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Re: Installing Xenon H4 Bulbs (not HID) Honda ST1100
« Reply #75 on: October 24, 2012, 04:37:30 PM »
Just out of interest, was it the left bulb that went in the ST13?  It seems that it is prone to going far more often. Theories debated include that there is higher voltage to that side, which may reduce bulb life.
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Re: Installing Xenon H4 Bulbs (not HID) Honda ST1100
« Reply #76 on: October 24, 2012, 05:43:11 PM »
Just out of interest, was it the left bulb that went in the ST13?  It seems that it is prone to going far more often. Theories debated include that there is higher voltage to that side, which may reduce bulb life.

If you're asking me, I have the ST11, and yes, it was the left bulb
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Re: Installing Xenon H4 Bulbs (not HID) Honda ST1100
« Reply #77 on: October 24, 2012, 06:00:31 PM »
Ooops..had a brain fade.  Well, I like you a lot better now lol!
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Re: Installing Xenon H4 Bulbs (not HID) Honda ST1100
« Reply #78 on: October 24, 2012, 06:56:06 PM »
Ooops..had a brain fade.  Well, I like you a lot better now lol!

What wasn't to like before???????  :well :well :well :well :well
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Re: Installing Xenon H4 Bulbs (not HID) Honda ST1100
« Reply #79 on: October 26, 2012, 07:41:39 AM »
hi sweety
have you read all the earlier posts on xennon bulbs and fitting
a free pair of the blue ones are availiable
IF you ask me     last set

so dont be backward coming forward
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Re: Installing Xenon H4 Bulbs (not HID) Honda ST1100
« Reply #80 on: October 26, 2012, 10:07:55 AM »
Hi Harie,

Sounds like an offer too good to refuse :)
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Re: Installing Xenon H4 Bulbs (not HID) Honda ST1100
« Reply #81 on: October 26, 2012, 04:46:53 PM »
private EM me a postal address
and i'll send the kit next week
ask brad and craig  from central nsw

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Re: Installing Xenon H4 Bulbs (not HID) Honda ST1100
« Reply #82 on: November 22, 2012, 09:16:29 PM »
I'll be tackling putting the new globes (thanks Harie) in tomorrow.

Got the bike back today from having the clutch looked at, it was slipping intermittently.  Of course, being an intermittent fault, it wouldn't do it when the mechanic took it for a test ride.  He checked the master cylinder and obviously this wasn't checked last time I had it serviced at the local Honda dealer, you should have seen the crap (the report says major debris and sludge) in the master cylinder.  Macca took a pic to show me, no wonder I was having trouble.  Anyway, he rebuilt the master cylinder and flushed the system, and did the same with the brakes at the same time.  I was pleasantly surprised at the bill, just shy of $250  :)  I'll definitely be going back to this guy  :grin :beer not the Honda dealer  :cuss
« Last Edit: November 22, 2012, 09:37:18 PM by WendyL »
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Re: Installing Xenon H4 Bulbs (not HID) Honda ST1100
« Reply #83 on: November 22, 2012, 09:35:39 PM »
you need to download and STUDY streaks articles

also if you replace the clutch LEVER  you can have a lot more adjustment
and only a 55 seconds job
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Re: Installing Xenon H4 Bulbs (not HID) Honda ST1100
« Reply #84 on: November 22, 2012, 09:39:02 PM »
It's amazing what a good brake and clutch flush can bring out in the lines mine was cruddy also I did mine today with my home one man bleeding tube easy  :thumbsup I use the Red PBR dot 4 brake and clutch only $7 a bottle at supercheap
 

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Re: Installing Xenon H4 Bulbs (not HID) Honda ST1100
« Reply #85 on: November 22, 2012, 09:40:32 PM »
I'll be tackling putting the new globes (thanks Harie) in tomorrow.

Got the bike back today from having the clutch looked at, it was slipping intermittently.  Of course, being an intermittent fault, it wouldn't do it when the mechanic took it for a test ride.  He checked the master cylinder and obviously this wasn't checked last time I had it serviced at the local Honda dealer, you should have seen the crap (the report says major debris and sludge) in the master cylinder.  Macca took a pic to show me, no wonder I was having trouble.  Anyway, he rebuilt the master cylinder and flushed the system, and did the same with the brakes at the same time.  I was pleasantly surprised at the bill, just shy of $250  :)  I'll definitely be going back to this guy  :grin :beer not the Honda dealer  :cuss

after he clussed the system for you, i hope he made time to flush the systemas wee
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Re: Installing Xenon H4 Bulbs (not HID) Honda ST1100
« Reply #86 on: November 22, 2012, 09:43:15 PM »
I'll be tackling putting the new globes (thanks Harie) in tomorrow.

Got the bike back today from having the clutch looked at, it was slipping intermittently.  Of course, being an intermittent fault, it wouldn't do it when the mechanic took it for a test ride.  He checked the master cylinder and obviously this wasn't checked last time I had it serviced at the local Honda dealer, you should have seen the crap (the report says major debris and sludge) in the master cylinder.  Macca took a pic to show me, no wonder I was having trouble.  Anyway, he rebuilt the master cylinder and flushed the system, and did the same with the brakes at the same time.  I was pleasantly surprised at the bill, just shy of $250  :)  I'll definitely be going back to this guy  :grin :beer not the Honda dealer  :cuss

after he clussed the system for you, i hope he made time to flush the systemas wee

