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GL1200 HID Headlight Bi Xenon kit sources needed...(Do I need a delay relay?)

Hey all looking for a reliable affordable kit for the 84 Aspy. Looking for a BI-Xenon 35 or 55 watt HID kit. I removed the LED light I had before (Great light up front but nothing down the road) and fitted a PIAA powersports bulb (Better but I know I can do a lot better).

Where do you guys buy your kits? I'm looking for a small footprint (slim ballast). I'm good with wiring and I put one in my DR650 I'm assuming it's right to the battery and factory wires for trigger. The only question is where do I find the oil pressure switch to fire the relay?
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I just buy kits from ebay. Get 35 watt, 55s give too much trouble. The oil pressure switch is on top of the engine under #3 carb. You have to wire in 2 relays to get it to work.
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I just buy kits from ebay. Get 35 watt, 55s give too much trouble. The oil pressure switch is on top of the engine under #3 carb. You have to wire in 2 relays to get it to work.
How much doing is it to get to the switch?
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How much doing is it to get to the switch?
Not looking at a 1200 so not sure if you can get to it easily. You could tie into the circuit elsewhere, unfortunately my 84 1200 wiring diagrams don't tell where anything is.

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The oil pressure switch is on top of the engine block just inboard of the fuel pump.

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I bought something like this :

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/35W-HID-Motor...QiqvDQ&vxp=mtr

and wired the exciter box to the headlight wires , just as old bulb was .

I know that the off-on cycle is harder on a HID... but at these prices, I could install 3 or 4 , no relay , and still be ahead of the game ..

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what's the point of the relay???? to make it more complicated that it already is? more wires? the 2 wires get tied into the hi/low wires of the factory headlight to trigger the light on/hi/low and the power wire goes to the battery or the fuse block. the wire that draws power for the light is very small gauge so it cannot carry much current.


relays are for low current switch controlling HIGH CURRENT devices such as 150 WATT DAYLIGHTERS, 380,000 candle power, 4 mile reflective range... makes road signs so bright that a person cannot read them from the glare of the reflective material in the sign. turn off the DAYLIGHTERS, and still have the "high" beams on, it is like the lights went out altogether.


the problem is ... where to put the little box? not enough room behind the headlight lens so it will have to be put... in the Right side glove box? or velcro'd to the inside of the faux gas tank, if the leads are long enough? yes, e bay shd be good as any, I got the 6000k ones that are slightly blue as ppl NOTICE things that STAND OUT from the everyday, but where to put the little box as my glove box has switches in it for lights/fan and too many wires in it already.
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For my HID , I (reluctantly) dremeled a 1 by 3 hole in the back of my light module plastic, and installed my exciter box IN the fairing space .

There is lots of unused space in there .
I suppose if I drove in heavy rain for several hours , some moisture might get in there, thru that space.

But I rarely drive thru torrential down pours ..... and I taped and glued down the hole to lessen that occurrence.

The exciter box is wired directly to the switch hi/lo wires.... no relay ! Easy to do .

Its much brighter both on Hi and Lo !! ..... and only 35 watts, so a happy stator, too

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Stator doesn't care what's on the bike. It outputs maximum volts, regardless.

There are three holes that go from the headlight recess into the fairing. All have plenty of room for some extra wires. I just don't understand why there's any question where to put the ballast, or whatever that box is.

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what's the point of the relay????
To keep from firing up the ballast twice ever time you start, can't be good for it. It comes on when you turn the key on, goes off when you push the start button then on again when you let off the button.

Plenty of room inside the fairing for the ballast.

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