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Old 07-15-2013, 10:12 PM   #1
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Light Mounting Brackets

I have several pairs of AUXilliary lights, PIAA, HELLA, etc laying about.

Is there available an off the
shelf,pre-fabricated mounting bracket, to affix fog or driving LAMPS to an F800GS?.
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BIKE is 2013, F800GS.
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:55 PM   #2
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:51 AM   #3
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You make be able to adapt the OEM BMW bracket that they use for their LED aux lights.

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Old 07-16-2013, 07:59 AM   #4
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As Charlie said, the OEM bracket can fairly easily be adapted to work with non-OEM lights. I did just that with Denali D2D lights and I'm very happy with them.

I just wanted to point out that the 2013 model F800GS has the turn signals up much higher than they were on earlier models so the brackets I found for those earlier models didn't work on the 2013, causing the lights to block the turn signals.

As much as I wanted to find a cheaper solution, I was unable to, and now that the pain of the dreadfully expensive OEM brackets has passed, I'm happy I bought them. They mount to the bike in two places under the left and right panels and the business end of the bracket sticks out in front at just the right location. And I've dropped my bike several times now (off-road) and the lights haven't been touched at all.

(Up here in Canada, those brackets were $160!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

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Old 07-16-2013, 11:53 AM   #5
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$160 the pair, or EACH ??
Of course, with the high standard(s) of living, you Canadians can afford such largesse.
An impoverished Gringo might need to sell a kidney, or extra child to mount light brackets.
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:52 PM   #6
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I came up with this old (but most recent) thread because I am looking for the same bracket or bar to mount a pair of LED lights. I found the one in the Kildala's Motorcycle Farkles thread in Vendors, but I'm not sure about the Mickey Mouse ears look. I used to own a set of Flooter lights from Wunderlich that came with a bracket, and I am going to check to see if their bracket is available separately. Both of those fit between the beak and the side panels.

I recall a set of brackets that mount in place of the recessed screw in the side panel below the windscreen. I can't find that, and perhaps it was part of a light set.

Are there others?

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Old 09-04-2013, 04:29 PM   #7
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Kildala makes the only one I have seen, but I understand what you mean about the mickey ears.

Photos are here somewhere:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=435057&page=2
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:08 PM   #8
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You make be able to adapt the OEM BMW bracket that they use for their LED aux lights.

Several calls to the BMW dealer have NEGATIVE results.
Do you have part number for these Aux Light Mounting brackets ?
Can you confirm they will fit the 2013 model F800 ?
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:35 PM   #9
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Several calls to the BMW dealer have NEGATIVE results.
Do you have part number for these Aux Light Mounting brackets ?
Can you confirm they will fit the 2013 model F800 ?
Thank you.
I don't have a part number, but I know my dealer had a hard time finding the in the fiche. I think they are listed under 'retrofit kits' and not with the lighting. I do know they will fit the 2013 model because I have them on mine.
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:15 PM   #10
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You're reading my mind, Dean! On the hunt for the same. Was going to go the factory light route, but too rich for my blood. The brackets are $150 for a set, and they don't allow for azimuth adjustment, only elevation. I suppose that you could adjust the azimuth via shimming bracket, but it won't be convenient. I'm interested in being able to fan out a pair of driving lights, to light up the sides of the road("moose lights"). May see you at the shop tomorrow, as I'm looking to make a Homer run tomorrow.

A few ideas here.
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/shop-...ght-mounts?p=1

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Old 09-04-2013, 07:49 PM   #11
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I use this one, as it gets rid of the Mickey Mouse look...

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Aluminum F800GS Dually D2 Lighs Mount: $55 + shipping

- .125 Aluminum
- CNC Plasma Cut in house
- Bolt in installation with stainless steel hardware included
- Fits in between front beak and fairing



Thank you for taking a look at our products. If you have any questions please contact us via email at sales@desertsnakeoffroad.com or call us at 813-863-1575. We are open to comments and ideas.
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Very happy with it. Here're some pics I took that show it with some D2s.


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Old 09-04-2013, 08:23 PM   #12
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I use this one, as it gets rid of the Mickey Mouse look...
Those are perfect! I emailed him, and hope he still sells them.

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Old 09-04-2013, 09:46 PM   #13
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Looked in bmw fische F800 GS 13 (K72)found under accessories retrofit led driving light

Brackets (pair) # 77518530686

http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fic...8&rnd=04302013

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Old 09-04-2013, 11:18 PM   #14
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Screenshot of OEM brackets Morro mentions above, with pricing


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Old 09-04-2013, 11:48 PM   #15
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Has anyone fitted these brackets to a pre 2013 f800gs?
They look very well thought out, but I assume they will place the LED-Lights very near the turn signals on a pre 2013 model thus causing problem(?)
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