Do they make an H6M HID bulb yet?


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  • snaggletooth

Posted April 10, 2010 - 04:18 PM

#1

I have been searching and it looks like there might be some H6M bulb type HID kits out there. If so, that would make it much easy'er to run a HID bulb in my stock 07 WR450F's headlight housing. If anyone out there has found a source for an H6M type HID bulb pass it on. I want to keep the factory headlight and I'm not looking forward to modifying it to accept an H4 type HID bulb.

BTW,

I gave the PIAA 35w X 35w extreme white H6M bulb a try. First of all (against sound judgment and advice) I have been running my factory
35w X 35w bulb with both filliments burning at the same time for a couple of years now. For all you nay sayer: yes, it could draw to much current and melt switches and wires, leave you out in the middle of a dark night a million miles away from camp / home without a head light. I just might be one lucky SOB but running both fillaments at once has worked great for me for just over two years. Yes, I also cary a fully charged super bright flash light and some tape just in case it comes time to pay for such Tom Foolery.

Anyway, back to the PIAA 35w X 35w extreme white H6M bulb. Not much of differance. The trail did seem a little brighter and it gave a little more usable light. The bulb does dim just a little at idle (running both fillaments with this bulb also) off the A/C side. Was it worth the $30? For me, I would have to say yes. It doesn't make me faster or want to shout, "wow, that's a lot of light." It's a small improvement but most of all, now I know whats behind curtain #2.

I plan to order the BD componets tonight so I can get on with "floating the ground" for the HID up-grade. Soon all of these attempts to turn a lantern into a light house will be over, S/T.

  • bigbubba76

Posted April 10, 2010 - 05:29 PM

#2

My suggestion is to spend a little more money and get the Baja Designs Diablo HID.The Diablo has much better optics than a WR headlight assembly and in my opinion you would be much better off in the long run.Thats my 2 cents.Personally I use the BD 8'' HID.
Here is the link you asked for.I dont have any experience with this company or its products so I cant tell you if they are any good or not. 4000k-5000k is a good choice any more than that and its too blue.
http://shop.goinghid...em-DSHID35W.htm

  • stinky2

Posted April 10, 2010 - 06:48 PM

#3

I picked up a pair of bulbs off ebay for a good price. They also came with a short wire harness. http://cgi.ebay.ca/H...=item45f2375cc0

  • snaggletooth

Posted April 10, 2010 - 09:59 PM

#4

Thanks bigbubba,

That Diablo HID kit = big bucks! I know the Diablo HID is bad @@s but I realy don't need that much light. A HID H6M bulb in the factory headlamp housing will be fine for my needs. I have seen many inexpencive HID kits for $60 and that will do two bikes! That means only $30 if I share with another WR owner. I just have to find a seller that offers a H6M HID bulb in their kit. It wouild be much cheaper than the $285 Diablo light. If you want the best I guess you have to pay for it.

I was surprized to see that the above company did not offer an "H6M" bulb. They only listed a "H6" bulb, not the same.

  • 123BigcoopDawg576

Posted April 10, 2010 - 10:45 PM

#5

You can get the H6M HID bulb from ebay.

I converted my stock housing to HID http://www.thumperta...ighlight=07 hid

  • snaggletooth

Posted April 11, 2010 - 02:58 PM

#6

Thank's coop, I should have PM'd you before I started this thread. I forgot about all the research / mods you have done to your WR's lighting and stator system, S/T.

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  • 123BigcoopDawg576

Posted April 11, 2010 - 07:18 PM

#7

Thank's coop, I should have PM'd you before I started this thread. I forgot about all the research / mods you have done to your WR's lighting and stator system, S/T.


no problem...let me know if you have any other questions

  • snaggletooth

Posted April 12, 2010 - 06:05 PM

#8

First of all, I did find several ebay venders that offer the H6M bulb (various temp's) in their low budget HID kits.

So, for anyone that's looking to do a simple HID light upgrade in their factory 07+ WR450 the below is the cheap'est and easy'est way that I have found.

