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F800GS - show us your lights

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

  1. tofire409

    tofire409 Geared up and ready.

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    Just installed these:

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    Have yet to try them at night but they seem bright enough!

    Got them from superbrightL.E.D.

    Was able to use the BMW repair plug direct wire to an on off switch. The plug wouldn't shut down till after about 15min. A bit long for my liking.
  2. Overdale

    Overdale n00b

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    Herewith - hopefully - my wiring diagram for adding a pair of LED riding lights, mounted inside the the bottom of the engine bars.

    Attached Files:

  3. PLA

    PLA French rider

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  4. csshih

    csshih perpetually confused

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  5. PLA

    PLA French rider

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    About Wiring: I took the "signal" on the main beam connector (Yellow wire), I connect it to a switch on the handlebar, then to a relay (Low current circuit , pins 85 - 36).
    This relay (High current circuit , Pins 87 - 30) connects the battery to the LEDs through a 10A fuse.

    When the engine runs, automatically the main beam is "On".
    You can drive with or without LEDs (Manual switch).
    The LEDs are automatically switched off, with the main beam, when the engine is stopped.
    Hope it helps.
  6. duffs

    duffs I have a beard

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    Wow, and presumably the added feature of communicating with the Mars rover (or picking up the adult swim channel), they’re as big as satellites!!
  7. csshih

    csshih perpetually confused

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    very much so!
    planning on using this: http://www.twistedthrottle.com/elec...-connector-for-bmw-ducati-triumph-motorcycles
    how did you route the wire through the headlight assembly? I took the cap off but I'm not sure where to stuff the signal wire.
  8. GeeK_InsiDe

    GeeK_InsiDe Moore Gas!!!

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    I just installed the Denali wire. It is connected to the little 5W5 bulb so it'll be on with the ignition. You can route the wire through the vent hole on the left of the high beam cap, that's what I did and it worked perfectly.
  9. csshih

    csshih perpetually confused

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    Great! that's what I was trying to figure out.
    I bought a relay and a handlebar mounted switch and will be using that :)
  10. Cdlabate

    Cdlabate Been here awhile

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    I believe I have my lights setup correctly, but no light..?

    The on/off switch works, but the lights don't turn on. I'm trying to set the lights up so that I have both high and low beam. Can someone post a picture of their standard wiring setup please. I feel I have tried everything, but nothing..?

    Thank you.
    🐪👣
  11. GeeK_InsiDe

    GeeK_InsiDe Moore Gas!!!

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    Here are a pair of small DLR found on Amazon:

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    Looks really blue on the mobile phone picture but they're 6000K white.
  12. Rider 101

    Rider 101 Time poor

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    I have Dually D2's ( 2 off ) wired to come on with the high beam. What I want to do is wire 2 more smaller LED fog lights to the low beam so when high is turned on the low beam fogs extinguish.

    Is this possible? or am I safe to leave the low beam fog lights on all the time? Wondering about power draw when wiring direct to the battery and not using canbus. The only other aux power draws are the GPS ( plugged into aux socket on faux tank ) and heated grips in winter.
  13. midlifecrisis388

    midlifecrisis388 Adventurer

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    If anyone reading this thread is interested in installing some add on lights, I have some brand new Denalis for sale at a good price. I have the small DMs as well as the DR1 and D4s available. Pm me if interested
  14. mosey.levy

    mosey.levy Long timer

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    So did anyone figure out a way to put a stock looking switch next to the starter or heated grips button? Or something similar?
    Or do you just rely on the key doing all the work ?
  15. rem47

    rem47 Adventurer

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  16. RogerJ

    RogerJ Waypoint Wanderer

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    +1.......I had these Wunderlich Floater lights on an R1200GS and they were a pain. Fiddly to change the bulbs. Are better choices out there.
  17. BMW-K

    BMW-K F800GS FTW!

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    I give you my 2010 Anniversary...

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    Let the rage begin.

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    Baja Designs Squadron Pro's with an Sii Spot Kicker on the highbeam via a PDM 60 and a Skene 175.
  18. Rider 101

    Rider 101 Time poor

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    As everyone's response was deafening I am not going to tell you how I managed to get 4 LEDs ( 2 x high beam and 2 x low beams ) to work:D.

    Suffice to say that 2 mini relays were needed. One needs to be a NC / NO type.

    The first takes a signal from the high beam to activate the high beam spots ( terminal 87 ). When switched to low beam terminal 87A is energised and feeds terminal 30 on the second relay.

    I can do a diagram and post next week if anyone interested.

  19. BMW-K

    BMW-K F800GS FTW!

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    Nicely done. Makes perfect sense actually.
  20. Rider 101

    Rider 101 Time poor

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    Double relay that works with high beam spot lights and low beam fog lights. Only one set on at a time.

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