I eat my R1
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: The shadows of SoCal
Why don't you want to go HID? These projectors were made for them.
You're pretty limited, as far as lumen range is concerned, with standard halogen bulbs. Some go with higher wattage bulbs than what is rated for the stock wires, but that can lead to issues. It also doesn't really increase light output to any great degree over the standard wattage.
HIDs are relatively cheap, and depending on the brand, stupidly cheap. The DDM range falls under stupidly cheap, and many have run them for years without a hitch. You can also choose to pay a little more for parts with a bit better construction, but still fall under what I would consider cheap, especially considering the amount of light they throw out. If you frequently ride at night, they should be a must.
The installation of them takes about 15-20 minutes, maybe more for a first-timer deciding on where to place the wiring and ballasts.
Ed - Klingon women are HOT! (A Trekker for life)
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