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Offline brit00704106

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day light center light
« on: March 04, 2017, 07:34:34 PM »
Hi Guys
just bought a 2016 XR here in Maine USA  I see we don't have the nice led daylight running light between the headlights.Can I get from UK I did look up parts but seems a lot of money to get over here.Any ideas please as I go to Wales  twice a year to see family
Also can you use a battery tender charger in the aux power outlet
thanks Bruce

Offline 308mate

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Re: day light center light
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2017, 07:26:37 AM »
I wondered about that too. I've seen some with it and some without. Is it an optional extra?

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Re: day light center light
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2017, 11:54:00 AM »
I think some of the early bikes were shipped without the DRL but I think the dealers supplied & retro fitted one if you complained enough
However I don't think it's bright enough & always ride with my (HID) dipped beam on
I would like some aux lights too but haven't found anything that that I'm happy with at a reasonable cost

Offline meurig

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Re: day light center light
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2017, 12:27:26 PM »
Maybe local state laws don't allow it?

Offline PaulS1000XR

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Re: day light center light
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2017, 03:53:11 PM »
*Originally Posted by brit00704106 [+]
Hi Guys
just bought a 2016 XR here in Maine USA  I see we don't have the nice led daylight running light between the headlights.Can I get from UK I did look up parts but seems a lot of money to get over here.Any ideas please as I go to Wales  twice a year to see family
Also can you use a battery tender charger in the aux power outlet
thanks Bruce

I don't think you can get a kit to enable the DRL to be fitted - its not just the light its also the control on the handlebars and the wiring. My previous XR did not have the DRL and I was unable to get it fitted by the dealer in the UK
PSH

Offline Low-Brau

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Re: day light center light
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2017, 03:04:59 AM »
*Originally Posted by brit00704106 [+]
Also can you use a battery tender charger in the aux power outlet
thanks Bruce

Bruce, I believe you can do this.  There are several companies, like this, that make adapters for their products that fit into the mini plug.
-Erik

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Offline OW31

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Re: day light center light
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2017, 11:32:10 AM »
*Originally Posted by brit00704106 [+]
Also can you use a battery tender charger in the aux power outlet
thanks Bruce
Optimate do a BMW specific charger
http://www.moto-tech.com.au/optimate-4-dual-program-for-bmw-bikes-inc-accessory-socket-adapter/

Offline ttime4four

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Re: day light center light
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2017, 06:28:17 PM »
*Originally Posted by brit00704106 [+]
Hi Guys
just bought a 2016 XR here in Maine USA  I see we don't have the nice led daylight running light between the headlights.Can I get from UK I did look up parts but seems a lot of money to get over here.Any ideas please as I go to Wales  twice a year to see family

On my last visit to the BMW dealer (getting the parts to lock down my Nav VI), I asked about retrofitting the DRL. 

(1) Answer - they cannot order the parts from BMW - "not an option for this market".
(2) I asked - what if I source the parts on eBay? - Answer "our shop cannot make the ECU adjustments to make them work".

However, I bet if you are handy with the electrical system - you can probably make it work.

Offline Becksy

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Re: day light center light
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2017, 10:10:15 PM »
In the UK, you get the DRL depending on which spec of bike you buy. It’s notnsvsilsble on base spec, but on higher specs.

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Re: day light center light
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2017, 11:53:33 PM »
Not legal in the US....

 



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