Making HID light on WR450
Posted January 06, 2006 - 11:31 AM
I thought you might be intressed how to make your own HID light. So I'm currently making a second one to my brother so I post here some pictures and explanations how did I made it. It will come in small step because it just takes some time to make and we started today.
I asked my friend to bend me some pipe to be a frame for a HID light. Whole circle would been really hard so he bended me some 180's
My brother is cutting them to be welded
Welding halves together
Drilled holes on each side of front light to put rubber mountings on it. Here I fit metal holding for rubber mounts so that light will be securely inside the frame.
First fitting on the bike only lower mount is on yet.
Upper fixtures are coming up.
Spot welded upper fixture.
Almost ready frame, only few fixtures missing (front number plate and top rubber mounting)
Side picture of the frame.
I'm adding pictures when we have time to build it more, but here is the ready result from my bike.
Posted January 06, 2006 - 11:59 AM
Frame with everything: Light, Ballast etc. weights 3.1 kg
Posted January 06, 2006 - 12:01 PM
When you are done, you should post this in the Technical Article section.
Posted January 06, 2006 - 11:47 PM
how much did you pay for the Hella Luminator Compact HID light?
Hella HID's are very expensive, so what I did I ordered car HID conversion kit which íncludes 2 ballasts and two bulbs for H1. Then I bought Hella Luminator Compact for High beams and put those together. HID car conversion kit cost 300€ ~ $360 that is for two bikes so $180 a bike. Hella cost 90€ ~ $108. So here we are in ~$290 + rubber mountings and some metal + work (also enjoyment to make something with your hands)
Posted January 07, 2006 - 08:57 AM
Whats the wattage of that bulb?
My Xenon is 35W and it equals 150W as a Halogen, but as I said earlier in another thread color of light is complitely different too. Halogen is more brownish when Xenon is much whiter. 6000 kelvin bulb I have is almost snow white with hint of blue.
Posted January 07, 2006 - 10:38 AM
Did you try HID bulb and ballast into the original headlight before you made this ?
Posted January 09, 2006 - 06:07 AM
Timo, you are the man!!
I second that!!
Timo, this is great information. I'm also looking closely for any the conclusion to your HID wiring thread. Thanks and keep up the good work!!
Posted January 23, 2006 - 08:10 AM
We finished frame last weekend and here is some more pictures:
Needed to do list:
- Front numberplate fixtures
- Adjustment for frame angle vs bike
- Quick adjustment for light angle
- Lamp fixture hole cover
- Back hole for Xenon-bulb
My little bro measuring welding points for front number plate fixtures
First fitting of ready welded frame
Frame ready and painted
Some modification done to Hella Luminator Compact light:
- normal fixtures holes covered with metalplate attached with rivets
- holes drilled for 3 rubber mountings
- back hole drilled for Xenon bulb to have some extra space ( it will come out 1 cm)
Picture of that ballast we are using.
Posted January 24, 2006 - 06:50 AM
You must post a picture of you lighting the night sky when all is done.
Has any one done similar in a smaller version? I'd like one for the road.
Posted January 24, 2006 - 03:21 PM
Posted January 24, 2006 - 05:18 PM
My only dilema now is i have a 6in h4 PiAA housing, 6in H2 Hella Housing, and a 4in H1 housing, none of which work with h3 bulb i have, back to the drawing board, this was supposed to be the no money spent project, grrrr. Any sugestions would be greatly apreciated
Posted January 25, 2006 - 09:23 AM
How about just buying H1 HID bulb ? or H4. If you have that ballast already just get a new bulb.
About that stator on Wr450 yr 05. I did some testing with it and it can give out 55W and still be holding enought voltage to load battery with 70W load voltage will drop to 12,4V which is not enought.
Best modification for stator is probably Baja Desings http://www.bajadesigns.com/ if you want to do any
Posted January 25, 2006 - 09:09 PM
something that has been running through my head. I will be on track shortly
Posted January 26, 2006 - 05:14 AM
If you read few replies backwards you will find out that information too.
I don't think you really need 2 lights, I'm using one spot HID and that is way more than enought light power for me. You probably want to install either 1 or two small HID's or IRC Halogens to your helmet.