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    Newbie- Wants to be Informed 2004 R1150RTP

    Hello everyone,
    I'm a newbie to the world of BMW motorcycles. My last bike was a 2000 KLR650. I recently picked up a 100% dealer maintained 2004 R1150RTP, with 8700 miles (yep, you read that right). I acquired this bike from my local sheriffs office, they have decided to terminate their motor you can tell, they hardly ever rode them. In any event, the police equipment was removed by their emergency warning equipment contractor- and they did an excellent job! But I've a few questions pertaining to the wiring, specifically finding the diagrams.

    I intend to commute on this bike (60 miles round trip), and will frequently need to ride at night. I live in western Colorado so wildlife on the roadway is a very real concern. I'm looking at adding the Clearwater Krista lights, or another option from Baja Designs. I'd like to be able to wire the auxiliary lights into one of the two emergency warning light switches on the right switch group, but I have no idea about the wiring diagram.

    Would one of you recommend the Haynes over the Clymer manuel? Do either one of these options even cover RTP specific wiring diagrams? Perhaps there is another source specifically for wiring diagrams, I've not thought of? I'm comfortable turning my own wrenches (and live 2+ hours from the nearest dealer), so would someone recommend one manual over the other for repair work?

    Thanks for the help. I look forward to the wealth of knowledge I'm sure exists here!
    - Randy
    Last edited by colorado_okie; 02-20-2013 at 05:36 AM. Reason: Add Year and Model to Title

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