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Harley Davidson Motorcycle HID Installation Made Possible by HIDextra

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Harley Davidson Motorcycle HID Installation Made Possible by HIDextra

Harley-Davidson is an American motorcycle manufacturing company that has been around since 1903. It is one of many manufacturers that has survived the Great Depression, and is still very popular today. Harley-Davidson sells an American lifestyle, and is known for their traditional heavyweight/customization of motorcycles which includes their cruisers, sport, standard and touring models.

Just like with most vehicles, owners will find ways to make minor/major aesthetic upgrades. A very common upgrade will be converting the headlights to HIDs. The experts at HIDextra have helped many customers with their cars and trucks, but we haven’t forgotten about our motorcycle owners. Let us share of an experience a 2012 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob (Dyna) with a Road Glide faring owner had with us. His experience with us includes installation as well as troubleshooting a HID conversion kit.

The Experience / Installation:

Our friend, Bob has a 2012 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob (Dyna) with a Road Glide faring. The HID Kit that he successfully installed in his Harley:

  • Bulb Type: 9003 (H4) Hi/Lo
  • Ballast: 35w Stealth Series Slim
  • Color Temperature: 10,000k

Because of Bob’s customization on the Road Glide faring on his bike, it was necessary that he needed a complete HID kit: 2 bulbs, 2 ballasts, and all the necessary wiring accessories needed for the left and right headlight. Since HIDextra’s HID kit comes equipped for left & right side headlights, single headlight Harley owners will save when purchasing an entire kit from us.

Please read his post on www.hdforums.com where you will find very helpful tips on where to install the ballast and run the plug and play wirings. You may even grab other tips he may have for other bike modifications.

http://www.hdforums.com/forum/dyna-glide-models/895150-hid-installation.html#post11581234

The 2012 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob is not your bike and you’re looking for you Harley-Davidson HID bulb type? Scroll down to the BULB TYPE chart or call us 860-821-8212.

Troubleshooting:

Problem:

Either the left or right HID headlight turns on but never both. Headlights will turn on by either flashing the high beams or turning on/off high beams. Both are unacceptable for our HIDextra HID Kit. Note: All connections have been secured and polarity settings have been checked.

Solution:

Universal HID Relay Harness , Some vehicles’ electrical systems may require a relay harness, and if the vehicle has automatic or daytime running lights, it may help resolve potential flickering and connection issues. The relay harness will help regulate the power and keep the lights on when turned to the “on” switch.

Relay Harness Installation Tips for Motorcycles:

Step 5 & 6 in the guide requires plugging the Male connectors from the Relay harness, one longer end and one shorter end into the same Female connector on the Ballast. There is a female connector (at the end of a Pig Tail coming from the Ballast) on each of the Ballasts. It is necessary to randomly assign one of the Ballasts as the one furthest from the battery and one as the closest to the battery. With the relay harness for motorcycle installation, lengthen the shorter wires since the battery on all bikes is under the seat while the headlights are located in the front of the bike.

Since this is a motorcycle installation, please pick one to be the closet and one to be the furthest to ignore the Male end on the other as mentioned in Step 8.

Keep in mind that Bob’s installation is really applicable to Harley-Davidson’s Fat Bob since that is the original wiring harness on the bike. Whereas the late model Road Glide apparently adapts without the need of a relay harness.

We know motorcycles are a little tricky, so we're here to assist you with the process. All our kits are covered under a one year warranty as well as a 60 day full refund/exchange policy. So if you are not satisfied with your kit, or if it does not fit, simply return the kit to us within 60 days for a full refund or exchange.

And thanks again to Bob for his contribution to our blog! Hope you all enjoyed this one!

BULB TYPE INFORMATION FOR HARLEY-DAVIDSON

Harley Davidson Model

Year

Bulb Type
Bad Boy 96-97 H4 Hi/Lo or H4 Bi-Xenon
Dyna Convertible 94-99 H4 Hi/Lo or H4 Bi-Xenon
Dyna Low Rider 93-09 H4 Hi/Lo or H4 Bi-Xenon
Dyna Super Glide 93-09 H4 Hi/Lo or H4 Bi-Xenon
Dyna Wide Glide 93-09 H4 Hi/Lo or H4 Bi-Xenon
Electra Glide 93-09 H4 Hi/Lo or H4 Bi-Xenon
Fat Boy 96-09 H4 Hi/Lo or H4 Bi-Xenon
Heritage Softail 96-09 H4 Hi/Lo or H4 Bi-Xenon
Heritage Springer 97-03 H4 Hi/Lo or H4 Bi-Xenon
Nightrain 99-09 H4 Hi/Lo or H4 Bi-Xenon
Road Glide 98-09 H4 Hi/Lo or H4 Bi-Xenon
Road King 95-09 H4 Hi/Lo or H4 Bi-Xenon
Screamin' Eagle 00-09 H4 Hi/Lo or H4 Bi-Xenon
Softail Custom 96-99 H4 Hi/Lo or H4 Bi-Xenon
Softail Deuce 00-09 H4 Hi/Lo or H4 Bi-Xenon
Softail Standard 93-09 H4 Hi/Lo or H4 Bi-Xenon
Sportster 1200 88-09 H4 Hi/Lo or H4 Bi-Xenon
XR 1200X 2011 H4 Hi/Lo or H4 Bi-Xenon
Sportster 883 86-09 H4 Hi/Lo or H4 Bi-Xenon
Springer Softail 93-09 H4 Hi/Lo or H4 Bi-Xenon
Street Bob 06-09 H4 Hi/Lo or H4 Bi-Xenon
Fat Bob 10-11 H13 Hi/Lo or H13 Bi-Xenon
Ultra Classic 89-10 H4 Hi/Lo or H4 Bi-Xenon
V-Rod 02-10 H11 High beam / H9 Low Beam
NIGHT ROD 07-10 H4 Hi/Lo or H4 Bi-Xenon
Monster V-Rod 09-10 H11 High beam / H9 Low Beam
1200 Super Low 2011 H4 Hi/Lo or H4 Bi-Xenon