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    Hi guys,

    Needed your help regarding HIDs for my Yamaha Junoon. .. I know many people are very against them but it's very imp for me since my work place is 30kms away from my home, its a long ride and at night time when all upcoming traffic (specially corrolla guys) use high beams you can't see anything at all for good 5 seconds!
    It's too risky for me to drive like that on a high speed road...

    I wonna install an HID and a switch through which I shall be able to turn it off when I get off from that particular road which has no street lights and is curved and cars flash light straight in ur eyes!

    Plz tell me:
    Would I have to change my headlight? Iv heard plastic lenses melt?
    Cost?
    What's a proper HID setup with a good battery charger? I don't want a flashing HID...
    Would I need a bigger dry battery - any suggestions for those?
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    If the inner cowling is of Plastic then sure it is a problem to find metal Cowling for Junoon (CG and CD All metal Light casing are readily avaiable for HIDs), but there is a good news that I did noticed HID used in Deluxe and it did not melt the cowling , becuase it was fitted that way, when you got to Mcloed Road to buy an HID then do discuss it with the shop keeper they have the accesories for all differnt bikes to coupe with this problem.
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    I understand the frustration...
    stock bike lights are just pathetic when a car is coming from front with high beams. And it can be dangerous when you completely loose the road visibility for few seconds.
    1. You can go for simple plug and play type HID in your reflector based housing which will increase the light but also make all the upcoming traffic blind
    2. Go for proper Projector HID Retrofit which will give you proper focused light with good cut off levels. So you'll have strong beam and also won't make others blind.

    That's what i got from internet, don't really have much idea about it. Tell me if you find something matching option 2.

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    nothing melts , if u want to install hids then go ahead.no need for a charger also, the one with ur bike will work fine , get a dry cell battery 9amp , its around rs.1000 to 1050, hid will cost u around 1k to 1.5k , all are chinese .
    but trust me the yellow bulbs have better visibility then hids , its all shashka.since ur route is quite long , i would personally suggest you to get a good bulb thats it. i hardly use my bike , so ive just kept it for shashka purposes.
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    Don't go for it it sucks.. I have installed long time ago results were awesome in start but after few months poor visibility and heart breaking results. You have to change the beam after 30-40 days even genuine steel made doesn't work more than 2 months. Secondly dry battery discharge issue i changed 3 batteries and in last i sold whole hid unit for just 3k and spent around 7k :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by booster View Post
    nothing melts , if u want to install hids then go ahead.no need for a charger also, the one with ur bike will work fine , get a dry cell battery 9amp , its around rs.1000 to 1050, hid will cost u around 1k to 1.5k , all are chinese .
    but trust me the yellow bulbs have better visibility then hids , its all shashka.since ur route is quite long , i would personally suggest you to get a good bulb thats it. i hardly use my bike , so ive just kept it for shashka purposes.
    brother good bulb konsi compeny ka aur kahan se mily ga aur kitne watt ka theek rahe ga ????

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    Quote Originally Posted by booster View Post
    but trust me the yellow bulbs have better visibility then hids , its all shashka.since ur route is quite long , i would personally suggest you to get a good bulb thats it. i hardly use my bike , so ive just kept it for shashka purposes.
    well that fails the purpose of HID then....
    but what if one choose HIDs with yellow colour (3000K) ....

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    Found this online....
    Choose your HID Colour Temperature wisely

    3000 Kelvin

    • A color temperature of 3,000 Kelvin indicates a yellow light. This rating is sometimes used instead of halogen fog lights.


    4300 Kelvin

    • 4,300 Kelvin indicates a white light with a yellow tint. It is fairly close in color to sunlight. In HID lamps, this color gives the most visible light. As it has he best performance, it is generally chosen by car manufacturers because of its high performance.


    6000 Kelvin

    • 6,000 Kelvin is almost pure white, but has a very faint tint of blue. HID lamps with this rating have a very high performance, although they don't give off quite so much visible light as 4,300 Kelvin lamps. This color is very popular as an aftermarket option.


    8000 Kelvin

    • HID lamps with an 8,000 Kelvin rating give off a pale blue light. They offer less visual light than warmer colors.


    10,000 Kelvin

    • HID bulbs with a 10,000 Kelvin rating give off a deep blue light. The brightness, and the performance of the lamp as a light source is significantly lower than a 4,300 Kelvin lamp.


