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    Auxilliary Light Install KGT

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    The following DIY project will show how to install a set of auxilliary lights on a KGT, specifically a 2009 KGT 1300.

    NOTE - please check your local laws to understand the requirements associated with Auxilliary lighting.

    For example, in Massachusetts, it is a state law requirement that if the auxilliary lights are on, they are automatically turned off when the Hi-Beam on the main headlight system is activated.

    Instructions for shutting off the auxilliary lights when the high-beam is turned on are included in the DIY
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    PROJECT OVERVIEW

    The premise of this DIY is that I wanted to have auxillary lights on the bike mounted under the oil cooler area as in the RT, and I did not want to mount them on the caliper as others have. After some searching and vendor calls I realized they do not make mounts for under the cowl for the newer KGT.

    However I was provided a link for Jimmy Mounts from BMW Denver. These mounts are made specifically for the PIAA* Style lights so I ordered them. They mount under the rear view mirrors. I checked them out and they looked pretty good (to me) so they were ordered.

    * although made for the PIAA light it appears they will accept any vertically mounted style light

    Here is the link

    The project consists of 3 to 4 seperate steps.

    Step one - prepping and mounting the Jimmy mounts

    Step two - mount the lights to the Jimmy mounts

    Step three - lay out and install the wiring harness**

    Step four - modify wiring to support High Beam shut off of aux lights - check your local law requirements


    ** Please note that using the Jimmy mounts and the amount of excess wiring provided in the harness you WILL have to cut the harness and connectors in various places - this will obviously void any warranty provided by PIAA so please be fully cogninzant of this aspect of the install if you plan to do it.
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    Install Hardware 1

    Shown below are the Jimmy mounts, their hardware and instruction sheet.

    they are power coated black and are very robust - suitably able to support the PIAA Light
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    Install Hardware 2

    The lights and their accompanying parts
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    Bike Prep

    You need to get the bike to a usable access position to work on.

    The easiest is removing all the plastic and windshield to be able to properly mount, route and install the various items.

    This link shows how you how to remove all the plastic

    This link shows how to remove the windshield - please note you can stop when you get to post # 15 on this one
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