How-To Install The BikeMaster HID Light Kit
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Anyone who has ridden a motorcycle at night knows that getting a little more light from your bike’s headlight is never a bad thing. While modern motorcycles have massively improved lighting compared to bikes from the past, they still can’t hold a candle to the light put off by most cars.
One quick solution is to install some brighter bulbs. High-Intensity Discharge (HID) bulbs throw some serious light and have recently become much more affordable. To test the effectiveness of this fix, we grabbed our Kawasaki ZX-14 test mule and installed BikeMaster’s HID Kit. Installation was beyond easy. Here’s a quick rundown of the process:
1. Before you can install the bulbs, you’ll need access to your headlight housing and bulb mounts. Our big ZX required removal of a few fairing pieces, but your particular bike may provide easier access.
2. Next up you’ll need to determine the best wiring route and a mounting spot for the ballast, which is included with the kit. The ballast runs in line with your bike’s normal light wiring and provides the necessary power increase to make the HID bulb shine. Make sure you find a nice, secure spot for mounting the ballast that’s out of the elements and doesn’t interfere with any bike function.
3. Now you’re ready to mount the bulb. The HID bulb mounts just like a normal bulb, but remember: do NOT touch the bulb with your bare hands, as the oil from your skin can create hotspots on the bulb and dramatically decrease its lifespan.
4. To finish the job, you just need to connect the bulb the its power line, then hook everything up to the ballast. We recommend sealing off the connections with heat shrink or good electrical tape.
5. Now you’re done. Fire things up and test the lighting to make sure it all works properly.
If you’re like us, you’ll absolutely love the added brightness and spread of light provided by the BikeMaster HID Kit. It’s an affordable, effective and easy-to-install way to get more light on the road during night riding. For more info on the kit, or for any other OEM or aftermarket needs, visit CheapCycleParts.com today.
Post time: May-04-2017