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1Back to top Go down   headlight Empty headlight on Sat Dec 27, 2014 6:13 pm

emmanuelfiadjoe

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I use a zenon HID head lamp. though its bright, it seems the headlight lens does not focus the beam on the road but spreads the light.
Any help?


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Model: K 100 RS 83 (0502,0503,0513)
Series: K589 (k100, RS, RT, LT)
Production Month/Year: 07/1984
Region: Europe
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2Back to top Go down   headlight Empty Re: headlight on Sat Dec 27, 2014 6:44 pm

Inge K.

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The headlight is designed to use a H-4 bulb and nothing else.
If you search the net this is a common problem when doing this conversion.
It also disturbs oncomming vehicles.


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3Back to top Go down   headlight Empty Re: headlight on Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:47 pm

RicK G

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For a HID light to work properly it needs the correct reflector and lens.  The light source of a H4 is about the size of a grain if wheat where the light source of a HID is the size of a marble so the light does not reflect properly and the lens cant break up the low beam so it only shines to the correct side of the road.


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4Back to top Go down   headlight Empty Re: headlight on Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:49 pm

Two Wheels Better

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Try one of Eastern Beaver's headlight relay kits which allow 'all' of the available power to go to the globe which makes it more efficient which in turn makes it brighter.

Eastern Beaver


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5Back to top Go down   headlight Empty Re: headlight on Sat Dec 27, 2014 10:15 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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There is a thread on the HID conversion but you have to change the reflector as well.

As suggested adding relays works much better especially if you use a higher wattage bulb.

Don't be tempted to use LED bulb, that doesn't work either.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 105,200 miles
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6Back to top Go down   headlight Empty Re: headlight on Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:14 am

Ed

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Just fitted one of these in the last week or so, it made a big difference to the standard H4 globes.
I tried a 50 plus , was OK but this sure helps.
headlight Plus_110


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Am currently midway through installing a set of Cree 10w driving lights for added noticeability.


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1987 K100RT  Ex- police        
1989 K100LT  Ol' Blue and "Kart" the Kamper trailer.  now KAPUT . 
1993 K1100RS  0194321         Colour #690 Silk Blue  aka " Smurfette"
2018 Kart upgrade.
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7Back to top Go down   headlight Empty Re: headlight on Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:16 am

charlie99

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good one ed ...hope it works out well at night .
cheers


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8Back to top Go down   headlight Empty Re: headlight on Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:24 am

Ed

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doing well so far Charlie , I'd recommend to anyone for semi open road venturing . For further afield such as the open plains of Africa or the Nullabor , more research is required.
My first test was on the Hunter expressway, I left them on high beam and didn't appear to worry the oncoming traffic. no one flashed back at me affraid.


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1987 K100RT  Ex- police        
1989 K100LT  Ol' Blue and "Kart" the Kamper trailer.  now KAPUT . 
1993 K1100RS  0194321         Colour #690 Silk Blue  aka " Smurfette"
2018 Kart upgrade.
headlight 10_x_110
    

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