Do the "floating the Ground" mod your self: $ Free

5000k H6M HID kit including S/H from ebay $37.99 (it comes with 2-lights).
If you split the kit with a freind or use the second light for another bike its realy only half that cost for one bike: $ 18.99

BD regulator/rec. custom wired for the WR. This is a tough one to estimate
because I have to pay sales tax plus I'l have to wait for the actual shipping
charge adjustment. They quote you a minimum of $15 S/H but in the end
only charge you actual S/H + $2 ($49 for part, $5.60 tax, $15 S/H) I estimate
a minumum deduction of $5 from their S/H estimate. $ 74.60

Total cost (for me) to go HID with BD Reg/Rec: $93.95 +/-

Not bad at all, but just before writting this I found that it can be done
even cheaper if you go through Trail Tech for the regulator rectifier,
Total HID set up with Trai Tech Reg/Rec: $66.86

$66.86 for HID, that's a smoking deal! I won't cry over spilled milk and the loss of $27.09 for not going to Trail Tech in the first place. The BD designs order has all ready been made. I wish I had put as much research in finding the best price on the regulator/rectifier as I did on the "H6M" HID light kit.

I hope this info helps others, S/T.

  • 123BigcoopDawg576

Posted April 12, 2010 - 06:40 PM

#9

The only suggestion I can make is instead of 5000K you should have gone with a 4300K. You will find that the 5000K has a "hint" of blue to it and make shadows...

You will also find that you will have a hard time aiming the light.

  • redneckj

Posted April 12, 2010 - 07:06 PM

#10

I have been searching and it looks like there might be some H6M bulb type HID kits out there. If so, that would make it much easy'er to run a HID bulb in my stock 07 WR450F's headlight housing. If anyone out there has found a source for an H6M type HID bulb pass it on. I want to keep the factory headlight and I'm not looking forward to modifying it to accept an H4 type HID bulb.

BTW,

I gave the PIAA 35w X 35w extreme white H6M bulb a try. First of all (against sound judgment and advice) I have been running my factory
35w X 35w bulb with both filliments burning at the same time for a couple of years now. For all you nay sayer: yes, it could draw to much current and melt switches and wires, leave you out in the middle of a dark night a million miles away from camp / home without a head light. I just might be one lucky SOB but running both fillaments at once has worked great for me for just over two years. Yes, I also cary a fully charged super bright flash light and some tape just in case it comes time to pay for such Tom Foolery.

Anyway, back to the PIAA 35w X 35w extreme white H6M bulb. Not much of differance. The trail did seem a little brighter and it gave a little more usable light. The bulb does dim just a little at idle (running both fillaments with this bulb also) off the A/C side. Was it worth the $30? For me, I would have to say yes. It doesn't make me faster or want to shout, "wow, that's a lot of light." It's a small improvement but most of all, now I know whats behind curtain #2.

I plan to order the BD componets tonight so I can get on with "floating the ground" for the HID up-grade. Soon all of these attempts to turn a lantern into a light house will be over, S/T.




Contact Skip @ http://www.hidsource...om/default.html

He probably has the H6M kits in stock and ready to go.

  • 123BigcoopDawg576

Posted April 13, 2010 - 05:56 AM

#11

Contact Skip @ http://www.hidsource...om/default.html

He probably has the H6M kits in stock and ready to go.


Nothing special about what he sales...

IMHO its the same "cheap" China stuff that you can get off ebay...the only difference is he charges more :thumbsup:

  • timoyz1

Posted April 13, 2010 - 06:05 AM

#12

I've been thinking about getting the Airtime HID. It is all of the Baja Designs shell, but JAT's interior components.

  • 123BigcoopDawg576

Posted April 13, 2010 - 06:48 AM

#13

I've been thinking about getting the Airtime HID. It is all of the Baja Designs shell, but JAT's interior components.


No quite...the BD shell is the only piece that is from Baja Designs.




 
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