F800GS - show us your lights

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by kktos, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. EIGHTLUG

    EIGHTLUG Lost on purpose.

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  2. Avner

    Avner Not noob anymore

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    That would be a good choice for fog + driving light - yes.
  3. nomadb

    nomadb Been here awhile

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    I am looking to add an extra LED based stop light. Basically when I brake I want this flashing light to turn on.
    THE LED group has its own driver circuitry. All it needs is 12VDC to turn on. I want to synchronise this with the brake light.

    What I want to add is similar to below,

    http://www.valens.com.cn/product_info.asp?PId=517&ClassId=41&pri=17

    I have dissasembled the rear end of the bike today. There were 2 very thin wires going to the original brake light (which is LED based). I am not sure if I can connect a paralel lamp to this thin wires.

    I would appreciate any advise on how to add extra brake lights.

    Regards
  4. Moto Mikey

    Moto Mikey Been here awhile

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    I have HyperLights. They are very bright and easy to install:
    http://www.hyperlites.com/modbo.html
  5. nomadb

    nomadb Been here awhile

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    I have looked at the web site
    http://www.hyperlites.com/modbo.html
    I was not able to see any instructions about fitting the kit?

    I would appreciate if an inmate can post some details about how to fit the kit.
    Or direct me to a related link.

    Regards
  6. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    I wanted to pull the trigger this week on the touratech fog lights... But just in time they came up with some new "led lights"... If anyone has some comment on them, I'm all ears!

    http://www.kohl.de/webshop/product_info.php?products_id=255029

    Something like that but it is for the F800GS (the link on the website isn't working)
  7. Moto Mikey

    Moto Mikey Been here awhile

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  8. nomadb

    nomadb Been here awhile

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  9. JRWooden

    JRWooden Long timer

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    if you draw too much extra current with your lights, the CAN-Bus may shut down the brake-light circuit leaving you with no brake lights at all ... CAN-Bus systems do not have regular "fuses" - instead the computer just turns off the circuit if it detects an over-current condition.

    The Hyperlight system gets around the extra current draw problem by just using the brake light circuit as the "trigger" to engage the Hyperlights, while using a separate power tap to actually draw the power to make the lights work ...
    either a fuse block or "stealing" from the alarm/tire pressure circuit.

    "Proceed with caution" :evil
  10. JSkinner

    JSkinner SeattleRider

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  11. fireman.peter

    fireman.peter Adventurer

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  12. Sutherngintelmen

    Sutherngintelmen around the bend

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    I've never held one of the D2's but have some duallys on my f8gs. The duallys are big and heavy, the D2's might be massive. Check out shipping weight of 14.2 lbs :eek1
  13. nomadb

    nomadb Been here awhile

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    You are correct. I have prepared a simple drawings as attached.
    http://burak.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/electric/26892817_dgXpmw#!i=2253797671&k=Ls5q4Sn

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    A relay will be used to trigger the led driver. LED driver will be connected to the battery. I need to check if I have the correct colors of wires for the existing stop lights though.
    From the hyper lite manual it appears that brownwire and gray with black wire should be tapped into.

    Regards
  14. JRWooden

    JRWooden Long timer

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    Looks good to me!

    According the the schematic I have the brown wire is chassis ground,
    so if there is a convenient location you could just bolt to the frame and avoid having to use that posi-tap.
  15. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    solid state relay... triggered by the accessories power socket (auto-off) . Great for the camp site...


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  16. Downer

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    I got some lights delivered today and am trying to figure out where to mount them. I am worried that if I get them too close to the turn signals on coming traffic won't be able to see the turn signals. Anybody have issues with this or am I worrying about nothing?
  17. Lager Meister

    Lager Meister Work less, ride more

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    Got a part number for that SSR? How much did it set you back?
  18. biodieselandon

    biodieselandon Been here awhile

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    I would like to know as well. We use those quite a bit in HVAC controls.
  19. Dwreker

    Dwreker The Wrecker

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    Gentlemen,
    I put some PIAA 510s on my F800. I used the relay that came with it, but I installed the autoswitch AS7 to controll the lights from the turn signal cancel button (that was nerve wracking)...as of now I have the LED for the autoswitch just kind of hanging out, I was thinking about drilling a hole in the plastic piece around the ignition and accessory outlet and popping the LED through that. Anyone done that before? Advice on making it watertight would be great. I was thinking of using some sort of water tight epoxy on the underside of the hole after I push the LED through.

    Oh, I also shoved a bunch of wire from the autoswitch down into the gap in front of the battery. Anyone think that will be an issue?

    Knowledge me.

    Pic of lights
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  20. solohvs

    solohvs somewhere around the bend

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    I used the AUX switch from the R1200GS Adventure.

    The switch is sensitive so don't wire it up the wrong way and ruin it.
    It sits above the LEFT hand controls and has an LED for when the lights are ON.

    A very clean and reliable set up. The AUX kit for my new R1200GS has the same switch. The factory wiring harness is plug and play.

    Not so with the F800GS. My dealer added the switch in 30 minutes once I ran the wires and made all the "normal" connections with the PIAA wires.

    The switch is pricy, but it looks great and is easy to get to while riding.