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

Trying to keep the stock look.

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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.

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

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.

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

IMG_20120303_220730.jpg

IMG_20120303_220917.jpg

pic doesn't do the brightness justice... here is HID

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stock

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Ballast:

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

$(KGrHqV,!jcE+t!ZgOpmBQRD03M58g~~60_12.JPG

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

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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

IMG_20120303_220730.jpg

IMG_20120303_220917.jpg

pic doesn't do the brightness justice... here is HID

IMG_20120304_205026.jpg

stock

IMG_20120218_020216.jpg

Ballast:

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

$(KGrHqV,!jcE+t!ZgOpmBQRD03M58g~~60_12.JPG

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.intuitwebsites.com/hstrial-QualiRegResou/-strse-56/Husqvarna-2007-dsh-2008-TE250-450/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

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.intuitwebsites.com/hstrial-QualiRegResou/-strse-56/Husqvarna-2007-dsh-2008-TE250-450/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

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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