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post #1 of 18 Old Aug 11th, 2015, 7:39 pm Thread Starter
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LED Auxiliary Lights - 2015 RT

I need some help guys and gals. I have been trying to come up with a way to add LED Lights to the 2015 BMW RT. Other then the "Factory Lights". Bought the BMW Light switch and Wiring harness for the after LED add on install. $250 for it. $41 for the switch bracket on the bar to mount the switch. Now I am trying to see if I can use other lights - other then the BMW Lights. Have Rigid LED's. They have a 2 Pin connector - makes sense - plus, minus - done. BMW Plug has 4 Pins - plus, minus ????? Cable connects to stock harness, then it needs to be activated by Dealer so system can see it and won't drop alarm on it $85 or so to do that. Does anyone have any ideas - suggestions - wiring diagram - explanation? What will work and look clean - work nicely? Anybody?
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Clearwater lights with CANopener module seems to be the best out there. Lots of good information in this forum, search "Clearwater".
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I just put on the Clearwater Sevina's on my '08RT. Worked nicely. Tons of light at 7000 lumens each. LED's don't seem to have the "throw" that incandescents have but the quantity was crazy, lit up the North Dakota flatlands for me. They mounted onto my engine guards. Had my indi mechanic wire them through a centech ap-2 fuse relay. But than CanOpener is suppose to be nice. BTW, just reach out to Clearwater, they can walk you through options. Great folks to work with. Shaun
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Clearwater lights with CANopener module seems to be the best out there. Lots of good information in this forum, search "Clearwater".
Yeah, but he had spent $300 on switches and stuff already, and so I think that he's just looking for the light itself!

If that is so, and you want a quality LED, look at Denali products. If the OP hadn't spent money on all that stuff already, I would also recommend the Clearwater, if his budget will allow it.

FYI: http://www.revzilla.com/denali?gclid...MtkaAsQE8P8HAQ

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Petrus,
I started down the same road. But 800 bucks for fog lights is ridiculous (says the guy who had Clearwaters on his last bike... but I digress).
I already had a PDM60 under the seat, so I bought the Ilium fog light arms that attached to my Wunderlich bars, bought a set of 35 dollar LED's from SuperBright LED's, ran some power to the lights, and they work great. I'll try and get a pic in here later.

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Petrus - I'm in the same boat as you. I bought some LEDs from superbright like spazpilot. I was trying to figure out if it would be possible to wire them into the bikes preexisting wiring. It looks like there is a place where the wiring harness you purchased plugs into the bike on the left side front fairing. It has 3 wires going to that port. 1 I know is positive, the brown I'm pretty sure is ground, but I don't know what the third is. I'm thinking it's got to have something to do with signaling to the bike that the switch is on so that the light indicator will come on in the dash. I'm going to examine it a bit more today. I would like to use this power source and the light on indicator with the LEDs I purchased. I'd though of ordering the switch and wiring harness that you have. Do you think you could post some pictures of the plugs on the wiring harness and switch? Maybe I can examine and see if I can determine what the wires are corresponding to on the bike. Do you think it's true that BMW has to electronically enable the aux light feature?
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I have Denali lights on my 75/6 engine guards and Clearwater Darla lights, with amber lens covers,on my 2016 RT engine guards--both excellent for seeing and being seen; must say, however, the Darlas with amber steal the show!
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Clearwater lights are the best. But not if you want cheapest possible option.

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You can use the BMW mounting brackets to mount Clearwater Darlas or other lights. I have seen the Denali D2's used on the BMW brackets and they work well.

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I got a set of Clearwater Darla led lights on sale. They are 2000+ lumens each and integrate into the CAMbus system which makes them easy to adjust. It is night and day difference when I ride at night now.
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I got a set of Clearwater Darla led lights on sale. They are 2000+ lumens each and integrate into the CAMbus system which makes them easy to adjust. It is night and day difference when I ride at night now.
And when mounted up to the BMW brackets they look like they came from the factory that way.
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Exactly. I have seen them mounted several different ways. Mine I mounted to the forks which i really like. Their so bright I have to turn them down on low beam even though they are pointed down because people would think I was bright lighting them. Another plus feature is you can adjust their intensity for both high and low beam settings. I did research other lights but when you order a clearwater kit its a complete kit for an A-Z solution. My brother has an older 2008 R1200RT without the jog wheel to control them but his clearwater kit was complete with everything.
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I just recently purchased the Clearwater Ericas and Billie Light for the rear. I love the kit for the RTW. It wasn’t particularly easy to install but the kit made life much easier than having to piece it all on my own. Good instructions with pics made the install pretty straight forward and I had no bad issues. The lights are very bright. Out of 11 levels I have mine on 3 and its very bright. I also have both the clear and yellow lenses. Right now I'm using the yellow because I think for daytime riding its the best for being seen. It’s also amazing for night time riding. Hi beam on a dark road is really cool. If you forget to dim the highs you will hurt anyone coming the other way. Sincerely, Bright. They are indeed expensive lights but I’m very satisfied with them. 6,000 lumen each. The Billie Light also is bright and programmable.
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I know this is an old thread but does anyone know the part numbers for the 2015 BMW R1200RT auxiliary light kit? This would be the same lights that come from the factory on the GSA's and the 2019 RT's I believe?

Planning an Alaskan trip this summer and would like to add some extra lighting so I'm a little more visable.
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I don't think there is a single part number you will find. I have them and never got one listed.
If you build a new R1250RT and add them as an accessory you will see a MSRP price of $881 US without a part number.

But, you can try the parts fiche from a number of BMW dealers to show you the parts list and quantity of parts needed. Or,... call a local dealer and ask them.

This is from MAX BMW parts fiche for a R1200RTW:

https://shop.maxbmw.com/fiche/Diagra...0&rnd=07242017

From the menu to the right of the RTW banner:
  1. choose "77-Accessories" in 4th column
  2. in the double column list below the RTW banner scroll down to the "RETROFIT LED DRIVING LIGHT" box in left column
  3. Move to the right side list of 12 parts, part numbers, qty, and price needed to order.

I would actually call a dealer to see if there is a kit price to do this.
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Re: LED Auxiliary Lights - 2015 RT

Thanks so much for the fast reply and information!

I did contact my local dealer and they did a quick search and did not find a kit. That's ok with me because I was really looking for the wiring harness and lights that I'll hopefully install on the crash bars. Also, the aux lights on my 2018 GSA seem to be brighter so I may possibly switch to them if possible.

Anyway, this will be a good winter research project and if it works out I'll be very happy.
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