cost me less if its possible.

3.what is the minimum battery power required for twin HID lamps to go hot at once.. mine is a 12v 5Ah battery.

4.will it help to install a better rectifier?

5. last question, can yamaha R15 battery be installed on fazer,(asking about the size constraints)

6 any other options available?

if possible please give me your email address, as i am in an urgent situation.
mine- bafna.atul@gmail.com
thanks.

Morning's Wait October 17, 2010 at 10:08 pm

If u have a 5 Amps battery
then u surely need stator coil rewinding with a better gauge cupper wire.

Note: U have to redirect the headlamp current to battery.

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atul bafna October 18, 2010 at 1:21 pm

hi MW..will the above solution work perfectly well, i mean i dont wanna spoil the HID set.

what if i install a 9 amps battery, will it be fine with the existing circuits and wiring?and do i need to install a different rectifier for that? what additional precautions are to be taken?

plz reply in detail.

thanx a lot for replying..my mechanic knows nothing much about it.. i am solely relying on your advices. thanx again.

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Morning's Wait October 18, 2010 at 4:13 pm

Yes it’s 4 sure.
After rewinding u have to redirect the headlamp current to battery through rectifier.

And i think no need to change the battery.

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atulbafna October 21, 2010 at 9:19 pm
Morning's Wait October 21, 2010 at 10:32 pm

How it helped u dear!!!!!

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atulbafna October 22, 2010 at 12:26 am

well, I’ll show you how.. first of all it helped me to know that installing HID was not that much plug and play as it was told earlier by my dumb mechanic.

second, i got to know about projectors,

how difficult they are to retrofit

and that HID without projectors are illegal cop magnets

and may even be a cause of accident as the oncoming traffic literally gets blinded. i tried it for myself by looking directly into the headlamp and found out tht the light is so intense that the halo didnt go away for a few mins…

thn i learned that i will have to spend another 7-8 k bucks to my 3k bucks. for 9Ah MF battery, rewinding, piaggio ape Rectifier regulator and the projectors. add to that the risk of losing the stock headlamp casing and not being able to use them again for regular halogen lamps.

and losing the high beam forever, as no one is sure about solenoid thing which helps in using high/low beam on HID.. :C.

and finally it helped me to come to decision that if i couldnt get a local mechanic here in udaipur who does it all for me than i will do away with the HID soon and get back with my regular lamps …home sweet home.. :D

thnx mornings wait for your help anyways.

Morning's Wait October 22, 2010 at 11:07 am

Ok dude it’s your choice.
But i’m happy with my hid setup.

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swapi bike freak October 24, 2010 at 3:01 pm

hey ,i own apache rtr 180 and i want to fit hid xenon kit on by bike,is it possible to fit hid kit on my bike????????????
if yes,
wats the price of hid kit
and will it affect my battery………
thks in advance

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yash kariya November 8, 2010 at 6:55 pm

ya u can .
it drains ur battery a little .
but on days i mean frm morning to night 7 if ur driving i more then 10 km then ur battery will stay charged . a hid kit depends upot its colour temp . a good hid which i have , it cost me 2000rs in my honda activa . i have a good day driving so battery does not discharge so much .

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kshitij May 29, 2011 at 8:31 pm

friend it will cost you rs.1250 and installation of rs 200. try it.. you will definately thank me. result is awsome. excellent view and visibility.

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atul bafna October 29, 2010 at 2:48 am

hi mornings wait.. changed my decision again.continuing with my HID’S and rewired back to the factory setting of one light at a time on my yammy fazer. doin merrily with it.. just had a small question.. is rs 6500 a justified amount to pay for two projectors with angel eyes for my HID’S??

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Morning's Wait November 1, 2010 at 8:43 pm

It’s ur decision dude.

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shagun October 30, 2010 at 6:22 pm

hey bro can u give me ur contact number??

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Antony November 1, 2010 at 6:41 pm

I have got a new apache rtr white model.
I would like to have a HID and floor laser. how much does these cost and which one should i prefer and were do i get these? i stays around kochi in kerala; well i too have an access at bangalore too.

