Can you add HID to the stock 2007-11 headlight Bezel?


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  • Krannie McKranface

Posted February 09, 2013 - 06:39 PM

#1

Trying to keep the stock look.

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted February 10, 2013 - 04:24 PM

#2

BUMP

  • 123BigcoopDawg576

Posted February 11, 2013 - 06:48 AM

#3

http://www.thumperta...ght-conversion/ :ride:

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted February 11, 2013 - 05:48 PM

#4

http://www.thumperta...ght-conversion/ :ride:


Yeah, I read your thread Aaron, and I understand why you stuck with the Airtime HID.
But was the single HID bulb system (H4) bad, cheap, or just not enough light (besides the aiming issue)?

I don't think I'll ever ride off-road at night; I just want a bit better lighting than stock, with a stock look.

  • 123BigcoopDawg576

Posted February 11, 2013 - 08:25 PM

#5

Yeah, I read your thread Aaron, and I understand why you stuck with the Airtime HID.
But was the single HID bulb system (H4) bad, cheap, or just not enough light (besides the aiming issue)?

I don't think I'll ever ride off-road at night; I just want a bit better lighting than stock, with a stock look.



Knowing what I know now, it was 1) the wrong color 2) not enought light for anything over 35ish

The aiming issue might have helped number 2 but by that time I had moved on to the dual 4in setup etc

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted February 11, 2013 - 08:31 PM

#6

Knowing what I know now, it was 1) the wrong color 2) not enought light for anything over 35ish

The aiming issue might have helped number 2 but by that time I had moved on to the dual 4in setup etc


Ok, thanks.

  • n16ht5

Posted February 14, 2013 - 07:38 AM

#7

I ran HID in the stock housing for a while, worked great. I used an HID mini ballast and bulb off ebay, $20 total. never skipped a beat

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Ballast:
http://www.ebay.com/...be4276a&vxp=mtr

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BULB: make sure you get 3500-4500K. Don't go any higher in the kelvin range. Don't get the HI/Lo versions as there is not enough room behind the headlight for them.

http://www.ebay.com/...=item460c176db9

Edited by n16ht5, February 14, 2013 - 07:39 AM.


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  • Krannie McKranface

Posted February 14, 2013 - 10:42 AM

#8

I ran HID in the stock housing for a while, worked great. I used an HID mini ballast and bulb off ebay, $20 total. never skipped a beat

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pic doesn't do the brightness justice... here is HID
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Ballast:
http://www.ebay.com/...be4276a&vxp=mtr

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BULB: make sure you get 3500-4500K. Don't go any higher in the kelvin range. Don't get the HI/Lo versions as there is not enough room behind the headlight for them.

http://www.ebay.com/...=item460c176db9


Yup, this is what I figured out too.
But I won't buy from the ebay stores unless it's a last resort. No one to call / zero support.
I'm going with Ricky Stator's set up.

  • n16ht5

Posted February 15, 2013 - 07:39 AM

#9

If you want to spend cash for LED. The throw is 2x better

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted February 15, 2013 - 11:00 AM

#10

If you want to spend cash for LED. The throw is 2x better


Yeah, but what fit's in the sock bezel?

  • n16ht5

Posted February 15, 2013 - 06:59 PM

#11

I haven't found anything. I prefer the look of the stock WR light, but the gain in throw is more than worth it...

you could probably make this work

http://www.bajadesig...emNumber=660054

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted February 15, 2013 - 07:11 PM

#12

I haven't found anything. I prefer the look of the stock WR light, but the gain in throw is more than worth it...

you could probably make this work

http://www.bajadesig...emNumber=660054


Yes, I have that light-less bezel on order, to see if I can fab it in the stock yamy bezel.

  • MaxPower

Posted February 16, 2013 - 07:27 AM

#13

I saw this and I thought it would be a good set up to adapt the Model 60 to the WR housing like they did to the Husky light. The Model 30 seems like it would be good enough if you dont plan on much night riding.


http://stores.intuitwebsites.com/hstrial-QualiRegResou/-strse-Mount/Categories.bok
http://stores.intuit...-450/Detail.bok
The Led in the stock opening looks a little strange but I like the 07 WR headlight the best and wouldnt want to change it

  • n16ht5

Posted February 17, 2013 - 11:59 AM

#14

I saw this and I thought it would be a good set up to adapt the Model 60 to the WR housing like they did to the Husky light. The Model 30 seems like it would be good enough if you dont plan on much night riding.


http://stores.intuitwebsites.com/hstrial-QualiRegResou/-strse-Mount/Categories.bok
http://stores.intuit...-450/Detail.bok
The Led in the stock opening looks a little strange but I like the 07 WR headlight the best and wouldnt want to change it


Been there tried that. They don't have a good enough heat sink for behind headlight. Mine would overheat on slow trails



  • sergey

Posted February 17, 2013 - 05:22 PM

#15

Don't forget that you need a new regulator as well as stator mod otherwise you would just be discharging your battery. Was running hid for several years on 2008 wr450f with bajadesings regulator and floated ground stator no problem. I was using h7 bulb, and focused it by adding a proper size oil seal between bulb and headlight housing. After you get it focused right you would be amazed by how much it outperforms stock halogen, even with both filaments hi/low connected at the same time.




 
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