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post #1 of 10 Old 02-10-2015, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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Gunner HID?

I'm currently thinking of upgrading the headlight bulb to this...
https://victoryhid.com/s/index.php?r...&product_id=72

Anybody done this before on the gunner?
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post #2 of 10 Old 02-11-2015, 04:21 PM
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Never done it nor seen anyone do it, but what you might want to do is check out some forums on this, i think retrofitsource is one of them, they'll be able to better guide you on how to go about this, maybe even better ways of going about it.
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Got the HID light yesterday and installed it last night. It took me almost 2 hours to complete. It is kinda plug and play but getting the wires through the bulb back cover took some time. I had to remove the HID wires from the ballast connector to fit the hole in the back cover. That was the easy part.

Fitting all the wires and ballast in the headlight bucket that took a long time. I had to remove the plastic harness that separate the wires from the back of the bulb. It took a lot of pushing and moving to get it all in but I got it all in there. I do recommend before tightening the screw to test the light again. The pushing and relocating disconnected the ballast connector and I had to do it again when the HID light would not turn on. The high beam would turn on even if the connector to the ballast is disconnect.

Pictures to follow.
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ah yeah that is an involved process, never did anything like this on a bike before but have done it on many cars and timing is around the same.

Looking forward to seeing those pictures.



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Got the pictures but I'm still not done yet. I think it's too blinding. There is a metal cover in the HID bulb but in the stock setup it's positioned under the bulb. I rotated the whole headlight to get the metal to the top and it looks better but I can't test it outside since it is snowing. The first picture is what I removed to get all the wires and ballast to fit inside.

There is also a small bulb in the headlight that I want to disconnect but I'm not sure what it's purpose.
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Having a projector would be nice, clean cut off and better with aiming your light along with not blinding oncoming traffic.

Would you ever consider fitting a projector to it?



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After twisting headlight bulb upside down to minimize the blinding brightness, It looks good and better lighting the road.
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There is also a small bulb in the headlight that I want to disconnect but I'm not sure what it's purpose.
That is your running/marker light.
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I didn't want to pay 80 bucks so I ordered bi-xenon HIDs off of Amazon for the same price. 2 bulbs and 2 digital ballasts with a relay.
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I haven't tried HIDs, but I heared of many people who installed LEDs and are pretty happy with the light output and beam pattern....
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