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Old 10-22-2012, 08:44 PM   #41
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I think 5000K is perfect. In reflections it shows fairly blue, but on the road where it counts, the light is a very nice bright white.
I had 8000k in my bike, swapped them to 5000k.

Later I put back in the 8000k and I was like wtf I can't see anything. Don't see how people can stand 8000k for output
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:47 AM   #42
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I had 8000k in my bike, swapped them to 5000k.

Later I put back in the 8000k and I was like wtf I can't see anything. Don't see how people can stand 8000k for output
I don't understand it either. I saw someone with pink headlights the other day and you could barely see any light more than 10 feet in front of their car. I know we all have moments when we do stupid things, but come on!
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I don't understand it either. I saw someone with pink headlights the other day and you could barely see any light more than 10 feet in front of their car. I know we all have moments when we do stupid things, but come on!
Sure everyone has moments but continuously driving when visibility is shite isn't a moment, that's just called being a dip isht.

on a side note, just found me a driver side SES headlight so I am going to order my kit for das retro!!! Once I am done with that I am putting my other housings with the lamin-x tint and the PIAA bulbs up for sale.
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Sure everyone has moments but continuously driving when visibility is shite isn't a moment, that's just called being a dip isht.

on a side note, just found me a driver side SES headlight so I am going to order my kit for das retro!!! Once I am done with that I am putting my other housings with the lamin-x tint and the PIAA bulbs up for sale.
If I were you I'd keep them.

In case something ever goes wrong and you have to reopen the lights, you have spares so you can take your time.

If you are getting the morimoto mini h1s make sure you do the pre install preparation which involves taking them apart, and sanding down the plunger so it never sticks.

Mine worked flawlessly out of the headlight, but now (it only happens when I am showing my lights off against a wall when they first warm up) if I pull the light switch back to flash the high beams, my driver side one stays engaged in high beam mode. Eventually switching back and forth makes it raise the shield again. I took them apart, and lubed them up but I did not sand them down.

Now I wish I did.

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If I were you I'd keep them.

In case something ever goes wrong and you have to reopen the lights, you have spares so you can take your time.

If you are getting the morimoto mini h1s make sure you do the pre install preparation which involves taking them apart, and sanding down the plunger so it never sticks.

Mine worked flawlessly out of the headlight, but now (it only happens when I am showing my lights off against a wall when they first warm up) if I pull the light switch back to flash the high beams, my driver side one stays engaged in high beam mode. Eventually switching back and forth makes it raise the shield again. I took them apart, and lubed them up but I did not sand them down.

Now I wish I did.

http://www.hidplanet.com/forums/show...moto-Mini-Tips
Well I always take the advice of people that have walked the path before me so I think I will keep them. +1 for the linkage, always helpful!
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Well I always take the advice of people that have walked the path before me so I think I will keep them. +1 for the linkage, always helpful!
No problem at all, mine have no issues unless I do a "high beam flash" then the driver side sometimes sticks.

Never the passenger though...

But yeah I wish I had a spare set, then I wouldn't have had to rush the install and wouldn't mind taking them out to adjust/fix anything in the future.

I want to take mine out and rotate the passenger projector a hair, and I think I found the problem with my driver side adjuster being so low.

The shield inside might have warped, or I didn't have it in the correct spot and when it raises, it hits the turn signal bowl. But the passenger side doesn't.

I will have to pull it apart, shove a screw driver in the turn signal bulb hole and try to pop it out of the way so it works correctly
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Going to get this going too.


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result by DarderSauce, on Flickr

Only Downside: You can see the solenoid and spring at the right angle.


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But I figured that wouldn't be so bad.

What EXACTLY is it that makes the solenoid stick? Does it stick because it isn't smooth enough?

I have a friend that is an engineer and he works a lot with teflon coatings. I am going to see if he can hook me up and coat my solenoids. This would make it sooooooooo smooth I doubt I would have to worry about pre-install prep. But I think that might be a long shot so I will keep you updated.
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Going to get this going too.


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Only Downside: You can see the solenoid and spring at the right angle.


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But I figured that wouldn't be so bad. I have a friend that is an engineer and he works a lot with teflon coatings. I am going to see if he can hook me up and coat my solenoids. This would make it sooooooooo smooth I doubt I would have to worry about pre-install prep. But I think that might be a long shot so I will keep you updated.
Exactly what I did to mine, except mine are painted red. I wanted to do the whole demon eye set up then decided against it. I kinda like this better because I don't have to turn any led's on and get out my car to enjoy the look. I just need a direct beam of light and it looks badass.

Plus, no attention from the cops
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Plus, no attention from the cops
That's what I am looking for. I wanted to do red to match my car but all the red ones I have seen don't look as nice as the blue..... I should look for a metalic red high heat paint.
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That's what I am looking for. I wanted to do red to match my car but all the red ones I have seen don't look as nice as the blue..... I should look for a metalic red high heat paint.
Yeah, definitely use high heat. I used engine enamel and cured it in the oven before I installed them.
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