BMW R1300GS LED Light Outfitting Guide

October 10 2023

The BMW GS is a historic adventure bike to begin with, but can be made better with the addition of LED lighting accessories from DENALI Electronics. LED spot lights and fog lights will allow you to see more of the road and help others see you better. DENALI is your source for fog lights, driving lights, DRL daytime running lights and high intensity brake lights. Here are some of our most popular products for the BMW R1300GS.


BMW R1300 GS Products


Featured BMW R1300GS / Adventure DENALI Accessories


(1) BMW R1300GS CANsmart™ Controller - DNL.WHS.25900
(2) BMW R1300GS Upper Driving Light Mount - LAH.07.11600
(3) D7 Pro LED Light Pods - DNL.D7P.050
(4) D2 LED Light Pods with Amber Lenses - DNL.D2.050.A
(5) BMW R1300GS Fender Driving Light Mount - COMING SOON


(6) T3 Ultra-Viz Visibility Kit - DNL.T3.10700
(7) Soundbomb Split Dual-Tone Air Horn -  TT-SB.10100.B
(7) BMW R1300 Horn Mount - COMING SOON
(9) Rear T3 Switchback Turn Signal on License Plate Mount - DNL.T3.10600
(10) B6 LED Brake Light - DNL.B6.10000 


Bundle & Save with our BMW R1300GS signature lighting packages. Choose from 3 driving light bundles that come complete with your choice of driving lights, mounts, a CANsmart Controller, and options to add more Denali Accessories to take full advantage of all four CANsmart circuits. Also, don't forget to check out our signature visibility kit that adds an additional CANsmart™ with a B6 backup light and optional additional accessories.

D7 Pro + CANsmart™ Bundle Kit - DNL.07.KIT.005
D7 + CANsmart™
Bundle Kit - DNL.07.KIT.004
D4 + CANsmart™
Bundle Kit - DNL.07.KIT.003
Visibility CANsmart™
Bundle Kit - DNL.07.KIT.006

BMW R1300 GS Products


BMW R1300 GS / Adventure Lighting & Accessories 

The BMW R1300GS appears to be everything the previous generation was only lighter, faster, and with more technology. The new R1300GS is feature-rich to compete with the other big-bore adventure bikes. Rugged, fun to ride and immensely capable, the big GS is pretty much everything you want in an adventure bike. 

But while it’s been upgraded with LED lighting already, it can be made radically better with DENALI’s auxiliary driving lights. Like the former generation GS, the R1300GS is able to be equipped with any product from the DENALI lineup, including the new DENALI D7 Pro Driving Lights!  In the same way that the R1300GS is a huge upgrade from the previous generation, the D7 Pro packs more performance and features in the same footprint as the previous D7. For your GS and GSA, choose from a range of mounts, including a special vehicle-specific mount as well as a converter to use existing factory mounts. You can even choose a DENALI option to mount your lights on the crash bar or engine guard.

Other options for your BMW R1300GS and GS Adventure include DENALI’s popular four-light D4, the compact and cost-effective square-format S4, and bright, effective DRLs. All of DENALI’s lighting products can be set up for single intensity or dual-intensity with the exclusive DataDIM technology, but for the new R1300GS/GSA, there’s a better option in the CANsmart and DialDim controllers. CANsmart uses the brains already aboard the BMW to control two sets of lights, a locomotive-loud SoundBomb horn, and a B6 LED brake light all from the existing handlebar controls. With CANsmart, it’s possible to automatically dim the driving lights based on the high and low beam, flash them when you honk the horn, and myriad other combinations that improve safety and peace of mind on the road—or on the trail. Even better, CANsmart makes the already-easy DENALI installation even simpler. CANsmart is totally plug and play, with weatherproof connectors and a scheme that lets you do it right the first time. Put your soldering iron away. The plug-and-play DialDim Controller for the R1300GS allows you to control up to two light circuits from the halo switch and run your other accessories from your CANsmart Controller. The DialDim provides instant feedback on the brightness of your lights, your battery level, and even incorporates intelligent light features like cancel/strobe with signal, strobe with horn, and more! 

BMW’s R1300GS and GS Adventure are the culmination of decades of adventure bike development out of Bavaria and that’s true of DENALI’s world-beating LED lighting products developed in the United States. With years of development and after listening to thousands of GS owners, DENALI has an unmatched product line that fits into the BMW R1300's world with perfection. Outfit your GS like never before with DENALI motorcycle driving lights.


How to Install Electrical Accessories - OEM Wiring Overview 

Now that we know what fits the R1300GS, let's take closer look at OEM wiring so you can easily identify connectors and install any type of electrical accessories with confidence! 


(1) Finding Switched Power to Install Any Type of Electrical Accessory 


It's important to utilize switched power for accessories, in order to avoid parasitic draw from our gadgets. BMW decided that if it isn't broke, don't fix it. That's why you can find the same style accessory connector beneath the dash. So, if you want to power an additional DRL or perhaps a charger for your device, you can use our Switched Power Adapter for Select BMW Motorcycles. 

You'll find the Accessory Connector behind the dash, and will find Switched 12V Power to be the Red wire.


(2) Accessing Turn Signal, Running, and Brake Light Circuits



Gaining access to the factory turn signal wiring is very convenient on the R1300GS. This is helpful if you decide to upgrade your turn signals, or integrate a Universal DialDim. By retrieving a signal from the indicator, you can unlock a great DialDim feature, which will flash auxiliary lights in addition to your indicators and tell high powered driving lights to drop out so the indicator doesn't get washed out. 

The front turn signal connectors are both under the upper fender, on their respective sides of the bike. Removing the fender will reveal half of the connector set, which removing the fuel tank shroud will reveal them completely. Taking the fuel tank shroud off isn't required, but it helps. 

The vehicle side of each connector is wired with Power (Blue with Red Stripe) and Ground (Brown). The Indicator side will be seen as Power (Red) and Ground (Black). 


Beneath the rear pillion, you'll find connectors for the rear turn signals. New for the R1300GS is an integrated Turn/Running/Brake, so if you were expecting a 2-Pin connector you'll find that it has 4-Pins.  

The connector for the left light assembly is laid out with Ground (Brown) + Left Turn Signal (Black with White Stripe) + Running Light (Yellow) + Brake (Gray with Red Stripe).

The right assembly can be identified by its own wire colors, showing as Ground (Brown) + Right Turn Signal (Teal) + Running Light (Yellow) + Brake (Gray with Red Stripe).


R1300GS Wire Identification





Head Light Behind Headlight 4-Pin Connector // Switched Power (Red with Yellow Stripe) // Ground (Brown) // CANbus High (Orange) // CANbus Low (Orange with Green Stripe)
Front Accessory Behind Dash 3-Pin Connector // Switched Power (Red) & Ground (Brown)
Turn Signal - Front // Left Behind Upper Fender 2-Pin Connector // Power (Blue with Red Stripe) & Ground (Brown)
Turn Signal - Front // Right Behind Upper Fender 2-Pin Connector // Power (Blue with Red Stripe) & Ground (Brown)

Turn, Run, & Brake - Rear // Left

Beneath Passenger Pillion 4-Pin Connector // Ground (Brown) // Turn (Black with White) // Running (Yellow) // Brake (Gray with Red)

Turn, Run, & Brake - Rear // Right

Beneath Passenger Pillion 4-Pin Connector // Ground (Brown) // Turn (Teal) // Running (Yellow) // Brake (Gray with Red)


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