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post #1 of 24 Old Feb 2nd, 2012, 10:55 pm Thread Starter
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Awesome LED flashlight for BMW R1200RT

When I picked up my 2011 R1200RT, I noticed that inside the "glove box" cover, there was a spring clip. It looked intended to hold a small flashlight.

I checked the BMW accessories, and the parts fiche for all the R-series. No luck. The K1600 has the same clip and that parts fiche showed a flashlight, but no specs...

So I went looking and found the the perfect flashlight for my http://j.mp/FenixF20 It fits the clip in the glove box perfectly. It's the Fenix LD20 LED flashlight with all the cool features:
  • Runs on two normal AA batteries
  • General mode has steady 9 lumens (71hrs), 50 lumens (13hrs), 105 lumens (5 hours) and SOS
  • Turbo mode has 205 lumens steady and strobe
  • Solid aluminum
  • IPX-8 waterproof
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post #2 of 24 Old Feb 2nd, 2012, 11:45 pm
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Re: Awesome LED flashlight for BMW R1200RT

If you find a tire pressure gauge with a light that fits there, even better!!!
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Re: Awesome LED flashlight for BMW R1200RT

$60.00?


I found one that fits in the LT for less than $8 at target

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Re: Awesome LED flashlight for BMW R1200RT

Mine came with the bike, but it's pretty crappy.

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Re: Awesome LED flashlight for BMW R1200RT

A mini MAG light 2AA cell fits perfectly in the clip on my RT. You can get then in conventional incandescent bub or LED. They can often be found on sale for less than 10 bucks at big box stores.

10 bucks on Amazon today

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A mini MAG light 2AA cell fits perfectly in the clip on my RT. You can get then in conventional incandescent bub or LED. They can often be found on sale for less than 10 bucks at big box stores.

10 bucks on Amazon today

Cheers
That's what I use. The LED one-clips or slides in perfect. Quite bright on high for the size. I just can't see spending 50 bucks or more on a flashlight that I don't use very often. Just change the AA batteries once a year to be safe.

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post #7 of 24 Old Mar 17th, 2012, 10:41 pm
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You're not expecting to need much if you settle for a stock mini MagLite (bulb life and battery life can be a problem and its lack of a redundant off switch in the tail allows it to vibrate on and kill the battery while clipped in your storage location, for example) or an LED cheapy (many of these are too bright so destroy night vision and waste battery power).
You get what you pay for- note the run times at the lower outputs for that Fenix (one of the better made in China brands). That's plenty of light for close work with DAYS of run time. Then note the very high output capability also- nice for reading signs further away, for example, but at the cost of run time.

The first time you get stuck with a breakdown where there are no people or streetlights you'll likely adjust your thinking while you're wondering if your light will last long enough for you to do whatever is needed. But maybe you'll get lucky and someone with a 4 wheeler will stop so his headlights provide what you need.....

Lithium batteries (the disposable type) recommended so you can forget about them going bad in storage for a decade or so as compared to a couple years for alkalines.

I prefer using disposable 123 cell powered lights. Those batteries are cheaper than disposable AA lithiums if bought in quantity and have better power density.A MiniX is always in my pocket and I carry several lights on the bike that cover my tent use, possible night repair work, etc. (see 4sevens website). Tiny they are but plenty of output, reliability and longevity. Another is a modified miniMag with an LED conversion, a safety tail switch and lithium AAs, all changes to address the failure modes of the stock light.
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Re: Awesome LED flashlight for BMW R1200RT

I'm using this bad boy... I have gotten stuck in the dark as well and you want something very bright and energy efficient.

I have the black one. It was $40.

http://www.foursevens.com/product_in...oducts_id=2855

Dimensions Length: 3 inches/Body diameter: 0.7 inches/Head diameter: 0.7 inches/Weight (without batteries): 0.7 oz

LED Emitter CREE XP-G Voltage range 0.9V-3V

Spot Beam Angle: 8.8°/Diameter at 3mm: 460mm Flood Beam Angle: 8.8?/Diameter at 3mm: 460mm

Brightness Levels Low, Medium, High Special Modes Strobe, SOS, Beacon Hi, Beacon Lo

Reflector Textured Body Material Type-III hard-anodized aircraft-grade aluminum Bezel Material Type-III hard-anodized aircraft-grade aluminum

Lens Material Optical-grade glass lens with antireflective coating on both sides Included Accessories Battery, lanyard, split ring for keychain attachment, spare o-ring

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Knowing this group, half of you will convert the LED to an HID. I know I did...

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Flashlight holder??? I thought it was for holding the police baton

I do have the RTP

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Go buy this headlamp. Now. It is WORTH $79.00.

