Like this....?just wondering
I made a blanket statement that HID's will increase/cause damage to the chrome??? Really??? ... I guess if you think :::::" Bottom line is, some show damage and some don't. No one knows for sure. But I do know that this type of damage is not restricted to motorcycles. It has been noted in vehicles with HID kits installed as well. Some do, some don't.::::" is a blanket statement... then it must be.... :roll::roll::roll:Sorry Larry, I feel a need to input my 0.02 worth on this one.
Love your pictures, and you've had a lot of good advice on this board, some of which I've even saved in my Wing file. :bow:
But on this one I think you're off the mark. Before I put in my HIDs I saw your (I think it was yours) posting on the chrome failing on the light reflectors.
Had me concerned. Then I went and looked at mine (an 02), and I've got some discolored/blistering chrome. Used standard lights at the time. Went and looked at other bikes, some had it, some didn't. All with standard bulbs.
Talked with one of our customers whose company makes head and tailight assemblies for most of the car market, and also the standard headlight bulbs. His comment was some do, some don't (blister or discolor). Heat is one of the big bugaboos for the lights. The 35 watt HIDs run cooler than the stock 55 watt. I've noticed no increase in chrome issue on the reflector since switching.
I remember when autos first went with composite lenses vs. the stock glass all-in-one light, there was a big problem with the mechanics laying their fender protectors over the fender and the headlight. And sometimes the work would require the engine to run and the headlights would be on. They would work on the car, and when they finished and pulled the cover off the headlight was discolored, crazed and sometimes even cracked.
So not to flame anyone, I just happen to disagree with the blanket statement of HIDs will increase the chrome damage to your reflectors.
Hey Larry, no offense meant. As I stated earlier, you've put a lot of good info out on this board. Poor wording on my part regarding "blanket statement". That comment was in regards to previous posts in the past regarding HIDs causing chrome damage, and this post just got included in my statement.I made a blanket statement that HID's will increase/cause damage to the chrome??? :roll::roll::roll: