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Hey Everyone!

I just got my $130 DDM HID kit from http://www.xenonexpert.com/ddm_kit_sale.html! These things are so damn bright! I am so pleased with the PURE WHITE light output (4500k H7 Bulb)! It’s going to look so sick on my blacked out CBR!

I am going to install them tomorrow morning, right after I figure out how to remove the front fairing. I will try to do a STEP by STEP install with pictures.

As for now check out how insane these things are! The video is cool too!

Nice Packaging!










VIDEO! These things get HOT, the protective bulb case was starting to melt.


:rocker: PURE WHITE! :hump:
 

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Congrats man
 

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Cool, How many Kelvin, mate ? 4,5K, 5k or 6K :supergay:
 

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Keep us posted. I am considering this for my bike.
 

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HID Install!

HID Install:

1.)

First let’s examine the ballasts because we need to find a place for them in the fairing. They are very thin, and should fit just about anywhere.




The next step is to remove both side fairings to get access to the wiring, and a place to mount the ballasts. Remove the three silver hex screws, pull out the inner clip fastener by the radiator, and finally unscrew and remove the two screw clips under the front fairing.The locations are marked in red.


I use a Phillips bit to remove the screw clips under the front fairing, because it’s a tight space. They are easy to turn with just your fingers.


I removed my Front fairing to get a better look at the bulbs and how they attach to the wiring system. (This is an optional step!) Bend back the clips and remove the four bolts, two on each side of the front fairing. This will allow the entire front assembly to be slid off. I held the front by the mirrors when taking it off. These fours screws require locktite, when reinstalling. I used blue locktite.


Here is what the front looks like when you take it off.


Now we need to prep the light housing for our HID system. Remove the dust cover from the light housing, and set aside. We will need to drill it. Next remove the bulb by unhooking the metal spring latch. Pull the bulb out of the wiring harness. Don’t touch the glass, and wrap it up in something incase you need to go back to your old lights you have them. This is what your bulb housing should look like now, ready to take the HID bulb:
 

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HID Install 2!

2.)

This is a good time to drill out the dust caps and have them ready for the rest of the install. The process is simple and requires using a 1” drill. I got a set of 3 for $5 at Home Depot.


Find the exact center of the dust cap by drawing lines across the cap parallel to two of the grip ridges.


Drill out the dust cap, slowly at first then faster for a clean finish.




Next it is time to install the HID bulbs through the dust cap and into the housing. Make sure your ballasts are not attached to the bulbs at this time. Thread the connecting wires through the dust cap backwards.


Pull the rubber stopper through the 1” hole you drilled. It should sit flush but slightly loose.


To secure the rubber stopper push back on the black peace so it goes through the inside of the rubber stopper and through the dust cap. It will secure the stopper and make it water tight!




Looks GOOD!
 

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HID Install 3!

3.)

Now insert the HID bulb into your light housing. Remove the clear plastic bulb cover. DON’T TOUCH THE GLASS BULB, or the oils on your hand will burn out the bulb when it lights up and gets hot. Place the bulb in place, and snap down the metal spring lock.


Cut off the back part of the bulb cover, you won’t need it any more.


Note on Wiring. When you remove the stock bulbs there is no indication on which side is positive and which is negative, because to bulbs it does not matter. For your ballasts however it is important to get the polarity right. I used a digital multi meter to check which side of the bulb plug is positive and which is negative. This picture summarizes what I found. This might be completely different on your bike, so I suggest you check which side of the plug goes to the green – ground / negative, and which side goes to blue – live / positive.




Plug your hid power connectors (wires) into your stock bulb connector. I did not solder them because it was a snug fit and it is easy to access the connector through the dust cap if any problems arise, which I don’t expect. This makes it easy to switch back to regular lighting if I need to.


Close up the dust cap by twisting it clockwise, and don’t forget the rubber seal that goes around the dust cap. This is seal keeps water and dust from your nice new lights!


Check out how the bulb fits! It’s like it was made for your Honda!
 

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HID Install 4!

4.)

Reinstall the front fairing, only if you took it off in to do the install. (Duh.) It should look like this, nice and clean with the tabs folded down. DO NOT forget locktite. I used blue locktite, which you can get at Home Depot.


Check proper functionality before you start hiding the ballasts and zip tying all over the place. Plug in both ballasts to the bulbs. There are 3 plugs, and they only go in one way. Two skinny ones and one fat one. Once plugged in it should look something like this.




Keep the ballasts somewhere until you make sure everything works. Start up the bike to make sure everything is fine.


Check out those lights! Looks kind of blue but that’s just because the white balance of my camera was not right. See the later photos for pure white light!


Hide the ballasts on either side of the bike by using the double stick tape provided. I mounted my ballasts on the main frame under the rubber liner, and hidden beneath the radiator filler cap, and the circuit heat sink. When sticking the ballasts down make sure you apply enough pressure so they adhere properly. You will be zip tying them later for added security.
Radiator side: (Side without the kickstand)






Heart Sink Side: (Side with the kickstand)


 

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HID Install 5!

5.)

Now we have to bundle up the wires and hide the ignitors as well. This is how I did mine.








Once the ballasts are installed nice and tight reattach the fairings. Just follow the removal instructions in reverse. They are also in your owner’s manual page 90. Here are some pictures of the other plastics that I had to remove to install the ballasts. You will reinstall these before reattaching the mid fairings. They are attached with clips and hex screws.




Once your fairings are reinstalled this is how the finished product should look from the drivers point of view.


 

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HID Install More Pics!

Head on shots did not really come out so well, but it looks awesome. Like my bike is some kind of light entity.




Enjoy! If you find any parts confusing let me know. This can be a work in progress and I will be editing it and adding stuff to make easy to follow.
:thrasher::thrasher::wav::thrasher::thrasher:
 

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Why does the left side look brighter than the other.
Because of the position of the camera relative to the reflector. The reflectors are not pointed exactly at the same direction. Also the bulbs do not go in the same way. One goes in with the tab facing up, and the other goes in with the tab facing right. :book1:
 
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