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This is a H6M 6000K Bi Xenon HID kit installation on a 2007 Yamaha Raptor 700 SE2.

The H6M Bi-Xenon HID kit is located here. This kit is $70 shipped from Kryptonbulbs.com to anywhere in the US.

The H6M bulb is a Very common bulb on quads, rhinos , and even some of the old 3 wheelers like the Tri-Z's. There are well over 50 machines that I know od that use this bulb, and im sure many more that I dont know.

So, knowing that these fit many quads, feel free to share this thread or copy and paste anything you like onto any quad forums you are a member of to get the word out on these things.

Ok, first lets run through what the kit includes:
2 Bi Xenon H6M HID Bulbs
2 Slim AC Ballasts with mouting plates and hardware
2 Individual Relay kits
Instructions
8 Zip ties


OK, to start off I removed the Front Fenders, the seat, the radiator shroud and the tank cover. This gave me plenty of room to work and route my wires nice and clean.

I then removed the Stock Bulbs and set them aside, at this point I installed the new HID bulbs, They are a weird bulb with a spring loaded base, but once you have them in hand they are pretty easy to figure out.




I then got to looking at the stock wiring and soon realized (as I figured) that this was not going to be a plug and play operation. I did a test fit of the wires from the kit to the harness and I did get them to fit but I was unhappy with them:

wires from kit:


Harness from quad:

(the blue wire from the kit attaches to the top right prong, and the white wire from the kit attaches to the top left, the bottom is a ground and is not used as the ground is picked up straight from the battery in a later step)

Harness from quad and wires from kit connected:



Now, I tested the system at this point and it did work but decided for 2 reasons to not do it this way.
Reason one, I just plain did not like the wires left in the connector this way.
Reason 2, I wanted to get the dust cover or grommet off the stock wires.

So I cut the short stock harnesses to splice into, These harnesses are $12.50 each from yamaha so if you had to or wanted to go back to stock, its only gonna cost 25 bucks to be completely factory again.

I spliiced the wires, Blue to Yellow and White to Green


Then taped each wire individually


And Finally taped the entire harness


Here is the pics I forgot to take....
I mounted the ballasts, one off the gas tank mount and behind the radiator and the other down behind the light on some module or something that has a heatsink on it. I wanted to do them both behind the radiator but I just did not have the room.

I then installed the grommets / dust covers over the wires from the new bulbs, I had to cut holes in these covers to get the new larger wires through (these covers come with the harness for $12.50 each from yamaha) this one a cut a little big by mistake, the other came out perfect. the bulb itself does a good job of filling the hole, but I wanted these in place as well)


At this point I made all the connections for the system, they are very simple and you really cant screw them up unless you plug the bulb into itself or something crazy like that. Everything only fits in 1 spot so its almost impossible to screw up. I also connected the harness I crimped onto the wires of the HID kit to the factory connection at this time.

I then zip tied the extra wire together and mounted it where it will be covered by the fenders

 

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Then I ran and zip tied the power wires for the relay harness, in the second pic, under the front of the tank, the long skinny Black thing is the Relay for this system.





Then I connected the wires for the system to the battery, Black to negative and Red to positive.




I Tested the light system once again to make sure it worked and then proceded to put the fenders, radiator shroud, battery cover, tank cover and seat back on the machine.


Then I took her outside and enjoyed seeing daylight at 11PM

lows


highs


lows


highs



And Finally a video of the system in action... not sure if you can hear me talking, I havent watched it yet:

 

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Hey man I have basically the same kit and I installed it. Well it all turns on and wow man it is hella bright. But for some reason one ligh just turns itself off right in the middle of a ride. And all I have to do is turn the headlight switch off and back on and it turns on again.??? The wiring all seems fine. And once when it shut off I left the motor running and light switch on then wiggled all of the connections and nothing! No light. So It cant be a short. Do the ballasts turn themselves off if they get hot or do you have any ideas???
 

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yeah, that can happen if a ballast gets too hot... Im wondering the same thing with mine seeing as the ballasts are behind the radiator... I figure time will tell and I will relocate them if I need to.

Do you know what kind of ballasts you have? Digital? Analog? are they slims?


Oh, good grounds man, do your grounds hook up to the battery or the frame? a poor ground can cause this too. Once it does the Ballast goes into a safe mode and wont reignite until power is turned off and back on.

Another thing can be low voltage, how is your battery? If its starting to go this can cause it too.

There are warning cancellers available at the site too which are basically a capacitor, these plug in before the ballast and might help it out if its a voltage drop issue
 

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yeah, that can happen if a ballast gets too hot... Im wondering the same thing with mine seeing as the ballasts are behind the radiator... I figure time will tell and I will relocate them if I need to.
I mounted my ballasts and relays to the crossmember just behind the radiator. They are about 4" behind the radiator.

