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hello all, this is my first post here so i thought it should be a write-up.

if you are thinking about hid's look no further than the ddm motorcycle kit.

i got the 35 watt 8000k both headlight kit.

http://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/DDM-35W-55W-Dual-Motorcycle-HID-Kit

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/17458439/IMG_20110507_122838.jpg

it comes with everything you need minus 5" of heavy-duty Velcro. the only modification i made to the bike was cutting a 1" hole in the dust cover for the headlight housing.

difficulty: 2 out of 5
time: 20 minutes
cost: $40-$50 depending on if you want 35 watt or 55 watt
shipping: my s&h was $13. YMMV

lets get started.

Step 1: remove the black covers under your grips. there is one body screw that holds these on.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/17458439/IMG_20110509_152437.jpg


Step 2: remove the dust caps from the back of the headlight. (i didn't get a pic of this, but on the 636 you can see them pretty easily) they turn left=off.

Step 3: remove the stock wiring off the stock light bulb. it pulls right off.

Step 4: remove the stock bulb. there is a small metal clip that holds the bulb in. don't toss this you will need it.

Step 5: remove the HIDs from the plastic housings they are shipped in. DON'T TOUCH the bulb or drop it or bang it on anything while installing it.

Step 6: install the HID the same way you would install any headlight. it only goes in one way. make sure you get the metal hook on right.

Step 7: cut a 1" hole in that plastic dust-cover that you took of in step 2. it doesn't have to be pretty that grommet will cover it up. i just used a wood drill-bit.

Step 8: thread the wires through the hole you just made. make sure the cover is facing the right direction and push the grommet into the hole. the big connector will be tight, but wiggle it and it should pop in. didn't take a picture of this either, sorry.

step 9: plug the blades into the stock harness. back to black and the other color to blue.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/17458439/IMG_20110507_202903.jpg

Step 10: you can install the dust cover now. just kinda smosh the wires in and twist right-tight

step 11: plug the other end of the harness from step 9 into the ballast (big black box) it only goes in one way. then plug the wires coming out of the ballast into the wires coming out of the headlight. again, they can only plug in one way.
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/17458439/IMG_20110509_151910.jpg

step 12: TEST IT. lowbeam and hi-beam.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/17458439/IMG_20110508_091936.jpg

step 13: if everything works figure out where you want to mount the ballasts and use the Velcro to stick them there. i choose right on top of the headlight housing. but i suppose you could put them where-ever the wires will reach. zip-tie the wires out of sight using the included zip-ties.

Step 14: adjust the headlights down so you don't blind everyone. just turn the screw and you will notice the beam going up or down. make sure you beam is projecting on a wall in front of you there are two screws on the left and right of the rear headlight housing the one to the left is vertical adjustment and the right is horizontal adjustment

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/17458439/IMG_20110510_211049.jpg

step 15: replace those black faring pieces you removed in step 1 and go out and enjoy your new headlights!

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/17458439/IMG_20110510_205837.jpg

thanks ryan for the walk-through at 1 am the day before
thanks tukn20s for step 14.
 

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i installed ddm tuning HID's on my 09 just last week. so far i love them, i can see so much better than previously! I bought 35w 6000k, and they are perfect.
 

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are they hella blinding? i wanted to do them on my 636 too but they have reflector type lenses, the projector type lenses focus the beam so its cool but the ones on the 636 will just scramble it and blind everyone i would think
 

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^ Yes, it does glare quite a bit. This is DDM 55w 6000k in the stock 05-06 reflector housing from 15ft:



You can see lots of light bleeding past the hotspot, which is also fairly large. The road was quite washed out by the brightness and the foreground was way too bright, diminishing my distance vision. They basically trick you into thinking they are brighter when you really lose visibility. 35W would probably be better, but 55W is obviously overkill.
 

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are they hella blinding? i wanted to do them on my 636 too but they have reflector type lenses, the projector type lenses focus the beam so its cool but the ones on the 636 will just scramble it and blind everyone i would think
no blinding anyone..all you have to do is adjust the headlight beam by simply turning a screw...i had to point mines down a bit...i drive with my highbeams on too...so far i haven't noticed the lights blinding anyone...
 

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yeah :( installed a new set on saturday but got into a crash on monday AM on my way to work. That same monday, i received a bunch of stuff i ordered for my ride too.
smh...
 

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no blinding anyone..all you have to do is adjust the headlight beam by simply turning a screw...i had to point mines down a bit...i drive with my highbeams on too...so far i haven't noticed the lights blinding anyone...
how do you adjust them down? if you can take a pic i'll add that step to the guide.
 

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how do you adjust them down? if you can take a pic i'll add that step to the guide.
just turn the screw and you will notice the beam going up or down..make sure you beam is projecting on a wall in front of you..simple

there are two screws on the left and right of the rear headlight housing..the one to the left is vertical adjustment and the right is horizontal adjustment
 

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Nice write up! I need these, not so much for the night time though. I just like to be visible with all the old people running around, too many deer at night to ride lol
 

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If you car use one bulb to give both High and Low beams, that means your current bulb have two filaments, or we called it

Dual Beam Bulb; If you need your high beam to work properly, then you should buy a Bi-Xenon HID(our model bulb-3) which gives

you both High and Low in Xenon.
This high beam will work correctly and will point where you tell it to. Bi-Xenon bulbs usually come with 3 wires per bulb.

They also come with a control unit that handles the low vs high beam.Bi-Xenon bulbs can move, so you can have one bulb to

give you High and Low. http://www.vvme.com/hid-conversion-kits-bixenon-hid-conversion-kit-c-44_46.html
 

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Did you have to up the headlight fuse from 10amp to 15-20amp?
i did not.


after running these a while i'm thinking about going back to stock/halogen on the highbeam. the HID takes a while to heat up when you need it, so flipping on the high isn't instant like it used to be with the stock light. maybe i'll go with a silverstar or something that kinda matches the color of the 8000k.
 

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Stray just wondering if the 55w bulbs were getting too hot in the housings? I don't want to et tr 55w ones of they are going to melt them. Have you noticed anything? How long u have em on.
 

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I had the 55w low beam in for about 6 months on stock wiring, stock fuse, and no relay with no issues. The 05-06 headlights are quite large internally, so heat dissipation isn't really an issue. I'd assume you'd run into more problems if you had an 07-08 or 09+ bike with small singular projectors.

If you decide to go with 55w in the high beam as well then you might run into all of the above issues. I would highly suggest against it anyway, precisely for the reason thedudejdog mentioned. HIDs are worthless for highbeams when you really need them.

I'd say just forget HIDs in general and spend a little more for a projector install. It's the biggest change you can get with your night riding. Compare my before pic with this one:



That's a single 35w bulb in a Morimoto mini projector. It's MUCH easier to see the road with since the light is evenly distributed. I made a thread on it here: http://www.zxforums.com/forums/zx-6r-forum/49296-finished-my-projector-retrofit.html
 

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Just installed the HID KIT using this simple guide. Believe DDM tuning sent me a defective product. Received the product, it was packaged pretty well. However when I looked at the HID kit, the bulbs had shit on them with yellowish, brown stains. Either the product was used or someone sent me a kit that wasn't new. Figured I'll give it a try and install them anyways, and what do you know, headlights are not working.
 
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