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    Crash Guards that work with Auxiliary Lights - S1000XR
    on: April 14, 2021, 02:20:07 pm
    April 14, 2021, 02:20:07 pm
    Has anyone found a brand of crash guards/side protectors for the 2021 S1000XR that work with the Auxiliary lights installed?

    Hepko&Becker were ordered for the bike, but it mounted in the same area as the lights. To mount them, the dealer would have had to install some funky mounting brackets for the lights that looked terrible.

    Any suggestions?

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    Re: Crash Guards that work with Auxiliary Lights - S1000XR
    Reply #1 on: April 14, 2021, 04:36:09 pm
    April 14, 2021, 04:36:09 pm
    My bike is ordered with both.
    Pictures I've seen from other bikes makes me think about moving the lights to the forks or under headlight.






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    Re: Crash Guards that work with Auxiliary Lights - S1000XR
    Reply #2 on: April 14, 2021, 06:43:00 pm
    April 14, 2021, 06:43:00 pm
    My bike has the auxiliary BMW lights up high; and a set of Clearwater Darla lights down low on the shock - mounted with the carbon fiber fender.

    So - need something that will work with the auxiliary lights.


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    Re: Crash Guards that work with Auxiliary Lights - S1000XR
    Reply #3 on: April 15, 2021, 02:07:00 pm
    April 15, 2021, 02:07:00 pm
    I mounted my fog lights on H&B's crash bars; write up with details and pics at...

    https://www.s1000xr.uk/index.php/topic,5234.0.html

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    Re: Crash Guards that work with Auxiliary Lights - S1000XR
    Reply #4 on: April 15, 2021, 03:49:54 pm
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    They look good.

    I added the Clearwater Lights at about the same level, but on the front wheel.  The bike came with the auxiliary lights already installed. 

    Need to find something that allows the auxiliary lights to stay.

    Thanks

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    Re: Crash Guards that work with Auxiliary Lights - S1000XR
    Reply #5 on: April 15, 2021, 05:30:32 pm
    April 15, 2021, 05:30:32 pm
    Despite my 2021 XR's running lights and fog lights, I wanted more too; I decided on Weiser's 2-IN-1 DRIVING LIGHT/TURN SIGNAL UPGRADE. They fit inside the OEM turn signal housing and plug into the OEM plug for the turn signal part, but for the running lights, you have to run a wire to a wire that's hot when the bike is turned on. I tapped the license plate wire and used an FZ-1 fuse block. With the XR's running lights above and the fog lights below, I like the way the Weiser's create a very conspicuous "light tree". For contrast, in the second pic, I have it side-by-side with my RR which has Skene Photo Blaster running lights.



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    Re: Crash Guards that work with Auxiliary Lights - S1000XR
    Reply #6 on: April 16, 2021, 12:30:50 am
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    Love the Weiser turn signals - may have to do that at the first service.

    All of my bikes and my wife's 2021 F900XR have the Darla lights - and we really enjoy the triangle of light for visibility.  Addition of the Weiser lights (with the exception of the K1600) would be great additions.

    I will try to get all the bike outside and running and show images with lights on.





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    Re: Crash Guards that work with Auxiliary Lights - S1000XR
    Reply #7 on: April 16, 2021, 01:57:31 pm
    April 16, 2021, 01:57:31 pm
    I love the parking tape. Pity, they didn't sell a bright red 1600, though.  :002:

    I installed my Weiser's myself and they've worked perfectly. I was quite surprised when I took the bike in for it's 600 mile service and my dealer told me they won't install Weiser's anymore because they had problems that required reinstallation of new controllers. All I can say is they newest generation Weiser has been perfect in my 2021 XR and I love their brightness.

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    Re: Crash Guards that work with Auxiliary Lights - S1000XR
    Reply #8 on: April 16, 2021, 03:52:19 pm
    April 16, 2021, 03:52:19 pm
    I need the red lines to help position the bikes - park them in the basement leaving room in the garage for cars.  With bags on all bikes, tight spaces, and support beams - I need all the help I can get backing them.  I back the bikes while sitting on them - have not come up with the confidence to "walk" them backwards and maneuver them.

    Agree on the K1600 color red would be great.  But, we are talking BMW.... the other color could be teal.   :745:

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    Re: Crash Guards that work with Auxiliary Lights - S1000XR
    Reply #9 on: April 16, 2021, 05:55:59 pm
    April 16, 2021, 05:55:59 pm
    Of course, there's always the question, what does the GT do that the SXR doesn't do? I ask because I had a K1300GT and replaced it with my SXR mostly because I wanted the 140 pound weight reduction. I still have a '17 RR too (for the moment anyway) as my "backup bike", but 2022 S1000R is tugging at me.

     



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