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Old 04-09-2014, 06:35 AM   #1
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Red turn signal lens

Anyone know if these red turn signal lenses are still available? Just came across this on eBay while googling:

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Old 04-09-2014, 06:38 AM   #2
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Nice i used red led superbrights in mine with the kissan but i would like the red lenses as well
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Old 04-09-2014, 06:55 AM   #3
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I haven't seen any of those for years, in about 1972 BMW supplied them in amber, green and blue. To get the red ones, we had to go around BMW. The red ones we got were brought in from Germany. In about 1974 some dealers here in the states started carrying them.
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Old 04-09-2014, 07:09 AM   #4
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Hmmm. Kinda what I thought. (and sorry for the jagumba size picture)

I might just spring for these, although they are kinda pricey. My sidecar rig has no rear turn signals on the fender, just Hella bar-end signals and one amber signal on the fender of the sidecar. I want to re-install a set of rear signal stalks at the tail light with an amber lens on the left and a red one on the right. Left side would obviously be a turn signal, while the right side would be an additional brake light illuminating with the main brake light (not wired as a turn signal).

Too A-R?
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Old 04-09-2014, 07:14 AM   #5
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AR? Not really-- you're just being innovative.

I think it's look good and be functional. Pricey? It's just money. Spring for it.

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Old 04-09-2014, 07:52 AM   #6
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AR? Not really-- you're just being innovative.

I think it's look good and be functional. Pricey? It's just money. Spring for it.

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You are officially Bill "the enabler" Harris from this day forth . . .

Trigger pulled. It should be a unique setup on a unique rig.
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You could make a little mount for the sidecar fender out of a piece of handle bar and just use another bar end signal.
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Old 04-09-2014, 12:55 PM   #8
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You could make a little mount for the sidecar fender out of a piece of handle bar and just use another bar end signal.
I could, but the sidecar fender already has a S/T/T mounted on it. What I am adding (replacing) is on the bike fender. Currently there are no turn signals on the rear of the bike. Just the bar ends.

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Old 04-09-2014, 01:44 PM   #9
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If you want to go fancy and hi-tech, I shoehorned a pair of these Genesis 48-LED clusters into my turn signal lenses. I wanted uber-bright Amber LED rear turnsignals (I already had installed a pair in the front turnsignals on my fairing) and they did the job. They come in Red, Amber and White and are designed with dual intensity (ie, like a taillight and a brakelight). And there can be dual color combos in each cluster. They come with wire-yourself leads or with common (like 1157) bulb bases.

T'would be ideal for your added brake/tail light...

http://www.customdynamics.com/motorc..._LED_Clusters_

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Old 04-18-2014, 06:43 AM   #10
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Well - not that anyone is particularly interested, but here is the setup that I finished putting together last night. Next step is to mount and wire it on the bike.



Bill - it was interesting to find that the red signal assembly I got from eBay had a set of LEDs mounted inside the original reflectors. However, is was a hot glue gun job, and was a mess inside. I chose to remove them and re-use the reflectors from the amber signals I had. They still have the incandescent bulbs in them and work fine, so I will use them for now. I may go with LEDs at some point, but I am kind of partial to the analog lighting.
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so, are those nla? Your post piqued my interest. May I ask what you paid for the lenses?
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Old 04-18-2014, 07:50 AM   #12
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so, are those nla? Your post piqued my interest. May I ask what you paid for the lenses?
Correct - the red lenses are apparently unobtanium and have been NLA for a while.

I bought the whole assembly as shown in the first post for under $100. I actually needed the bar mount as well as the lenses, as the one I had was bent, and I wound up using the cups from the eBay part as well. I swapped the reflectors and wiring over from my bent assembly. It worked out well.

Now I have to wire the left to the turn signal harness on the bike, and the right to the brake light.
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:45 AM   #13
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eBay vendor boltnt regularly has red aftermarket turn signal lenses for sale.

Here's a current listing - $16 ea. plus shipping:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-Turn-sig...-/161281891716

I bought red lenses from this vendor two years or so ago. The ones I have are marked as DOT compliant.

I have them on my rear turn signals as I use the turn signal running light configuration feature on the Kisan signalMinder relay and being red means I am "50-states legal."
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:54 AM   #14
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You might want to check with the Pa dept of transportation to see if that is legal. Years ago I bought a set of red LED's that fit inside the turn signal housings. When I hit the brakes they are solid red then when using the turn signals they are the yellow.

When turning while braking they alternate with each flash.
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Old 04-21-2014, 10:29 AM   #15
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eBay vendor boltnt regularly has red aftermarket turn signal lenses for sale.

Here's a current listing - $16 ea. plus shipping:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-Turn-sig...-/161281891716

I bought red lenses from this vendor two years or so ago. The ones I have are marked as DOT compliant.

I have them on my rear turn signals as I use the turn signal running light configuration feature on the Kisan signalMinder relay and being red means I am "50-states legal."
Excellent! I am glad there are still aftermarket replacements. That makes me less wary of cracking or losing an "unobtanium" lens. Mine have different marks but otherwise look the same.

Thanks Mark.
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