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Old 11-15-2013, 05:41 AM   #31
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This is an interesting piece of information but not sure what to do with it just yet. I am presuming that you are talking LOW BEAM when you 'corrected' it and moved it higher? I'm thinking, just move it higher but then again, let's say you butted the bike's front wheel against a garage door, on centerstand of course, what would the height be of the low,high beam? Feel free to pick your units, inches, centimeters, km's, furlongs . . .
yes, with low beam on. I recall reading "I turned the light adjuster higher until the beam was even with the horizon (assuming flat road).
Sorry I don't have measurements. What I did was turn the headlight up (while on low beam) so the light pattern will shine far enough up the road for visibility, but not far enough that oncoming cars are blinded by your light.

I could do the above measurements, but I am not sure mine is 100% correct (as I did it while out on the road). But my driveway is not level, its a down hill going into the upstairs garage, and uphill going into the downstairs garage (yes, my garage is 2 floors, built into a hill, with parking on each level )

The problem with the internet is everybody might see my measurements, assume its correct (since they did read it on the internet) and it would become fact.

I recall someone quoted the wrong NGK spark plug numbers for the K bikes, then the "fact" spread and everyone ended up running 1 heat range to hot because "I read it on the internet"
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Old 11-15-2013, 05:45 AM   #32
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If you call a shop that does state motorcycle inspections they can tell you the exact inches above the ground for the head lights. Most garages have marks on the wall too.
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Old 11-15-2013, 06:52 AM   #33
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Greg,

It's good to see you out and about on your bike. Great HDR pictures! Two questions on your installation? Did the BMW LED turn signals cause a fault to be displayed on your multifunction display? Secondly, has Clearwater Lights included a device to control your aux lights with the bike's "high beam" selector knowing you have the BMW LED headlight option? Theses have been two unresolved issues in other threads. Enjoy your time on the bike and thanks for any information you could provide.

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Old 11-15-2013, 06:52 AM   #34
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Headlight Adjusting

In order to get the best compromise in high beam vs low beam adjustment, I like to do it on a level straight road while switching between low and high beam to get the best 'balance' making sure that the high beam doesn't get too high to be functional.
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Old 11-15-2013, 07:31 AM   #35
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Looks waaay too clean to be a GS.

Great pictures. Keep them coming!
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i agree... of course, it's only 20 hours old at this point
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Old 11-15-2013, 07:33 AM   #36
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Greg,

Congrats on the GSW!

I have some experience with the Erica's due to the fact my Brother put a couple sets of Clearwaters on his GSW. We camped at Big Sur this weekend so it was my first ride with him behind me. WOWSERS! Those lights are over the top cool! I could pick him out of the crowd no problem. He also has I think ??? Darla's with amber lens on his fork legs. He is so visible in the mirror it is amazing. Watching him come at you the lights are so unique to look at, it really gets your attention.
He has two controllers for each set of lights that go from 0 ?? to 85% controlable and 100% FULL BLAST with Horn or Hi Beam Flash.

Looking forward to following your posts on this GSW subject.
i had 2 sets of kristas on my sidecar rig:





i love the lights... and was thinking about putting some DARLAs on the fork legs as well
wasn't sure about the AMBER lens.... but, i do like that idea for conspicuity
i appreciate your post
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Old 11-15-2013, 07:36 AM   #37
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Greg,

It's good to see you out and about on your bike. Great HDR pictures! Two questions on your installation? Did the BMW LED turn signals cause a fault to be displayed on your multifunction display? Secondly, has Clearwater Lights included a device to control your aux lights with the bike's "high beam" selector knowing you have the BMW LED headlight option? Theses have been two unresolved issues in other threads. Enjoy your time on the bike and thanks for any information you could provide.

Rod
thank you for your kind words.
There is a new controller that Clearwater lights has included with this particular packaging. If you call and speak to them directly they can explain to you what is available.
I have yet to receive a single fault while riding the bike.
When I turn on the high beams the lights go to full power just like on my Krista lights, but that was on the old BMW system on my 2011 GS adventure.
Also, the lights to go to full power when the horn is used.
this is not new for Clearwater lights but they had to develop a new controller to go along with the new electrical system in the 2014 GS.
I can say that it must've been a success because it is working fine on my bike
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in the end, I thought that the touratech metal headlight protector was a bit better than the plastic one. You might be aware that the new way that company does things allows you to interchange them as no tools are required to pull off one and put on the other. I did not buy the combination package however and it would cost more money to get the clear headlight cover.
BMWs LED headlights are expensive and I want to protect them but if I believe that the metal cover affects the ability of the LED lights to light the road then it isn't any good in the first place so perhaps I will order the plastic one and give it a try


http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/3...n-Water-Cooled

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Old 11-15-2013, 08:37 AM   #39
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Congrats man

Congrats on the awesome new bike. She's a beaut!

Your positive point of view is refreshing and appreciated.

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Old 11-15-2013, 09:10 AM   #40
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+1

What he said. There are a lot of whiners on here.

By the way, my impressions are that this is a fantastic bike. I also found out this morning that they crash well and are pretty easy to pick up. Got run off the road by a truck. Minimal damage but it's nice to get the first one out of the way and have it be a fairly soft landing. Just scratches. THANK YOU SW-Motek!
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:40 AM   #41
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:50 AM   #42
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'14 R1200 GS & '14 R nineT (march, 2014)

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What is a " '14 R nineT "
Greg could certainly answer for himself, but he means 2014 BMW R-90-T that will likely hit the dealers in late Feb or early Mar. It's worth a Google look up . . .I have one on order also!

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Old 11-15-2013, 09:54 AM   #43
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Interesting bike, but not my cup of tea.

Dr. Greg, great read.
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Old 11-15-2013, 10:34 AM   #44
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The headlight adjuster adjusts the angle of the entire assembly not just the low beam. I ended up adjusting it all the way up then backing it off about one to one and a half turns down from there, I also did mine in the road when it was dark. You will definitely know when you get it right the lighting I'd really really good.
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Old 11-15-2013, 10:48 AM   #45
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There isn't any way to put hard bags on an RNineT is there?
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