Stock Headlight, HI/LOW beam on at same time ? is it possibl

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Stock Headlight, HI/LOW beam on at same time ? is it possibl

Postby jbarth636 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:03 am

I have a silverstar ultra in my stock housing, it is better than stock, but still too far out at hi range and to lo on low. If I hold in the flasher hi beam button which turns both hi and low on at same time it is a pretty good light for night riding. Is there a simple mod to wire this flasher button to always stay on? Thanks!

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Re: Stock Headlight, HI/LOW beam on at same time ? is it pos

Postby One67 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:56 am

I think you've just answered it for yourself,

Open the switch block to find which wires go to the passing switch,

Splice in an on/off switch,mount on the bars.

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Re: Stock Headlight, HI/LOW beam on at same time ? is it pos

Postby jbarth636 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:50 pm

Ya I figured just wondering if anyone had done it on the forum.

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Re: Stock Headlight, HI/LOW beam on at same time ? is it pos

Postby Yellow Pig » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:37 am

Your best option is to upgrade to the Euro headlight & switch which has a seperate reflector for the Hi and the Low beam. The Low stays on all the time. Fantastic light output.

The Euro reflector also takes an HID bulb very well and puts out great light.

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Re: Stock Headlight, HI/LOW beam on at same time ? is it pos

Postby Colonel_Klinck » Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:34 am

Yeah I'm pretty sure in the UK the Low stays on when the Hi licks in. I have HID in both low and hi. When they both kick in its lick some laser cannon stretching out in front of me.
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Re: Stock Headlight, HI/LOW beam on at same time ? is it pos

Postby Tino » Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:33 am

Colonel_Klinck wrote:Yeah I'm pretty sure in the UK the Low stays on when the Hi licks in. I have HID in both low and hi. When they both kick in its lick some laser cannon stretching out in front of me.

Have you got enough space for the 2 ballasts? One fitted fine but I think I may struggle with 2. Any pics if you don't mind.
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Re: Stock Headlight, HI/LOW beam on at same time ? is it pos

Postby Anata » Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:14 pm

Tino wrote:
Colonel_Klinck wrote:Yeah I'm pretty sure in the UK the Low stays on when the Hi licks in. I have HID in both low and hi. When they both kick in its lick some laser cannon stretching out in front of me.

Have you got enough space for the 2 ballasts? One fitted fine but I think I may struggle with 2. Any pics if you don't mind.

Depends what year SD you have. You can fit 2 normal size ballasts in the 05/06 headlight (one each side) but to fit 2 in the smaller 07 onwards headlight you'd have to pay extra for the smaller ballasts and even then I'm not sure they'd fit

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