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Lunasee glowing wheel lights,
"Darla" 2000 lumen LED lights from Clearwater
Backup flashing brake LED under license plate from A&S.
Hope to have them on by the end of June. Will report.
 

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I hope you'll be able to afford the electricity bills, drD!

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It's all LEDS, LofS. I doubt that all of them together are more than about 55 watts; the Darla's are 48 on High Beam together, about 40 total on low. Can't imagine the Lunasee and brake light are more than a few more. So, with a 50 watt heated vest, 10 watt gloves and all this visibility, it's what? about 110 watts?
 

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But if you hear about a molten slag heap on I94 that vaguely resembled a 2012 R1200r, you'll know that I probably shouldn't have included that nuclear sub-woofer and ultrasonic rear window glassbreaker as well. . .
 

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Love the Darla's; saw them at the motorcyckle show in nyc in January. but can't find a place/ means to mount them. Any ideas?
 

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Crash bars around the cylinders is where I'm putting mine.
 

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Here in sunny Oz - where things are usually not too anal - we are not allowed
to add extra lights over and above any OE fitments to vehicles, especially of the flashing/ pulsing kind.

BUT - there was huge public outcry last Xmas when a group of well-meaning charity workers dressed up a light truck with lights, etc,, and paraded it around the streets to raise money for a kids charity.

Pleece ordered them off the road: uproar, then order rescinded!

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Here in sunny Oz - where things are usually not too anal - we are not allowed
to add extra lights over and above any OE fitments to vehicles, especially of the flashing/ pulsing kind.

BUT - there was huge public outcry last Xmas when a group of well-meaning charity workers dressed up a light truck with lights, etc,, and paraded it around the streets to raise money for a kids charity.

Pleece ordered them off the road: uproar, then order rescinded!

L of S
Next minute they will be making you install a front number plate to your bike....:2cents:
 

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LofS - what about a GS that comes with factory fitted spot lights? The same lights would fit an R so would they be allowed?
 

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what about a GS that comes with factory fitted spot lights?
I am led to believe that only if riding off-road can these be ON.

But it seems at odds - I'll check and post...

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Next minute they will be making you install a front number plate to your bike....:2cents:
Don't joke - in Victoria it is planned to re-introduce these pedestrian-shredders...!

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LofS - what about a GS that comes with factory fitted spot lights? The same lights would fit an R so would they be allowed?
Hahahahaha DrDave will have a stroke.

BTW Dr, did you read this?????

"The new water-cooled 2013 BMW R1200GS has been named “Best of the Best” in the Motorcycles, Adventure/Touring category of Robb Report’s recently released June issue. The 25th annual edition of Best of the Best is the guide to the world’s finest new automobiles, yachts, hotels, watches, wines and more. It features more than 175 award winners plus a “Best of the Best” retrospective of perennial favorites."
 

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Hoshiko, I thought the Robb report mainly awarded stuff on the basis of perceived aggrandizement to the wealthy buyer. They probably didn't realize there were more expensive bikes they could have chosen. . .
 

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... perceived aggrandizement to the wealthy buyer. . . .
I always refer to it as 'the politics of envy'.

Come the revolution...!

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There was a recent review of the GS in a bike mag; at one point it started bucking and almost threw the rider off. It was also top heavy and harder to work at low speeds. Of course they loved the bike.
 
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