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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 30-Jan-2018, 05:26 AM (476)
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X1 on these. Prior to installing these on my 2015 GS, practically every time I went on a ride I had a close call, someone pulling out in front of me or crossing over into my lane. after some research i had these installed. knock on wood, NOT 1 close call since. I am sure it is the yellow as that catches their attention firt IMHO. darlas because they are made by Clearwater, enuff said.
After 40 plus years of riding nearly 500K miles I have a decent sense of dangerous situation awareness around cars, but every little bit
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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 30-Jan-2018, 06:40 AM (528)
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Look like the same ones I got from Amazon for the same purpose:

Not having an EZ-CAN adapter, I just wired up a $4 Bosch relay (triggered by the low beam headlight lead, which is always hot on an '06) to power them from the battery. The lights came without wiring, so between the lights, longer bolts and spacers for mounting, wire, connectors and shrink tubing the whole project cost me maybe thirty bucks. Mounting was extremely easy, as I just bolted them to the existing holes where the beak is attached to the frame.

They are actually somewhat brighter than they look the photo. Seems to me LEDs always look dimmer in cell phone camera pix. I haven't had a chance to see if they actually light up the road any better at night (they are 1000 lumens each, about 2/3 of a 55-watt halogen), but they certainly seem to increase daytime visibility.
Looks good. If you ever decided to go with the Hexezcan I don't think you'd be disappointed. It allows the the light to go half power on low beam and do the quick 3 burst "Flash to Pass." At one point, if the Denali D6 brake light comes out I'll put that on the Hexezcan.
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Im about to do the same thing

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Look like the same ones I got from Amazon for the same purpose:



Not having an EZ-CAN adapter, I just wired up a $4 Bosch relay (triggered by the low beam headlight lead, which is always hot on an '06) to power them from the battery. The lights came without wiring, so between the lights, longer bolts and spacers for mounting, wire, connectors and shrink tubing the whole project cost me maybe thirty bucks. Mounting was extremely easy, as I just bolted them to the existing holes where the beak is attached to the frame.

They are actually somewhat brighter than they look the photo. Seems to me LEDs always look dimmer in cell phone camera pix. I haven't had a chance to see if they actually light up the road any better at night (they are 1000 lumens each, about 2/3 of a 55-watt halogen), but they certainly seem to increase daytime visibility.

Here is a link to them on Amazon.
I have the lights but nothing else yet.
Anyone have any instructions, tips, vids or anything that a trained monkey/dunce/me could follow to install without stuffing it up? Like big colour pictures and words of one/maybe two syllables. Yeah I'm good...lol

Mine's a 2010 btw
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Well, I can tell you how I installed mine on my '06 GS. I think the '10s are substantially similar (no LED headlights, etc).

Mounting: I just mounted the spotlights to the same holes that attach the beak to the subframe that supports the oil cooler. Remove the two T25 (?) screws, then gently pry off the clip nuts on the frame tabs. The lights come with 5mm bolts (I think--whatever size takes a 10mm wrench). You will need slightly longer ones. I also put in a couple spacers, maybe 5mm long, between the light and the beak.

Wiring: most of the information you will need to wire the system is found on this page:

Motorcycle Info Pages - R1200GS Lights / Spotlights > Hella FF50 Spotlights

Scroll down past the part about mounting lights to the crash bar.
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Thanks mate

You're a legend.
PS did a quick time/date conversion between us - your reply was about 9pm yesterday...received about 2:30pm today 3MAR here.
Wanna know what happens? Lol
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A 20k+ bike and some are complaining about how expensive Clearwater Lights are.. There lights have been mounted on two GS/A' s that I've owned. They've been great with customer service when issues arrised..no questions asked when items needed to be replaced..way after the warranty expired.
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So the lights are hooked up

Odd moment - at first they seemed to be in different modes (one flashing, one low beam, etc) then, after a while I went back with the intention of troubleshooting, and all working fine?!?!?.
Well hey, I'm not asking questions...
Will still install the ezCan asap.
Thanks all for your insights and comments.
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PS went with crash bar mounting

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