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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-30-2009, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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HID ?? - DDM Tuning vs. Xtralights

I'm getting ready to put in my Christmas wish list for a HID upgrade for my 2007 F4 1000. Reading through the forums I see two main kits talked about:

xtralights - http://www.xtralights.com/xetronicdi...ypesingle.aspx

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DDM Tuning - http://www.ddmtuning.com/products/DD...em-105-61.html

The xtralights are $200 while the DDMs are $45. From what I googled the reviews on DDM are fantastic. So does anyone know difference? Why is the xtralights so much more? Am I missing something?

Any thoughts on which one I should buy would be appreciated.

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Yes you are missing something. most of the kit for one. for $45 , that would be Bulb only.
I just put a kit on my bike and all available were ~$180 - $200 AU

You will also need to rewire the lights so that the lowbeam doesn't cut out when you switch to high. the difference between the HID low and the stock high is like turning off a light...

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Just got the kit in the mail from DDM tuning. $42 including shipping for the H3 55w 6k kit. Included bulb and ultra slim ballast. Its freezing here in Wisconsin, so it will be awhile before I install it. We'll see if it works, but appears to be the best deal out there. If anyone has installed one of the DDM kits and can offer some install suggestions, I'd be more then appreciative.
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The one thing I noticed with some of the cheaper kits is the bulb color is not matched very well in a two light setup. I have the Xtralights on my Aprilia and they're perfectly matched. I bought a pair of cheaper lights (not DDM) and they didn't match. Not really an issue on an MV per se, but if you're considering on a bike with two low beams, might be something to think about.

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Just got the kit in the mail from DDM tuning. $42 including shipping for the H3 55w 6k kit. Included bulb and ultra slim ballast. Its freezing here in Wisconsin, so it will be awhile before I install it. We'll see if it works, but appears to be the best deal out there. If anyone has installed one of the DDM kits and can offer some install suggestions, I'd be more then appreciative.
Did you get the 1 ballast/2 bulb kit or the 2 ballast/2 bulb kit? I'm going to upgrade mine this winter as well so I'd be interested in how this worked out.

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I installed the DDM kit 1 ballast 1 bulb and it is great. The stock set up doesn't compare. I can now ride at night and can actually see where I'm going. Go with the 5000 or 6000 spectrum bulb. I also installed them on my BMW X5 and they are brillant. No pun intended. The only problem with putting them on the F4 is where to put the ballast. I mounted it to the front of the steering head using 2 large zip ties. It doesn't get in the way and looks ok. Any place else and it seems to get in the way of the forks when you turn. There's just not too many places to put it.
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Is there any special wiring techniques to set these up? I have a clue about wiring but always timid of it at first.
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On attached PDF. #37 is your headlights. ( 55W is lowbeam, 60W is highbeam.) #43 down the bottom is your switches on the handle bars. I'd love to tell you witch wire to cut but i'm a little to busy to look into the details. I think all you want to do is bypass the relay (45) but don't take my word on it as I'm only guessing
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