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When I picked up my 2011 R1200RT, I noticed that inside the "glove box" cover, there was a spring clip. It looked intended to hold a small flashlight.

I checked the BMW accessories, and the parts fiche for all the R-series. No luck. The K1600 has the same clip and that parts fiche showed a flashlight, but no specs...

So I went looking and found the the perfect flashlight for my http://j.mp/FenixF20 It fits the clip in the glove box perfectly. It's the Fenix LD20 LED flashlight with all the cool features:
  • Runs on two normal AA batteries
  • General mode has steady 9 lumens (71hrs), 50 lumens (13hrs), 105 lumens (5 hours) and SOS
  • Turbo mode has 205 lumens steady and strobe
  • Solid aluminum
  • IPX-8 waterproof
Thanks for sharing your views. I am looking for good led flashlights.
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I also say the clip and decided to go with a Maglite torch. After going through so many Maglites because I kept the battery in the torch. I put the torch & batteries in a ziploc bag, and used that in the clip. The ziploc keeps everything together, and does not add too much to the thickness, it also allows the batteries to be stored without the dangers of battery leakage!

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I also say the clip and decided to go with a Maglite torch. After going through so many Maglites because I kept the battery in the torch. I put the torch & batteries in a ziploc bag, and used that in the clip. The ziploc keeps everything together, and does not add too much to the thickness, it also allows the batteries peimar lighting to be stored without the dangers of battery leakage!
That's great. you do have good knowledge.
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I know that deal purchasing for non-cool factors is anathema to BMW people, but just as a fyi. There are several LED lights for under $10 at Harbour Shipping that fit the clip in question.


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When I picked up my 2011 R1200RT, I noticed that inside the "glove box" cover, there was a spring clip. It looked intended to hold a small flashlight.

I checked the BMW accessories, and the parts fiche for all the R-series. No luck. The K1600 has the same clip and that parts fiche showed a flashlight, but no specs...

So I went looking and found the the perfect flashlight for my It fits the clip in the glove box perfectly. It's the Fenix LD20 LED flashlight with all the cool features:
  • Runs on two normal AA batteries
  • General mode has steady 9 lumens (71hrs), 50 lumens (13hrs), 105 lumens (5 hours) and SOS
  • Turbo mode has 205 lumens steady and strobe
  • Solid aluminum
  • IPX-8 waterproof
Thanks for sharing nice little review and link buddy. I am looking for such lights and I think I found the exact one I was searching. Thanks again
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Thanks for sharing nice little review and link buddy. I am looking for such cheap led flashlights and I think I found the exact one I was searching. Thanks again :dance:
Purchased those lights. They look really nice
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You guys are all sissies!

Nitecore "tiny monster" 3500 lumens, Burn your eyes right out of your skull.






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Best light, I have had one for years, lasts more than 9 hours on a chage, stays charged a long time, will charge from bike or ac.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Bayco-61-L...Light/14003474

Very bight and will give enough light long enough for any emergency
Cheap also
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You guys are all sissies!

Nitecore "tiny monster" 3500 lumens, Burn your eyes right out of your skull.
I have an stubby UltraFire LED flashlight very similar to that one. I also have an 8000Lumen UltraFire. I can shine that one up a 350ft communications tower at night and light it to the top. You can also get a 16000Lumen UltraFire. Granted these really bright ones don't last long on the Li-Ion Batteries when they are at full brightness.

WARNING: Never shine these lights into someone's face (or your own). That intensity can cause instant damage to the retina of your eye.

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You guys are all sissies!
Nitecore "tiny monster" 3500 lumens, Burn your eyes right out of your skull.



No thanks. I don't want to be on a trip and stopped in __________population 225 [ fill in the blank ] asking the locals- " Hey, can you tell me if the general store carries EIGHT CR123 batteries? "

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But use the 18650 3.7V 4000mAh Li-Ion rechargable batteries, not the disposable CR123. It can actually run off a single 18650, even though it can hold 4 of them. Put 2 in it normally, put 2 more in with a small plastic cap on the end of them (so they are just stored inside for convenience). Then get a mini 2-cell charger that runs off 12V.

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Nitecore "tiny monster" 3500 lumens, Burn your eyes right out of your skull.



No thanks. I don't want to be on a trip and stopped in __________population 225 [ fill in the blank ] asking the locals- " Hey, can you tell me if the general store carries EIGHT CR123 batteries? "

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But use the 18650 3.7V 4000mAh Li-Ion rechargable batteries, not the disposable CR123. It can actually run off a single 18650, even though it can hold 4 of them. Put 2 in it normally, put 2 more in with a small plastic cap on the end of them (so they are just stored inside for convenience). Then get a mini 2-cell charger that runs off 12V.
And by then I'm in for well over $300. Still no thanks.

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