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I took out my HID lights and used my adaptor rings and put in a pair of 55 watt H4 super white bulbs to see the difference. So my question is should i worry about the extra watts the H4s draw. 98 1500 ,,,, i like the light out put from the HIDs but i also like how focused the H4s are.
 

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your bike is a 1500 cc bike it is not plagued with the low power output that 1000's and 1100's and 1200's had, they had generators yours has an alternator
 

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the old bulbs i took out before i put in the HIDs were 35 watts each, were they not the stock bulbs
 

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the old bulbs i took out before i put in the HIDs were 35 watts each, were they not the stock bulbs
According to the book...35 watt bulbs could not be stock.
What was wrong with the HIDs? And don't HIDs require ballasts or something to make them work?
 

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yes the HIDs do have a ballast per bulb, the HIDs work very well i am just doing some comparison, i wondered about the old bulbs i originally took out, i had never seen 35 watt headlight bulbes except in my john deere mower
 

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Did you not like the color of the HIDs. I love them but it takes some getting used too as the road doesn't look as bright but they do illuminate everything. I am most impressed when during the day all the signs and line markings that are reflective light up even in bright sunlight. The best part is you really stand out to the other motorists.
 

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I think i will end up going back to the HIDs but i am going to go from 6000K to 5300K to get a whiter light. I have been running them in my truck for 3 years and love them
 

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Go to the 4000K for the whitest and brightest light.
 

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thanks dave the 6000 were too blue for me, if i was 16 they would be cool
 

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i found it in my honda service manual, 45 watt
 

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Stock 45/45

Only beef with HID in a bike - they wear out more by duty cycle count than time burning. Every time you start the bike the lights run two duty cycles (on with key, off with starter, on with start button release).
 

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i put mine through a manual switch so i start the bike then turn on the headlight
 

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I do just fine with the H4s. On high beam they make more than enough light. I also want to be seen, but I have been blinded to many times by oncoming traffic with HIDs. Even when the vehicle came with them from the factory, they are way to bright. Technically it is not legal to modify a vehicle that came with standard halogen lights to use HIDs. They cannot be properly dimmed. Looking at an HID light is like arc welding without a hood.
 

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So far my friend. soon or later you will see the plug melting and the wiring getting hard. not to mention probably risking other wiring around them.

been there. seen that. the wiring is not designed to that much current draw
Yep, 3 years - 20,000 miles & waiting :?
 
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