Ok, spent some money this weekend
I wired in some hyperlites for the rear and for the switched relay, I used a wire from the bikes unused alarm system wiring harness as per their instructions, all is good, don't get behind me now as my flashing brakes lights will annoy you. (I MAY cut the wire to make them only flash 5 seconds, not decided yet)
Next is the caliper mounted motolights, I installed them and ran into wiring issues so I took them off for now. The instructions for installing on a BMW are not too clear in my opinion, one of the wires needs to be spliced into a switched wire. My dealer suggested the Red wire on the GPS harness, I read here and other forums where people spliced into a wire on the accessory plug and motolights "suggests" the front parking lamp.
1. What are people using ? I did search but either I missed it or people find it too obvious to mention and just say "spliced into switched wire".
2. How did you run the wires from the lights to the harness ? I followed the brake lines and stuffed them into a cavity on the right side of the fairing (right side when facing the front wheel) But I am not convinced that was smart.
3. Since I already spliced into it once, can I again use the green/white wire on the alarm circuit ? If I understand this correctly, its just used as a trigger wire no real load on it, just the hassle of getting a wire to the back of the bike.
4. Do you have to take off the tupperware ? The motolights instructions suggest (again only suggests) that you do not remove any fairing and wire the lights up, that way according to their documentation you can fix any problems on the side of the road without removing tupperware.
I am wiring this directly to the battery as suggested by motolights and not going to get a fuse block for this, maybe that is a mistake but its what they recommend and besides, I blew my savings this weekend. I was leaning towards the GPS wire as my dealer suggested but then the lights can stay on for a minute after I shut off the ignition, I think I would prefer them to shut off with the key, that is where the parking lamp would be better I think. I ASSUME they mean one of the little lights next to the headlight that I call driving lamps, not parking but that is just terminology. I have no idea how much of the fairing/tupperware I have to take off to get to that wire and splice into it.