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I was wondering if you guys would ACTUALLY be interested in getting rid of that halogen headlight, and switching to a HID kit.

Chime in to let us know.

And don't say, "Well if the price is right..." We all know that the price is the price, and an HID kit will cost money.

(This would not be a HID bulb kit. It would be a full on HID replacement)

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Personally on some of the back roads I drive where there are no street lights I think the Grom headlight sucks. So anything that increases light output I'm game for.
 

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I was wondering if you guys would ACTUALLY be interested in getting rid of that halogen headlight, and switching to a HID kit.

Chime in to let us know.

And don't say, "Well if the price is right..." We all know that the price is the price, and an HID kit will cost money.
I sent a email to Bombay MotorSports to see if he has the right HID unit that will work with the Grom, contact Pra at Bombay Motorsports and see if he will give a group rate tell him CiscoSanJose recommended him, Pra also carries Yosh pipes for the Grom.
 

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Thanks for the heads up. I am posting this thread to see if we need a vendor that does HID retrofits exclusively.
 

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I got a guy doing my retrofit right now. He charged me $75 plus shipping and you supply your own materials. I personally recommend using TheRetrofitSource for quality components and great customer service. If you need a retrofitter I can refer you to my guy.
 

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A retrofit would be a million times better than any of those universal plug and play kits. I think the main issue would be price. I don't need any of the fancy Halo rings or what not, but a nice bixenon setup would be awesome provided it has an OEM fit and finish.
 

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NAH - I will pass. Not crazy about HIDs. Sucks too much power and expensive to replace.
 

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NAH - I will pass. Not crazy about HIDs. Sucks too much power and expensive to replace.
Too much power? Maybe for startup, but once they are running they use about the same amount of power as a halogen. Expensive to replace? $20 for a bulb is about what good halogens are running. I can get a Morimoto bulb for the same price.
 

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Too much power? Maybe for startup, but once they are running they use about the same amount of power as a halogen. Expensive to replace? $20 for a bulb is about what good halogens are running. I can get a Morimoto bulb for the same price.
I thought they drew less power; about 60% of a halogen?
 

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LED's are where it's at such as a rigid lightbar. And that's coming from someone who already has an HID kit on their grom.
I actually looked into going with an LED light setup similar to the Harley option. It got good reviews in some places, but in other places people weren't pleased with the light output, which is why I ultimately went with the HID setup that I chose. I have not researched a light bar setup like Composimo, but that style setup does not pique my interest.
 

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NAH - I will pass. Not crazy about HIDs. Sucks too much power and expensive to replace.
my HID for my 99 Kawasaki Ninja cost me $49.95 not bad, I would tell you from who I bought it from but some vendors on here are venting their frustration on me posting deals from Bombay Motor Sports.



HID kit box is the silver box, very small


Kawi HID kit next to my iphone 5
 
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