As many of you know....I have done equipment comparisons in the past. I have done dyno runs with different pipes, different coatings on pipes, BB kits, etc.
I decided to do a comparison of available HID conversion kits.
The first kit I did was a HID LO beam, Halogen HI beam. The conversion is pretty straight forward. I did find that if you have E-Start you may need the relay kit to go with them. The starter and then switching over the to stator system (on some models) causes the safety over-ride to shut the ballast down. The relay kit does not use the power from headlight bulb connector, it connects directly to the battery.
This first kit I bought off ebay. I purposely bought the cheapest kit I could find. It cost me $34.99 w/free shipping to my house. The relay harness I could have bought for $7.95, but it would have been shipped from China. I found a kit for $9.99 w/free shipping from California.
Here is the install of that kit:
Here is the stuff as shipped:
Here are the ballasts mounted to the brace/tool holder I made:
Here is the bulb installed in the headlight. I had to slightly file down the housing a bit. The kit I have is a Hi/Lo kit. The low beam is HID, the high beam is a regular halogen. I opted for this kit as it was only $35 shipped to my house. I wanted to see how the cheapest kit would perform. I may eventually upgrade to the telescopic unit for $96. Then both Hi/Lo beams will both be HID.