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#518763 - 09/11/09 10:49 AM Re: HID Low Beam Install on 1200RT [Re: Buckster]  
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I have not noticed any interference with either AM or FM on the stock radio. Buckster


2006 R1200RT
Dark Graphite Metallic
White Aluminum Metallic engine spoiler
#519826 - 09/14/09 02:48 PM Re: HID Low Beam Install on 1200RT [Re: Buckster]  
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Buckster - Please Help!!

I have a 2008 RT and fitted low beam HIDs but they killed the radio except for very strong stations. As I use the radio every day I had to remove the HIDs after many failed attempts to isolate the interference.

I really miss those HIDs and the set you have sound like the ones I need to purchase. Can you let me know the exact model number etc and how you wired them in so that I can have HIDs again?

Many thanks
Toby
R1200RT SE


1999 Harley Davison MT350 (with 604e engine)
2014 F800GT
2015 R1200RT LE
#520376 - 09/15/09 05:50 PM Re: HID Low Beam Install on 1200RT [Re: TJRL]  
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This is the kit that I purchased and installed VVME HID H7 w/ slim ballast Looks like the price is down from the $85 that I paid.
Again I mounted the ballasts below the headlight (away from the radio antenna and its wiring and the speakers). The install is is tight and I am careful when putting the front fairing back on to not pinch a wire. If you click the photos in my previous post, you can get an enlarged view. Buckster


2006 R1200RT
Dark Graphite Metallic
White Aluminum Metallic engine spoiler
#524247 - 09/26/09 06:40 PM Re: HID Low Beam Install on 1200RT [Re: Buckster]  
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Buckster - Thank you for your advice, installation details and link. I purchased three of the VVME kits from your link and have just finished installing the two low beam units (my plan was to fit the high beam later).

Unfortunately my radio reception is again killed by interference from the HIDS!!! As I have used the same kit and think I followed your instructions exactly I am stumped by this. If anyone else uses the BMW radio and is thinking of installing HIDs, this kit does not work on my bike (2008 R1200RT SE).


1999 Harley Davison MT350 (with 604e engine)
2014 F800GT
2015 R1200RT LE
#554244 - 12/30/09 09:23 PM Re: HID Low Beam Install on 1200RT [Re: Buckster]  
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Originally Posted By: Buckster
Alternate mounting location for the ballast is under the headlight assembly. The ballasts are held in place with some strong double stick tape that I found at Home Depot.




I ran the wiring through the supplied grommet and connected to the stock headlight bulb connector. I have not had any issues other than the occasional failure to fire on one of the headlights that I think is actually due to a older weakening orginal battery.




The advantage to this location is the ability to remove the front fairing without having to disconnect a number of wires.. The thickness of the ballasts is important to clear the oil cooler during fitting of the fairing.
Buckster


Thank you Buckster for posting the way you did your HID's I just did mine the same way and they work great.

Thanks again,
Bob


Bob Swager Home (951) 685-4300 Cell (951) 231-0600 Blue 07 R1200RT
#560202 - 01/18/10 05:26 AM Re: HID Low Beam Install on 1200RT [Re: Buckster]  
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Is it possible to hook these ballasts up to a Fuseblock or Eastern beaver PC 8 device? This would avoid the Canbus and ZFE stuff.


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2008 Triumph Speed Triple
2007 HD Ultra Classic (Sold)
2005 HD Road King Classic (Sold)
2004 Suzuki C50 (Sold)
2003 Honda Aero 650 (Totaled)
#560913 - 01/20/10 12:39 PM Re: HID Low Beam Install on 1200RT [Re: Toad]  
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Well?


2009 R1200RT
2008 Triumph Speed Triple
2007 HD Ultra Classic (Sold)
2005 HD Road King Classic (Sold)
2004 Suzuki C50 (Sold)
2003 Honda Aero 650 (Totaled)
#562258 - 01/24/10 07:42 PM Re: HID Low Beam Install on 1200RT [Re: Toad]  
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Yes you can do this. I just finsihed the install using a FuzeBlock fusebox/relay system. I have three ballast under my lighting assembly.

I did run in to thje problem with the bulb fault indicator on the dashboard and am on the board today looking for the best solution. Last one I saw required wiring in a resitior to rmulate the bulb draw, but I want to see if anything new has cropped up or the best way to wire up the resistor.

As an FYI, I tried initially to wire them up directly to the stock wiring harness, but on my 09 the bulbs (all of them) failed to ignite. Every time I tried to start the motorcycle.


2005 R1200ST Piedmont Red/Graphite Black
2009 R1200RT Titan Silver Metallic (Sold)
1996 Cirrus Blue Metallic R1100RT (Sold)
2006 Magnesium Black Metallic K1200LT (Sold)
#569023 - 02/13/10 02:05 AM Re: HID Low Beam Install on 1200RT [Re: ArthurKnowles]  
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Does anyone know if dealers will install an HID kit (not just an h7 bulb)?

Would the HID kit install void the remaining warranty if any?


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#569056 - 02/13/10 03:44 AM Re: HID Low Beam Install on 1200RT [Re: FLrider]  
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HID would have no effect on your warr. if properly installed, and the dealer would be happy to put one in for you most likely but the bill would be frightening... It really is not that hard to do actualy, and seeing that your in FL I am sure that there are some locals that would be willing to help you out for way less. The guys is Spacecoast beemers or the Bcubed fellas maybe?


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03 Buell Blast (sold)
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