Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Forum banner

1 - 10 of 10 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,110 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
So I've had this lighting dilemma for a while now so I'll just list my timeline here for you and inform you of where I now stand.

- Purchased an HID kit on eBay.
- Had igniting issues so I picked up a relay harness.
- relay harness was massive, started looking for LED's.
- Found some LED's. They were bright, but my forks hit the back of them.
- couldn't find shorter LED's so I gave up.
- Purchased HID kit from Hard Racing (ignitor/relay built into ballast)

I'll tell you what, after chalking my issue up to shitty ballasts in my cheap eBay kit, these Hard Racing HID's are INCREDIBLE!!!! If you guys are looking for a good set of HID's for a decent price, visit HR. I've never dealt with them before but after this experience they've earned a customer for life. I placed my order at 5:30 on a week night for an H11 and an H9 kits and within 45 minutes I got an email reply confirming my bulb selection because their books indicated my bike took a different sized bulb. I replied immediately and they confirmed. Mind you these guys are on eastern time and it was almost 7pm. Pretty impressive if you ask me. Everything shipped 2 day (picked up a cool shirt too for $5) so I essentially got it just as fast as I would have from Amazon. Their communication was incredible, shipping was fast, prices were pretty damn good and the lights were fantastic. I highly recommend you guys check them out if you haven't already.

FYI, I ordered an H11 and H9 bulb and while most kits just send you a bulb labeled H8/H9/H11 and they're supposed to be interchangeable, these bulbs actually came as H9 and H11 respectively and each fit extremely snug into their respective sides only. These are some high quality lights!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13,657 Posts
Any chance the hi beam side is a biXenon? Can it act as a low beam with a cut off?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,110 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
I don't believe they are. I just looked on their website and it makes no mention of bi-Xenon
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,773 Posts
Any chance the hi beam side is a biXenon? Can it act as a low beam with a cut off?
From my understanding a bi Xenon would be a projector with a solenoid actuated dimmer shad that covers part of the bulb to reduce light output as the HID lights have a slow start up and warm up time.

So in other words unless he got a projector retrofit kit it won't be a biXenon
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13,657 Posts
From my understanding a bi Xenon would be a projector with a solenoid actuated dimmer shad that covers part of the bulb to reduce light output as the HID lights have a slow start up and warm up time.

So in other words unless he got a projector retrofit kit it won't be a biXenon
It was possible a few years ago, to buy bulbs that had the shutter built into the bulb assembly... that way you could install the single bulb and get both the low and high beam patterns.

If I were to put in HID on the high beam side, this is how I would want to do it. Project a low beam pattern until I hit the high beam switch moving the shutter. That way I don't have to wait for the high beam bulb to warm up, and I increase the amount of light 'thrown' for the low beam(s). Plus it wouldn't annoy other drivers....
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
35 Posts
I'm going to check those out do they have a relay harness or no? I bought hids from the retrofit source and the harness is way to big I got it tucked into the bike but their harness has a 5 second delay for turn on they said it's to make the load on the electrical system less on start up but because of that I can't flash my high beam
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13,657 Posts
I'm going to check those out do they have a relay harness or no? I bought hids from the retrofit source and the harness is way to big I got it tucked into the bike but their harness has a 5 second delay for turn on they said it's to make the load on the electrical system less on start up but because of that I can't flash my high beam
This is why I would leave the Hi beam as a standard Halogen, if I can't find a BiXenon to fit in that location.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,110 Posts
Discussion Starter #8
No relay harness required. They have an ignitor built into the ballast. If you look at the photo on their website it shows the external ignitor. This is actually built into the ballast so don't go by the pictures. Mine fire right up every time with no problems. My old set didn't have this feature, just a straight 35w ballast enclosed in plastic. Theyseemed to have a mind of their own. We actually hooked them up in a buddy's truck last night and they seem to be working just fine. I'm just thinking the smaller ignition system on the bike had something to do with it. Almost like it wasn't pulling enough to actually ignite the bulb. This is not the case with the kit I got from HARD Racing.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
35 Posts
No relay harness required. They have an ignitor built into the ballast. If you look at the photo on their website it shows the external ignitor. This is actually built into the ballast so don't go by the pictures. Mine fire right up every time with no problems. My old set didn't have this feature, just a straight 35w ballast enclosed in plastic. Theyseemed to have a mind of their own. We actually hooked them up in a buddy's truck last night and they seem to be working just fine. I'm just thinking the smaller ignition system on the bike had something to do with it. Almost like it wasn't pulling enough to actually ignite the bulb. This is not the case with the kit I got from HARD Racing.
Thanks it also looks like you need to order 2 kits if you want one for high beam one for low beam because it says it comes with 1 bulb 1 ballast I emailed them asking about that but I'm waiting on a response
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,110 Posts
Discussion Starter #10
Yes, that is correct. You will need to order 2. You do get a discount on the second setup and I think it came out to $86'ish for the 2 sides. Still a great deal for the quality your getting IMO. More than likely, there are two different sizes as well. Look on the back of the OEM bulb and it will have the sizes if you don't already know.
 
1 - 10 of 10 Posts
Top