After doing some research and reviewing the prices that some of the motorcycle internet sights (and spyder sights)I was discouraged. There was no way I could see paying THAT much for this mod---even if it was needed for safety and better visibility at night. Come on $500.00 for 2 sets---that's rediculous. I continurd my search and came upon some more reasonable pricing, but was uncertain about the products they were offering, as I was looking for the digital ballast so as not to create interference with the onboard computer.
Finally I did a search on Ebay and found several vendors that had just what I was looking for.
I made an offer of $42.00 to one of the vendors http://stores.ebay.com/xenonfactory with the equipment that I was looking for and they accepted. $42.00 shipped to the house, instead of $250.00 plus shipping. Now for me that was a no brainer IF the equipment was as represented.
Well I took a chance and so far they are working perfectly---so good in fact that I made an offer on a second set, and now have 2 sets for a total of $84.00 vs. $500.00. Even if they only lasted 1 year, I could buy a new set every year for 6 years and still come out ahead.
The installation was straight forward, but a little challanging, finding a place to mount the hardware, and sealing the holes in the back of the headlight covers.
I had to drill a hole in the back of the headlight cover in order to run the power cables out to the ballast. I used some wide electrical tape and some silicone to seal it up.
The HID equipment was all plug & play and everything was proviided---even some extra wires & plug adapters I didn't need.
It will take about 10 minutes to get the skins off and get the headlights out for the installatin.
Start by removing the mirrors, wind deflectors, and bonnet around the headlights.
You can remove the headlights 1 at a time by removing 4 screws from the front. Remove the headlight adjusting cable nut that will allow the headlight and cable to come out using some twisting motion and pulling forward.
Now pop the cover off of the back of the headlight and drill a hole large enough for the plug from the headlight bulb to pass through.
Install the new bulb after removing the old Halogen bulb, run the wires through the hole you just drilled, replace the cover on the back of the headlight assembly, and seal everything up to prevent water intrusion.
position the ballast and transformer in such a way on the back of the headlight assemble so the ballast is setting on top of the back cover locking finger. Use the provided double faced tape to secure its position. Use the provided zip ties to secure the wire and transformer.
Make sure everything is plugged in.
Now gently slide the assembly back in place using that twisting motion to seat it into its former postion and secrue it with the 4 bolts that you removed earlier.
Once in place start the engine to check operation. If the light does not come on you need to switch the power wires to the oposite polarity.
Use the same procedure for the other light, replace the skins, and enjoy.
If you are looking for added visibility at night or just want to be seen better in the daytime, I highly recommend this modification. You will not regret it.
If you have any questions please contact me at www.spyderrt.embarqspace.com
The headlight bulbs are the 9005(HB3) and the fog lights are the H8, both in the 6000K diamond white.
Edited by InspectorGadget, 12 July 2011 - 11:53 AM.