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F800GS extra lights 6 years, 3 months ago #9969

  • Twintec
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Right, since the day I bought my F800GS I wanted to have the usual pair of extra spot lights.

Christmas and birthday requests yielded the required hardware and I finally had the time this weekend. The kit I used included a mounting bar from Rugged Roads, an autoswitch AS7 from Nippy Normans (that allows operation from the original indicator cancelling button on my BMW, saving an extra switch on the handlebars), a universal motorcycle spot light harness and relay from eBay, and these lights:

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bright-20w-Alum-Proje...;hash=item2c6fcfb70a

the reason being that the original BMW ones are so highly priced as to be ridiculous, and that a colleague had recommended these having fitted them to his (now sold) '99 GS1150. With all metal construction and seemingly excellent output (still TBC at night) they seem to be decent quality at £50 for the pair.

The exact job write up would be more suited to UKGSer but suffice to say I refered to GB's useful thread on ABR at

www.adventurebikerider.com/forum/21-acce...an-autoswitch-7.html

from when he fitted the same setup to his 1200 (different lights though). The main difference being I tapped into the blue/white wire near the handlebars rather than at the ECU for ease of wiring and to avoid disturbing too much. The switched live for the AS7 was taken from the 12v accessory socket by the ignition switch. The AS7 LED was fitted by the ignition switch as well. All connections were soldered for reliability.

I used this kit for the relay and wiring etc

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Complete-Spot-Fog-Lig...;hash=item2c9235bd46

obviously I didn't fit the switch but I was very impressed with the quality of the wiring and although I could've maybe done it more cheaply it just gave me all of what I needed with no hassle, such as the inline fuse holder and ring terminals for the battery, with no messing about.

Pictures to follow, this is not a GS forum hence the glossing over but just to say I highly recommend the lights I used and, though I was already happy with the standard headlamp output at night, these can only improve that but more importantly increase the visual impact of the bike to other road users during the day.
If you only have one plug, it needs to be a good plug!
July 14 - still true, but now have two plugs!
Last Edit: 6 years, 3 months ago by Twintec.

Re: F800GS extra lights 6 years, 3 months ago #9970

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Nice job Tom, AS7 is the way to go on the GS's, mines been on three different bikes now.
Rather be loud than lazy......
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Re: F800GS extra lights 6 years, 3 months ago #9973

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Any pics of the finished setup?
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