    12,000 Kelvin

    • At 12,000 Kelvin, an HID lamp gives out a violet light. Visibility is significantly poorer than with other colors. Such lamps must never be used for night-time driving.


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    dry cell batteries are all Chinese . they may work or may not.ive had good experiences with the battery and the hid kit though
    dry cell battery worked well for almost 2 years .i have recently changed the battery and its working fine, i didnt had any issues with the hid kit , Allah ka shukar hai , its been almost 2 years.

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    3000K Color temperature is meant to be used in Fogs of car ,Not headlamps .... Its banned in headlamps!
    Try getting color in 4300K -5000K .... Its Oem and having better visibility than any other temperatures ....


    And One thing, Dont use HID'z in Stock Beams ,Its a humble request !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Talhadon View Post
    3000K Color temperature is meant to be used in Fogs of car ,Not headlamps .... Its banned in headlamps!
    Try getting color in 4300K -5000K .... Its Oem and having better visibility than any other temperatures ....


    And One thing, Dont use HID'z in Stock Beams ,Its a humble request !
    Reason? I dont know much about this subject I want to hear more...

    Thanks all for your input!

    Uptill now I haven't yet got a positive feedback about HIDs... really hoping of someone could guide me exactly what to do... I need a HID guru!
    @vickytulla do I now people who are using HIDs with satisfaction? After getting them fixed from Macleod road?
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    What are hallogens?
    What are projector lights?

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    han1911 is using add on HID on stock cowling of deluxe and was quite satisfies, his HID was superb for the rider but a nightmare for upcomming traffic..

    Quote Originally Posted by Automotorsport_Lover View Post
    Reason? I dont know much about this subject I want to hear more...

    Thanks all for your input!

    Uptill now I haven't yet got a positive feedback about HIDs... really hoping of someone could guide me exactly what to do... I need a HID guru!
    @vickytulla do I now people who are using HIDs with satisfaction? After getting them fixed from Macleod road?
    @ALL
    What are hallogens?
    What are projector lights?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Automotorsport_Lover View Post
    Reason? I dont know much about this subject I want to hear more...

    Thanks all for your input!

    Uptill now I haven't yet got a positive feedback about HIDs... really hoping of someone could guide me exactly what to do... I need a HID guru!
    @vickytulla do I now people who are using HIDs with satisfaction? After getting them fixed from Macleod road?
    @ALL
    What are hallogens?
    What are projector lights?

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    your best bet is getting 35W halogen bulbs. these will fit directly with no alteration required at all. HIDs will mess up the wiring, cause issues and a little 100cc bike just cannot sustain them for more than half an hour or one hour max, with or without a bigger battery. i have been unsuccessful in getting a good halogen bulb, so have to make do with pathetic stock incandescent bulb and rubbish reflector

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    Yaar that sucks... @han1911 bro plz share ur setup

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    Just get it installed and after wiring is ruined then post feedback for further instructions

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    Quote Originally Posted by Automotorsport_Lover View Post
    Yaar that sucks... @han1911 bro plz share ur setup

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    bro he has a big-engined bike that probably has a bigger alternator as well, our small bikes cannot produce the output necessary to sustain HIDs for long periods of time. Try to get your hands on a good branded halogen bulb. it will dramatically increase the lighting performance

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    Quote Originally Posted by ammarzahid View Post
    your best bet is getting 35W halogen bulbs.
    if the stock bulb is 25w then putting 35w ain't gonna help, because it'll need full 35watts to brighten up completely. So result will be even poor light i believe.
    If there is some desi 25w installed, then one can replace it with Stanley 25w bulb for better light and durability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gull_s_777 View Post
    if the stock bulb is 25w then putting 35w ain't gonna help, because it'll need full 35watts to brighten up completely. So result will be even poor light i believe.
    If there is some desi 25w installed, then one can replace it with Stanley 25w bulb for better light and durability.
    maybe, my bike came with a 25w stanley bulb, but a 35w desi one produced a better light output. havent been able to find a genuine 35w halogen bulb though..

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    Using original stanley bulb.. and yes bigger wattage bulb wont help, it shall give even more poor light.
    I think i should give market a visit...!

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