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    For entertainment purposes only (Don't try this one at home kids)

    2012 GTL has a row of LEDs on either side of the fairing below the headlights. They are vertical . HOW THE HELL DO YOU TURN THEM ON?????????

    Thanks, 3hawks

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    I would ask the person you bought the bike from because they're not OEM
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    Those are turn signals.

    This is probably what you want to convert them to running lights: https://www.clearwaterlights.com/pro...conversion-kit


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    IMHO, the vertical lights you reference are your Daylight turn signals, as well as your Nighttime Cornering Lites (just lean over a bit and see how they light up the corners). That's how they appear to me on my '14 GT. My 'used bike' came additional w/white fog lites that I run with always turned on (as well as amber Skeen running lites).

    Just experiment a bit apres sunset...

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    HSVPhil, if your front turn signals come on when you lean the bike you have a problem...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnert View Post
    HSVPhil, if your front turn signals come on when you lean the bike you have a problem...

    Duane
    Yeah. Thats a new one on me too.

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    Here's a link to what I think is a BMW Rider's Manual for your bike.

    https://manuals.bmw-motorrad.com/man...1600GTL_01.pdf

    Looking through the manual, it makes reference to "Ground Lighting." I don't think I'd heard of that concept before. I had heard that the two rows of LEDS on that model were for lighting in corners.
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    It amazes me what folks come up with.
    These are turn signal lights. You can also modify them to be daytime running lights like seen above.
    Come on when you lean?? yea, no
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