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Installation Guide

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Parts List and Bike Preparation

Please be sure to read our instructions thoroughly before attempting installation.

  • Check the parts list supplied with your kit to be sure all parts are handy.
  • First, park the motorcycle on hard pavement or concrete to insure the bike will be stable during the installation. If you can mount the bike on a stand with tie-down straps,  this will help secure the motorcycle.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for disconnecting the battery. This is important to prevent damage to the electrical system.

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Please take the time to review the included instructions. Installation of your new Clearwater Lights is straightforward. Be sure to follow the suggestions to keep the installation safe and reliable. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us.

Tools Needed For Installation

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Summary of Installation

  1. Mount the lights and brackets.
  2. Disassemble the side panel.
  3. Remove the fuse from the Clearwater Lights wiring harness
  4. Mount the wiring harness to a secure location.
  5. Connect the opener to Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM) under the passenger seat.
  6. Connect the lights and CANopener to their corresponding plugs on the wiring harness.
  7. Secure wires, making sure they won’t get caught in the suspension or steering column.
  8. Attach power lines to the battery and replace the fuse.

IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER!

Note: The engine needs to be running for lights to work Brake light not to exceed 1AMP CANbus controller fuse 7.5 AMP (located under seat)

Abbreviations
TSC = Turn Signal Cancel
WW = WonderWheel (BMW multifunction controller)
TPM = Tire Pressure Monitor
FTP = Flash To Pass
OBL = Optional Brake Light

Wiring Diagram

Wiring Diagram for Krista Erica Sevinaclearwater LIGHTS BMW R1250RTW Krista LED Light Kit - figure 1

Step 1: Mounting the Lights

Krista, Erica, Sevina Technical:
The Krista, Erica, and Sevina are bright driving lights that use digital drivers to produce very efficient light from High Power LEDs. By using a proprietary digital volume control, we can dim the lights via the factory WonderWheel (WW) controller. This sends a digital signal to our microprocessor that changes the pulses of electricity to the LEDs, turning them on and off at a rate of 250 times per second.
As we increase the time that the lights are off, the human eye perceives this as dimming. Increased efficiency occurs with the dimming as well. Krista, Erica, and Sevina can be used in a “low” beam mode or “high” beam mode.

Mounting the Lights: (Fog Light Bracket)

  • Mount the adapter bracket to the U-shape bracket using the provided M10 x 16 button head bolts, M10 washers, and M10 nylock nuts.
  • Mount your Krista/Erica/Sevina lights in the U-shape bracket using the provided M8 x 12 bolts and M8 washers.
  • Route wiring from Clearwater Krista/Erica/Sevina light along with factory fog light support and zip tie into place, making sure to leave enough wire at the light for a drip loop.
  • When routing the wires take care not to route them such that they will interfere with the operation of the bike’s steering or suspension.
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Mounting the Lights: (Crash Bar Bracket)

  • Our crash bar mount comes with an optional L-bracket to be used at your discretion.
  • The L-bracket can be used to give you more clearance in locations that may have body panel interference.
  • Decide where you want to mount your new Clearwater lights on your bike’s crash bar.
  • Mount the clamp halves to your crash bar, and position them as needed for your application.
  • If you are using the provided L-bracket, you will position the clamp so that the light mount will be parallel to the ground.
  • If you are not using the L-bracket, the clamp will be perpendicular to the ground. Refer to the photos below.
  • Mount the Mod bracket to the clamp using the included M10 x 16 button head bolt.
  • Using the provided zip ties, secure the wiring of the light, taking care not to route them such that they will interfere with the operation of the bike’s steering or suspension.

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Shown on Touratech crash bars

Step 2: Body Disassembly

Panel Removal:
To install the wiring harness, the (3) panels shown below in (Fig.

  1. will have to be removed. Remove the rider and passenger seat from the bike and set them aside.
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(PANEL A REMOVAL)
Remove the (2) bolts under the fairing using a #25 Torx wrench. [Fig. 2]clearwater LIGHTS BMW R1250RTW Krista LED Light Kit - figure 7

(PANEL A REMOVAL)
Before removing the fairing, it is important to realize the upper portion is held on by (2) slip-under tabs. Pulling from the top can break these two tabs. [Fig. 3]clearwater LIGHTS BMW R1250RTW Krista LED Light Kit - figure 8

(PANEL A REMOVAL)
[Fig. 4] Shows what one of the top tabs looks like. clearwater LIGHTS BMW R1250RTW Krista LED Light Kit - figure 9

(PANEL A REMOVAL)
Very carefully, pull the lower portion of the fairing outward, clearing the pop-out tabs marked with arrows in [Fig. 5].clearwater LIGHTS BMW R1250RTW Krista LED Light Kit - figure 10

(PANEL A REMOVAL)
Once the lower portion of the fairing is pulled out, slowly and carefully lift out the top tabs [Fig. 6] clearwater LIGHTS BMW R1250RTW Krista LED Light Kit - figure 11

*WARNING*
If done incorrectly, the top tabs can easily break.