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Antony November 2, 2010 at 6:43 pm

I have got apache rtr 180; which HID should i install, since am not familiar with these and which are the cheapest prices?
how much it cost for a laser that is to be added that lights to the road. pls reply!

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niraj November 4, 2010 at 9:56 pm

hi ,
i have pulsar 180 dts-i can add xenon light in my bike and any problem for batery
pls. give me rep….

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atul kamble November 9, 2010 at 8:16 pm

any one knows a trusted shop for getting xenon light in pune?//
plz reply

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yash November 10, 2010 at 7:37 pm

according to me angel eyes r sold nearly 1000rs.
according to me u should see on ebay.in

see these links :-

http://cgi.ebay.in/Angle-Eyes-Yamaha-Fazer-Blue-/320613607962?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_203&hash=item4aa60f6a1a

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Anoop November 13, 2010 at 12:35 am

Hi.. I have a new pulsar 220s. i actually don’t know what type of light it has. Can i use Philips hid light in by bike. Is it very powerful than my bikes normal light. Please help me….

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yash kariya November 27, 2010 at 7:27 am

philips hid is too much costly aroud 10000rs.

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Raviprakash November 26, 2010 at 8:43 pm

Hi….
Did anyone try HID kit on Avenger 180? I have installed a generic one for high beam only. The low beam is connected to usual AC current and for HID the mechanic has installed a separate switch. I would like to know if there is a way one can connect HID to high-beam still using the standard switch for high/low beam. And should i install a projector as well and if i do how what will be the effect on low beam halogen bulb?

I am from Bangalore and any reference to a good bike electrical expert who can do this would be very helpful.

Thanks,
Ravi

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shrawan choudhary December 3, 2010 at 11:43 pm

hi,
bro ,
i have pulsar 200cc 2007 modal with 35w bulb and its sucks.
please tell me can HID KIT directly fitted on my bike and which one i have to chose tell me name or website and is that legal in india. should i have buy also projector with hid kit or it will included.
thanks for suggestion.
waiting for reply

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Jagadish December 27, 2010 at 2:47 pm

Hi,
I have Yamaha Gladiator-RS. 125cc 2010 model with 35/35w bulb.

Please any one can sugest HID-KIT brands presents in market. I am living in Bangalore.
Waiting for replay

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Atul December 29, 2010 at 7:26 pm

@ yash kariya
i have done inquiry in pune to delear of philips he said that philips didnt launch the hid’s in india where r u from

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yash kariya December 29, 2010 at 11:19 pm

@atul.
i live in gujarat-junagadh.
mail me if any work .
and philips hid comes for four wheel i mean for cars.

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anas kp December 29, 2010 at 11:14 pm

a good article ,thnks ram,
i fitted two hids (bosch,5000k) in my fazer ,i didnt use it wit out starting, but my battry became week after 3 days,now my battery shws only 12v ven i checkd,i cant start my bike,
wil it be corect ven chang battery or any prob with wiring
if i chang battery wich company will choose

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Atul December 30, 2010 at 3:23 pm

i am very cofused…………
is there any hid or a good white bulb available for bike a branded one?
2. hid is different and xenon bulb is different?
3. i want to install these on my bike i have asked a philips dealer about hid for bike then he told me it is not available in india what should i get someone tell me

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KRISHNA January 14, 2011 at 11:14 am

can hids be installed in honda active(new model)
what vl b its price

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yash January 15, 2011 at 1:27 pm

ya it can be done .
i have fitted a purple xenon hid on my avtiva ( new model )
its price is 2000 rs.

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rahul January 26, 2011 at 6:12 pm

HI Ram,
nice article. I recently bought Honda CB Twister. Can I put xenon headlight in my bike? How much it would cost me ? I heard its illegal for bike to put in led light. Is it???

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mohit January 28, 2011 at 9:57 pm

i have hero honda splendor plus and having a 9 ampere battery in it…the light of headlam is low i want hid for that bike suggest and what is its cost

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Mohamed Sulthan February 3, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Dear Sir,
I Have Newly Bought Apache RTR160. The Head Lamp Watts is 12V 35/35 it is not support in night time. i Want change my head lamp HID With White & Yellow. What is that price? where i Get ?Pls tell Us Dealer in Tamilnadu & Erode(Dist). I heard its illegal for bike to put in led light. Is it?

