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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 4th, 2019, 4:19 pm Thread Starter
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Adding driving light

I have a 2007 K1200GT that I want to add lights to. I am going to add them underneath the oil cooler. My question is wiring, where to tap in and is there any problem with the Cambus.

Also, there is a plug on the right hand side by the intake snorkel. It has a shorting plug in it right now. What is that for?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 4th, 2019, 6:17 pm
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The plug is 12V power that you can use for GPS. Driving lights will require a relay and you can use that power plug for the relay. IMO, driving lights under the oil cooler is a bad idea. If you have to brake hard, it could possibly hit the fender. Best place for light is mounting them on the fork tubes.

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On a GT there are no visible fork tubes. You can mount fog lights lower near the calipers but too low for driving lights. I am not against using a relay but LEDs are of a low enough draw (4.9 amps) that it is probably not needed
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 4th, 2019, 6:40 pm
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Sorry, I was picturing my RT in my head. I have a 1300GT and the lights are mounted on the brake calipers. I have Motolights on my bike and they require a relay. I also replaced the bulbs with LED's and left the install as is.

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Yes, do the same thing between my K1200RS, GT, R1100R and R1200C. Hard to remember which is which sometimes. I am installing a Rigid and it comes complete with a harness, switch and relay.
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