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Old 12-06-2012, 11:36 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks DOT. WTF? Pretty backward BS. Oh well I'll just have to shell out for the European ones.

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Old 12-06-2012, 11:38 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Yea there is some good if not better alternatives, but I was wanting to keep my bike 100% unmolested, that's my point about the LEDs from the factory
I agree with this
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:17 PM   #13 (permalink)
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from bmw usa

we took one picture for the entire worldwide market of the hp's, thats why bmw U.S. has the led picture on the site. The led signals do not meet dot specifications and are considered off road use only, therefore, they do not come eqiuped on the hp for the US market.

BULLSHIT to me,
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:42 PM   #14 (permalink)
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There is now a disclaimer on the website saying some equipment is optional and they show the standard version.

So if it is not DOT approved, then why do they sell them as optional equipment?


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Old 12-07-2012, 06:46 PM   #15 (permalink)
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You could use the K1300R front signals as a replacement, they are DOT approved in NA and are LED.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:08 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I am somewhat disappointed in BMW for holding out the HP4's with LED turnsignals and then delivering turnsignals with incandescent bulbs. If you look at BMWUSA website and see the Press release dated July 27, 2012 (21 pages) go to Page six-(6) at the bottom of the page and you will se that BMW in facts states..."LED Turn Indicators".

Now, it is this writers opinion that given these facts, EVERYONE with an HP4 should write a letter to his dealer (please do not be heavy handed or acusitory) asking his dealer to look into this and pass this information along to the Dealers Regional Manager. If enough of us do this I think BMW will do the right thing here and honor there advertising, especially since it is still included in there Official Press Release. In your letter ask BMW to honor their own press release. Here is a link to that very Press Release, look at Page 6.

https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/pressclub/p/pcgl/pressDetail.html?title=the-new-bmw-hp4&outputChannelId=6&id=T0128804EN&left_menu_item =node__2291#

I too think the HP4 looks loads better with the LED turn Signals!

Get cracking guys!!
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:33 PM   #17 (permalink)
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You guys could do these and still have LEDs while retaining the stock look.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:08 PM   #18 (permalink)
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But if the LED's are not approved by the DOT in the US what argument do we have?
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:41 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Well a general Waiver and Disclaimer comes to mind.

How many of us on our cars, truck and cycles have bought aftermarket parts and inside there is a general disclaimer that warns you about putting that part on your toy as it is not for public or general use?

My first thought was to use Rizoma LED lights as a direct replacement. They are 10 Watt and will not cause an ECU fault warning like others may. Even my BMW dealer said the European LED's for the HP4's would also need an additional resistor or ballast or something to not get a general fault warning. Why would that be - BMW made them for heaven's sake! Anyway, I've always had great success with utilizing Rizoma aftermarket LED's on several bikes so far. If BMW can't get this fixed that is what I'm going for. All are VERY bright and come in Black and Silver and other colors if you wish.

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Old 12-15-2012, 02:36 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I'm still in talks with my dealer about this!

Hey hp4, I can't get this sales bulletin to come up that you posted, can you repost it so I can send it to my dealer
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