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Old August 10th, 2010, 11:12 PM   #1
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headlight beams????

Hi guys, I just fitted a 55w HID system to my 1198 and I'm just wondering if the beams can be adjusted like in cars. As the low beam seems to low( a few meters in front) and high beam is to high( into the night sky)?????Steve
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Old August 11th, 2010, 05:20 AM   #2
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The beam is slightly adjustable, using the screws to the top left, and bottom right of the light.

Check your owners manuel.
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Old August 11th, 2010, 06:14 AM   #3
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Wow 55W! Be careful they run way hotter than your typical OEM HID so, just keep an eye out for any melting plastic surroundings.
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Old August 11th, 2010, 07:31 AM   #4
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youll find it in the owners manual...
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Old August 11th, 2010, 01:30 PM   #5
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Wow 55W! Be careful they run way hotter than your typical OEM HID so, just keep an eye out for any melting plastic surroundings.
I've been running 55w HID's all year, and no problems yet. That was a concern though.

I think the bugs melt before they have a chance to hit the bike
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Old August 11th, 2010, 01:43 PM   #7
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I think the bugs melt before they have a chance to hit the bike
now the true question is" Do melted bugs clean off better or worse than splattered ones?"

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Actually it would just burn the chrome plate reflector off of the projector bowls, reducing light output.
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cheers and many thanks
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Old August 12th, 2010, 06:40 AM   #10
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I find when you ride at the speed of light they don't really help..
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Light doesn't work well if you are going that fast without a lid.
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now the true question is" Do melted bugs clean off better or worse than splattered ones?"

I wouldn't know about the melted ones but the splattered big ones, although gross, are exceptionally easy to get off cause the guts...just..don't seem to dry...
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Problem solved, ON!

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Nice pair of headlights!
Aren't they both on high beam?
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Old September 16th, 2010, 09:17 AM   #15
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So, how did you wire those HID in? Did you use a harness from the battery with a relay or did you just plug them straight into the existing headlight circuit? I have a set of Morimoto ballasts and bulbs to go on my 1098, and TRS (http://www.theretrofitsource.com/) sent me a harness that controls both lights off of one input, meaning if I use the harness they sent, I will have both lights on all the time. That won't work!
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