Hey Harie,
Check your quote, I'd already fixed my typos  :grin
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Re: Installing Xenon H4 Bulbs (not HID) Honda ST1100
« Reply #87 on: November 22, 2012, 09:52:38 PM »
NOT QUICK ENOUGH FOR ME
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Re: Installing Xenon H4 Bulbs (not HID) Honda ST1100
« Reply #88 on: November 22, 2012, 10:08:59 PM »
Honda VFR800 08 fits I have on on mine nice to have hand span adjustment

Good point Harieg on that mod  :thumb
 

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Re: Installing Xenon H4 Bulbs (not HID) Honda ST1100
« Reply #89 on: November 23, 2012, 07:09:09 AM »
yes thanks to saaz for that point

i had trouble with the st normal
of the take up only in the last few mills

i trust Wendy to do the mod.
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Re: Installing Xenon H4 Bulbs (not HID) Honda ST1100
« Reply #90 on: December 21, 2012, 02:48:29 PM »
Bump

This should help Kevan. I managed to change mine :)
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Re: Installing Xenon H4 Bulbs (not HID) Honda ST1100
« Reply #91 on: December 22, 2012, 08:53:53 PM »
Perhaps the word we are looking for her Wendy is "Forceful"  :rofl
From the various posts, I would guess you DONT have the ABS / TC model.
I just managed to do mine with a standard H4 globe, lower lugs bent out. The windscreen and top comes off just so you can see what's going on. The ABS/TC module stops you actually putting your hands down from the top. All access is from the underside once the small black plate is removed from beneath the headlight. But I still needed a mirror to see where the retaining spring went, 'cause you're kinda working upside-down and back-to-front..

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Re: Installing Xenon H4 Bulbs (not HID) Honda ST1100
« Reply #92 on: December 22, 2012, 10:45:41 PM »
ABS model is supposedly harder, if that makes you feel better  >:()
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Re: Installing Xenon H4 Bulbs (not HID) Honda ST1100
« Reply #93 on: December 22, 2012, 10:49:56 PM »
HEEPS..  :spank
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Re: Installing Xenon H4 Bulbs (not HID) Honda ST1100
« Reply #94 on: April 13, 2014, 01:37:25 AM »
We are lucky to have an informative forum like we have, I had forgotten that I had done this up, bloody glad I did, made putting the new bulbs in the ST1100 today a breeze, as I had forgotten how to do it  :o
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Re: Installing Xenon H4 Bulbs (not HID) Honda ST1100
« Reply #95 on: February 18, 2016, 12:39:27 PM »
 :bl11 ;-* time had arrived to change out headlights,(down to one low beam)like always when any job has to be done,I always check this forum.
           I decided to go with streak an enter from the top.
removing everything was easy enough.
          the globe's removed where Philips 45/45w. so off I went to local auto shop,only had H4 65w and higher,due to the extra heat they would generate decided to look elsewhere, local busso bike shop over the road, so paid them a visit.they had 45w H4(see photo) $13.90,only the top lug was a fair bit smaller.
couldn't see that this would cause a huge problem, so purchased them,back to shed.
   
          such a simple thing like changing light globes :well turned into a half hour head f#%k.
cant see so everythings done by feel.

         problem,holding the rubber boots out of the way.
         problem,re fitting the wire spring clip.
after some persistence got the job done.

the blick H4 globes went in without cutting,bending or getting shims.all good

I find the 45w globes give plenty ,don't want to burn hole in tarmac  :crackup
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Re: Installing Xenon H4 Bulbs (not HID) Honda ST1100
« Reply #96 on: February 18, 2016, 03:31:07 PM »
Good work mate, you'll find it easier next time you have to do it :thumbs

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Re: Installing Xenon H4 Bulbs (not HID) Honda ST1100
« Reply #97 on: February 18, 2016, 07:36:42 PM »
Just for info in case it helps someone.

The ST1100L, 1990, came with the European headlamp which has a proper H4 socket built in.

Guess which headlamp is now in RhondaG ( ST1100PY 2000 )?

Saves so much ginning around.  :runyay
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Re: Installing Xenon H4 Bulbs (not HID) Honda ST1100
« Reply #98 on: February 18, 2016, 08:52:50 PM »
 :bl11yea right shiney,
                      think the Phillips were the original globes so 111,000ks out of them, if the blicks last as long,dont think I'll need to venture there again. :runyay
 
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Re: Installing Xenon H4 Bulbs (not HID) Honda ST1100
« Reply #99 on: March 22, 2019, 02:55:12 PM »
Hi Folks,

Just thought I would refresh this post a little and tell you all about my installation of '8000K 55W Heavy Duty Fast Bright H4 9003 Bi-Xenon Dual Beams Motorcycle HID Kit' that I purchased from our friends over at eBay (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/8000K-55W-Heavy-Duty-Fast-Bright-H4-9003-Bi-Xenon-Dual-Beams-Motorcycle-HID-Kit/152019025614?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)

Obviously, with the ST1100 it has 2 globes so you need to buy 2 of the kits above... but I don't think $79 is too bad.  The one best advantage of these and one of the main reasons I bought them was that they are pretty much plug and play.

I didn't fancy taking my bike to bits to wire these in to the battery and after reading this post it would have needed wires extending... not these, they plug directly into the H4 stock plugs, you just need to fiddle getting all the cables tucked away in the front of the bike.

Had the usual issue trying to get the clips undone from the previous globes, wish I had had another look at this post before I started.

All installed and despite a little bit of warm up time, it is so much brighter than the previous globes.  Definitely worth a look for anyone who might be considering the upgrade.

If anyone wants some information, please let me know.  I probably should have photographed the process, but it was much the same as the first post.

J
 
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