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Old 06-13-2008, 02:18 PM   #1
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Fog light switch

I ordered parts from Max BMW (great service by the way) to move the GSAdv fog light switch up to the left combination switch to get rid of that "afterthought" look. Parts are from 2008 GSAdV/M.




Model: R1200GS ADV/M Diagram #61_2327

No Part Number Description Qty Each
01 61317704617 combination switch left BUY 1 $230.65
01 61317704627 combination switch left BUY 1 $245.71
01 61317704621 combination switch left BUY 1 $230.65
01 61317704625 combination switch left BUY 1 $245.71
01 61317704575 combination switch left (INFO) BUY 1 $210.23
01 61317702723 combination switch left BUY 1 $230.65
02 61317694980 combination switch right BUY 1 $235.85
02 61317694982 combination switch right BUY 1 $253.49
03 61317670033 covering cap left BUY 1 $11.25
04 61317670034 covering cap right BUY 1 $11.25
05 61317682091 fillister head screw with collar (3X10) BUY 4 $0.87
06 61317694815 fog lamp switch BUY 1 $91.85
07 61317702063 upper section of switch housing, left BUY 1 $13.38
08 61317702067 lower section of switch housing, left BUY 1 $14.80


used parts:
07 61317702063 upper section of switch housing, left

08 61317702067 lower section of switch housing, left

plus old fog light switch.
There is plenty of wire you can reach just in front of the tank by cutting wire tie. You can cut it, solder and splice with heat shrink, or remove tank and unplug.

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Old 06-13-2008, 02:59 PM   #2
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Old 06-13-2008, 05:09 PM   #3
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Here are some photos:





It's easy to replace rear cover on left switch housing. Remove hand guard, loosen the clutch lever screws and move it over 1/2 inch, then you can get at the two small screws on the back. I cut and soldered the three wires and covered with heat shrink (inside coated with hot glue. You can get from Digikey). You can also remove the gastank and unplug the switch, but I chose not to.
You will notice that the "fog light" graphic is sideways. I didn't feel it was necessary to spend $90+ for a 2008 switch. Just read it when leaned over in a corner.

Hope this helps.

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Old 07-07-2008, 09:18 PM   #4
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What is "/ M" standing for at GS ADV/M ?
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Old 07-08-2008, 05:32 AM   #5
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What is "/ M" standing for at GS ADV/M ?
I don't know for sure, but I think it refers to the 2008 model year as parts seem specific to 08 bikes.

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Old 07-08-2008, 06:56 AM   #6
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:34 AM   #7
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I found it... It is "Magnesium-Metallic" (finish). Thanks anyway.
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:57 AM   #8
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Thanks for the information, I am looking to do this modification to my 2006 Adventure.

One question. If you had removed the tank, and unplugged the cable, you would not have needed to do an soldering?

Is there plenty of "play" in the cable? From your description, I expect that you cut the ties, take out some slack, and then tie it back up again?
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:54 AM   #9
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Thanks for the information, I am looking to do this modification to my 2006 Adventure.

One question. If you had removed the tank, and unplugged the cable, you would not have needed to do an soldering?

Is there plenty of "play" in the cable? From your description, I expect that you cut the ties, take out some slack, and then tie it back up again?
In photo showing wire bundle, there was plenty of cable under the wire tie to reach. I foune it easier to cut cable, thread thru switch housing and resoilder ( I have plenty of soildering equip + hot glue coated heat shrink tubing) If you are not comfortable cutting wires, then remove tank and unplug.

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Old 07-08-2008, 12:00 PM   #10
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Old 07-08-2008, 12:22 PM   #11
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Can this switch assembly be mounted on a 2008 GS (non-adventure)?
I'd like to have that stock look when I mount the PIAA's on mine.
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Old 07-08-2008, 01:14 PM   #12
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That would be a good location for Push to Talk too. If they have a sprung rocker on-off version of it.
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:57 PM   #13
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does this work on GS?

1. would such a mod work on a regular GS ('05 in particular)?
2. assuming you got a rocker switch to fit, any reason it could not be used for other aux lights?
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It's easy to replace rear cover on left switch housing. Remove hand guard, loosen the clutch lever screws and move it over 1/2 inch, then you can get at the two small screws on the back. I cut and soldered the three wires and covered with heat shrink (inside coated with hot glue. You can get from Digikey). You can also remove the gastank and unplug the switch, but I chose not to.
You will notice that the "fog light" graphic is sideways. I didn't feel it was necessary to spend $90+ for a 2008 switch. Just read it when leaned over in a corner.

Hope this helps.

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Pm'd you about seeing if you would be interested in getting rid of the original switch housing and mounting hardware.
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Old 07-11-2008, 06:31 PM   #15
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What is "/ M" standing for at GS ADV/M ?



That is the designation for the MANUAL gearbox. The 2009 models have an optional automatic gearbox designated by "/ A".

Quite interesting what they did. Apparently it is quite close to the BMW manumatic gearbox, but not quite as sophisticated as the Audi S-Tronic (DSG) unit.

You should read up on it. Quite novel and it is receiving rave reviews in Europe. Not sure whether we will see it here in the USA.




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