Thanks for the clear up, Sry I thought I read the Gen1's were not delayed by starter.. my bad. I'm learning the Yami stuff slow but sure thanks to you guys!!
I've done well over 50 HID installs to my credit since '99 (here's a laugh for u) I then paid $1850 for my 1st german made kit. (they call me the HID-King over on www.gm-volt.com) haha:) and on both my HID fitted Ski-Doo sleds (H4's as well) I knew the reflector hi/lo shield had an approx 15-18% light loss (in lumen output) compared to non contained capsules. Having this hi/low deflector is crucial of course to keep oncoming drivers from getting blinded and to subject the reflector to the correct diffusion. My tests and prior 35w H4 bi-xenon with servo control had a definite loss of light having the capsule "wrapped" like it is. So to offset we tried the 55w ones in our sleds and found a very nice counter balance. In summery, I don't want to spend watts unnecessarily but I also don't plan on putting on any clearwater or other aftermarket light housings (personally just don't like the cluttered up bike look, but I'm weird lol). The 55w is my choice to be seen as a visibility thing factored in.
The AC ballasts in that kit I linked to is all digital and as an added bonus they are ceramic which is the #1 best to dissipate the heat. My No.1 supplier was
www.v-leds.com but they dropped the HID line (for now anyway), they had very good kits in their premium line. From reading posts here you guys already know about buying a good quality set (like Philips osram) but few will punch out the bucks for those and like others (here) I have tried the cheap kits on eBay with not much luck. I also found the luminosity to be down on those, yes we have a lumen meter in which we test with. Some on other sites fell in love w DDM Tuning's kits where as I did not, I probably have at least a dozen 9006's in my possession non installed as well and my quest for the best HID always continues. I am a student to you guys for the FJR as I probably won't be able to contribute much in that area but as far as HID's or LED's go.. well lets' say I'm very well schooled.
@Nobody in particular
Also by the buy... I read so much about color temps and all the mis-information out there, it is almost enough to make a sober guy puke. First and foremost, different vendors see colors not quite the same as the "real" Kelvin scale. This makes purchasing your correct color difficult, and it probably costs a lot of folks good money cuz one vendors 6K is probably not the others. The bad part of this is 'fake' coloring the bulbs to get certain blue's etc. Here's a fact, if you have a so called 6K and it's a baby blue in color, it's fake or altered w salts. The Mfgr has added salts and other chemicals to fake these colors. TRUE (pure) Xenon gas at 6K will actually have a white with purple hue (almost a fluorescent glow). Yes, that's right and the lumens will kick azz compared to that baby blue so called 6K. Don't get this purple hue mixed up or compared to a 12K (dim) capsule, it's not and the lumen's prove it. When looking directly at a high load xenon capsule at 6K it will look white with an almost haze or rainbow effect (like the planet Saturns rings) of purple. In the industry we call it the HID Areola
Here's a pic of a 6K pure xenon that will blow away (lumens wise) any fake baby blue in 6K ....2 fold!This 6K is very unique in that it only has a slight tint of purple, not like you would normally find on a 10K or 12K bulb. This color temp offers excellent light output and visibility while giving you that high end exotic look of the premium brand vehicles like Mercedes Benz and BMW.