It's so bright... I
have to ware shades...
So it's Friday Dec 9th, 2005. Russ and I decided to take off
early from work today to go down to the Long Beach Convention Center to
the International Motorcycle Show. I even made it a point to
bring my trusty Cannon digital camera to take some snaps of the
show. However, stupid me, I left the camera in the car when we
got to the show. Oh well, I figured there
will be other opportunities in the future so I didn't bother worrying
about it. My intent for coming to this show is to check out the
bikes, and maybe get a new pair of boots.
These boots are oh so comfortable...
I also had in mind to get the LED break light for my babe. I
fancied the idea of the break flashing so the car would notice I'm
breaking. Also, the LED will be good for the life of my
motorcycle. No need to change bulbs.
Oh yeah babe!!! I like being lazy.
Anyway, to make a long story short, I didn't find anybody selling the
Sidi Vertigo boots but I did happen on Santa Cruz BMW so I figured I
would pick up the LED break light. They happened to have the
Wunderlich flood lights on a demo rack. So I asked one of the
guys at the booth how bright the lights were. He stepped over and
push a button. Both Russ and I jumped. "WOW!!! That was
bright." So I went ahead and bought the light kit for the
R1200GS. Along with the kit I also had to get the accessory plug
outlet kit. My GS doesn't have such a thing on it. Yet
another thing to install on the bike.
On another note, Russ and I made it out of the show and noticed we
didn't even set
foot in the Harley Davidson booth.
The other thing I learned,
if I am ever to buy a sport bike (I'm not a sport bike kind of guy, but
just IF...), MV Agusta is it. They are
such beautiful machines. Russ and I were standing there
Two awesomely beautiful bikes.
When I got home I started examining the stuff I purchased. The
entire time I was carrying the goods around I had a sinking
feeling there was something wrong with the lights. Something
wrong in the sense that one of the components wasn't correct. I
kept on thinking it was the light kit itself. The possibility
that the guy might have given me a kit for another bike. When I
finally inspected the kit, I was relieved to see the instructions say
"Micro Flooter Light Kit R1200GS". When I looked at the accessory
plug outlet kit, however, I noticed it looked kind of odd. I know
the R1200GS has the CAN Bus system and can be a little picky regarding
adding accessories. I decided to investigate by looking at
Santa Cruz BMW's web site. Sure enough it's the wrong part.
The following day, I called up Santa Cruz BMW and they said they will
exchange the part for no additional fees since the parts are the same
So now I begin assembling the lights and wait for the accessory plug
outlet to come in to finish everything off. The one thing I
noticed right away was the Wunderlich instructions were on the slim
There are two 8 1/2" x 11" pages with some pictures and a lot of
text. Upon closer examination the instructions aren't too bad for
the electrical part. I just have to wait for the
appropriate cable to come in to finalize everything. The light
and mounting bracket instructions are a different story. After a
lot of fidgeting and some creative thinking, I
managed to assemble everything. Below is my version of the
instructions. I hope
it helps you out.
Wunderlich - Micro Flooter Light Kit
Page 1 (Assembling the
Wunderlich Light Kit)
Page 2 (Installing the
BMW Accessory Plug Kit)
Page 3 (Mounting the
Lighted toggle switch
picture for Andy
Written on: Dec 10, 2005
Last modified: February 23, 2007