jjohnsonlta at gmail.com
Mon Nov 16 19:33:11 PST 2009
Let us know if you find one and where. I might be interested in making
On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 11:59 AM, John Soliday <johnsoliday at msn.com> wrote:
> 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.
> -----Original Message-----
> 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.
> Best wishes
> Sent from my iPhone
> 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...
> > John
> > -----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
> > Ian
> > 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....
> >> 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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