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Hello i have a 501 trx 450r and was wondering can i just simply order a hid kit from ebay with the ballast and hook it up or do i need to do some electric work? Just let me know thank you!!
 

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I want to run the 1000K
 

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I believe you need a battery and a charging system. The HID kits run on DC power - the lights on the 450R run on AC directly off the alternator - most lights are stupid, they will work on AC or DC, but HID's need DC
 

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lol here to help, you are off again man.

05 450 lights run dc power after coming out reg/rec.
how would the fan run if it was ac?

there is also a condenser under the hood that holds a small amount of power like a mini battery.

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you can run hids on your 05 but they power up better when you start the quad with the hid lights off so the condenser builds up a bit then turn the lights on.(it only takes 1 or 2 secs to feed condenser)
 

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You are right about the rec/reg and the condenser - I failed to check the service manual before I answered and based my answer on the fact that the 05 450R did not have a battery and how other vehicles without batteries functioned.

I have since checked the manual and find that the electrical system is hybrid. The CDI operates on AC and the rest of the system operates on DC. Basicly the 450ER replaces the condenser with a battery to power the electric starter while the basic wiring system is the same for both.
 

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So i will be good to get the bulbs and ballast and run them! Sweet thak you for your guys info, I also have my fan wired up on a switch for when warming up and letting idle will that be a problem running th lights and the fan at same time just wondering thank you!!
 
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