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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old May 15th, 2007, 12:32 pm Thread Starter
 
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Question MotoLights with Xenon Headlight

Can someone tell me where to pick up the 12v signal to the Xenon headlight to use as the relay trigger source for the motolights? I want them to be part of the load shed group so cannot use the running light connection.

I think I saw this info somewhere but could not find it with search.
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From Randy's Canbus 101 post.


On the K1200S the wiring to the headlight is easily accessible in behind the cover just to the right of the instruments. On the GT the wiring is in the same place, but lacks the exposed wiring that is on the S. I had to cut through a layer of cloth tape in a harness to expose the yellow/white wire to control the relay for my MotoLights.

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I saw that post but was not sure if it applied to the Xenon headlight as well.
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I saw that post but was not sure if it applied to the Xenon headlight as well.
The Xenon uses the same electrical connection as the halogen. Look for the connector with 4 wires - the color you are looking for is yellow with a white tracer. I cut into the harness behind the right upper fairing. Like Grif said, there is cloth tape around the harness. I used a razor blade to split the cloth tape, separated the wires out and soldered a lead to the yellow/white wire, then re-wrapped the harness.


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I used a razor blade to split the cloth tape, separated the wires out and soldered a lead to the yellow/white wire, then re-wrapped the harness.
Hey!!! I did the same thang!

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Hey!!! I did the same thang!
I didn't think you were still allowed to have razor blades I had to sneak mine out of the house. Michelle doesn't like me to have them either, nothing good ever comes from me working with sharp things.


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I didn't think you were still allowed to have razor blades I had to sneak mine out of the house. Michelle doesn't like me to have them either, nothing good ever comes from me working with sharp things.
It doesn't count unless you bleed.

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K Flyer,
Did you buy aftermarket xenon? If so what brand? Please post your impressions..

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old May 16th, 2007, 9:45 am Thread Starter
 
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The xenon is the BMW version and was factory installed. My comparison is to the pathetic lights on the K12RS so anything would look good! Haven't done much night driving but the xenon sure lights up the road!
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Smile Thanks, Guys!

Got the Motolights installed and they work just fine. I feel a lot safer with them up front.

Also installed AutoCom and Kenwood FRS on the GT and Theresa's RT. Hope this works better than the Motorola FRS radios we were using (not that I had any real complaints with them). We'll head out for a test ride on Monday -- too many idiots on the road on the weekend out here.

Prepping for a three week ride up to Spokane for her neice's wedding June 3rd and back on a route yet to be determined.
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