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Old 07-12-2009, 08:17 AM
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Did a search, and it came up with nothing

So heres a question to those that run HIDs on the low headlight, do you guys use any timers to activate the hid?
 
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Old 07-12-2009, 08:12 PM
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mine just turn on when the key is on...never had a problem...even if i leave them on without the bike running for like 3 mins it still starts up quickly...
 
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Old 07-12-2009, 11:06 PM
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Originally Posted by redzintimidator View Post
mine just turn on when the key is on...never had a problem...even if i leave them on without the bike running for like 3 mins it still starts up quickly...
Ditto. In the long run it may affect the life of your ballast with coming to full power then flashing off and on again right away, but I've had mine installed for over two years with no issues. And with how cheap HIDs are these days, I don't see why it'd matter anyway, as long as it lasts a year or two.
 
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Old 07-12-2009, 11:50 PM
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Agreed with above.. I haven't had any problems with mine either.. Plus with a timer if you don't start your bike right away the lights are going to come on anyways.. You may get talking with some one or get distracted by something else =)
 
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Old 07-13-2009, 05:49 AM
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All,

Thanks for the info!!!
 
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Old 07-13-2009, 12:41 PM
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I added a relay that keeps if from coming on till the bike is running, look in the how-to forum.
 
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Old 07-13-2009, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Lamar Vannoy View Post
I added a relay that keeps if from coming on till the bike is running, look in the how-to forum.
Found it:
https://cbrforum.com/forum/showthrea...ht=Delay+Relay

Thanks for the info

I might change my plans, and just go with HIDs on the high beam...

Decisions decisions
 
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Old 07-13-2009, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by knonfs View Post
Found it:
https://cbrforum.com/forum/showthrea...ht=Delay+Relay

Thanks for the info

I might change my plans, and just go with HIDs on the high beam...

Decisions decisions
That's silly. Sure it's brighter, but HIDs need warm-up time to get to full brightness. Plus what if you want to just flash someone for misc reasons?

Just my opinion. I run HID low and halogen high because I use my high beam frequently for things other than riding down dark back roads.
 
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Old 07-13-2009, 04:17 PM
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That's silly. Sure it's brighter, but HIDs need warm-up time to get to full brightness. Plus what if you want to just flash someone for misc reasons?

Just my opinion. I run HID low and halogen high because I use my high beam frequently for things other than riding down dark back roads.

Good point!
 
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I run low and high at all times. i say fck everyone else atleast they see me better that way. and oregon law is you can run up to 3 lights at once that are the same wattage nothing about no cut beams lol
 

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