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Old 08-22-2012, 10:14 AM   #2641
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:36 PM   #2642
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will 4 60's on an 08 KLR be too much for the bike to handle?
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:21 PM   #2643
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I had to move twice and now can't find my damn 30s anywhere to mount on my bike :(
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:59 PM   #2644
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High Beam bypass on R1150GS

I'm in the process of installing a couple model 60's on my '00 R1150GS. Has anyone out here installed a high beam bypass equipped dimmer on a R1150GS? Rotary or wireless, doesn't matter. Part of the problem is the severely limited amount of space behind the high beam housing on this bike. I can just barely get my hand in far enough to unscrew the plastic back cap. The included posiTap would never fit inside the cap even if I could get proper access to it. Any ideas out here?
It also occured to me that I could use the horn + as the trigger wire. I rarely use my horn but it could be effective to have the lights go 100% when I do and a momentary tap of the horn when on some desolate and dark country road wouldn't be the most offensive thing, maybe even give the critters an audible as well help my visuals. Thanks in advance.

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Old 08-23-2012, 05:53 AM   #2645
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will 4 60's on an 08 KLR be too much for the bike to handle?
08+ KLR 650 stator puts out around 300 watts. It should handle 4 model 60s, although you really don't need 4, why not start with a pair?

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I'm in the process of installing a couple model 60's on my '00 R1150GS. Has anyone out here installed a high beam bypass equipped dimmer on a R1150GS? Rotary or wireless, doesn't matter. Part of the problem is the severely limited amount of space behind the high beam housing on this bike. I can just barely get my hand in far enough to unscrew the plastic back cap. The included posiTap would never fit inside the cap even if I could get proper access to it. Any ideas out here?
It also occured to me that I could use the horn + as the trigger wire. I rarely use my horn but it could be effective to have the lights go 100% when I do and a momentary tap of the horn when on some desolate and dark country road wouldn't be the most offensive thing, maybe even give the critters an audible as well help my visuals. Thanks in advance.

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Having tried the horn activating full output myself, it doesn't work very well. You end up adjusting the rotary knob a bunch.

Can you pull the connector to the high beam bulb? I would put an wire extension on that so you get it outside the headlight housing, should be easy to connect to after that.
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:08 AM   #2646
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ST Dimmer ?

Is it possible to see video of how the ST dimmer works and strobe options ? anyone have it ?

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Old 08-23-2012, 08:32 AM   #2647
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Just wanted to give some props for great customer service. I installed my lights last weekend and, let me tell you, they are BRIGHT. Definitely a good idea to have the dimmer!


Anyways, got on the bike to ride to work yesterday and . . . no LED's. I emailed Sanjoh and got an immediate response, within 5 minutes, giving me a couple of things to look at and ways to troubleshoot different things. A few back and forths to confirm things, all with immediate responses.


Turns out: When I installed the switch, I connected the wires and then put the wiring inside split loom I have which goes back to my fuse block. I didn't leave enough slack and when I turned my bars to back into my garage when I got home, it pulled the connectors apart inside the split loom (where I couldn't see it).


Needless to say, there's now a little more slack in the split loom and I taped together the connector for added insurance. All is good now!!
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:38 AM   #2648
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Is it possible to see video of how the ST dimmer works and strobe options ? anyone have it ?

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Old 08-23-2012, 04:37 PM   #2649
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:32 PM   #2650
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I'm in the process of installing a couple model 60's on my '00 R1150GS. Has anyone out here installed a high beam bypass equipped dimmer on a R1150GS? Rotary or wireless, doesn't matter. Part of the problem is the severely limited amount of space behind the high beam housing on this bike. I can just barely get my hand in far enough to unscrew the plastic back cap. The included posiTap would never fit inside the cap even if I could get proper access to it. Any ideas out here?
It also occured to me that I could use the horn + as the trigger wire. I rarely use my horn but it could be effective to have the lights go 100% when I do and a momentary tap of the horn when on some desolate and dark country road wouldn't be the most offensive thing, maybe even give the critters an audible as well help my visuals. Thanks in advance.

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There's plenty of room down there for the connection, but as you have discovered no room for your hands to accomplish the task. Bite the bullet and remove the headlight housing -- not a picnic, for sure. In fact a PITA. Not a bad skill set knowing how it comes apart, as it is near impossible to properly change a headlight bulb without disassembly. (small hands can do it with difficulty) I guess BMW thinks bulbs never fail.

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Old 08-23-2012, 10:21 PM   #2651
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There's plenty of room down there for the connection, but as you have discovered no room for your hands to accomplish the task. Bite the bullet and remove the headlight housing -- not a picnic, for sure. In fact a PITA. Not a bad skill set knowing how it comes apart, as it is near impossible to properly change a headlight bulb without disassembly. (small hands can do it with difficulty) I guess BMW thinks bulbs never fail.

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Yup, I've taken the thing apart when I installed my HID lowbeam set up. Pain in the ass but if I can do it, anyone can. Was just hoping to avoid it in the case of getting the highbeam bypass feature of this dimmer hooked up/
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Old 08-24-2012, 06:21 AM   #2652
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At the suggestion of a few inmates, we have added electrical connectors to our website. Thanks for the feedback.

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Old 08-24-2012, 08:44 PM   #2653
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my theory on 4 is that ill have 2 on the fairing facing always forward, and possibly 2 lower so i can have light while i turn, which is (for me) a needed thing, and the 2 lower would be facing a little out toward the sides of the road instead of just straight ahead. im not ever going to have heated gear or other random things aside from the GPS plug
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Old 08-25-2012, 05:01 AM   #2654
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my theory on 4 is that ill have 2 on the fairing facing always forward, and possibly 2 lower so i can have light while i turn, which is (for me) a needed thing, and the 2 lower would be facing a little out toward the sides of the road instead of just straight ahead. im not ever going to have heated gear or other random things aside from the GPS plug
After riding my Husky with our soon to be introduced drop in light (I have one model 60 in it) I am shocked. Can't imagine what 4 M60s would look like

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Old 08-25-2012, 10:28 AM   #2655
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So perhaps this has been answered a millions times - but this thread is looooong!

I have a dr250 I'd like to add some lights tor visibility and better night time riding when I get away from the city and need some light on dark country roads.

I'm new to trying to wire lights up On a bike- is there a tutorial on installing these lights?
What am I going to need besides buying 2 lights, a switch and some mounts?

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