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Electrical, Lighting, and Wiring / Re: Osram LEDriving HL EASY H7
« Last post by Antares on Today at 05:40:06 pm »
As always, AUXITO Z1 for EU recommendations, I've just tried their top of the line Y13 is actually a fair bit brighter but does have an external ballast which you will have to cut a slit in your bulb cover for. Both are brighter by a good bit than any standard halogens I've tried.
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S1000XR - General Chat / Re: Gen 1 Fuel capacity
« Last post by luciano136 on Today at 05:21:00 pm »
Good info!  So, I assume the 41mpg is UK MPG?  I get roughly 34-35 US MPG, which seems in line with 41 UK MPG.
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Accessories, Mods, and Appearance / Re: LED Mist lights installation
« Last post by af1-windy on Today at 04:44:15 pm »
*Originally Posted by OlivierB [+]
Yea that's my last option. I had a different bike before with the direct battery connection and switch setup however, I live in a city and people like to switch stuff on your bike... Had it about 4 times that the battery was dead the next morning..  :112:

Never thought of that, flipping kill joys are everywhere..  :013:

The lights on my bike when I bought it picked up a live from the harness on the right side of the frame, under the seat (sat on the bike) they worked with no error codes. I swapped the lights and added more so I went with an Ezcan (not cheap) but Santa very kindly bought one for me..  :015:

See photos, this powered the 2 fog lamps..



Lamps that were on the bike when I bought it.



Hope it helps..




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Accessories, Mods, and Appearance / Re: LED Mist lights installation
« Last post by OlivierB on Today at 04:34:56 pm »
*Originally Posted by af1-windy [+]

Yea that's my last option. I had a different bike before with the direct battery connection and switch setup however, I live in a city and people like to switch stuff on your bike... Had it about 4 times that the battery was dead the next morning..  :112:
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Accessories, Mods, and Appearance / Re: LED Mist lights installation
« Last post by OlivierB on Today at 04:19:30 pm »
So as expected. I wired up the harness with relay and switch, 2 light and plugged it into the socket previously used by GPS connector (3 pin connector, 1+ / 1- and a data)
Lights turn on, stay on for a sec or two, then Canbus kicks in and shuts off the power to the socket.

So using a proper relay and fuse before connecting to the socket still asks for too much juice from the system, making canbus annoyed..

I want to run these lights using the existing wiring and making the lights turn off when the ignition turns off. Without a canbus system its very straightforward yet I'm stuck with this. I saw those other options of using a fancy fuse box yet this will set me back 200+ euro and I'm not too keen on this.

Now I did see a h7 canbus LED decoder. This you can use on LED headlights so that the computer doesn't throw codes and accepts it. So I was thinking, what if I do the following:

2x lights wired to the relay with each running through a canbus decoder before entering the relay.

OR,

Everything connected to the relay and between the relay +/- and the GPS connector +/- I place this decoder.

OR,

I could even splice from the existing headlights, making the sidelight LED's only turn on when the main bulbs turn on.. (if the canbus allows it)

What do you guys think? Also, I checked wiring and next to the GPS connector there's another connector with a cap on it. Perhaps a connector that allows more current? Or perhaps even 1 light per connector  :007:
My last option is to connect straight to the battery but then I lose the advantage of the ignition on/off aspect..  :138:

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Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical / Re: Rattle @ 4000 rpm
« Last post by AdzventureXR on Today at 01:50:28 pm »
I had a cracked engine guard that made a similar sound. Right around similar rpm. Was driving me crazy on a ride. Could have a look at anything on the frame and make sure mounts are tight. Try to touch areas where sound is coming from see if you can feel vibration. Obviously watch the heat.
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*Originally Posted by ad78 [+]
Question, when you checked out did you choose DHL? And if its DHL, they did not include “express” correct? There’s another bmw online in germany at the same cost but a little higher on shipping due to a DHL express and it will cost me $930.

By the way, if it is DHL express. This will not go through USPS.

Honestly don’t remember, but it was handed off to USPS for final delivery
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Parts, Accessories & Clothing For Sale / Tony Archer Seat for Gen1
« Last post by af1-windy on Today at 11:50:26 am »
I fitted a Sargent seat with the extra width for my pillion..  :034: :164:

So now I have an OE seat for a Gen1 that was reworked by Tony Archer, not sure exactly what he did but it is more comfy than the OE seat and the edges don't dig in to your inner thighs like the OE.

Perfect condition. £65 plus shipping.. or collected, Leeds or from my work place in Dewsbury.

 :821: windy





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*Originally Posted by Leo167 [+]
My concerns with the possibility of sitting at customs for an unknown amount of time was relieved this morning with a txt from USPS that its out for delivery.. (read many horror stories with customs).....lol 
Yeah u ain't kidding with the the case by case thing, so for a total of 6 days and paying used prices for new cases.... very much worth the wait

Question, when you checked out did you choose DHL? And if its DHL, they did not include “express” correct? There’s another bmw online in germany at the same cost but a little higher on shipping due to a DHL express and it will cost me $930.

By the way, if it is DHL express. This will not go through USPS.
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