R1200RT Supplemental Led Brake Light
The part I installed on my 2011 R1200RT was the BMW Supplemental LED Brakelight, part No. 63000445578 and the model specific harness, part no. 61000445579. I bought the parts from A&S Cycle on-line. Since I installed the Supplemental LED Brakelight, I took a major road trip and I have put over 6,000 miles on the bike without an issue with the LED light.
Installing BMW Supplementary LED Brake Light w/o drilling
There are already two holes in the rear fender. The top one lines up perfectly with the back of the BMW Supplementary LED Brake Light. The trick is: The larger end connector comes off of the brake light wires. BMW has a special tool to do this. We just used a straight paper clip. Then we inserted the wire through the already provided hole; reattached the large connector and connected it to the bike specific harness. I ran the harness wires up behind the fender, up in between the outer body and the inner cubby in the back of the bike. No cutting or drilling needed.
I hope this makes sense.
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BMW Supplemental LED Brake Light 2011 R1200RT
Just wanted to send out a thank you to Rghensley and everyone else who posted instructions and advice on how to install the BMW R1200RT LED Supplemental Brake Light. Thanks to this great thread my install went quick and smooth. The supplemental brake light is brighter than the bike's stock brake light and sure to be seen by tall trucks, even when I ride with the large top case. That was one of the reasons I installed it. For the added safety I don't think it was expensive at all.
One question I have is that during the install of the two plugs that go into the passenger accessory port I noticed another larger plug zip tied to the frame at the back. Can anyone tell me what that large port is for? I popped off the cap and on mine and the plastics inside were black and pink.