I've decided to install a new headlight on my bike. The current setup is two bulbs, one is on for low beam and both on for high beam, with two wires going out of each (h11?). Here is a short video of someone taking apart theirs (I have the same setup): https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=sseygM8ipQA#t=41
The new headlight will have one 55w HID bulb, with 3 wires going to it (h4?).
My thinking is this:
Connect two male h11 (?) To the existing connectors (to avoid splicing).
Take the positive wires from each bulb connector and wire from the front to under the saddle (may be unnecessary wiring, but might be easier than finding the other end?).
Each positive wire goes into it's own relay.
Each relay is connected to the battery (and fuse)
Each relay has one wire going to the new headlight, I.e. from under the saddle to the front.
One relay is for low beam and other for high beam
Connect 3rd wire from new headlight to battery negative pole.
This is the first time I do such wiring, and I was wondering if someone could offer some advice, e.g. (+anything else useful):
- Is the above correct, and am I missing anything?
- What kind of relays do I need?
- What gauge of wire to relays from existing connectors?
- What gauge of wire from relays to new headlight?
- Anyone know a diagram for wiring this?
Any help is much appreciated, thank you.
I looked in the manual, and the fuse for headlight/brake light is 20amps (bike is victory highball 2012). Does that answer the question? I don't know much about these things, but if I get the right wiring and parts, I should be able to follow instructions.
The HID kits I've seen come with ballasts, but I thought I would be safer with relays (?).