Do you know what kind of ballasts you have? Digital? Analog? are they slims?
Here is a link to the kit I have. I think they are digital 55w. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150376726735&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT


Oh, good grounds man, do your grounds hook up to the battery or the frame? a poor ground can cause this too. Once it does the Ballast goes into a safe mode and wont reignite until power is turned off and back on.
The one that keeps shutting off the relay is grounded to the bolt that holds the ignition coil to the frame. It seems like a very solid connection.

Another thing can be low voltage, how is your battery? If its starting to go this can cause it too.

The battery is new! Maybe 100 hrs on it and I always keep it hooked up to a battery tender when it's just sitting in the shop.

There are warning cancellers available at the site too which are basically a capacitor, these plug in before the ballast and might help it out if its a voltage drop issue
Wouldn't both lights shut off if this was the case? It's just the one light that keeps doing it. The vendor that I bought the kit from wants me to switch the bulb to the good side and see if the problem goes to that side. And if not then do the same thing with the ballast. He didnt mention the relay but I'm guessing if the first two arent the culprit then next would be the relay. Kinda frustrating though hahaha!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Wouldn't both lights shut off if this was the case? It's just the one light that keeps doing it. The vendor that I bought the kit from wants me to switch the bulb to the good side and see if the problem goes to that side. And if not then do the same thing with the ballast. He didnt mention the relay but I'm guessing if the first two arent the culprit then next would be the relay. Kinda frustrating though hahaha!!!!!!!!!!!
Its almost always the ballast if it is a problem with the HID kit, the last and last and last as long as the glass is not damaged it seems.

Personally I would swap the ballasts and see if the problem moves, I know its more work but its the most likely thing to cause a change and if it moves when you move them you know its the ballast, not a connectoion or anything else. If it does you probably have a tempermental ballast.

It could even be a poor connection where you spliced in, if it were to arc at all on the splice it would probably also send the ballast into its safe mode
 

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Its almost always the ballast if it is a problem with the HID kit, the last and last and last as long as the glass is not damaged it seems.

Personally I would swap the ballasts and see if the problem moves, I know its more work but its the most likely thing to cause a change and if it moves when you move them you know its the ballast, not a connectoion or anything else. If it does you probably have a tempermental ballast.

It could even be a poor connection where you spliced in, if it were to arc at all on the splice it would probably also send the ballast into its safe mode
O.k. I will double check the two spliced connections. And Then if that doesn't work then I will switch the ballasts. Hopefully it's just a connection problem and not the ballast. I dont want to wait for a new one LOL Here is a video I took out in the dunes last night in HD
 

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O.k. I will double check the two spliced connections. And Then if that doesn't work then I will switch the ballasts. Hopefully it's just a connection problem and not the ballast. I dont want to wait for a new one LOL Here is a video I took out in the dunes last night in HD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOQ_yrloAkg
How did this work out for you?
 

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Well I rewired the only two splice connections and it didnt make a difference. The ballast on that side sometimes makes a little sqeeling noise upon starting up. And sometimes it makes the noise and doesnt light up at all so I have to turn the switch off then back on and bling there it is haha! Not positive but it's either a bad ballast or low voltage I think. But if it was low voltage why doesnt the other one ever do it WTF!!! The vendor says he's not sure but he's sending me a new ballast just in case thats the problem.
Hey those ones on your bike look great man! Really bright hahaha!
 

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Excellent write up man. Very detailed
 

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Cool, glad you guys like it, usually im not too good at these things because I always forget to stop and take pics LOL... I just get too involved in working on it.


This install went great, Everything fired up perfect the first time but I do have to admit its nowhere near my 1st HID install LOL
 

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For anyone wanting to splice into the stock wiring harness you have three wires. Black, green and yellow. Black is your ground, yellow is your high beam and green is your low beams.
 

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Well I rewired the only two splice connections and it didnt make a difference. The ballast on that side sometimes makes a little sqeeling noise upon starting up. And sometimes it makes the noise and doesnt light up at all so I have to turn the switch off then back on and bling there it is haha! Not positive but it's either a bad ballast or low voltage I think. But if it was low voltage why doesnt the other one ever do it WTF!!! The vendor says he's not sure but he's sending me a new ballast just in case thats the problem.
Hey those ones on your bike look great man! Really bright hahaha!
Its the ballast,had a big go around with this already,Bought new balast and never an issue..Sometimes new ballast is faulty,prolly why the vendor is sending you a new one ..
 

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can someone tell me if they had any battery issues with this? i thought the stock lights were 30w nd the hids were 35? anyones battery go dead? also does anyone know what the arctic blue 8000k look like? my bikes blue i thought it may look nice in it please someone reply
 

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I have not had any battery issues with mine.
 

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used this guide for my 660...was easy. used the stock bulb retainers, was a tight squeeze but was able to use the stock screws then. used the wiring for the hi\lo switch and cut the stock plug so it plugs in nice and neat.
the lights are effing bright..cant wait to put my rings in and do some night riding
 
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