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Old 12-09-2013, 03:21 PM   #1
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Help for bracket aux lights

I want to install on my f700gs a VisionX auxiliary lights in LED, but I want to try to exploit the bmw brackets led bulbs of f800/f800adv (last model), which are these:



Can anyone tell me (with photographs if possible) where these supports are fixed in f800/f800adv?

I imagine they fixed somewhere in this piece?



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Old 12-10-2013, 07:01 AM   #2
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Anyone can help me? :)

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Old 12-10-2013, 08:04 AM   #3
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The supports fit where bolts #7 are fixed.
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Old 12-10-2013, 08:09 AM   #4
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Thank you Theo,

but the supports have two points for fixing. Where fixed this second point?.
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Old 12-10-2013, 11:54 AM   #5
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There are two bolts fixing the support, not exactly to part #7 in previous picture, but very near. The part #4 is rubber support, not really fixing to anything, but a resting support.

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Old 12-10-2013, 12:04 PM   #6
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Thank you very much!!!
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Old 12-10-2013, 12:09 PM   #7
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Thanks for the replies. I too want to install fog lights on my F700GS. The problem for me is that I have both the lower BMW crash bars, and the upper Touratech crash bars on my F700GS. The local dealer didn't think that the fog light mounting bracket for the F800GS Adventure would work on the F700GS, as the Touratech upper crash bars would be in the way. there may be hope yet.

Is part number 1 in the diagram from a F800GS, or F700GS, or is it the same BMW part number on both bikes?
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Old 12-10-2013, 12:45 PM   #8
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Ultane,

You can see this site: www.realoem.com/bmw

But I think what this piece has the same reference in the f700gs and the f800.
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:39 PM   #9
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Thanks for the replies. I too want to install fog lights on my F700GS. The problem for me is that I have both the lower BMW crash bars, and the upper Touratech crash bars on my F700GS. The local dealer didn't think that the fog light mounting bracket for the F800GS Adventure would work on the F700GS, as the Touratech upper crash bars would be in the way. there may be hope yet.

Is part number 1 in the diagram from a F800GS, or F700GS, or is it the same BMW part number on both bikes?
Same boat as you have you thought about mounting them to the upper crash bars? ...perhaps to the front so that when you disembark, the lights will be untouched?
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:57 PM   #10
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I'm working with Cyclops Motorsports on a mount that will hopefully be in a location that is somewhat protected and won't take out a crapload of plastics if they get snagged on something.
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Same boat as you have you thought about mounting them to the upper crash bars? ...perhaps to the front so that when you disembark, the lights will be untouched?
Unfortunately, the Upper Touratech Crash Bars have NO surface that is perpendicular to the long axis (direction of travel) and parallel to the tarmac when mounted on the F700GS. This severely limits mounting options for any driving/fog lights on F700 bikes equipped with the upper Touratech crash bars. I inquired to my dealer about using the mounting bracket from the F800GS ADV on my F700GS, but they just scratched their head... We both thought that the F800GS ADV light bracket might put the light BEHIND the crash bar. I'd still like to test fit it just to be sure.

Fortunately, the F700GS has a much better headlight than the '07 F650GS that this bike replaced, which makes finding a solution to this predicament much less pressing. Hopefully Touratech will introduce a fix soon.


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Old 12-11-2013, 12:45 PM   #12
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FWIW, I have the Touratech upper crash bars on my F800GS with the aux lights and the bars aren't in the way as far as blocking the light, but they are close.
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FWIW, I have the Touratech upper crash bars on my F800GS with the aux lights and the bars aren't in the way as far as blocking the light, but they are close.
Any chance of seeing a photo?
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FWIW, I have the Touratech upper crash bars on my F800GS with the aux lights and the bars aren't in the way as far as blocking the light, but they are close.
Thanks!!! I'll re-address this with the parts department at the dealer.
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Unfortunately, the Upper Touratech Crash Bars have NO surface that is perpendicular to the long axis (direction of travel) and parallel to the tarmac when mounted on the F700GS.
Don't know if this is possible with Touratech bars, but I bought some hydraulic pipe mounting clamps and planned to use them like that. No perpendicular here either (under the beak they would hit the fender on bumps).

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