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Old 03-24-2011, 06:00 PM
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i have a 600rr 08 i'm installing hid headlights. i was told that i needed a relay to go to my high beam so the bulbs will be the same power when i turn the high beams on. So i installed the regular dirive light and ballast and it works. but i looked at relay and it isn't long enought to reach and i don't want to go hackin wire up to extend it, but i noticed a lot of guys aren't using a relay, so i hooked up the other bulb and it works, but it is quite a bit britter, i'm not sure if it is just the angle of the bulb, since the bulb is turned or if it is acually brighter. so right now i have 2 hid headlight installed with no relay, do i need the relay, or is it just the angle of the bulb that makes it look brighter??? and any pic of where to hide the ballast? i can't really find a place there isn't much lenght of wire to really move it very far away???
 
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Old 03-24-2011, 06:17 PM
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Unless your running a different watt to your bright it will be the same brightness. It Only appears brighter because the light housing has the reflectors positioned differently which scatters the light a different way.

As for hiding the ballast you just kinda gotta wiggle it in there to where it stays. I dont have any photos of where mine.
 
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Old 03-24-2011, 06:25 PM
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What Bulbs do you have?
If you have a H7 then it is just the reflector that makes the hi beam, where as if you have a Hi/Lo like H4 type bulb then you need the relay in order to make them switch from Lo to Hi.
 
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:47 PM
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ok thanks yea i have h7... hmmm so theres really no way to adjust the position of the bulb. to be the same??
 
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:52 PM
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ok thanks yea i have h7... hmmm so theres really no way to adjust the position of the bulb. to be the same??
I have the same problem on my F4i, The only thing you can do is aim the hi beam down but then you will have no hi beam.
That headlight set-up with 1 on and the other the hi beam is the only thing I hate about my honda
 
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:59 PM
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ok how do u aim it down it fits in on sideways thats how the bulb goes in, that doesn't move.. how can i move it
 
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Old 04-11-2011, 11:01 AM
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ok how do u aim it down it fits in on sideways thats how the bulb goes in, that doesn't move.. how can i move it
You have to angle the actual headlight down not the bulb.
There should be 2 screws on your headlight housing one for vertical and one for horizontal.
If you do this though, you will not have any hi-beam for driving down dark roads with no street lights
This will not make them the exact same but it will be the closet to being able to drive with both lights on without pissing everyone around you off unless you do a projector set-up.
 
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