GSA: replacing AUX lights with LED AUX lights

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by FrankS, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. FrankS

    FrankS ...please wait...

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    It has been discussed before but not with pictures and part numbers so allow me to start a new thread:

    Last night I replaced the factory installed AUX lights of my ’07 GSA with the new LED AUX lights: it is really plug and play (or cut, solder, shrink-wrap and play):
    These 2 part numbers, get you this ($360 total incl. shipping from MAX)

    63177721320
    63177723139


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    once the old ones are taken off, the new ones bolt right on, then simply cut the cable and wire in the new connector. That’s it. No LAMPF errors, no problems.

    regards

    frank
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  2. dialdn

    dialdn Been here awhile

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    Excellent. Same current draw or I assume less?

    Also, I guess the obvious question, how much better are they? Running IPF bulbs in mine. Good for daytime vis but not much offered in the evening.

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  3. FrankS

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    The draw a lot less juice. The H11 halogen bulbs use 55W each, the new LED ones only draw 14W. I have not yet road- tested them but in my driveway they seem a lot brighter, whiter and have a very distinct beam pattern, very narrow and wide, let me try to snap a few pictures tonight

    Regards

    Frank
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  4. stephen.stallebrass

    stephen.stallebrass Been here awhile

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    Pics of them on at night???
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  5. Semper Fi

    Semper Fi Runs with Scissors

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    Thinking of doing this also.

    2 questions on the wiring harness, :

    - why cant the orginal be used

    - why cut and splice, doesn't the non-weather pack fit into the connection point of where the orginal went

    Nice write up
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  6. FrankS

    FrankS ...please wait...

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    The night pictures didn’t work out well, it is too cold for me, this is the best I could do for now.
    Xenon only:
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    Xenon and LED AUX lights:
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    Xenon and LED AUX lights:
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    Note that I have not really alligned them in any way, maybe they could be aiming a bit higher...

    the new connector is completely different from the old one:
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    Instead of cutting and splicing I probably could have connected the open ends to a connector further upstream but it gets complicated real quick as the AUX light cables are tied together with a bunch of other cables. A clean cut and splice seemed like the better option for me

    Regards

    frank
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  7. Semper Fi

    Semper Fi Runs with Scissors

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    Frank - thanks for the additional pictures, the connector issue is better understood. And I see why you did the connection the way you did.
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  8. nuke

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    I think you installed them correctly. The terminals on the harness are butt splices. They look like they might go into a connector housing, but according to what appear to be the installation instruction sheet I found on the internet, you are supposed to cut the H11 connectors off the harness and splice the LED connectors in.

    This appears to be the installation instructions, in German.

    http://www.bohling-eisele.de/PDF_Downloads/Montage_Scheinwerfer_LED_R1200GS_08/german/montage_scheinwerfer_LED_GS_08.pdf

    I'd be curious as to a ride report with the new lights. :)
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  9. dustjunkie

    dustjunkie Got Stick Meat?

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    Hey guys, just wanted to shoot out and early "heads up"...

    Early next month, Vagabond Offroad will be launching our first BMW specific product. The light will be much the same as the KTM product, but will come with BMW specific brackets, and will be wired such that they will connect to the factory BMW harness with out "... (or cut, solder, shrink-wrap and...". I can't give to many details right now, but here are a few pictures of the KTM setup to stimulate a little salivation....

    Lights installed on a KTM 990AdventureR
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    Stock KTM 950 Adventure with High Beams and Two Pyxis LED lights on:
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    Beam shot photos were taken with fixed camera settings.

    Our plan is to start taking discounted pre-orders early next month (capped at 25 sets), and start shipping on March 1st. A complete set of lights with all included hardware and wiring will likely retail in the $350.00 range.

    Jake
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  10. PARIAH

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    Might have better luck in Vendors.
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  12. dustjunkie

    dustjunkie Got Stick Meat?

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    That is interesting, I wonder if it can be used with other LED lights?

    We have a set that has a infinitely variable dial from 0-100%, with push on/push off, so you never have to loose your setting. The circuit is also tied into the high beams so the lights go to full brightness when you turn your high beams on.

    Jake
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  13. gsrichie

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    Nice write up thanks
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  14. cug

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    Actually I like the pictures and I like the lights. Those are the first lights that actually have a useful light cutoff and a proper spread for road riding and not flashlight handling conditions.
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    I think the controller is a universal LED light controller, no need for a dial, brightness is preset in contoller.

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  16. cug

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    That's what I mean and it is not what I'm looking for. Still haven't decided on anything yet. I'm slow in things like that.
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  17. cug

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    :D

    I kind of agree. I'm going back between side cases first or lights first. Just don't want to spend too much money before I know how my tax for 2010 will look like.
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    Added to the GSpot FAQ (Section 6.3).

    Thank you.

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  19. tallguy-09

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    Found this on a German forum:
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    Anyone recognize the light bar in that shot?
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