Hey Lawmandean,Only place I could find these for sale was in the EU. They look like the perfect solution for additional lighting for the R1200R. Thanks for the info.1. MV Motorrad makes a set of halogen fog/auxiliary lights for the R12R that are superb. They are VERY bright, solidly made and - - perhaps best of all - - very inconspicuous, so they don't ruin the simple, clean lines of the bike. The housings are fairly small, matte black and mount under the front shoulders of the tank. (They attach very solidly to existing metal tabs inside the lower front edges of the tank, so there is no separate mounting bracket to mess with or clutter up the bike.) The lights blend perfectly into the bike's profile from the front, and you can't even see the housings when sitting on the bike. This medium-high mounting point also beats the heck out of lights mounted on the lower fork legs like some, throwing the beam further. I highly recommend these lights. Last I looked, they were $168. Don't recall where I found them; it may have been A&S Cycles in California. If you search "R1200R fog lights" on the Internet, you'll find them.
2. Mounting tip: The lights come with mounting instructions which are OK but not great; the verbiage is a bit confusing, so you have to go mostly by the photos. An experienced BMW mechanic should have no problem. However, there is an on/off indicator LED for the lights with a lead running from the switch. The mounting instructions suggest drilling a hole in the headlight dimmer switch housing and running this lead through it, so the LED sticks out of the housing. DON"T DO IT - - this will allow water to enter the housing. Instead, just run the lead along the clutch fluid & headlight switch wires coming up from the headlight (zip-tying the bundle together) and thread it (coming up from the bottom) between the inside edge of the headlight switch housing and the outside edge of the mirror mount, with the LED tucked into that gap on the rider's side. Very sweet - - no drilled/leaky headlight switch housing and no loose or floppy wires, LED easily visible to rider!
3. FYI, the auxiliary lights will come on when the bike is started, but can be turned off simply by double-clicking the bottom of the hi-lo beam (headlight dimmer) switch. Neat, huh?
Hope this helps.
I just ordered them from Germany. They were 103 Euro's for the light kit and then 54 Euros for shipping UPS Express (only method to US) to MA. I'll let you know once I receive them and take some pics if you'd like?+1^ No US
They look great, I wish they make something like this with LED.
Hey Hoshiko,Thanks for the pictures Fluger,
They look pretty cool, did you installed them yet, any reviews/ installation pictures/ etc.
I have family in Germany, I'll see if they can pick a pair up and ship to me, hopefully cheaper.
Which brand of yellow bulbs? I used to have Hoen yellow fogs for my R32I just ordered the same kit...going to take a week to get it in though
I'm going to put yellow bulbs in. I have yellow bulbs on my GTI for my fog lights and I've always been happy with yellow bulbs as fogs. I'll post pics when it's all said and done.
You have a GTI???????I have the Hoens on my GTI