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I'm considering moving from my '07 F800 St to the R1200R and one of the things I really like farkle wise on my St are the HID headlights(DDM Tuning, 55 watt, high and low). I searched here and couldn't find anyone going this route with the R.
Any reason I couldn't do HID on the R?
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Jack.
 

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inglimer, I am not an electrical wizard, but have 2 extra Halogen running lights that pull 55 Watts each, and they seem fine. Fleuger99 has some accessory light, too. Only NEGATIVE reason is, the Canbus can be a PITA sometimes, so I would suggest adding a separate fuse box off the battery. Eastern Beaver,AP-1, BlueSea, or Centech fuse block.
http://www.r1150r.org/board/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=24036&p=209877&hilit=fuse+panel#p209877
You have nothing to lose in trying to mount them, except perhaps an error code. If you have a GS-911 to rely on, may be even easier to diagnose. Go for it!!! Please post pics here if you do it. Thanks in advance.
 

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And if anyone finds an LED replacement to the Big Front Light. . let us know!!!!
 

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Thanks for the response. No Canbus issues on my ST. Do they use a different set up than the R bike?
 

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+1 Hey Doc, You should try out that light item Hoshiko found.
Be our headlight replacemnt guinea pig.;)
Find myself getting sort of attached to the big pie plate on the front.:D
 

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Clem,

I like the pie plate too :) That's why I'm looking for an LED pie plate plug-in replacement :) drD
 

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I'd be interested in a HID solution for main headlight beam. As Clem referenced, I have a fuse block where my fog lights, upgraded horn and SKENE run independently of the Canbus system.
 

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Ah almost forgot, congrats on the new R1200R
I know you have not purchase it but, once you test it we'll see you here. :D
 

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Hoshiko. How come there's no price on that LED? For what it's worth, I copied the website address to the mechanic guys at Cycle Works of Barrington and told them that if will work as a drop in replacement, i want it. :) Will keep you posted if I hear back. drD
 

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Hoshiko. How come there's no price on that LED? For what it's worth, I copied the website address to the mechanic guys at Cycle Works of Barrington and told them that if will work as a drop in replacement, i want it. :) Will keep you posted if I hear back. drD
where is the price:confused::confused::confused:
I didn't even noticed that before. Hope your contact at cycle works has a positive answer.
Thanks DrDave
 

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Good find, Andy57! I sent a message to the eBay store, asking if they knew whether the light would work as a drop in for the 12 R1200r. Will let you know if they know anything. I don't know that it's all that expensive for a lifetime light with better light, more coverage and lower battery draw. drD
 

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Those "truck-lite" people are only distributors, so the Ebay people may be the way to get the light.
 

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The BMW guy is going to contact the eBay guy and get back to me. I emailed the Ebay guy and he said that the light was a plug in replacement for a Harley 7inch light, but he didn't know about whether it would work on BMW's. Keep you posted. drD
 

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That'a a dilemma, for certain. There is some room up under the front of the tank on both sides. fluger99 has mounted 2 mini-lights there. If you have a windscreen, behind it at the bottom. Hoshiko put his Easypass there, and it is about ballast size, isn't it? 2 would probably go there. I have an ETC unit under the seat at the very rear. I also found room for 2 rolls of tools & light wiring & fuse panel under the seat. Search carefully & use your ingenuity. Good Luck.
 

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Bad news on the 7 inch LCD. This is from the tech at Bannockburn Illinois' Cycle Works:

"The Bmw headlight is not of a standard diameter. It’s over 7”, they
have always used something different from everybody else. SO I
would say it will not fit in the Bmw shell. We currently cannot find
a good mounting location for the H.I.D. light either."
 
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