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Old 02-06-2013, 01:34 PM   #31
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I would were it not for the stupid yellow triangle. It being on might make me miss being low on fuel, or other more potentially serious issue because I will learn to ignore it.

Besides, for me, a bit of solder is no big deal.

Jim

My bike was low on gas in the shed and I hadn't ridden it since I put the LED bulb in so I didn't realize that yellow triangle was going to stay on, but yeah that's a deal killer for me too.

I have no problem soldering and it's starting to look like either I get a resistor and some of those snazzy screw type connectors or get the soldering iron out.

I beleive the ZFE looks at both tail and brake filaments in the bulb, so there would need to be a resistor on each lead, correct?
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:04 PM   #32
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thanks ..



you can bet your ass that any adjuster worth his salt will be looking for stuff like this. that's his job to figure the LOWEST possible cost to insurance company.

insurance companies are not your friend ... their job is to figure the lowest cost way to fulfill their responsibilities. this includes low balling an estimate, knowing that costs to sue them exceeds what you are trying to recover.

just went thru this with a insurance company. someone rear ended me with zero doubt it was fault of their client. they did an estimate for $3,500. when all the estimates came in closer to $5,500.

they basically told me... don't like it, sue us .. they've got a team of attorneys on retainer vs you've got give 33%+ away to your attorney to fight it.

OMG! all that over one little LED bulb.
I'm sure glad you came along and set me straight mister.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:04 PM   #33
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I can't thank you enough.

I'll bet you're the life off the party, somebody mentions a rather mundane subject and you put the old "legal" spin on it, I'm sure you no doubt have saved countless lives.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:40 PM   #34
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My bike was low on gas in the shed and I hadn't ridden it since I put the LED bulb in so I didn't realize that yellow triangle was going to stay on, but yeah that's a deal killer for me too.

I have no problem soldering and it's starting to look like either I get a resistor and some of those snazzy screw type connectors or get the soldering iron out.

I beleive the ZFE looks at both tail and brake filaments in the bulb, so there would need to be a resistor on each lead, correct?
Yeah, and I ordered two of them. We shall see how it works out.

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Old 02-06-2013, 06:41 PM   #35
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cy and VintageRider need to get together!

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Old 02-06-2013, 06:42 PM   #36
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Jetspeed and CY...

Return to your respective (and respectful) corners.

Life goes on. Enjoy it. It'll probably be a beautiful day tomorrow.
It will be if you let it.

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Old 02-06-2013, 07:19 PM   #37
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apologies for disrupting your thread... out of here...
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:44 AM   #38
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:52 AM   #39
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This thread should be categorized by "what kind of oil" and does it foam.
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:55 AM   #40
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:11 PM   #41
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I have 3 of the Gizzmomill LED's and all 3 are still working great (got them all in 05)... to bad they went under, great product!


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I had an aftermarket LED tail light on my GS for years. Works great, brighter, and has a flashing feature you can opt to use or not.

Too bad the company was flakey!

Jim

PS No reflector, none needed.
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:43 AM   #42
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As discussed previously, BMW makes a very nice LED taillight retrofit kit for 05-07 R1200GS's part number 71607703819 for the taillight assembly and 61127702078 for the wire harness/adapter, total cost for both items is around $200

You would naturally think that this part would be a simple Plug and Play with no hurdles to jump but, after reading several write-ups it appears that once the kit is installed the bike will display the CanBus "LAMPR! error and you need to have the dealer set the bikes ZFE computer to "LED".

Has anybody installed this BMW LED kit on a 05 or 06 GS and successfully had the dealer reprogram their computer to LED?


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Old 02-10-2013, 12:46 PM   #43
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Motorrad Elektrik

I have Rick's Motorrad Electrik LED taillight in my '05 and I couldn't be happier. It it a piece of art, and truly plug and play. It is as bright if not brighter then my buddy's '11 with LED/clear lens.

http://www.motoelekt.com/lighting.htm

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Probably either RoadRocketeer or GizmoMill.
Wunderlich has nice LED unit but I don't like the price or the clear lens, it is unclear if the stock lens will fit.

Motorrad Elektrik also has a decent LED unit, I just would rather not have to drop $100 bucks on another gadget if I can get around it.
The BMW unit is sweet but it sets you back a couple hundred smacks.
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:15 AM   #44
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I took my 05 1200 to the dealer for the LED Upgrade Rear Tail Lamp ZFE flash, when they got the bike all plugged into their computer they informed me that there were 3 important updates available, one for the ABS Brake System another for the ZFE/Engine and one for the Gauge/Instruments, For one hour labor they went ahead and did it all, it took a couple of hours, evidently the bus speed of the interface is slow.

When completed they brought the bike around, the Rear Brake Lamp Out warning was no longer there, I have no idea what issues the 3 updates addressed and the only thing(s) I noticed is that the brakes feel like there is a little less boost but apply smoother and the engine idles a hair lower and the throttle is smother off-idle, other than that everything is great, like it was before.

Just the LED tail lamp upgrade would have cost $30-40 and it will likely kill the warning message no matter which LED you use without any resistors, A little more dough but a much better solution in my opinion.

I wound up ordering the BMW LED tail lamp assembly from them while I was there, it's is IMHO the best looking one on the road, and since I'm attempting to update the look of my bike I thought that would be a good item.
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