johnsoliday at msn.com
Mon Nov 16 11:59:53 PST 2009
Thanks, I'll surf over on ebay tonight as I either need to replace the modulator that went out on the GPZ or go the HID route.
From: gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com [mailto:gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com] On Behalf Of Ian Westlake
Sent: Monday, November 16, 2009 10:49 AM
To: GPZ List
Subject: Re: Headlight question
Hi john, sorry didn't reply sooner been without wifi all weekend. The
hid isn't branded, it was from eBay from a guy with very good feedback
and cost just over £60. There were some cheaper ones but not with such
good reviews. Have to repeat it's still probably the best £60 I've
ever spent on that bike. I also have a triumph sprint with twin h4
halogens but the night riding on that is no better than the single hid.
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On 12 Nov 2009, at 14:41, "John Soliday" <johnsoliday at msn.com> wrote:
> 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...
> -----Original Message-----
> 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
> Cc: GPZ List
> 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
> Sent from my iPhone
> 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....
>> -----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
>> 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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