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    R1200GSA Additional rear light/s

    Having just fitted a full Les Wassall HiD kit on my 12 a work collegue pointed out after passing him in traffic how insignificant my rear light looked in comparison with the veritable daylight coming from the front. So a plan was hatched.........................

    A second rear light fitted to a Wunderlich rear number plate extender and an auxillary light fitted to each pannier.

    I took a switched feed from the back of the auxilary socket under the seat up to a relay under the pillion seat plate and fed all three lights from there. the panniers have waterproof quick lock plugs and are a piece of cake to plug in and unplug.

    I couldn't be happier with the result!
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    Neat install. out of interest where did you source the quick lock waterproof quicklock connectors and how much are they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tunneruk View Post

    A second rear light fitted to a Wunderlich rear number plate extender and an auxillary light fitted to each pannier.


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    I particularly like the auxiliary lights on the panniers. I found that in Casablanca and other large Moroccan towns the petite taxi drivers are fond of 'lane sharing' and just don't notice the width of the panniers.
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    Neat install. out of interest where did you source the quick lock waterproof quicklock connectors and how much are they?
    I got all the bits here http://www.dun-bri.com/ I think the plugs + waterproof boots were a couple of quid each.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Davy F View Post
    It's almost as good as a GoldWing.
    It's almost unavoidable really.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tunneruk View Post
    I got all the bits here http://www.dun-bri.com/ I think the plugs + waterproof boots were a couple of quid each.
    Thanks for that, I like he idea of the lights on the panniers
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    Got the insperation so. Just fitted these to the panniers. Easy once you commit to drilling holes in your panniers

    Took the feed from the headlight dip beam (yellow wire) so go on/off with the ignition. LEDs so low current and no probs with canbus. Difficult to see the brightness but the same as the tail light. Look neat when off. Overall very pleased.
    Now had a practice on mine got to do it all again on Sues….
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    You could avoid drilling the case with some self adhesive LED repeater lights. Find some that dont have a boss on the back intended to through a car's wing or do some surgery on the boss and seal with electronics grade silicone. Then run the wire along the edge of the case trim with some exterior grade double sided tape.

    I have found these connectors to be very tough. They have far more power capacity than needed but they wont fall apart

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    thats a tidy looking job Chris
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    thats a tidy looking job Chris
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    Better picture of the lights on panniers, as requested. As they do stick into panniers slightly, about20/25mm, made some stainless covers to protect the ends.
    Just got to get something to line the panniers with so dont get black alloy rubbings all over stuff but quite pleased with the results and although not to bright during day lights very visable/bright at night.
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    Finally finished the lights and made it all tidy. Used some van lining material to line the panniers, no more helmet rattling round or dirty marks on bags etc. We went out on the bikes for the day yesterday and late back so got a good Idea what they are like. Lights are similar in brightness to original so really visible without being too much. Quick release connector’s waterproof and easy to use. Overall very pleased with the end result.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted View Post
    Finally finished the lights and made it all tidy. Used some van lining material to line the panniers, no more helmet rattling round or dirty marks on bags etc. We went out on the bikes for the day yesterday and late back so got a good Idea what they are like. Lights are similar in brightness to original so really visible without being too much. Quick release connector’s waterproof and easy to use. Overall very pleased with the end result.
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    Ted, I just need to point out that your index plate is not legal like that, you are asking for trouble from the police if you are riding around with it like that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ash700 View Post
    Ted, I just need to point out that your index plate is not legal like that, you are asking for trouble from the police if you are riding around with it like that!
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