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windman
03-31-2008, 11:44 PM
Here a summary of the installation of my Xenon HID lights:

1)Bought at http://stores.ebay.com/diane-shop




2)First thing was to fin a place for the ballast.Start by removing the speedometer, upper panel and windshield. Since I have a 1250S inside the fairing was a good place to hide them. I installed on on each side. I fix the rack that came with them with epoxy paste.

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3)Installation of the bulbs require some shim.Because the OEM installation has some kind of backshell on the H7 bulbs that are not used for the HID set-up.So you need approx .250" shims that goes between the H7 bulb seat and the holding spring in the light housing.

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4)Now once the bulbs in place you need to installed the OEM rubber seal.Since the 12 volts supply connection to the HID balast will be done outside the OEM rubber, you need to pull out the + and - lead from the HID provided rubber seal.Once done you need to trim the OEM rubber center diameter to have a nice seat with the OEM rubber seal.Then just slide HID rubber seal inside OEM rubber seal.

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5)Install OEM and HID rubber in place on the light housing.Block the 2 small holes where the + and - lead where passing thru the HID rubber with silicone.

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6)Connect the + and - 12volts of the HID to the original 12 volts supply shell.Respect the polarity.

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7)Now to prevent the running light to shut down when you hit the starter button you need to short the 2 wires that control the light off at the starter button.
Locate the starter connector on the right side between the tank and the frame just back of the forks. Just follow the leads that runs from the starter button.

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The Suzuki workshop book call for the Black/orange and the Green/black wires, but on my Canadian bike I had the Black/yellow and Black/white controlling the light off when hitting the starter.To be sure just open the starter shell where the starter switch is on the right handle and then remove the small white plastic protector. You will see 4 wires. The 2 bigger one are the one for the light control. just look at the color code.One inch from the starter switch connector that you just locate before, cut those 2 wires and solder them together.Tape insulate or install shrinkable tube.

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That's it...enjoy...

Tourmeister
04-01-2008, 12:51 AM
Great write up!! Have you tested them on a night ride yet? Also, do BOTH light fixtures burn on low beam or just one?

RatBat
04-01-2008, 10:03 AM
Great tuto windman, excelent work :thumb: :hail:

How long did it take to do that work and did you take before and after pics of the result, if not, instead of you switching back for nothing for that, I'll get the new Bandit (original lights) in May, we could provide our friends with those before and after pics... I plan to upgrade to HID in May (in case our Canadian Bigfoot crosses the road):eek2:

RatBat (Brossard)

RatBat
04-01-2008, 10:15 AM
...forgot to ask, what is the Temperature grade of the lights for both (I assume there the same, I would not go more than 4000-4500 because of our hawk eyed Provincial Police squads :duck: )...and what about the pass light switch (i figure HID would not have time to power up and then would close, this could be a problem for longevity of light/system), did you short that one also...

RatBat

windman
04-01-2008, 06:10 PM
Great write up!! Have you tested them on a night ride yet? Also, do BOTH light fixtures burn on low beam or just one?

No no time to check at night...it's still go below 0 degf...and the ice patch are still present...

On LOW only one bulbs and on HI both bulbs.

windman
04-01-2008, 06:14 PM
...forgot to ask, what is the Temperature grade of the lights for both (I assume there the same, I would not go more than 4000-4500 because of our hawk eyed Provincial Police squads :duck: )...and what about the pass light switch (i figure HID would not have time to power up and then would close, this could be a problem for longevity of light/system), did you short that one also...

RatBat

It's 6000K. For the pass light switch, it power up instantly but take approx 15-20 sec to get 100%, and in fact it's not recommended to flash it for longevity.

But it's bright enough that you don't have to flash...

windman
04-01-2008, 07:38 PM
Great tuto windman, excelent work :thumb: :hail:

How long did it take to do that work and did you take before and after pics of the result,

RatBat (Brossard)

I'wd say 5-6 hours, since I had to figure out for the spacer and the problem with the starter button...but now you know what to do I guess it's going to take you about 2-3 hrs max.

Here I found those on another forum. I guess you'll figure out witch one are Halogen and witch ones are Xénon:eek2: :eek2:

those 2 are LOW beam:

http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/9611/dsc03773ow4.jpg
http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/9713/dsc03777tu3.jpg


those HI beam:
http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/6415/dsc03774ig9.jpg
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