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Old 06-22-2010, 02:43 PM   #31
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$20!! Damn, that's much cheaper than I'd have guessed. Looks like a no-brainer. Still wonder if the bezel would work tho'...
The one in the picture is a g/s/early gs item. Listed here Link

It's on the Motobins site as well.

Were you thinking of one of these?

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Old 06-22-2010, 03:17 PM   #32
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No, I was looking at the trim ring that SL posted earlier.
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Old 06-22-2010, 09:31 PM   #33
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The Euro bezel will work on the G/S and GS up to '91 when they switch to the speedo/tach combo and K bike handlebar switch gear.

Same as I have on the NC G/S.
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Old 06-23-2010, 04:32 AM   #34
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The one in the picture is a g/s/early gs item....
Were you thinking of one of these?
No, the one for the 5-position switch that SL posted.

Someone was looking for something like that to use after installing the 5-position switch, and they were happy to see SL's mention of the 5-position trim ring that might be used. Then I wondered if that would even work, since the G/S and GS switch attaches differently than the ones for which that ring was intended. It's all in the earlier posts - just read the thread - but with the complete dash being only $20 it's sort of a moot point now.

Personally I think the 5-position switch is a PITA anyway. I'd rather just have off/run/run+lights. Will do the wire swap one of these months.
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:13 AM   #35
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Just for clarity, the "euro" 5 position ignition switch was standard equipment on all of the 1974 /6 bikes.
Just since no one has mentioned it.
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:19 AM   #36
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Costs around $20

MgMan,

Side lights are the position that brings all the lights on with the exception of the main headlight. Not sure what you guys call that position. It's position 4 on the bezel above
Aaagh! It seems this part pictured above is THE part I need. However, Moto Works will no longer ship to the USA.

Anton, the 5 position switch might be a pain, but since I already have it, I might as well try using it. I am thinking the manner in which I will use it is to start my early GS without the headlight on, and then prior to moving out, switching over to have the light on constantly. I just very much prefer the headlight NOT drawing precious battery power until the bike is running.

And thank you to Rob for both the side lights explanation (makes perfect sense) and for the pretty picture of the part I want and need but cannot get (yet).
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Old 06-23-2010, 09:04 AM   #37
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Aaagh! It seems this part pictured above is THE part I need. However, Moto Works will no longer ship to the USA.
Have your local BMW dealer get it for you.

Part number is 62 21 1 244 047

A source in Germany is http://www.speed-autoteile.com
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Old 06-23-2010, 11:10 AM   #38
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Mgman,

motobins sell the same part.

As Ikchris says your BMW dealer will be able to order one as well
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:53 PM   #39
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Bloody old thread I know but as I'm going to be doing a hell of a lot of fireroads and trails at slow speed this year I wanted an option of running without lights using power . The swapping of the grey and green wires was perfect for me !

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Old 08-30-2013, 06:19 AM   #40
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So to resurrect...

On my '92 US-spec R100GS can I just plug in 61 31 2 305 232 and have the ability to switch off my headlight ala Euro-style? The same part number ending in 233 is the US number for the combiswitch without the headlight switch on it.
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Old 08-30-2013, 06:39 AM   #41
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Correct. I did that on my PD.
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