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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-04-2007, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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Putting HID's in a 04 GSX-R 600

So I want to put some HID's in my gixxer.

Problem is, I'm not sure which headlights are which. I just got this bike a few days ago and am still mad confused as to which light comes out of which place on the bike.

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So I want to make the low beam HID come out of that bottom projector housing (the circular thing), and I guess the high beam come out of the top. But I noticed with regular headlights, both of them light up at the same time? I'm super confused.

Any help, and links on to where to buy these would be greatly appreciated.

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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-04-2007, 03:14 PM
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I'd HID the low beam, no point in making both HID.
Unless you plan to make someone blind for the rest of their life.
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low beam is the bottom projector. the bulb size is h7

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Awesome. Then why does light come out of both (upper bowl and lower projector)?
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because the top reflector is also low beam, its a dual filament bulb. one filament is for low beam and the other is for highbeam. i would not put hid's on the top though

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ok so there are basically 3 headlights.

low beam - in projector

low beam - in top bowl \---both these two are the same bulb
high beam - in top bowl /
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thats basically it. although the reflector low beam acts more like a running light, you wouldnt even notice it if you removed it at night.

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I've got HIDs top and bottom. I've got the bottom projector as the low beam, and both are on for the high beam. It is extremely bright. I can see so much better riding at night. I have a dark smoke shield on my helmet and have no problems seeing at night. Oncoming traffic doesn't appreciate it as much as I do and my friends refuse to ride out in front of me if I have the high beam on.
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hey UDLUZE, could you pm me how you did the HID stuff cuz i too have an 05 and i would like to get more light and i wanna know how much customization (cutting type stuff) you had to do and how hard it was... thanks brah

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I'd HID the low beam, no point in making both HID.
Unless you plan to make someone blind for the rest of their life.
haha thats true!
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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-09-2011, 05:45 PM
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How do u get to the bulbs easier tho
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post #12 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-09-2011, 05:46 PM
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Also do u need a spacer I'n the low high beam on 05 should be same as 04
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has anyone done a how to for the k5 gsxr? i'm the same situation right now, i have the kit but haven't installed yet. i haven't been able to find anything for the 04-05 gsxr's.
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has anyone done a how to for the k5 gsxr? i'm the same situation right now, i have the kit but haven't installed yet. i haven't been able to find anything for the 04-05 gsxr's.
I'm finding that HIDs on the K5 is very frustrating. Inside the projector is a peice of metal with two squares cut into it. When the HID bulb is on, it makes a very weird light pattern. The best way I can describe it is it looks like the eyes and mouth of jack o lantern. I have headlight housing in two peices to try to get that out of there, but I cannot get to it to cut it out. :(

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post #15 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-29-2011, 06:12 AM
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H7 Low beam

H4 Low/High beam

Slim ballasts (make sure one has 2 wires and the other has 3 wires)

No cutting or splicing.

Plug your original harness into the ballast, then plug the ballast into the new bulbs. Use some good 3m double sided tape to mount the ballasts inside the fairings. Most people mount them on the left side fairing behind that little splash guard.

SUPER EASY job!!!

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This is a really easy job. If you can screw a lighbulb into your lamp at home, you're more than qualified to install HID's hahaha.

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thats basically it. although the reflector low beam acts more like a running light, you wouldnt even notice it if you removed it at night.
Is there a way to stop the lo beam from shining on the top bulb? Would I get a single bulb or what? Or do I just keep it because they wont notice it with my HIDs on?
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This is a really easy job. If you can screw a lighbulb into your lamp at home, you're more than qualified to install HID's hahaha.
Haha i wouldnt go that far, there are things to plug in and such.
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It is definitely easy as hell to do this. It is truly plug and play. It took me a matter of 30 min tops and that may be over exaggerating. Also that is taking the top fairing off, windshield and speedo just to make sure I had room to work.
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I'm also still wondering if I can replace the dual filament bulb with a single filament bulb to work with just my highbeam.
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If anyone can help me with the above question I would love it. Thanks.
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post #22 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-04-2012, 12:26 PM
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i have a k5 and i've installed my HID kit H4 is the top bulb it has a smaller bulb attached that acts like the High beam.So Dimmick if you get the H4 bulb there's nothing to worry about mine works great .. ive attached a image to explain



it has a smaller bulb attached that acts like the High beam

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But this will eliminate my 2 low beams from shining all the time? I want the top bulb off unless I put my high beams on. Basically my low beam is the projector on the bottom and I just want the top bulb to only be my high beam. I was wondering if just pluging in a high beam bulb if that would make that happen.
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I've got HIDs top and bottom. I've got the bottom projector as the low beam, and both are on for the high beam. It is extremely bright. I can see so much better riding at night. I have a dark smoke shield on my helmet and have no problems seeing at night. Oncoming traffic doesn't appreciate it as much as I do and my friends refuse to ride out in front of me if I have the high beam on.




Do you have a problem with them flickering on an off? I have hids in my highs n lows n at night they shut off on me an it gets kinda scary..lol
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