F800GS - show us your lights

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

  1. solohvs

    solohvs somewhere around the bend

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    Cape Breton, Nova Scotia - rain, Fog and 48 degrees.
    Valley Forge, Pennsylvania - hot, humid and 95 degrees.

    The lights came in handy day after day of thick FOG...


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  2. nat_han

    nat_han 2 Wheelers By Choice.. =]

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    Hi guys,

    has anyone bought and installed the Wunderlich Microfooter lights?
    want to hear some reviews and opinions beside the one that "R12GS HOOLIGAN" posted some time back...

    is it bright and adjustable(able to tilt left and right)?

    thanks for the help!
  3. jaycommando

    jaycommando Been here awhile

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    I have them and like them. They are bright and very adjustable in range and angle. the instructions to fit are easy and it took me about 30-45 min to do( im not great with electrics). had them in rain and wind and not failed me yet. makes the front of the bike very visable!
  4. nat_han

    nat_han 2 Wheelers By Choice.. =]

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    thanks jay for your comments and feedback.
  5. Tor

    Tor Imported Norwegian Viking

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    So how are your Twalcom / Hella DE combo holding up for those who bought them? Thinking about getting them.....
  6. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    I had the Wunderlich's on my F800GS, way too expensive and I didn't like the silver aluminum brackets, should be black for sure, can't get pained easily...
    Handlebar Hella switch is not for motorcycles but for a car dashboard.
    The wire was way too thick more like a cable used for a light fixture, didn't like it so I sold the lights again for a loss. I'd go with something like Hello Micro DE. On my R1200GS I got the Hella FF50 with Freeform reflector (great light output) but they don't look that great...

    Handlebar switch:

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=13927034&postcount=62

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  7. MSH

    MSH The Salt

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  8. edfetz

    edfetz Been here awhile

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    Vibration and shock testing my Twisted Throttle Denali LED lights....

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  9. Lager Meister

    Lager Meister Work less, ride more

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    PIAA 004X 35W halogen driving lights...

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  10. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    separation...out the way from damage! perfect!


  11. stephen.stallebrass

    stephen.stallebrass Been here awhile

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    Anyone used the Autoswitch for their Aux lights? Nippy Normans blurb:

    Priced at £29 ($47US)
  12. Bushav8r

    Bushav8r Been here awhile

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    Lights? wtf I thought you said show us your tits! Tits are way better than lights. Especially on high beams.
  13. larlec

    larlec Been here awhile

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    OK, I am going to mount some Denali lights on my crash bars. Does anyone know a good source for a bracket or clamp that will allow me to attach them to the 1" OD crash bars? Thanks.
  14. BMW_BIKER_KEITH

    BMW_BIKER_KEITH Been here awhile

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    PIAA makes an inexpensive bracket.
  15. Bushav8r

    Bushav8r Been here awhile

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    I haven't had any problems with mine holding up and I have had them for a year now. They look and work great. I didn't really care for their switch mounting bracket, but it is easy to change it for something better. The instructions were poor and in Italian so they weren't much use to me.
  16. Numb

    Numb Been here awhile

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    this is the rigid industry set of dually spot lights on altrider bars (on a 658gs) using the piaa mounts - you can pretty much get any angle you need with these by rotating the mount itself or the tab the lights mount on

    i also attached an overall shot to give a different angle on the lights

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  17. OrcasKen

    OrcasKen Beastly Adventurer

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    I picked up a set of Denali lights, but haven't installed them yet as I haven't figured out my preference for wiring. I'm in deer country and the two reasons that justified driving lights for me were better visibility for me to see critters at night and better visibility for others to see me in the daytime, in that order.

    Here are the options I'm pondering:
    1. Switch both on with high beam. One with flood lens, one with spot lens, both aimed high to make things as bright as possible when using highs.
    2. Use a separate driving lights switch or just kick the relay on anytime the bike key is on. Both would need to be aimed for low beam use.
    3. Switch one on with high beam, the other on constantly or connected to a secondary switch.
    I'm leaning towards option 1, but am interested to hear if others feel strongly that either of the other options (or something else?) would be better and why.

    Thanks...
  18. larlec

    larlec Been here awhile

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    Numb, I like it and may swing that way but was looking for something a little less costly than $35 for just the brackets. I'll stop by the electrical supply shop tomorrow and look at pipe hangers.
  19. Numb

    Numb Been here awhile

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    don't blame you - i would've likely just used the same hardware but with the compound angles on the altrider bars where i was mounting, these brackets were perfect since you can adjust them all over the place to get the correct orientation. that said, for the price they are really solid pieces so if you end up with the light beam bouncing around on the pipe clamps these piaa clamps would be a good solid solution to stop it
  20. ride2little

    ride2little Riding Like the Wind

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    I have shown these earlier.
    It's a Touratec set-up. Fogs.
    I'm about to take them off and put them in the flea market. Going down the minimalist path. Might regret it later.


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