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Roshan February 5, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Hi!
great article, would like to know whether this can be done on a P180 UG3? what are thing that i need to take in to account? cuz i’m not sure whether this is a DC supply..

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Sagar L Sutar February 11, 2011 at 9:36 pm

hello,
Really very nice article…
i’ve karizma-R having 7Ah battery. as u mentioned above that Karizma-R has DC power supply. Can you tell me what all things i need to install HID in my bike? Also can you suggest a good mechanic to install HID? I leave in Andheri West, Mumbai.

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gowtam February 17, 2011 at 9:00 am

i tok new ght is not good so i want to keep hip lamps so please mail ne whats its cost in davangere ,karnataka

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gowtam February 17, 2011 at 9:02 am

i took new apache rtr180 hed light is not good so i want to keep hip lamps so please mail ne whats its cost in davangere

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Anoop February 17, 2011 at 3:31 pm

Hi,
I have fixed an hid kit in my pulsar 220s model, But they fixed a new switch for switching on my hid, they say that i can’t use my original switch because in 220s its not a full time dc circuit for light, so connecting to that switch is having some voltage problem (i dont know what actually the problem is), its not very good using the new switches, can i some how make use of my original switch for my hid, can anyone help me please….

Thanks,

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Nilanjan Karmakar February 18, 2011 at 3:46 am

I have HH CBZ (2002) old model bike its head light brightness is poor i can’t see at night trip. Can i set a HID or xenon bulb on HH CBZ old model. Does it effect the coil, battery and other electronics equipment installed on bike. And how much it costs???

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vinay March 5, 2011 at 9:39 pm

Hi
I have Yamaha Gladiator which has 12v 5Amp Batery.
I want to have Bright Light as i travel a lot at night.
I tried with 60 55 Bulb but dint helped
Can i go For HID ??
For that 1.should i upgrade my Betery to 9Amps?
2.Rewind Stator Coil??
What do i do???
Pls Help

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subin March 14, 2011 at 10:53 am

Nice article… Have so many suggestions to hid lights, Special thanks to author of article :D

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AkShAy March 29, 2011 at 2:33 pm

heyyy…..i`ve TVS centra……lil bit modified…..actually…ma dad was using it…but now he….he is using car…so…..i wanna put……HID`s …..in ma bike….as the original..light is not comfortable..during night……..what…changes i have to do..in battery nd ol……..??
2) how much will it cost……?
3) how much will it cost with projectors….???
PLzzzzz rply soonnn…..as ive not much idea abt….HID nd projectors…
thanx…..:D

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Hitesh April 8, 2011 at 7:04 am

Hello,

I am from nashik, can any one please let me know that from where I can byt hit kit for my honda activa jan 2008 model ?

Also please suggest which would be the best, I want the brightest the whitest, light kit.

Thanks in advance.

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Rushi April 12, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Hi Ram,
Does the battery of R15 2010 supports H4 and I heard that it wuld melt the reflectors…is it true..?? and wats the best brand in the mkt I shuld go for… for H4…??

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Hitesh April 12, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Hello,

Yes, I also want to know that which is the best brand to my activa would I need to put a new reflector, because of heat the default reflector may melt.

Thanks in advance.

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santosh April 21, 2011 at 7:07 pm

@ RAM –
Hi Great article :-). I was waiting for this.

I have 2 doubt
1) you mentioned–
“Although it is illegal in India to use HIDs without projectors one can install the HIDs with the given LOBES that minimizes the direct contact of the light source to on-coming vehicles thus minimizing distractions.”

So is it still illegal to use HIDs with the given LOBES ???

2) To install this, should the bike be all DC???

Thanks man

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parag April 24, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Hi,
MORNING WAIT
can u tell me how to Allow the current comming 4m magnet 4 headlamp to battery again through a rectifier? i mean how to do the wiring of the same and if possible ,can explain it in diagram it will be very use easy to understand.

