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    I am trying to repair a ‘15 that was crashed. It came with some replacement parts but the left handlebar switch doesn’t match what was on the bike. I tried looking up part numbers but it’s a nightmare. Does anyone know what the switch on the right used to look like, and what the buttons did?

    Thanks.

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    Hi
    Link below to RealOem images & part numbers for F800GT switches.

    As you've not told us where you are based, I've sourced the info for my own bike, (European market), other market bikes may differ.

    https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/sho...diagId=61_3017
    Ajay

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    Not just market but options too. Things like ESA, ASC and heated grips all have buttons if your bike had those features added too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbarale View Post
    I am trying to repair a ‘15 that was crashed. It came with some replacement parts but the left handlebar switch doesn’t match what was on the bike. I tried looking up part numbers but it’s a nightmare. Does anyone know what the switch on the right used to look like, and what the buttons did?

    Thanks.
    Ì think you are in shark infested waters with this. As other members have said, you need to know equipment build standard of the bike. I suggest you note the VIN of the bike then try to find the parts guy at your BMW dealer. Suspect they should be able to find bike standard and identify part no of required switch from BMW systems.
    Good luck!

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    You should be able to do a VIN lookup to see what the build spec was from a few online sources. I don't remember any offhand but I do know they're out there and free to use.

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    I Google searched the image and matched to a 2013 BMW R1200 GSW.

    I noticed a QR code - have you scanned that for results?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Runmyownlife View Post
    I Google searched the image and matched to a 2013 BMW R1200 GSW.

    I noticed a QR code - have you scanned that for results?
    I tried, my phone won’t pick it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbarale View Post
    I tried, my phone won’t pick it up.
    Try this site, from the NHTSA: https://vpic.nhtsa.dot.gov/decoder/

    Enter VIN and date of manufacture, ask for all details, and it will list the specific options that were factory-installed.

    Best, JN

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    This looks like it is left side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Barnes View Post
    This looks like it is left side.
    Just replaced my left hand switch (13' 700GS) I looked for days to see if I can find a replacement for less than $350. No success. I found lots of cheaper or even used switches (e-bay for instance), but the only reliable way I found was to call a BMW dparts counter with the VIN and let them tell you what the part number is. There were many iterations and options for those switches. Having the correct part number is critical. None of the numbers on the old switch are part numbers btw. And also, forget VIN lookup pages. Call dealer.

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    FWIW, I just ran my VIN here and got an accurate lookup.
    https://www.mdecoder.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcb78 View Post
    FWIW, I just ran my VIN here and got an accurate lookup.
    https://www.mdecoder.com/
    Good deal, rcb78. I checked half a dozen when I was looking. I remember one was correct, but others returned nothing or wrong information for my bike. Hence the cautionary note. Cheers.

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    I've noticed that the site is sometimes down, but it always seems to come back.

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    Thanks everyone for the help, I think I got it figured out.

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    No longer have my 16 but do have a seat and windscreen and probably a few misc items. You can have for the cost of shipping. Seat is the standard (uncomfortable) version.

    LOL I have too many misc parts from previous bikes, stuff like a windscreen and seat for a CBR600RR, stock exhaust for ZX6R (had one with a Two Brothers shortie (best described as extremely loud - but was sounded fantastic for about 10 seconds when at full throttle) trying to simplify things.

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