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Old 05-24-2013, 07:20 AM   #588
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Originally Posted by rider257 View Post

On a 2008 r1200gs do you think I will need a CAN-BUS adapter? If so do you have a line on where i may get one?

Just trying to get everything in line so I can order all at once. I am not running much else besides a phone charger and possiblely a sena charger or two. But would like to add heated gear next winter. Sorry if it sounds dumb, electrics are not my forte.

BMW owners have had success using the method below:

To avoid the canbus (no adapter required), connect ring terminals (main harness) to the battery and then tap into the small parking light bulb for the switch / relay trigger, or posi-tap the trigger wire to the positive side of the accessory socket.

Its not recommend to tap into the bike's wiring harness or the headlight harness to power the lights directly because if there's any electrical fault with the bike, the dealer will immediately blame you for cutting into the bike's harness.

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