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post #21 of 107 (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 09:15 AM
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Well Damn.....this is amazing !!

I got the kit in about 4 days (over Thanksgiving) from Gotham. Tonight, I read the DIY for 15 minutes and went to it.

Step-by-step with patience. No issues whatsoever. Took about 60 minutes from start to all lights lit. I used PIAA Xtreme White bulbs for the running lights. They are 168 T10.

Everything went just exactly as it's posted above. All lights fired right up without any second guessing or spade swapping.

I'll tell you that I'm SO f**king psyched that I had to post this before securing the wiring and ballasts.

It's just arctic white, killer light. I don't know how we lived without this mod.

Thanks to Gotham and Frank Q.

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Thanks for the kind words Mark! We try our best to be quick about shipping, I hate paying for a product and then waiting lol. I am on 12 weeks waiting for my twin turbo kit for my Viper after being told 6 weeks, im dying haha. I would also be interested in hearing about how the piaa LEDs hold up!

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Glad to hear the DIY was helpful!
How are those running light bulbs working out for you?
Do they kind of match the color of the HID bulbs?
pics?

and yeah, Gotham has a good product.
Thanks Frank

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Thanks for the write up! Will definitely be doing this mod!


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Glad to hear the DIY was helpful!
How are those running light bulbs working out for you?
Do they kind of match the color of the HID bulbs?
pics?

and yeah, Gotham has a good product.
I scrutinized the color match on the PIAA bulbs. They are close enough for me but not as white to my eye. I took a few pics but they were crap. I was too tired to jack around with my cameras late last night. I'll try to get some shots up this eve.




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Just wanted to say thanks to the op and everyone on the thread. I found it to be a big help to me while installing my Gotham 55W 5000k HID. I Did try to install them without removing the front fairing but I just couldn't hide wires good enough so that I was happy with it or that it was out of the way of the steering. So I took the fairing off just so I could hide everything better but I found that to be tough as you don't really know whats going to interfere once you get it back on. After several tries and removing the front fairings twice I found a great spot for everything. Everything is completely hidden, looks great, and is out of the way of the steering.

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Nitronut, that looks awesome. Nice and clean. Thanks for posting.

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Yea I agree thanks for posting, looks super clean. Take one of the bike with the HIDs on if you get some time

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More pics as requested. Everything is back on the bike and well hidden





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I'm not very wire friendly...where exactly do those spade plugs go into? A picture would be great! Thanks in advance

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I'm not very wire friendly...where exactly do those spade plugs go into? A picture would be great! Thanks in advance
I guess I'm not really sure what your asking. If you look on page one of this thread you can see a pic of the HID kit and get a idea of where the wires go to. After its installed 4 wires come out of the back of the headlight assembly. 2 of those wires go to the bulb and the other 2 plug into the factory plug that use to be plugged into the factory bulb

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Another thank you for the write up. Did mine today and took about 30 minutes thanks to you!


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Great write up and pictures guys.

Question on the Running LEDs, Any codes thrown?

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