F800GS - show us your lights

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

  1. Bartron

    Bartron 'Tenacious B' the Bike Punisher

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    Gadget Boy asked me to post up some pics of the LED set-up I've got on my F800GS.

    Here's how they're mounted:

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    And what they look like:

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    Not too distracting by day but certainly visible by night. They've also proven to be pretty tough so far.
  2. edfetz

    edfetz Been here awhile

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    Here is another mounting spot to consider. Well out of harms way under here, plus it gives you a bigger light pattern to approaching cagers.

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  3. edfetz

    edfetz Been here awhile

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    Another shot. No brackets required. The plastic seems plenty strong enough. I used a big washer under the nut.
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  4. ride2little

    ride2little Riding Like the Wind

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    Hello Micro DE fogs.

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  5. Sutherngintelmen

    Sutherngintelmen around the bend

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    Just back from 2,200 miles in WVA and VA.

    Guess what failed:becca

    That's right!

    Will see what TT has to say, lights not yet a year old and already replaced once. Such a great idea but they need to work.

    Looking forward to cutting them off my bike again.


  6. Pete O Static

    Pete O Static Adventure Seeker

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    Thanks for posting your pictures. I installed my lights in this same way based on your post and it works out great. Lights are nicely protected and they are far enough away from the headlight to not make it redundant.

    The Denalis are so bright, it is like looking at an arc welder!:evil
  7. edfetz

    edfetz Been here awhile

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    Cool !! Im glad I could help. I really like my Denali's too.
  8. Pete O Static

    Pete O Static Adventure Seeker

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    Here are the Denali's installed and on in bright daylight. They work well in the trails lighting stuff up under the tree canopy.

    The mounting location that edfetz used works very well.

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  9. The Griz

    The Griz Long timer

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    I've been looking and looking for a post someone made showing some pics/video of the BMW LED turn signals on and off. I'm considering ordering them because they are plug and play. No cutting needed. Just unscrew and unplug the old ones, then plug in and screw down the new LED ones. So anyway, can anyone help me find that post? Or if you have the BMW LED turn signals installed, can you post some pics of them turned on and off. Or better yet, video? I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.:D
  10. The Griz

    The Griz Long timer

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    Found an answer to my own question. Found a YouTube video of an R1200GS with a video comparison of the standard BMW incandescent turn signal and the BMW LED turn signal. Yeah, I know, it's on an R1200GS, but the F800GS and F650GS2 use the same ones.
    Yup. I'm ordering.:D
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  11. edfetz

    edfetz Been here awhile

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    How much for the LED's ?? Are they sourced form a later model year or just optional equipt?
  12. F800 Rob

    F800 Rob MotoInsight

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    I have a set of Martin Fabrication HID's installed on my F650GS Twin. They're only 35W each so I've been able to run them constantly for the past year without issue. When my dad borrowed my bike he said there was so much light it was like he could almost see into the future. Then again, he's half blind... or deaf... or something.

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  13. speedz

    speedz Adventurer

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    Can oncoming vehicles still see your front blinkers? I have a set of aux lights and would like to mount them at the same spot you have them but my concern is the bright HID's may mask the front indicators.
  14. F800 Rob

    F800 Rob MotoInsight

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    Yep! The stick out so far they clear the lights.
  15. Shaggie

    Shaggie Unseen University

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    surely you wouldn't have the HID's lit with oncoming traffic close enough to be concerned about seeing your indicators????
  16. edfetz

    edfetz Been here awhile

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    That's the main reason I installed extra lights on the front of my bike. So the oncoming traffic sees me in the day light. I notice I get lots more respect / room from cagers when my lights are on. I run my high beam all day too.
  17. Sutherngintelmen

    Sutherngintelmen around the bend

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    +1 - extra lights up front for daytime awareness :clap
  18. Shaggie

    Shaggie Unseen University

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    i understand all that....

    but HID's up near your indicators/headlights?

    isn't the idea to create a 'triangle of light' or something for better distance n speed perception? so would'nt the addtional lights be better lower ie on crash bars etc?
  19. edfetz

    edfetz Been here awhile

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    Exactly my point, I'd have mine burning while in traffic in the daytime. I don't think his signals will be visable. Just sayin'
  20. Sutherngintelmen

    Sutherngintelmen around the bend

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    Here are my Trail Tech HID lights - these are model SCMR16's - 1800 lumens each. That's a lot of light (though I can not recommend them as they like to break - twice already for internal ballast.)

    Indicators plainly visible even when off. They show up just fine.

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