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So this is what I've been working on since winter is here. Anyone who's driven a car/bike with projectors knows how awesome they are! Anyways, I put HID's in this summer and the stock reflectors were just crap and spread the HID light everywhere...in result, the HID's weren't much better then the normal halogens and I got flashed a lot becuase people were being blinded...

So here they are, took me over 24 hours to do and a lot of swearing and yelling, but I got them done!

The level of difficulty for this mod is defiantly a 10/10. This mod can be done to any bike and it's defiantly worth the time to do if you ride a lot at night.

BTW the white stuff is caulking that turns clear when dry.



 

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Nice Mod.

Are you studying Static or Dynamic Fluid Mechanics ?
And do you need to be a Wizard to apply what you learn ??
 

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Haha thanks! Yeah that's a fluid dynamic book...one of very long and hard textbooks I need for school...that's why I have that book on my desk so I can read when I don't want to do homework.

You don't need to be a wizard to do what I've done just some good common knowledge! ha
 

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Haha thanks! Yeah that's a fluid dynamic book...one of very long and hard textbooks I need for school...that's why I have that book on my desk so I can read when I don't want to do homework.

You don't need to be a wizard to do what I've done just some good common knowledge! ha
You doing engineering? How much brighter are those lights...One thing about riding at night is my lights do not project that far out...Some roads I am on at night have no lights.
 

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You doing engineering? How much brighter are those lights...One thing about riding at night is my lights do not project that far out...Some roads I am on at night have no lights.
Yep, chemical engineering to be exact.

I assume you're talking about the HID's vs halogens becuase your zx10r already comes with projectors. HID's are very bright, they light up the whole road and everything around them like sunlight. To compare the 2, the HID is basically a highbeam halogen, but without blinding people. When you turn on the HID highbeam it's like sunlight shinning in front of you. If you're like me and stay over at a persons house and don't want to get caught be her dad in the morning (oops I didn't say that) I'd buy them, they're defiantly worth it. I got mine for $100 and they're easy to install. I can even use my tinted visor becuase they light up the road so well.:D
 

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Yep, chemical engineering to be exact.

I assume you're talking about the HID's vs halogens becuase your zx10r already comes with projectors. HID's are very bright, they light up the whole road and everything around them like sunlight. To compare the 2, the HID is basically a highbeam halogen, but without blinding people. When you turn on the HID highbeam it's like sunlight shinning in front of you. If you're like me and stay over at a persons house and don't want to get caught be her dad in the morning (oops I didn't say that) I'd buy them, they're defiantly worth it. I got mine for $100 and they're easy to install. I can even use my tinted visor becuase they light up the road so well.:D

That is what I wanted to hear...Riding at night can get sketch and I will be honest, the lights on my bike do nothing.
 

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Fortunately I have no need to ride at night (I've had to do it on one occasion and didn't enjoy it at all) so I can save myself the trouble.

I would like to see the finished look on the bike though... aesthetically it could look really sick :cool:

Great job and we eagerly await mod number 2 :biggrin:
 

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That is what I wanted to hear...Riding at night can get sketch and I will be honest, the lights on my bike do nothing.
Oh I forgot to say they don't have a yellow tint like halogen, so everything is a lot clearer and more noticeable. I currently have the 6000k in, they produce a white light with a blue tint to it.

Fortunately I have no need to ride at night (I've had to do it on one occasion and didn't enjoy it at all) so I can save myself the trouble.

I would like to see the finished look on the bike though... aesthetically it could look really sick :cool:

Great job and we eagerly await mod number 2 :biggrin:
Lucky you! I love the adrenaline rush from the night:biggrin:

Yeah almost got the 2nd mod done which is the steel brake lines. I Should be done that today.
3rd mod: I'm going to buy the front and lower fairing in carbon fiber
4th: I'm going to get flamed for this...a license plate bracket that can be moved by a remote control to hide the plate.
The rest is pretty much simple stuff that I'll buy to make the bike look better.
 

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Yeah almost got the 2nd mod done which is the steel brake lines. I Should be done that today.
3rd mod: I'm going to buy the front and lower fairing in carbon fiber
4th: I'm going to get flamed for this...a license plate bracket that can be moved by a remote control to hide the plate.
The rest is pretty much simple stuff that I'll buy to make the bike look better.
**** man you really putting some work on that thing!

No flaming from me... I have often thought myself of how one could build a mechanism to hide the plate in some way.

Are you going to buy one ready made or are you going to build it yourself? I'd love to know how it works!

Can't wait to see the finished look of the bike either :cool:
 

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That is good to know...Pure white light is good...I also do not want to blind anyone but I have a ton of deer near me and I love me over anyone else. I will look into it. Thanks man!

Oh I forgot to say they don't have a yellow tint like halogen, so everything is a lot clearer and more noticeable. I currently have the 6000k in, they produce a white light with a blue tint to it.



Lucky you! I love the adrenaline rush from the night:biggrin:

Yeah almost got the 2nd mod done which is the steel brake lines. I Should be done that today.
3rd mod: I'm going to buy the front and lower fairing in carbon fiber
4th: I'm going to get flamed for this...a license plate bracket that can be moved by a remote control to hide the plate.
The rest is pretty much simple stuff that I'll buy to make the bike look better.
 

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**** man you really putting some work on that thing!

No flaming from me... I have often thought myself of how one could build a mechanism to hide the plate in some way.

Are you going to buy one ready made or are you going to build it yourself? I'd love to know how it works!

Can't wait to see the finished look of the bike either :cool:
Well I have to! The daytona comes pretty perfect so I don't have anything else to do but the zx6r. Brother is pretty excited to ride the zixxer next year.

I didn't know you could buy these things ready made? Yeah I'm going to be working with my friend, who's a mechanical engineer, to develop the best and most reliable way to make this thing. I already have an idea on how I'm going to make it, but I want to make sure it will work well. I'll be sure to post the how to on that so that everyone can have a go making uhh somewhat illegal license plate holder.
 
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