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vinu May 22, 2011 at 3:39 pm

nice bro
i wanna install hid on my bike its honda shine
is there any pblm with the battery? & which is best suit for me 4100k or 6000k
can i install projector lamps?

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shankar June 19, 2011 at 8:08 pm

hey Ram,
i ve jus installed a bi-xenon projector head lamp in my yamaha FZ, is it street legal??
plz help me out in this!!

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Manek June 29, 2011 at 9:42 am

hey guys can nybdy plzz temme if HIDs can b installed on my yamaha fazer 150…….n is it legal to install dem on…..??

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manish January 7, 2012 at 12:57 am

hii i hv installed them but cant keep them on i hv to switch them off and on after regular interval to prevent discharging battery…m using no modifications fr this got installed 2 hid lamps. but fr longer journey i might need to know if i can keep them on for long durations like 2-3 hours.

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Nadir Bhimani July 16, 2011 at 10:43 am

Hi, I have recently purchased New CBZ xtreme and it has battery of 12V with 4ah (its dry battery)….I always travel in night…..will the hid kit or xenon will support the new cbz xtreme with this type of battery and will give the good output

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anil July 29, 2011 at 12:35 am

i just bought the pulsar 150 can i use the hid light and plz give the full details like projecter

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Kartick Debnath August 13, 2011 at 6:39 pm

can I fit Hid lamp in my apache 160? What about its cost?

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raj August 18, 2011 at 12:18 pm

which is the best best hid bulb of 6000k for maruti suzuki sx4 car. which have warranty and manifactured by reputed company.

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Ganesh August 26, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Hi all i have bajaj ct100 i installed 12V 35W hid on it of 3000k also instaled a ameron 12v 9amp battary but even i m facing discharge problem. ple help
ganesh

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Sajid September 1, 2011 at 11:15 pm

hi ganesh , i also installed HID in Hero Honda Splendor,but its not completely working, after 10 min my battery is discharging.
following might be the reasons :
1. my battery is only 2.5 Amhs BUT MINIMUM REQUIRED IS 9 Amh
2.the output power of the 100 cc vehicles are very less to charge the 2.5 battery, but still if u add 9 amhs battery, the more power is required to charge the battery.
And if u observe , the Karizma zmr, pulsor 220, or all other 125+cc bikes have more output power compared to 100cc bikes.

so what we need is
1. alternator with more ouput or changing wound coil in that alternator,
2.install the suitable battery min9amhs
which supports the HID
i am using the HID which is bought in KING koti,hyd for Rs1400 with ONe YEar warranty but I do not know who is this manufacturer.
Halogen bulbs work with the standard 12-Volt electricity that our cars and motorcycles provide. Xenon HID bulbs require a much higher voltage to ignite (over 20,000 volts) and 85 Volts to keep running. For this reason, a ballast (power transformer) is required to transform and regulate the voltage so the xenon HID bulb will ignite and operate. Without the ballast, the xenon HID bulb will not operate). Our Xenon HID Conversion Kit is not just a set of expensive light bulbs.

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ganesh May 13, 2012 at 11:39 pm

hi sajid, resently i rewind coil and standing time of hid extended from 10 min to 1hour. but after some time 1h/15min hid starts blinking. but it happen when use brake. i already installed 9amp amron bettary. and charge is of APE(i belive it is chager of 3wheeler tempo).

sameer August 30, 2011 at 8:44 pm

frnds pls help me for installing HID for new model bullet. i have alredy connected it but the problem is its working only on full switch & nothing on dipper… pls help…

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ravi September 6, 2011 at 9:50 pm

Can u please tell me where i can get Philips Hid conversion kits in Hyderabad ???

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Vineeth.c.l September 15, 2011 at 10:43 pm

can i install high intensity discharge lamps with angel eyes in herohonda zmr will it effect its electrical system. I have heard that these light produces a lot of heat and will burn the wiring. Is it true?

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Rathin September 24, 2011 at 8:53 am

Please tell me from where in the VARANASI i can get the mechanic who will rewind the coil so that it charges battery perfectly when hid lamps are installed.

