Headlight question

John Soliday johnsoliday at msn.com
Thu Nov 12 06:41:08 PST 2009

What brand was your HID conversion, sounds pricey.  I have separate bulbs on my Vrod so I could modulate the high beam alone I guess.  Will be interesting to look into to though.  I agree about it not working on the HID now that I think of how the HID works...


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From: gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com [mailto:gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com] On Behalf Of Ian Westlake
Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2009 3:06 AM
To: GPZ List
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Subject: Re: Headlight question

I'm not an expert but i'm prety sure modulators won't work on HID  
because the light comes from an arc that vaporises elements inside the  
gas in the bulb, not a filament. The arc Is regulated by the ballast  
that comes with the kit to keep the light constant rather than  
flickering ( much as in a flourescent tube light ) I think a modulator  
would either stop it completely or the ballast would keep the light  
constant anyway.
Myself , I would sacrifice the extra daytime visibility gained by the  
modulator for the better night vision. The hid is much more visible by  
day anyway. When I've been on the bike and the wifes been in the car  
she has always said she can tell it's me behind her by the headlight!
Hope this helps
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On 11 Nov 2009, at 23:05, "John Soliday" <johnsoliday at msn.com> wrote:

> Can you use a modulator with an HID?  My modulator took a dump and  
> I'm needing to get a modulator for the Vrod as well and might  
> upgrade to both as my vision in the dark has, let us say, diminished  
> with age....
> John
> -----Original Message-----
> From: gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com [mailto:gpzlist- 
> bounces at micapeak.com] On Behalf Of Ian Westlake
> Sent: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 1:32 PM
> To: GPZ List
> Cc: Kawasaki GPZ1100 discussion
> Subject: Re: Headlight question
> Hi John, I have an HID conversion on my 95 and it's probably the best
> purchase I've made! The difference is amazing, it's not so much that
> it's brighter, it's just so much whiter. The beam spread is superb and
> you get no dull patches like you do with a STD bulb. Fairly easy to
> fit and about £60 off eBay here in the uk. When I first installed I
> was constantly looking for excuses to go out at night and use my new
> "laser cannon" . Had it on for over a year now with no problems.
> Ian in Suffolk
> Sent from my iPhone
> On 11 Nov 2009, at 16:53, john leonard <jlmdx at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> Can anyone recommend a replacement headlight bulb/kit for the GPZ?
>> The 92069 stock bulb is a bit on the weak side.
>> Has anyone picked up an HID kit or PIAA bulb, and do they make that
>> much of a difference?
>> Thanks, john
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