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Does anybody know the bulb size for the Honda Grom or MSX 125 housing? I would like to get an HID kit for the Grom. I have a friend who actually sells them so picking up the HID bulb kit isn't the problem. I wlll be ordering the projector headlamp for the Grom but it will take a while.

Do you guys think it would be bad putting a HID in to the OEM stock non projector Honda housing for the mean time?
 

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Well since noone has their grom yet its hard to say. We aren't for sure the MSX and GROM have the same bulb. Why not order the projector headlight now so you have it when you get your grom.
 

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i'd be interested in an hid kit, i don't ride much at night but i do ride early morning, and having the extra light would make a huge difference. don't exactly have the best eyes lol

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OK, be aware, there is not a lot of room for the HID under the hood.

The bulb is marked "Phillips HS1 35w/35w" which makes it an H1.

I have fitted a 55w/60w H4 bulb today, see the "How to" post in Modifications, however I will be changing it back to an H1 but using the 50% more power version of the Philips bulb. Ebay has a selection to choose from.

Jeff
 

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I wouldn't suggest putting a bright hid kit in that housing since it will blind on coming traffic. I would see if you could adjust the level on it.

You'd have to find a decent spot to mount the ballast and put some thing around it to make it water proof and loom the wires.
 

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I wouldn't suggest putting a bright hid kit in that housing since it will blind on coming traffic. I would see if you could adjust the level on it.

You'd have to find a decent spot to mount the ballast and put some thing around it to make it water proof and loom the wires.
Yep, as I said in another post, retro-fitting HID's (in the UK) is illegal and an instant fail of the annual safety vehicle checks. Light scatter without self-levelling headlight units is a real inconvenience to other drivers, go with a higher output (k) level bulb, say a 35w bulb with 50% more light output (5000k or 6000k). This is NOT a touring bike, it's a fun bike!
 

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Yep, as I said in another post, retro-fitting HID's (in the UK) is illegal and an instant fail of the annual safety vehicle checks. Light scatter without self-levelling headlight units is a real inconvenience to other drivers, go with a higher output (k) level bulb, say a 35w bulb with 50% more light output (5000k or 6000k). This is NOT a touring bike, it's a fun bike!
could you make it look like non-hid yet it is hid?

.. which for some reason made me think of this:
 

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That isn't true. They have blue tinted bulbs that make the light whiter and closer to the HID colors

If its illegal to put an HID kit in a housing not meant for HID why not just get the thai/asian headlight with a built in projector. The HID kit wouldn't blind oncoming traffic with that.

Just don't get a blue HID kit. Get a quality 4300k HID kit and most people won't even know it's HID.
 

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By the way, it is NOT a "true" projector lamp in the MSX - is is a standard headlight with a large bullseye magnifying glass in the front and a dip/mainbeam bulb. A projector lamp would normally have a single filament lamp and the projector would flick between dip and main.
 

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Hid

... my experience with HID systems is that they can be trouble. I still prefer the tried and true Quartz Halogens... The extra brightness is a plus, tho'
 
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