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Sushin September 25, 2011 at 5:50 pm

I like to instal xenon projector in my pulsar 200.but its present head light consumes power from the alternator directly not depend on battery.so how i wil put xenon projector in it because it requires dc from battery.pls give me a solution.

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M.Sekar September 26, 2011 at 11:39 am

Hi,
my bike is CBZ can you plz suggest me to instal which HID….and how much it cost…and plz tell me where this job is done and i m in chennai.

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Mahesh October 11, 2011 at 1:59 pm

my name mahesh ……im living from Bhadrak dist in orissa. im purchage a HID lights form bhubaneshwar Rs-1800. My bike is CBZ extrime . I like this lite.

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jay November 3, 2011 at 11:24 pm

frend plz give me ur nmber…. as am also from orissa and need to talk to u about thiis HID light…

send me ur number on my mail id

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Akshat agarwal October 24, 2011 at 7:32 pm

High quality HID lamp now available for bike. Cost of HID lamp is Rs.1350 only. Contact-9044491181

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Rohan November 8, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Hey!
I have a Royal Enfield Thunderbird (2006) and I wanted to fit in an HID kit!
Its even available in Karol Bagh for Rs. 950/-. Will it be good?
And can I apply a projector after fitting in an HID in my bike without changing or tampering with HID’s wiring or will I have to again change it all to fit a projector?
The projector is available for around Rs. 2250/-.

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cyril November 12, 2011 at 6:37 pm

i have a 2005 model bullet standard 350.
i wanna install HID ,but still i have some more doubts ,

1.what i have to do to change the headlight connection from alternator to battery ? is there any life reduction to my battery by doing so ?

2.my reflector and holder is currently the old lucas type, is it possible to fit in this ?

3.is our normal reflectors are capable of bearing the heat ?

4.is a 9ah battery is mandatory for this? if yes can i simply fit a 9ah battery ?

please tell other modds to be done on my bull to fit an HID
please email to ugetcyril@gmail.com

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vishwajeet November 23, 2011 at 10:35 pm

i am planing to put hid/hid projector lights for my new 2011 cbr 250r my ???????????????? is that whether it will not damage my bikes battery if not . pleas send me a male which lights must be installed

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mauvin fernandes December 19, 2011 at 4:42 am

can i fit this hid kit to my yamaha rxg…? I have fitted a 7b 12v battery… And is fully on dc mode… Reply if possible…

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manish January 7, 2012 at 12:50 am

hiii i have fazer 150cc with 2 HID installed
though i use them only when they r necessary i want to can my stock battery from minda without rewinding carry that much load or i have to do mods… also mention the mods that need to b done
installing new bigger battery on fazer is difficult as there is no room any solution for this?

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Somes January 18, 2012 at 8:47 pm

I own a pulsar 135 … recently i replaced ma stock [HS1 12 v 35/35w ] with H4 [55/60w] …although it works perfectly after 50 -80 sec it shows low battery warning …
DO i have to change ma battery ??? so is there any possible remedies ?
Reply ASAP !!

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Subhadeep January 25, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Hi…All……I have installed HID Lamps in my pulsar 180cc bike…nd also changed the battery which is 12v/9A Okaya make….the installation is done by a good technician…but the problem still remains the same…as i switch on the lamps on night after riding 30mins my battery charge drains totally and lights blinks ultimately goes off…..Does anyone knows the real remedy of this problem….m totally blackout….tried lots of technicians advice…but still problem remians….Bro kindly help me out…and discuss in FB..My account is subhadeep.mba@gmail.com…hope to c u der with the remedy.thanx

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selvam January 30, 2012 at 8:44 am

i want to buy hid motorcycle xenon kit lamp 5 pices

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greg February 16, 2012 at 7:23 pm

is it advisable to use hID for raider 150? is it ok to use the stock battery?

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Subith February 18, 2012 at 8:55 am

Hi,
i need to install a hid to my hunk 2011 model without kickstart.Does it create any problems to my battery and i already installed central locking (roots)and a windtone horn(roots) to my bike..pls help me.

