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Old 09-10-2009, 04:55 PM   #76
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I bought mine from another dealer but I found them online at Sierra BWM: brackets alone $50; PIAA X1100 and brackets, $320

http://www.sierrabmwonline.com/piaa-...ts-p-1987.html

http://www.sierrabmwonline.com/piaa-...ht-p-1991.html



In reply ... The X1100's are rock solid as are PIAA mounts for the GS, no shake. As to the lights, I moved these lights from my 1150 after 7 years of use. Beaware these lights are good for being seen. That's what I've been using them for. If you're looking for some high output focused light for night time speed ... go HID. Oh yeah, the mounts alow the lights to be fully adjustable.
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Old 09-10-2009, 05:36 PM   #77
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Jackpot!!!

I found the mounts for the PIAA 1100X @ Twisted Throttle for $19.95


I even found the ones for the HID lihts also for $19.95


The PIAA 1100X cost $270. I'm thinking of getting these mounts for the TrailTech HID lights
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Old 09-10-2009, 06:00 PM   #78
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$12 waterproof and flexible LED lights from ebay. Hooked up to a Centech AP1 fuse box.









I attached them with velcro and wrapped them around the side of the handguard to give me some visibility from cars emerging from side roads. People stop even when they could go because I believe they are thing "WTF is that" I have HID's as well so I look like something from Close Encounters Of The Third Kind

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Old 09-10-2009, 06:32 PM   #79
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Did you get auxiliary HIDs or just converted your High/Low beams?
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:40 PM   #80
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$12 waterproof and flexible LED lights from ebay. Hooked up to a Centech AP1 fuse box.
More details please on the specifics of the lights/vendor! Just what I've been looking for but ebay is full of these things so it would be nice to hear which vendor you went with and how you like them. Also, direct connection to centech or is there a regulator you had to hide somewhere?
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Old 09-11-2009, 03:17 AM   #81
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Did you get auxiliary HIDs or just converted your High/Low beams?
I converted my low and high beams
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Old 09-11-2009, 03:29 AM   #82
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More details please on the specifics of the lights/vendor! Just what I've been looking for but ebay is full of these things so it would be nice to hear which vendor you went with and how you like them. Also, direct connection to centech or is there a regulator you had to hide somewhere?
They all come from China but I paid a bit more to buy them locally in the UK. Not because I have anything against China. I just wanted them quickly.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=230361530681

It said you can connect them directly to the battery without a fuse but somehow that didn't seem quite right. I touched them off the battery terminals and they did indeed seem fine. In the end I hooked them up to a 5amp fuse on the Centech. I also had a switch kicking around that I added into the loop. There is no need for a regulator. I put some velcro on the switch and located it just under the faux fuel tank cover near the headstock. It's accessible but it keeps it out of the rain.

I attached them to the handlebars using velcro also just so that It's not too permanent. After a few thousand miles and exposure to the elements it's clear the velcro is not up to the task. The lights are fine and are indeed completely waterproof.

I use Tucano Muffs in the winter so that was part of my logic for using velcro. It would mean I could transfer the LED's onto the muffs. I might experiment with moving them around but I feel they have the greatest prominence way up on the handguards.
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Old 09-11-2009, 12:28 PM   #83
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Just heard that my lights ship today and I'll be able to install them next weekend!!



Oh, I got the Twalcom Fog lights from F800depot.
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Old 09-11-2009, 01:24 PM   #84
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Oh, I got the Twalcom Fog lights from F800depot.
How was that with F800Depot?

I just discovered the site and would like to order the GIVI bars and some HID lights from them. Maybe even the Twalcom Titanium Exhaust
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Old 09-11-2009, 03:48 PM   #85
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How was that with F800Depot?

I just discovered the site and would like to order the GIVI bars and some HID lights from them. Maybe even the Twalcom Titanium Exhaust
ROn is a really good guy. They didn't have them in stock when I ordered them (but I knew that from the website). When I called to check he always answered the phone and was spot on as to when they came in. Just got the shipping notice a few minutes ago so I should be installing them next weekend!
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Old 09-11-2009, 05:30 PM   #86
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I like what they carry and especially their prices. Good to hear they offer good service. Thanks!
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Old 09-17-2009, 12:24 PM   #87
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Lights just arrived so I will be installing them this weekend. Or tomorrow.

The actual lights are Hella DE's which is good. Everything looks really nice and well-made except that the instructions are in Italian. But, using a hint in this thread, I went to Touratech's site and pulled down their instructions for the fog light set since the lights look almost identical as does the mounts, etc.

Can't wait!
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Old 09-17-2009, 05:57 PM   #88
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More details please on the specifics of the lights/vendor! Just what I've been looking for but ebay is full of these things so it would be nice to hear which vendor you went with and how you like them. Also, direct connection to centech or is there a regulator you had to hide somewhere?
Some of the Acerbis handguards have a built in "channel" for an LED string.
I have the hand guards on order... thought I'd wait till I got them to consider the lights..


http://www.denniskirk.com/jsp/common...214328&imgId=1

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Old 09-17-2009, 05:58 PM   #89
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Ron is a really good guy....
+1 on that!

But I think it is "Rob" as in short for Robert
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Old 09-17-2009, 06:53 PM   #90
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+1 on that!

But I think it is "Rob" as in short for Robert
Well shit, at least I can claim it was a typo since the "b" and "n" are next to each other.

He's actually helping me with a question on the lights right now. And it's almost 10pm where he is!!! Gotta love the service!!
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