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Old 01-03-2009, 07:47 AM   #17
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Since posting all the preceding, I have installed the second HID of the kit into my 1985 R80RT. The results were similarly pleasing and (despite my original intentions) completely unphotographed.

I made the RT installation in a similar manner to the GS, tapping directly into the power feed for the headlights, immediately after the lighting relay, and obtaining power for switching from low to high beam directly from the H-4 socket. Once again, I used a couple of short lengths of wire and avoided using most of the remaining portions of the supplied wiring harness.

I propose that this is the best installation method, avoiding, as it does, the addition of several new potential failure points and a seemingly unnecessary and difficult to replace relay.

MSF Ridercoach IBA: 35353 95 R1100GSA, 93 GTS1000, 85 R80RT, 93 DR350/435, 99 RX125, 78 DT100
January 2010 New Zealand South Island ride
Summer 2009 UK to Alps ride
Summer 2008 UK End-to-End ride

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