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Old 02-03-2013, 11:57 AM   #451
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does my bike not starting and the emergency engine light coming on count as doing something?
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:27 PM   #452
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does my bike not starting and the emergency engine light coming on count as doing something?
That qualifies under "swore at it"
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:53 PM   #453
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One of the things I did to my Triple Black was paint the silver tank parts black.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:54 PM   #454
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Finished the install on my aux LED lights. Both pair are wired with relays.

The pair under the headlights are wired to come on with the high beams. These are 10 watt, 750 lumen spots with a 20deg beam angle. The pair under the directionals (only one shown in photo) come on with the low beam, but are also controlled with a switch for manual on/off. These are my driving lights and have diffused 60deg beams. Otherwise specs are the same as the pair mentioned above.



This is the switch I decided on, found at my local electronics specialty store for about $5:



In deciding where to mount the switch, my first thought was to mount it to the right of the high beam switch (#1 first photo), so after opening up the housing I found I would need to make room for the switch by removing the material immediately under the area. Apparently this material is a casting intended to accommodate switch gear for a different model bike (#1 second photo).

After removing the material I found there wasn't enough room after all, so I decided to mount the switch above the high beam switch (#2 first photo), requiring me to remove the material directly under that area instead (#2 second photo).





This is what I was left with after removal of the material inside the switch housing.



Turns out the final mounting position is perfect. I can keep my hand on the grip and actuate the switch with my thumb:





The material that the BMW switch housing is made of is very easily cut with a sharp knife. I like the way the lights look on my bike, and I'm happy with the switch. It doesn't look out of place on the controls, in my opinion.

The switch has a light that comes on when the driving lights are on. I decided on orange, but it is also available in red and green.

Also, the LED lights work very well and throw a lot more light in front of the bike. Night time visibility is much better, and I'm more noticeable to other motorists during the day.

Cheers!
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:32 AM   #455
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Finished the install on my aux LED lights. Both pair are wired with relays.
This is the switch I decided on, found at my local electronics specialty store for about $5:





The material that the BMW switch housing is made of is very easily cut with a sharp knife. I like the way the lights look on my bike, and I'm happy with the switch. It doesn't look out of place on the controls, in my opinion.

The switch has a light that comes on when the driving lights are on. I decided on orange, but it is also available in red and green.

Also, the LED lights work very well and throw a lot more light in front of the bike. Night time visibility is much better, and I'm more noticeable to other motorists during the day.

Cheers!
Very clean job!

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Old 02-04-2013, 03:35 AM   #456
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Kept mosquitos away from lenses and radiator protected.



Kept the Exide body, with a smaller heart.



Added an easy way to connect fused devices.



Powered it!!!



Breath baby, breath. With K&N,Y and open Remus Revolution.




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And so many other improvments...
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:53 AM   #457
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Nice posts - and great job to the both of you: legasea and ElMartillo
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:09 AM   #458
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Finished the install on my aux LED lights. Both pair are wired with relays.
This is the switch I decided on, found at my local electronics specialty store for about $5:





The material that the BMW switch housing is made of is very easily cut with a sharp knife. I like the way the lights look on my bike, and I'm happy with the switch. It doesn't look out of place on the controls, in my opinion.

The switch has a light that comes on when the driving lights are on. I decided on orange, but it is also available in red and green.

Also, the LED lights work very well and throw a lot more light in front of the bike. Night time visibility is much better, and I'm more noticeable to other motorists during the day.

Cheers!



Very nice work there. Clean install!

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Old 02-04-2013, 05:30 PM   #459
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took it to BMW Hollywood..1hr 30 they had the bike FIXED..VERY HAPPY to be riding her again..yeeehaaaaaaaaaa
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:54 PM   #460
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Very clean job!

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Nice posts - and great job to the both of you: legasea and ElMartillo
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Very nice work there. Clean install!

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Old 02-05-2013, 01:13 AM   #461
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For those who go into ABSectomy and most having bikes between 2002/2006 will, or change the unit, it can be done saving all the parts for a possible future return to the original condition. That's what I've done considering I want to keep the SE.
From here, gathered all the information; http://www.bmbikes.org.uk/Forum/view...=10921&p=68322.
Just did the lights arrangements otherway.

With some wires did it simple, compact and without sacrifices.
Yes, it could have a pro look, and it will, with thinner wires.

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Old 02-05-2013, 04:53 AM   #462
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For those who go into ABSectomy and most having bikes between 2002/2006 will, or change the unit, it can be done saving all the parts for a possible future return to the original condition. That's what I've done considering I want to keep the SE.
From here, gathered all the information; http://www.bmbikes.org.uk/Forum/view...=10921&p=68322.
Just did the lights arrangements otherway.

With some wires did it simple, compact and without sacrifices.
Yes, it could have a pro look, and it will, with thinner wires.

Slick! I wonder how much more difficult it would be for the R1200 series?

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Old 02-05-2013, 06:59 AM   #463
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Much more, for sure.
Complexity has it's price.
Hardly, will any MacGyver skilled mate, start a 1200 anywhere.
Got to believe in tech gods...
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:18 AM   #464
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Much more, for sure.
Complexity has it's price.
Hardly, will any MacGyver skilled mate, start a 1200 anywhere.
Got to believe in tech gods...
fallingoff?

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Old 02-05-2013, 10:57 AM   #465
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Yes, yes.
It's god 's fault if ateism is growing...
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