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Accent lights for side air deflectors

A while ago I saw some lights that illuminated the side air deflectors. Has anyone installed them or know where i might find the product listing? My Googling power is not up to snuff on this product today.
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Look under Wings of Gold. I am sure someone will chime in with the vendor's name and/or website.

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A while ago I saw some lights that illuminated the side air deflectors. Has anyone installed them or know where i might find the product listing? My Googling power is not up to snuff on this product today.
Cycle Gadgets has 'em. Check 'em out here.
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You folks must have the computers by the tv as I do. You are VERY fast! Thanks for the link and info. I just sent them a note asking about installation (also going to search the active stuff and HoW here).

Now I need to figure out if I want the RT or LT. Wifey sat on both yesterday (no test rides due to Tropical Storm Noel though) and said the LT was easier on/off and more comfy.

I'm not sure if it will provide the "motorcycle feeling" for me though...
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Now I need to figure out if I want the RT or LT. Wifey sat on both yesterday (no test rides due to Tropical Storm Noel though) and said the LT was easier on/off and more comfy.

I'm not sure if it will provide the "motorcycle feeling" for me though...
Hoo-boy...

Did YOU just open a can of worms!!!

I'm NOT going to contribute to this discussion except to say:

I've been riding a ZX-12R since '03. There's very few bikes out there that provide more "motorcycle feeling" than this rocket ship. I bought an LT WAY under book in July to take a trip around the Grand Canyon, figuring if I didn't like it, I could sell the bike at a profit when I got back.

I'm in love. This is some bike. I'm not yet splitting lanes in L.A. traffic, but I think it's in the learning curve

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I test rode an 07 rt and 06 LT yesterday and the LT felt like a darn sporttourng bike and the RT - well, it just felt odd. Yes the LT does give that true "motorcycle feeling".
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I've been riding a ZX-12R since '03. There's very few bikes out there that provide more "motorcycle feeling" than this rocket ship. I bought an LT WAY under book in July to take a trip around the Grand Canyon, figuring if I didn't like it, I could sell the bike at a profit when I got back.

I'm in love. This is some bike. I'm not yet splitting lanes in L.A. traffic, but I think it's in the learning curve
Rode a ZX-11 for a few years, loved that bike. But yes, the LT gives one just as much "motorcycle feeling" now doesn't it? And lane-splitting in LA on an LT...no big deal! Just follow zippy_gg a few times. You'll be a pro before ya know it!


As for lighting up the wings, just a couple of LEDs pointed down into the wing...no big deal. I made mine blue to match my '02 Pacific Blue LT. Just wired them into the running lights. Quick and easy. Just don't drill down into the clear wing itself. They're hollow and will fog up on you if you break that seal.
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A while ago I saw some lights that illuminated the side air deflectors. Has anyone installed them or know where i might find the product listing? My Googling power is not up to snuff on this product today.
By now you've probably found a vendor for this product
but if you're interested in doing it yourself you might want to read this:
http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showpost...82&postcount=1


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Re: Accent lights for side air deflectors

I created the wings of gold back in 2002 and cyclegadgets.com sells my products on his website.

I also posted for all how to do it yourself in the forum area.

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Re: Accent lights for side air deflectors

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Now I need to figure out if I want the RT or LT. Wifey sat on both yesterday (no test rides due to Tropical Storm Noel though) and said the LT was easier on/off and more comfy.
Well you should try what I did, and maybe you'll achieve the same outcome.

My wife and I went to the BMW dealer. I was looking for a replacement for my '02 Concours as my wife told me I could get a new bike for X-Mas if I sold mine. I wanted to sell my Concours because the ergonomics were not good for me and it hurt to much to ride it. If it hurts, you are not going to put many miles on it so...

I thought the RT or GT. Sat on both. Liked the comfort of the RT & the radio. GT fit well enough, but had no amenities. My wife thought the Rt was better than the Concours, but the GT seat was a pita. While we were trying these out the rep said, go check out the LT outside. So we did. When my wife sat on it she said "Wow! This is the one.".

I thought ... no way. I can't ride this every day even though it would be great for long distance rides and touring in general. So I told the wife it's a great bnike, but not so good for in-city driving and in-traffic driving and if I buy the LT then I'll want another motorcycle for in-city & in-traffic riding. I thought she just agree to buy the RT instead as a compromise, but instead she said "OK".

That's how I wound up with an older '96 RT and a newer '06 LT. We looked at new LTs too, but found a good opportunity on the '06 with the navigation package. Saved about 6~7K over a new '08 model.

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Re: Accent lights for side air deflectors

I just dropped a 12V dome light bulb into each of mine and wired them to the front running/turn signal circuit.
They blink Wig/Wag style with the rear L.E.D converted paniers reflectors.

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