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So yeah I took the bike for a night run in the twisties and I gotta say the original lights suck big time. I couldn't see where I was going. Since iv'e been running hid's for the last 10 years on all my cars/bikes I really couldn't stand the oem lights so the mods began to my day old bike with the mighty HID lighting (to me equally if not more important safety as having loud exhausts). No I don't have projectors installed but I don't need them either cause I know how to adjust the aim so I won't blind oncoming traffic, therefore have never been flashed by passing cars in all those years.

On its way to me mods:

Gear indicator
Puig windscreen
Solo seat cowl
Wheel tapes
Integrated tail light
License plate eliminator

Kinda like the look of the oem cans plus don't want to attract cops riding late not to mention with our Cali Natzifornia laws towards exhausts recently being enforced with all emphasis to ticket (especially) 13-14 model motorcycles with modified cans.

Not sure if I can hold off or change my mind and risk the hassle but if I do I'll probably go for brawlers or m4's.
 

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What is the cost of upgrade to HID? What are the intensity ranges?

Urban Brawler would be better choice of the two.
 

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Cheap! You can get a H7 35W hid kit for about $25-35 on Ebay. I personally like the 6000K light output which isn't too blue or too white. Lumens? I believe 3000-something. In other words plenty bright compared to the crappy oem's.

Yeah like the brawlers more myself. Probably silver would look better than black on the '14's.
 

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Nope. It has the rubber accordion shroud.
I don't mean on the wire side, but on the xenon side, inside the headlight housing. On the 2011's (and presumbly the 2012 and 2013's) there is a chrome-painted plastic that is in front of and slightly around the the tip of the bulb. I'm curious if the 2014's have that.
 

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Does the '14 have the plastic shrouds that go around the bulbs?

Yes they do.

Did you use H7 or H7C/H7R bulbs?
Just a set of regular H7's.

What is the cost of upgrade to HID? What are the intensity ranges?

Urban Brawler would be better choice of the two.
I don't mean on the wire side, but on the xenon side, inside the headlight housing. On the 2011's (and presumbly the 2012 and 2013's) there is a chrome-painted plastic that is in front of and slightly around the the tip of the bulb. I'm curious if the 2014's have that.
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The issue I ran into on my 2011 is that the H7 HID's were longer than the standard bulbs and those shrouds prevented the bulbs from inserting all the way. So I got some H7C's which are the same length as standard halogen bulbs but the return wire rests on the plastic shroud. I decided not to use them for fear of melting and potentially burning the shrouds.
 

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The issue I ran into on my 2011 is that the H7 HID's were longer than the standard bulbs and those shrouds prevented the bulbs from inserting all the way. So I got some H7C's which are the same length as standard halogen bulbs but the return wire rests on the plastic shroud. I decided not to use them for fear of melting and potentially burning the shrouds.
You probably had some "high beam specific" hid bulbs which run a bit longer. The regular H7 bulbs I had fit just fine without touching the shroud and nothing melted anywhere.
 

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You probably had some "high beam specific" hid bulbs which run a bit longer. The regular H7 bulbs I had fit just fine without touching the shroud and nothing melted anywhere.
They were not "high beam specific". Both sets of H7 HIDs had the light source at the same offset from the base as the halogen H7.

The regular H7 HID difference was in the length beyond the light source; the H7C's were the same length as the halogens but the return wire stuck out further than the diameter of the halogens.

It is more likely the case that the 2014 has a different reflector design than the 2011-2013.
 

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Well, does it? I ask because I have a set of H7s that I'd love to install. All this talk of bulb length and burning things concerns me enough to hold off a bit until someone tells me they have a good install on a 2011-2013 model. I ain't in the bidness of being a pioneer. Those folks usually get eaten by something or each other. ;)
 

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Well, does it? I ask because I have a set of H7s that I'd love to install. All this talk of bulb length and burning things concerns me enough to hold off a bit until someone tells me they have a good install on a 2011-2013 model. I ain't in the bidness of being a pioneer. Those folks usually get eaten by something or each other. ;)
I'd like to add HIDs to my 2014, but shouldn't we be installing an H7 and an H4 ? Or does it matter ?
 

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im really interested in which kit you got

also if anyone knows what the led conversion of the other lights (side marker lights near the headlights; turn signals)
 

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Ok guys check this out. I'm talking about the 14' N1K since I didn't own the previous years I can't say for sure, but it's safe to assume the headlights are the same.

1) Both bulbs are H7 Hi/Low
2) No melting and I'm running 55W not the regular 35W.
3) Any regular H7 HID kit will work the bulbs clear the length. I inserted them all the way down and clamped them in with the original H7 clamps no issues whatsoever.
4) For the side marker LED lights you can get 194 led bulbs on ebay and Walmart lol just found out go ogling that Walmart has them too.
Walmart: IPCW CWB-194LW20 LED Bulb 194 Waffle Mount Pair 360-Degree White

Now stop the fear and go slap on some Hid's on your ninjas already! Lol
 

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Ok guys check this out. I'm talking about the 14' N1K since I didn't own the previous years I can't say for sure, but it's safe to assume the headlights are the same.

1) Both bulbs are H7 Hi/Low
2) No melting and I'm running 55W not the regular 35W.
3) Any regular H7 HID kit will work the bulbs clear the length. I inserted them all the way down and clamped them in with the original H7 clamps no issues whatsoever.
4) For the side marker LED lights you can get 194 led bulbs on ebay and Walmart lol just found out go ogling that Walmart has them too.
Walmart: IPCW CWB-194LW20 LED Bulb 194 Waffle Mount Pair 360-Degree White

Now stop the fear and go slap on some Hid's on your ninjas already! Lol
Excellent information! I love specifics.
I found the Innovited AC 55w HIDs on Amazon for $49 for the double H7 kit.
They also have those little 194 LEDs for the running lights, they're $14 a pair, but I'm willing to pay more to avoid going to Walmart.
 
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