(PANEL B REMOVAL)
Remove the (2) bolts circled in (Fig.7). Carefully remove the panel.clearwater LIGHTS BMW R1250RTW Krista LED Light Kit - figure 12

(PANEL C REMOVAL)
Remove Panel B first. Remove the (6) torx bolts in the locations circled in (Fig. 8). Carefully remove the panel. clearwater LIGHTS BMW R1250RTW Krista LED Light Kit - figure 13

Step 3: Wiring

Mounting the Wiring Harness Relay and Wire Routing:

  • Mount the wiring harness relay in the center of the motorcycle behind the fork and upper fairing using provided zip ties. There will be a small section of tubing to mount on (Fig. R1 & R2). Make sure the wires don’t get in the way of normal steering operation.
  • Plug light into the wiring harness and secure wires with the provided zip ties so that there is no interference with steering operation.
  • Be sure to leave a proper drip loop when securing the light wire. See the drip loop section on pg. 13.
  • Remove the rider and passenger seat from the bike and set aside
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Power & Data Cable Routing:
The red and black power wires and data cable will have to be routed from the front to the back of the bike. There is a wire trough on the right side of the bike that the wires can be routed along (Fig. R3).clearwater LIGHTS BMW R1250RTW Krista LED Light Kit - figure 15

The power wires and data cable will enter the bike at the point seen below (Fig. R4).

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Power & Data Cable Routing:
The red and black power wires will exit the trough above the battery area and run down to the battery (Fig. R5). The data cable will continue on to the passenger seat area to connect to the opener.

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  • The RED power wire with the inline fuse holder goes to the positive (+) side of the battery. The BLACK power wire with the ring terminal goes to the negative ( – ) side of the battery.
  • Be sure to attach the RED power wire first to prevent any possible shorts.
    Note: Remove the fuse while wiring the lights to prevent any accidental shorts.
  • R1200RTW motorcycles have a TPM (Tire Pressure Monitor) under the passenger seat. Unplug the wiring harness from it and plug your Clearwater ANopener in its place.  Then plug the wiring harness into the opener.
  • Secure the CANopener to the plastic inner fender with provided Velcro strip. Be sure to clean any dirt or dust from the area before affixing the CANopener.
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Step 4: Alignment

Aligning the Lights:
Adjustment is up to the user depending on his or her needs. Ask an assistant to help you with this procedure. Make sure the bike is on level ground and have your assistant sit on the bike.
The goal is to adjust the lights so that the light is level with the ground when riding. Keep in mind that passengers & luggage may alter how the bike sits. Oftentimes, it is helpful to angle the right side light toward the right side of the road. This helps with identifying road terrain, potential critters, and road hazards.clearwater LIGHTS BMW R1250RTW Krista LED Light Kit - figure 19

Helpful Hints

Do Not Kink The Grommet
To maintain the integrity of the water sealing grommet, do not kink, deform or put pressure on the grommet when dressing the wires during install of Clearwater Lights.clearwater LIGHTS BMW R1250RTW Krista LED Light Kit - figure 20

Posi-Products Installation Instructions:

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Posi-twist (A):

  1. Strip all wires to be inserted 1/2”.
  2. Twist all wires together before inserting them into the Posi-twist.
  3. Completely unscrew the top from the Posi-twist.
  4. Feed the twisted wires through the bottom portion of the Posi-twist.
  5. Attach the top and tighten, while ensuring the wires do not slip out of the bottom of the Posi-twist.

Posi-lock (B):

  1. Remove both ends from the Posi-lock.
  2. Strip wire 1/2” and insert it into the bottom portion of the Posi-lock.
  3. Hand tighten the Posi-lock onto the bottom portion with wire, and repeat for another side.

Thank you for purchasing your Clearwater Lights. We hope this product will help make you a safer rider. Please feel free to send us comments or suggestions at any time. We learn from you. Visit our website for more exciting products to help you see better at night.
Ride safe!
Sincerely, Glenn and the team at Clearwater.

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The Clearwater Company – 11305 Sunrise Gold Circle, Suite D
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
Phone: (916) 852-7029 I Fax: (916) 852-9410 I
www.clearwaterlights.com
As of 1/11/21

Documents / Resources

clearwater LIGHTS BMW R1250RTW Krista LED Light Kit [pdf] Installation Guide
BMW R1250RTW, Krista LED Light Kit, BMW R1250RTW Krista LED Light Kit

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