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Old 10-28-2012, 02:54 AM   #1
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Hi

I'm currently considering upgrading the stock headlights on my 2008 Yamaha YZF-R6 and would love to at least go for HID's possibly something more exotic like angel eyes halo but I'd rather not get pulled over every week and fined.

What are other riders experience with the law and HID head lights? Just what can be gotten away with and what is pushing the limit too far?

Btw I usually ride in South East Melbourne.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:17 AM   #2
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Re: What kind of HID's can you get away with using in Victoria/Australia?

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Old 11-15-2012, 06:06 AM   #3
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Any info on it mate?
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:05 AM   #4
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Nope, no one has replied :|

I decided to try my luck installing 6000k HID's, these will go on my 08 R6. It may have been safer to go with the 4300k option but I don't like the look as much. For what it's worth I've been driving around n my Mercedes SLK 200 with 8000k HID's and haven't had any issue there. Keep in mind though that that car came with Bi Xenon HID's factory installed.

Regarding my bike I'll also have red front halos and white rear halos along with internal red devil eyes. The halos and devil eyes will be on switches so that I can turn each section on or off as required. I will only have the red halos on for off road use. When riding I'll use just the rear white halos.
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:49 AM   #5
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Got any photos of em would like to see how they would look, im considering getting some. You located in the south east?
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:50 AM   #6
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Re: What kind of HID's can you get away with using in Victoria/Australia?

Some of my parts haven't arrived yet but I will definitely upload photos once there installed. I'm hoping to have the head lights up and running in the next few weeks. The wiring will take a little while and I tend to work slow, I take too much pride in my work even when doing wiring in places that cant be seen, lol.

They headlights will pretty much look like this:





Though I'll be able to make the lights look like this album pic belonging to Glock21sf_Saiga12



My switches will look like this:



Although the switch for my front red halo will be this model (which illuminates red itself):



Yeah I live in the South East, near Glen Waverley

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Old 11-18-2012, 10:11 PM   #7
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very aggressive look..perfect for the R6, how much for the whole setup?
Im in oakleigh south, add me on fb 'Mikey Maz' and well organise to let the beasts out for some fun
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:32 AM   #8
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Just sent you a friend request

Lights came to just over $1000 but they can be done much cheaper if you have the time to do the work yourself. I ordered a new OEM headlight housing for around $350 and had that shipped to Boris from BKMoto in America, I paid him around $200 to retrofit the halos and other hardware he is about to ship all that to me and that leaves only the wiring for me to do. Basically If I had the time to do more of the the work myself the price would have been over $500 cheaper.

The switches from PMR Components came to around $130 AUDbut if your less particular about how the switches look you could pick up the parts for under $20

You can pick up set of 5 of these on ebay for around 20 bucks and they look pretty flash


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Old 11-19-2012, 06:29 AM   #9
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Thanks for the heads up mate, definately will look into this and see how you like them on your beast when finished. Btw, im considering Motodynamic Rear Intergrated LED Tail Light Kit:

What you think legal/cops wise?
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:31 AM   #10
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Very nice, I have a Clear Alternatives integrated taillight atm, I like the way the Motodynamic light blends in with the bodywork when it's off, there's a few companies now that make them like this and I have considered changing mine over on several occasions.
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