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So factory, the low beam is on full with the switch on low beam, and both lights are on full on high beam.

Then when you modify it, both lights are on with less than full at low beam, and both lights are at full on high beam? Am I getting this correct?

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No. When you do this, the low beam is still 100% all the time. The High beam is the only light affected by this. When switch is on low beam the high beam is dim, then when you switch to high beams the high beam goes to 100%
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Great thread, guys at home wondering about this for while.... Still making these? any picks of new ones maybe aluminum enclosure? I would take one for sure
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i built one of these today at work but i used a 50 watt resistor so it doesnt get as hot, took me about an hour to do. you can tell the difference if you go right in front of the bike but to passers by it looks factory built. anyone in the uk doing this like me try rs components for your bits, cost me 7 for the parts.

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Has anybody done this mod with HID's? Does it work?
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This looks like a good idea. I just always keep the brights on.

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I adjusted my high beam lower and now keep it on all the time. I never ride where a high beam would be required.
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Has anybody done this mod with HID's? Does it work?
exactly my thoughts, me and a friend were talking about this and the 40% voltage covers that issue since the only real difference is the housing. So anybody with HID's do this? I have my doubts because the HID setups are already running on low voltage as it is.
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No this can not be done with HID's. HID's run higher Voltage. The ballasts take the 9-15V input and convert it to 85V. This draws less current. They work much like flourecent bulbs in your home. There is a mod I think Tripage has done. It invloves putting another bulb in the high beam side beside the HID.

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For those wondering if I am still doing these. I am sorry but I am not. It is so easy to do if you follow the steps.

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cant you just adjust the highbeam lower and keep it on to get the same effect?
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The headlight reflector housing is different on both sides, the high beam one is curved differently then the low beam one. So when you turn your high beams on it's angled up.
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so, is there a way to turn the lights off and then both on?

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http://www.the12volt.com/relays/relays.asp
does this resistor start at 87 and switch to 87a when the high beam is switched on
or is it the other way around nate i dont get it does it start at 87a and switch to 87 when the highbeam switch is turned on

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damn, no luck with the HID's huh, well if anyone figures it out i would like to know...send me a PM :)



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does this resistor start at 87 and switch to 87a when the high beam is switched on
or is it the other way around nate i dont get it does it start at 87a and switch to 87 when the highbeam switch is turned on

The resistor would be attached to 87a. Then a wire from 87 to after the resistor. I added this to the pic on the first page. Hope that helps.
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awsome write up man
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kick ass... gotta try this
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It's looks very difficult, but awesome write up!

I would love to try this one, but I hate screwing with anything electrical.
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12v or 6v relay????????
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damn, no luck with the HID's huh, well if anyone figures it out i would like to know...send me a PM :)

I will let you know soon a friend of mine got both lights (HID) on...i'm waiting on a @mail how he did it!


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SCREWBEAST- That does the same that I have done. Just way more expensive.
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ive thought of this in the past. its annoying when someone says you have a headlight out.. rather that sit there and explain highbeem lowbeen... anymore i just say "oh okay thanks man" and be on my way. ive always thought it would look better with both sides lit up. and cuttin back the power to the highbeam should make it usable without blinding anyone?? yes???
i dont have the tools or place to do it or id attempt it.
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I was wondering if anyone could email the pics to wire this up to me. I am in the military and our internet isnt the greatest so the pics arent showing up.
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Hi everyone. I loved the idea of the dual headlights. So I followed the how-to guide very closely. I finished the project about a week ago and have been driving around all week with no problems. All of a sudden yesterday morning I hopped on the bike, started it up, and I didn't have ANY headlights anymore. I figured it either had to be a burnt headlight fuse or the bulbs burned out. I checked both and neither was bad. So I checked the box. It appears the resistor got so hot it melted part of the case. I believe it ruined the relay. So I took everything off and returned it to stock wiring and I'm still not getting any power through the headlight wires. Anyone have any thoughts or ideas?
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anyone know if i could just add a resistor to the highbeam so it matches my lowbeam all the time? i dont really need the highbeam. hey nate, you work as an electrical engineer or something kuz i know this is the kind of stuff we work with at my job
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i wired the resistor straight from lowbeam power to high beam power and everything worked fine as planned...for a lil while until my lights went out. somewhere along the line i went wrong..gotta go back and check to see what went out

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Hi everyone. I loved the idea of the dual headlights. So I followed the how-to guide very closely. I finished the project about a week ago and have been driving around all week with no problems. All of a sudden yesterday morning I hopped on the bike, started it up, and I didn't have ANY headlights anymore. I figured it either had to be a burnt headlight fuse or the bulbs burned out. I checked both and neither was bad. So I checked the box. It appears the resistor got so hot it melted part of the case. I believe it ruined the relay. So I took everything off and returned it to stock wiring and I'm still not getting any power through the headlight wires. Anyone have any thoughts or ideas?
Recreant- You either didnt use the correct size resistors, wired it wrong, or had some of the wires showing to get a short. In the Cut Off switch, if the wire comes off you wont get any lights. Check there. If not there are some relays by the tank for the lights. Check those if its not the cut off switch. With out me actually seeing what was done or happened, its hard to diagnose the problem.

My bike which I no longer have, has 10 000 miles since being done. The only problem was after the girl that bought my bike dropped it, and the Cut Off switch wire came loose. Fixed that and its still going.

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i wired the resistor straight from lowbeam power to high beam power and everything worked fine as planned...for a lil while until my lights went out. somewhere along the line i went wrong..gotta go back and check to see what went out
You just want the high beam side low all the time. Just put the resistors inline on the high beam side. Leave the low beam side alone and just keep the headlight switch on high beams all the time.
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well, i wired it from low beam to highbeam so i could actually utilize the highbeam if i wanted to but i guess it wasnt a good idea because no i have the same problem as recreant. i checked the bulbs and fuse but not the relay under the seat or the switch. what am i looking for in the switch? need to get this fixed asap, i cant ride at night dammmit lol..help.
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Also check how you wired it. The first time I did it, I wired it wrong and got a short. It just made the ohms go up so less amperage was drawn and the lights would not go on. But there was nothing else wrong to blow the fuse. So if you had your wires to close and hit a bump and caused a short, this could be why aswell.
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