2012 vs 2013 F800GS

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  1. MonsterJ

    MonsterJ I have motopsychosis

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    Just ordered the Techmount light mounts.... let's see if they work!
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  2. TFB43

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    here is the fisch for the 2013 F800GS aux lights. Because of the new controls on the 13 you can't use the wiring kit on the 12. There is an advantage to not having to wire up a fuse box with relay. It is closer to a plug-n-play kit if you look at the wiring harness. I would like to know if there is an extra plug along side the accessory plug on the 13.:hmmmmm
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  3. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    there is not another plug near the accessory plug on the '13 unless you added one....mounting aux lights off the headlight won't work...as it was said they would block the signals now. We thought about mounting them somehow on the inside of our Altrider crash bars but its a tight fit.
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  4. Pomo

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    There are some interesting differences I noticed on the 2013s while I was sitting at the dealer:


    • The rear brake reservoir moved forward, right above the regulator. Definitely a less vulnerable location even without any sort of guard on it. I think they moved the charcoal canister as well, but I'm not sure where.
    • The regulator is now mounted facing downwards instead of out, and may be slightly more inboard of the frame rails.
    • The hose from the handlebar to the ABS block appears to be a little bit longer. Looks like you could probably mount a decent size bar riser without having to change it out or adjust it in any way. The rest of the cables looked pretty much the same length though.
    • Mentioned before but the bodywork is a lot different. The radiator shrouds seem a lot shorter/smaller and less "bloated" than the older style (or maybe I have a touch of BMW Acquisition Syndrome). The beak definitely looks shorter too.
    • The control pods on the handlebars are different, plus they have more buttons for ESA and stuff. I like the old style better personally. :puke1
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  5. Angryrican

    Angryrican know nothing all

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    this http://f800depot.com/bmw-aux-lighting-switch.html should allow you to used the harness, it replaces the back cover of the left hand switch assembly and fits both f650/800GS Twins, it is stock on the R1200GS ADV. Now the questions I have is since the plastics are different on the 13's will these brackets work with the older bikes and where do you source the power from?
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  6. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    Yes and don't forget the front reservoir is hard mounted now too.

    If you want to mimic the rear reservoir placement (and you don't have the charcoal canister) you can do this:
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    It's just a (free they usually have them kicking around) bicycle seatpost reflector mount. I think it was the 28.0 size (?).
    I used the hardware that came with it too. It's tuck in there perfectly. No guard needed. I've been running it there for just about a year now.
    BMW must've seen the pics :lol3. No actually I think I saw someone else do it first with a more elaborate bracket and I got to thinkin...

    Dave
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  7. F800ekelley

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    I actually test road both bikes and bought a 2012 the main diff was the wider fairings around the gas on the 13 and the 13 wieghts about 40lbs more. I love the bike over all only have 2000 mile on itt but i am selling mine (pm me if interested) i really didnt knotice much of a diff
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  8. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    I have been on both as well and the ESA on the '13 makes a difference and the bike looks a lot leaner..
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  9. OFA

    OFA Adventure Obsession

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    What do you mean it has aux mounts? I have a 2013 and have had to mount to the headlight mount. I made a l bracket. Seems to work so far.
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  10. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    mounting on the headlamp will interfere with our signals....before we used a mount in the beak and I can not find a bike specific mount for our Denali lights for the '13 yet
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  11. cchoc

    cchoc Outdoor Photographer

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    I'm curious about this too. I have a 2013 and can't find anything on mine that looks like an aux light would mount there.
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  12. TFB43

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    This will not work on the 13.
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  13. TFB43

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    If you look at the fisch you will see the two brackets that are in the kit. #2 and #3.
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  14. TFB43

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    It's in the kit. part #2 and #3 on the fisch.
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  15. cchoc

    cchoc Outdoor Photographer

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    OK, I see that now. Do you have any pictures of them mounted, I'm still not clear on how they would be installed. Thanks.
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  16. Camel ADV

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    40lbs?! Yikes!
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  17. Angryrican

    Angryrican know nothing all

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    It will on a 12 and earlier, my question is whether The brackets will fit the pre-facelift bikes or not.

    And I guarantee there is a plug hidden somewhere to plug the lights in on a 2013's
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  18. ebnelson

    ebnelson Frozen rider

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    That seems high to me:bubba
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  20. cchoc

    cchoc Outdoor Photographer

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    I see, thanks.
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