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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-23-2016, 06:06 AM Thread Starter
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2014 CC with the HID Victory Headlight Upgrade. Last night the low beam bulb burned out. Made it home on my Clearwater Darla LED lights with no problems. If I remember correctly, all that I have to replace is the low beam bulb portion of the HID Headlight. My question is; should I stay with the HID lights or consider going to LED's for my main light. Personally I'm OK with the Victory HID Upgrade but could the LED's possibly last a bit longer? I have 14K miles on my bike. Also what's the general costs involved to go from HID to LED? Thanks for your advice.

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One of the deciding factors for me switching to LEDs for my mains was the perceived reliability. We'll see how that works out in the future



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Broggyr, thanks for the input. I've called the dealer here for a price quote on the HID vs. LED's. On a side note, I see you're from Naugatuck. I'm originally from Seymour. Does Naugatuck and Seymour still play football on Thanksgiving?

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Are those Darlas not the best lights ever?
Paul did a youtube comparison with the LED options as well as the HID, I'd stick with the HID personally. I've got 25k(2012) on my HID with no issues, not sure what would cause one to fail so quickly.

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On a side note, I see you're from Naugatuck. I'm originally from Seymour. Does Naugatuck and Seymour still play football on Thanksgiving?
It's been Naugatuck vs. Ansonia for as long as I remember. They always kick our ass lol



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The service department at my dealer tells me that the entire HID light is a sealed unit and therefore has to be entirely replaced at a substantial cost. They are currently researching other options. I thought for sure, when I upgraded by light with the Victory HID they just added the HID bulbs with ballasts. Does anyone here know for sure? Would anyone have a link to the low beam HID replacement bulb?

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Is your HID an OEM unit (sealed) or does it have H11 "replacement" HID bulbs in it? I was running the "VictoryHID" aftermarket lamps for a while, good units and bright.



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Mine I believe is the OEM unit. When I bought the bike in 2014, Victory offered a HID upgrade. You could replace the low beam or both low and high. I replaced both. Now it's the low beam that is burned out.

I found this link after talking with the service manager;https://victoryhid.com/s/
I'm thinking this is what I need. Any thoughts?

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Best bet for light performance and cost is @CrossRoads VICTORY HID system.
Unsurpassed lighting when you really need to see where you are going at speed.

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Mine I believe is the OEM unit. When I bought the bike in 2014, Victory offered a HID upgrade. You could replace the low beam or both low and high. I replaced both. Now it's the low beam that is burned out.

I found this link after talking with the service manager;https://victoryhid.com/s/
I'm thinking this is what I need. Any thoughts?
Yep, that's the one!
Blue spectrum gives great oncoming vehicle daytime visibility too!
Only trick is when starting turn ignition on then wait a few seconds while fuel pump primes before hitting the engine start button.
Also first time you go from low to high beam there'll be a slight delay while the ballast amps up, once initialised it's no problem switching from one to the other.
A small price to pay for excellent night riding visibility when there's furry creatures about!

Victory Vegas 2010
Lloydz 109"cube big bore
" " 495 cams
" " TorqueTubes
" " timing wheel @4 deg.
" " Primary plate
" " IAV
RPW Slash pipes
PCV
Progressive 465 rear shock
Kingpin USD Forks
18" XC front wheel
1 3/4" 'Burleigh Bars'
Stebel air horn
12.106 @110.90mph
114/123

Victory Cross Country 2010 (106)
Lloyds air filter
" " VM1 Cams
Home gutted exhaust
Maximus
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