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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Mar 11th, 2017, 3:50 pm Thread Starter
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2008 k1200s

I am new to the list and to BMW. For the last 15 years I have been riding a Yamaha V Max. This past week I bought a 2008 K1200s with 17K miles. I have been reading the owners manual trying to get up to speed with all the electronics. One question I have is how long does it take the lights to go out after removing the key in the "off" (non lock position)? I am in Maine and when I picked the bike up in NJ I pulled the battery because I could not get the lights to go out. However, at that time I didn't know they go out on there own.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Apr 12th, 2017, 6:13 am
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I ride an '08 K 12 S myself for about 5 years now. My lights go out pretty quick on turn-off. But then I have a Bare Bones version (no servo assist brakes, no ride control, nothing) If you bought a bike with full elec. package, you have as much wiring as a new Beemer car. you might have to spend the bucks to have a dealer go thru it. A friend recently bought a low miles but older K 12 R and he spent a few hundred bucks to have a dealer straighten out a few elec. issues he never would have figured out.

Are you showing any lighting related messages on your dash panel? You will get yellow or red warning triangles illuminating and a written explanation on the LCD.

For my add-on stuff I finally acquired enough if them that it was better to have an "Elec, Hub". They are a snap to install and it redirects all the none factory elec. components away from the CAN Bus.
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