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post #1 of 12 Old 10-15-2019, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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K1600B GA Top Brake Light Conversion to Running Light/Brake Ligt

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I just bought a 2018 K1600b GA last week. So far I am enjoying it is a lots. I have ordered LED H7 bulbs to replace the original halogen bulbs. Thank you all for the great information on that in this forum.

I am looking to convert the Top Case Brake light to Running Light and Brake Light. By default it is a Brake light only. I am sure if converted to a Running Light and Brake light, it will make the bike more safe. Can someone please share the process to do that or direct me to a thread where this has been discussed and resolved.

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post #2 of 12 Old 10-15-2019, 08:10 PM
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For the K1600GT/GTL the Skene IQ-160 converts the top case 'brake only' light to run/brake. Pretty good bet it will work with the GA. I'd give them a call/email.
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For the K1600GT/GTL the Skene IQ-160 converts the top case 'brake only' light to run/brake. Pretty good bet it will work with the GA. I'd give them a call/email.
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I will call Skene tomorrow and see what solution they have. Thank you for the information on this. I will update the information here.
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My Grand America top case already has running lights and brake lights. Came that way. Is it different in Toronto ?
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Yup same here on mine

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My Grand America top case already has running lights and brake lights. Came that way. Is it different in Toronto ?
Interesting. Which year is yours
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post #8 of 12 Old 10-16-2019, 02:25 PM
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I added the brake light to the BMW top box I added to my GT. I wanted the flash at brake option. I utilized a GS-100A module. I didn't splice into bike's harness. I spliced into the top box light's leads. These things are a couple bucks on ebay. Give it a google if you want...it's worth a google. The light acts as normal, except when the brake is applied, it strobes before turning solid. I don't know how your GA top box light functions or how or if it's wired differently than the harness of my GT. I just plugged the box in to the connector under the seat and the central locking etc worked. The connection for the brake light was already wired and ready to go in the lid when I added the light a few months later. Best of luck to ya!

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I reached out to Skene with an email. They responded the newer IQ260 will convert the GA top case to run/brake with the familiar Skene flicker.

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Yes just use the skene very easy to do I installed one on my gtl works nice
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