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HID's slow warm up

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' started by Doch, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. Mods before youpull your hair out , sorry vic, I've done a search but theres nothing about my problem.

    I upgraded to HID's and I'm as happy as the preverbial except for one thing. Start up time. Going from low to high and vice versa I have about 5 - 8 secs of very poor lighting until the globe warms up. I dont know if this is the norm but my bike has the low on a copletely seperate curcuit to highs so when the high is turned on the low turns off and this is where i have the prob. 95% of my riding is country so u can see that this is more than just annoying.
    Even though i installed the whole set up with no major drama I'm still a bit of a novice so please keep it simple for me :grin:

    Thanks guys

  2. Regarding the bulb warm up, this sounds normal. What setup do you have headlight/bulb type wise?