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Mornin' Martyn,

I know what you mean, they do seem to be a genuine operator.

Please let us know when you've tken the plunge and how things go and if you don't mind why not give us a bit of a fitting/installation report etc?

Looking forward to the next installment.
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Will do, but its gonna be a while....

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Mornin' Martyn,

I know what you mean, they do seem to be a genuine operator.

Please let us know when you've tken the plunge and how things go and if you don't mind why not give us a bit of a fitting/installation report etc?

Looking forward to the next installment.

Mornin Reggie, Yep, I will do a full report as and when I do a fitment along with pics etc.... Its gonna have to wait a while though as I am in the process of saving for ITV (Spanish MOT), next Insurance Installment, a Front wheel respoke and a Pair of Motorcross or Enduro boots.......... In that order! THEN an HID light set up.....

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THEN an HID light set up.....
Martyn, something that might make a better/simpler job of a HID conversion is this:
Busters Motorcycle Accessories

This unit takes 2 H1 bulbs. I'm thinking of getting one for my Airhead GS PD, if I can think of a way to mount it in the fairing.

They do other shapes with twin lamps as well.

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I recently fitted a hid low beam conversion (h7) and a upgrade H3 high beam halogen blue bulb (Included in the pack price for free) to my ktm 950 the cost was £140 all in. and the result is fantastic the difference is so much better than I ever thought it could be the fittings etc seem excelent quality and now I can see at night very very well where as before it was very poor quality lighting on the bike. Ireally wish I had done this years ago. Autolamps-online were the company and there sales people were superb knowing the best advice and offering various set ups. very quick service and superb follow up service.
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Mornin' Martyn,

I know what you mean, they do seem to be a genuine operator.

Yes indeed guys, I can assure that I am a very genuine operator ;-)

I am one of the two guys (both bikers) behind HID50.com 50 watt HID lighting and am a long time HUBBer and bike traveller. We dont market the HID product. We just sell by word of mouth. Its a hobby rather than a business, and was set up to offer the best quality HID kits I could find to bikers, by bikers. Thats why all the pics on the site are of bikes ;-). I also want to make available to bikers stuff that the mass market companies dont ... like 50 watt HIDs, "military spec" componentry, and mixed bulb kits for Triumph or KTM bikes.

As mentioned before, we are not in it to make a profit but just to cover our costs and pay us for the time involved, so thats why as mentioned before, we have no interested in pushing products. If there is no such thing as a perfect H4 HID conversion, thats what I will tell you.

We also put together mixed bulb kits for KTMs and Triumphs ... which need 2 HIDs but have two different spec bulbs (a H3+H7 for the KTMs and a H7+H9 in the Triumphs).

I deliberately source "military spec" components in the kits (at considerably greater expense) which are made by Alcatel in France. So while the kits and bits are all put together in China (As is everything these days) the electronic components inside are largely French. So basically they are the most expensive kits I can get out of China. I obviously do a lot of long distance riding myself and I dont want to go anywhere with a cheap kit. There is a huge difference in quality of components inside the kits, and the sad reality is basically no distributors ever sell or supply the expensive quality kits. So again, thats something we do ... offer a quality of component that you wont get on ebay.

If any of you guys want to buy any of the full kits from us(HID50.com 50 watt HID lighting), just mention the "HUBB discount" and you will get £20 off the web price. :-)

If you dont want to buy anything, thats fine too. Peace :-)
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Very interesting thread this one. I guess these are xenon arc lamps you use Colebatch. What sort of high voltage do you need to strike them? Do you find that the lifetime of the lamp is reduced with frequent starting or that they last better when on for longer periods?

Have to say that I am very tempted for the KTM990.
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Very interesting thread this one. I guess these are xenon arc lamps you use Colebatch. What sort of high voltage do you need to strike them? Do you find that the lifetime of the lamp is reduced with frequent starting or that they last better when on for longer periods?

Have to say that I am very tempted for the KTM990.
Hi Matt ...

Re Xenon Arc ... yes that exactly what they are. Re Voltage ... but 23,000 volts is what the igniters initially strike at, though that falls mack to a steady 85 volts once the arc has been created and stabilised.

The first generation vehicular High Intensity Discharge lamps that were around in the late 90s and early 2000s had an issue with have a limited amount of starts before they had reliability issues. Its no longer the case with the current generation of componentry.

There is a good write up of a 990 installation here if you wanted to read up more on that specifically:
Youngblood's KTM Projects - 990S HID kit install introduction
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