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OfflineDoctor T

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    Extra brake lamp.
    « on: 2022-01-23 19:16:31 »
    Hi, I want to fit an extra brake lamp under the number plate. It's a 2007 model. The lamp is LED and am thinking of tapping into the rear light wires.
    Will the cambus be affected each time i brake?. I've never fitted extra lights on a cambus bike before so i thought of asking the knowledgeable people on here first before i go soldering wires.
    Trust me am a retired Doctor and lecturer at Oxford University of Structural and Mechanical engineering.

    OnlineRandyjaco

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      Re: Extra brake lamp.
      « Reply #1 on: 2022-01-25 01:57:04 »
      I was able to do it on my ST, so it will probably work. Let us know if it works on yours. I am planing to do the same on my RT

      OnlineDavid.

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        Re: Extra brake lamp.
        « Reply #2 on: 2022-01-25 10:52:41 »
        Will the CAN-bus be affected.

        Understanding The BMW Motorcycle CANBUS System, Understanding The BMW Motorcycle CANBUS System - YouTube
        « Last Edit: 2022-01-25 10:56:00 by David. »

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          Re: Extra brake lamp.
          « Reply #3 on: 2022-01-25 10:57:38 »
          Before I go soldering wires.

          The brake lamp bulb holders have spade connections, could always use these.


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            Re: Extra brake lamp.
            « Reply #4 on: 2022-01-28 15:32:13 »
            Cheers David. I subscribe to Tinderboxarts on YT but i missed this one.
            Trust me am a retired Doctor and lecturer at Oxford University of Structural and Mechanical engineering.

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              Re: Extra brake lamp.
              « Reply #5 on: 2022-01-28 15:46:14 »
              I got my modulated brake light and started to install it yesterday. I stopped upon noteing how much Tupperware that had to be removed in order to get to the brake light. My new RT is fast becoming my least favorite motorcycle to work on. I am just going to wait until I do my annual service. B^(
              I will be looking forward to hear about your success