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Rahil February 19, 2012 at 5:19 pm

We have solution for adding HID xenon with more current from alternator and high power RR Unit or just HID Xenon bulb for motorcycle. visit us www. rd350. info

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jam February 21, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Central locking in a bike??

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Rahul February 25, 2012 at 2:06 am

Hello Every One,
i have Yamaha R15, i dnt knw much abt Head lights, i travel night tyms every day for 2 hrs to reach home, and im facing same bad light problem, my brother has pul 220 tht lighting was superbbb(make be becaue of Nenon light).. i luv it to tht core.

now can sme one help me out in ths i want to improve my lighting to my R15 bike with out battery problem,

addition to this i saw sme angle lights in youtube thy are awesome can i add thm to by bike ? like below link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LFiiJWoLrI&feature=player_embedded

can i add thm to my bike with out battery problem???

ur ans ill help, waiting for your information

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kware215 March 11, 2012 at 9:41 pm

can i know… xenon lights supports hero honda passion plus…cost;battery status;and conditions please pass it dis information… helpful to me.

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Rajni March 12, 2012 at 5:53 pm

LED Bike Light manufacture

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Neil March 16, 2012 at 4:32 pm

which is the brightest xenon beam pure white bright?

between 4000k and 6000k??

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Neil March 16, 2012 at 4:35 pm

can we install high low beam xenon bulb in pulsar 220 projector reflector???… Like Skoda Superb projector???? if yes…. which bulb in xenon????

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Raj April 8, 2012 at 10:59 am

Hi!
I own P150 [UG 4.5 FULL DC]…
I want to install HID, but after seeing many 180 and 150 users saying that their battery is going down… I feel the coil is the problem, they all should change to a avenger ones I guess… Am I right??? Pls let me knw… If it worked then I wil also change mine…

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jamsith April 12, 2012 at 8:37 pm

hi guys… i have a Discover 100cc …i want to halogen light for my bike… ma battery volt is 12volt.. halogen light tamil nadu rate… i’m use that light after i have a any problem?…pls friends inform me pls..i want to use ..pls

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Subithsukumar May 2, 2012 at 11:07 pm

Hi,
i installed a hid conversion kit for my new hero honda hunk 2011 with normal halogen for low beam and a hid for high beam……But with in a week while riding the bike the high beam(HID) suddenly stopped working and no problem for the low beam halogen bulb…..whats the reason for this????????????????
……..PLEASE PLS PLS PLS HELP ME………..

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Amit May 3, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Hi Ram,
Let me congratulate for this wonderful infi you have posted. Many I have read. But this one is wonderful in layman’s language. Cheers !!

I do got a small doubt.

Somewhere in the thread you have written that for Karizma with 7Ah battery, change that to 9Ah battery & put an additional rectifier. May I request you to pls explain what do you mean by ” AdditionalRectifier”..how it can be done, installed…the routing of wiring…..
Pls advise. It will be helpfull to many.
The accessories shops are cheating customers as many don’t have the right knowledge…just do something to make money..

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utkarsh May 4, 2012 at 4:08 pm

hey i have an apache rtr 180 abs. i want to replace my halogens with the hids. can u tell me how much would it cost? i would go with the branded item, like philips.
what would be the total cost of replacing the stock one with the hid?
any roadside-mechanic would be able to do it?

thank you, awaiting ur reply.

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Saibal Chatterjee May 30, 2012 at 10:40 pm

hey!
can u please tell me which is the best brand for hid bulbs??

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Mahendra Yadav July 8, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Dear friends , I have 1989 model Royal Enfield. There was a 100 Watt halogen bulb fitted in headlight but the battery was discharging in a short period even in running condition. Now I put a 9AH New Amron battery. Then I replaced 100 Watt halogen bulb with 60 Watt halogen bulb but the problem is still remain same. The charging circuit is working properly and amps meter is also shows the charging. The Light of bullet goes dim after some time ( 10 minute). Now I want to fit HID bulb in my bullet . Is this solve the problem and may i go for it. Friends please tell me the estimate cost also please. U can give me ur Cell No also in mail i will call u for discussion.

