Is the BMW LED Canbus brake light worth the $?

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Izzy3, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. scooteraug02

    scooteraug02 Dog Rancher

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  2. LaurelPerryOnLand

    LaurelPerryOnLand Long timer

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    http://www.whelen.com/_AUTOMOTIVE/lightheads.php



    <a href="http://s635.beta.photobucket.com/user/RMWBMW/media/DSC00837.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu73/RMWBMW/DSC00837.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo DSC00837.jpg"/></a>

    Used the 600-series light head for some additional visibility on the RT.
    http://www.whelen.com/_AUTOMOTIVE/details_prod.php?head_id=12&cat_id=74&prod_id=126
    Works like a charm...no CANBUS issues.

    Want to ride up on my tail? Didn't think so!
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  3. TuefelHunden

    TuefelHunden Been here awhile

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    I have a fuzeblock with relay built in and ability to use both switched and straight battery power. If you monkey with the electrics on these frickin' CAN-Bus bikes it sure makes things a lot easier. I have yet to see ANYTHING positive about CAN-Bus. Last comment on omelets, if you expect to have plug and play, then don't expect to get three things: 1. What you really want. 2. The best item for the job. 3. Something you don't have to worry about CAN-Bus compatibility.
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  4. scooteraug02

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  5. Poway

    Poway SHED (Shit Head)

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    I'm on my 3rd replacement BMW supplemental LED light. They suck. Although they do come with a 2 year warranty. Maybe it's the vibration from the off roading that kills them?
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  6. Monsignore

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    Just run a double row of yellow LEDs down each arm, so when you signal you can point your flashing arm in the direction you intend to move.

    And maybe a sheath of LEDs for each middle finger.
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