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Old 04-06-2017, 04:07 AM
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K1300R Morimoto Bixenon Projector retrofit

Hey guys.
Recently a did a very hard and tricky diy project to my bike. I have installed a Morimoto projector into the tiny headlight of my motorcycle and i think I may be the only crazy enough to actually do it. I have spend about 3 days researching and another 3 installing it. Since i haven't found any info about how to open the headlight and since the dam thing is bloody expensive i had bought a second hand one from ebay. The only way I could open it was to cut the front mask and then try to remove all the sealing rubber of the glass until i have found 8 screws. After removing them the glass will come off with the chrome ornament in frond of the lens. The biggest problem i had was the limited size of the headlight and the paralever . I've found out about this problem after i have ordered the the projector kit ) very smart of me !
The next thing I needed to do was installing the projector intro the lens and cutting the lens. The only way to mount it properly was the bolt and nuts technique but in reverse order. To overcome this I've used some epoxy and a small tube to fix the nut with epoxi to the lens. Installing the shroud was easier than expected. Another big problem I needed to resolve was the headlight cover in the back. Since the hole ting got significantly bigger about 4-5 cm i needed to find a solution to seal it properly.For that i have used the standard headlight seal and a standard universal rubber seal bonded together with some rubber i have used to seal the front glass to the headlight.
I haven't did a proper ride in the night but i must say the difference is incredible. All the headlight oem functionality remains intact and i can adjust the headlight to the correct position very easily. The clearance of the back of the headlight and the suspension is about 2 mm but it works !
The projector is a Morimoto H1 mini, 55w xenon bulb ordered from the guys are The retrofit source! Please be careful from where you buy the projector because there are a lot of cheap ones !
















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Re: K1300R Morimoto Bixenon Projector retrofit

Nice job Dragos, looks like it works well!
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Re: K1300R Morimoto Bixenon Projector retrofit

Those Xenon HID lamps are the bomb! Lighting is amazing and the color spectrum awesome.
Better than LEDS, IMO, but so expensive last time I looked 10+ years ago. And the ballast mounting also adds to complexity.
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Great project and documentation!!
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Re: K1300R Morimoto Bixenon Projector retrofit

Thanks guys. The cost for the hole project was about 500$ which is not that high and includes the second hand headlight from ebay
Indeed the light spectrum is even better than my cars oem xenon lights !
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Re: K1300R Morimoto Bixenon Projector retrofit

Awesome job Dragos!! Great description and pictures, I made your pics bigger too.
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Thanks a lot! I will post more photos with the back of the headlight soon.
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Re: K1300R Morimoto Bixenon Projector retrofit

Nice... very nice!
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Re: K1300R Morimoto Bixenon Projector retrofit

Damn, And I thought I was the first to do this! Nice job... I ended up having to replace the glass as i couldn't get the housing open without breaking it.

Here's a pic of mine.
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