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kiran July 17, 2012 at 12:28 pm

HID cost is around rs 1500…and it can be fit to any bike…

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karthik August 14, 2012 at 2:07 am
Swapdon September 13, 2012 at 10:19 am

I owned a Bullet Electra…I am planning to got for a better vision bulb during night…Can you guys suggest me which would be the best option to get a clear and good vision.
When I went to Grant Road, Mumbai.. I came across lot of HID’s and Projectors…
I am not sure what would be the good option HID or Projector..
Can you guys suggest with your best possible experience.
Brgds,
Swap

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Akhileh September 24, 2012 at 4:18 pm

im having honda activa..can i replace a bulb of maruti alto bcoz the light of ma byk is poor..if not den can i use d white light bulb which the karizma n 220wala uses????…please guide me

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Jatinder October 7, 2012 at 6:28 am

I want to use it in Bajaj CT100 is it possible

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Sajeev. T December 7, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Very useful informations are shared through this site. Good.
I am having a Bullet Std 350 January 2010 model with gear on right side itself.
I changed the doom of the headlight with that of classic to allow it to fix with H4 bulb and therby isntalled a HID H4 kit. The Headlight is connected directly to the Battery through the Ballast unit. I changed the Battery to Exide 12V 14A and used to run daily 35 kms one side and return by night. The battery is not charging and flickering starts. Then I changed the battery to Amaron 12V 9A but then again the battery drained quickly. Now again I changed the battery to Exide 12V 9A but then still while running the night 35 kms battery is getting weak and drained.
Can U suggest an alternative or help to rectify this issue.

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SRINIWAS December 14, 2012 at 7:32 pm

Hi

Today i got installed HID on Activa Scooter (2011) Model in banglaore from JC Road. This is chinesee KIT with Ballast. It is throwing good light no doubt in it.
I don’t know the issues with it if any.

I paid Rs 1000/- including installation

Sriniwas
7829444431

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wasim December 19, 2012 at 1:45 pm

can i install it on my honda CBR250r??? i am in pune where can i go for installation??

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mandar January 16, 2013 at 5:01 pm

i own a pulsar 150 classic old model and i hav fitted an hid and a new 9ah 12v battery but it drains off ….what shud i do to improve my battery life

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Prathu February 16, 2013 at 10:46 pm

which hid is suitable for honda cbr 150

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srinivas Gowda April 24, 2013 at 8:35 pm

Hi admin as u said hid’s without projector’s is illegal but Toyota’s Corolla comes with factory fitted hid without projectors,reply.

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Darren September 6, 2013 at 2:17 pm

Hi there,

I have just installed a Bi-Xeon Angel and demon eye with a HID Xenon kit on my Karizma ZMR. I bought it for 3k. I wanna know, is the HID Xenon light legal in India as a cop stopped me and asked to remove my light and the next time if he see’s me with this he will fine me as we are not supposed to use these bulbs. Is it so..?? And if we can use it, is there any legal document which I can carry and show the cops when they stop me in regs to this.. Where do I find it. Please Email me the response. Very urgent. Thank you in advance.

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Krishna September 22, 2013 at 7:44 pm

Hi, I own a pulsar 220. A year back the lower beam bulb got fused and I didn’t get a chance to get the same original version which is the multicolor one. I got a normal halogen H7 Philips bulb where the brightness is not up to that par.
The bajaj spares dealer says, they don’t have the original version of the bulb which comes along with the manufacture parts. So my queries are:

1. Where do I get the original bulb of the P220 which has the multicolor options and yes, the original brightness?
2. And, if there is no answer on my 1st query, which bulb should I choose – osram night breaker plus or philips xtreme vision?

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k.sabrish November 17, 2013 at 3:11 pm

hi i own pulsar 180…is it possible to install two projector lamps and also what is the price and please upload some pics of it…thanks in advance

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Lokesh January 16, 2014 at 6:05 pm

Hello Dude, I own CBZ 2002 model. can i install the HID in ma bike..Pls suggest me the proper ways.. thanks in advance

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Amu February 26, 2014 at 9:47 pm

My dio battery is discharging because of xenon light what I shd do plz help ram….

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