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Xentec Xenon HIDs blew out after only 200 miles.

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Guest August BB
So my Xentec ballast or bulb failed after only about 200 miles installed.  I don't know which one it is that failed since my other pair didn't even work out of the box which I just threw out when I installed back in Oct, so I can't test it.
 
Then I decided to do a google search (I know, its terrible, usually I google search before buying something, but this wasn't the case) to find a decent amount of negativity on these and most (if not all) ebay made in china xenon HID kits.
 
Well, I'm out only 28 bucks, so it wasn't bad but you definitely get what you pay for.  Looks like I need to actually spend 80-100 bucks on a decent set of xenon HIDs.
 
Good news is that was the official last riding day when it happened, I put my bike down for winter yesterday so I'll buy a decent set come spring.
 

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mjh937
Too bad to hear that happened to you. Good thing it was not in the middle of a night ride. Thanks for the heads up on those bulbs. I am sure you saved a few people some trouble and money.

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p0k3yiii
Too bad to hear that happened to you. Good thing it was not in the middle of a night ride. Thanks for the heads up on those bulbs. I am sure you saved a few people some trouble and money.
i run hids in all my vehicles and always keeps stock bulbs somewhere in the car for such occasions could throw one under the seat easy i bet .

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Guest MXRider
Be glad they didn't catch fire, because that's happened too.

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mike6116
Search for kbcarstuf.com they sell nice quality HID Xenon kits for both cars & motorcycles i have purchased from them before all way back to Mexico, They are based in Canada.
 
 
Cheers, Mike

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adamb
The retro fit source is highly recommended for HID/xenon upgrades. Ive been running a morimoto ballasts, and bi-xenon projectors for about 3 years in a daily driver with no issues.

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Guest August BB
Alright guys, thanks for the suggestions. This will be much tougher now on choosing a set.

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mjh937
Let us know how they fit. I bet you could sell the other one here, or do they share a ballast? It is hard to tell from the website.

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mjesenovec
Nope, they're just like HID kits with their own ballast and harness. When I end up getting it, i'll probably hang onto the 2nd set for a while as a backup. Hoping to get my bike sometime this spring, but i'll have to wait and see how finances pan out. I may end up getting a bike in Feb/Mar when it's still too cold to ride, so I'll use that time to do a few mods, including the LED headlight kit. Since my plans are months out, maybe somebody else will pick up one of these kits and be the guinea pig. I've had VLED's LED bulbs in many of my cars, including my current Dodge Charger. I currently have some of their OEM fitment fog light bulbs, license plate bulbs, and all my interior bulbs and have been very happy with their products.

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