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Smoked my lenses
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greekcb Offline
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Smoked my lenses
Hey guys , been trying to find replacement tinted lenses for my black 14 but have had no luck whatsoever. I don’t feel the need right now for full light replacements so I decided to take action in my own hands . I’ve been plasti dipping stuff for a while so I had at it . I did 2 mist coats of black and then used a heavy coat of glossifier to give the lens a gloss look with an even clear coat texture like auto paint . I think it came out great and the light comes through like stock , the one picture shows lights on ( flashers and rear running ). So for now I’m happy without breaking the bank Smile

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Gonna redo the front a little lighter even though they work ok , did them the other day as an experiment but will tweak to match the rear as I like the results better

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(This post was last modified: 01-06-2018 05:28 PM by greekcb.)
01-06-2018 05:26 PM
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SportsterDoc Offline
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southern Nevada
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RE: Smoked my lenses
Nicely done.
They look red nonilluminated.
Do they show amber, when illuminated? ( I do not have the best color vision)
In the southwest, rear running must be red.

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2018 Yamaha XT250
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01-06-2018 05:34 PM
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greekcb Offline
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SOUTHSIDE! Chicago burbs
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Smoked my lenses
(01-06-2018 05:34 PM)SportsterDoc Wrote:  Nicely done.
They look red nonilluminated.
Do they show amber, when illuminated? ( I do not have the best color vision)
In the southwest, rear running must be red.


Hello thanks , the taillight is red and the turns are amber non illuminated and when lit up the same as well


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01-06-2018 05:43 PM
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W/R Offline
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New Brunswick, Canada
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RE: Smoked my lenses
Greek, I love the updates you have been doing to your bike. Subtle and clean looking.

2014 CB1100A
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2003 HD Night Train with sidecar
01-06-2018 07:40 PM
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popgun Offline
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Virginia Beach
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RE: Smoked my lenses
Wow, that was good thinking. Learn new stuff here all the time!

I like it and they look guuuud

If you come to a fork in the road, take it!
2013 CB1100
2012 ST1300
01-06-2018 08:05 PM
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greekcb Offline
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SOUTHSIDE! Chicago burbs
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RE: Smoked my lenses
(01-06-2018 07:40 PM)W/R Wrote:  Greek, I love the updates you have been doing to your bike. Subtle and clean looking.

Thank you i appreciate it. I think im almost wrapped up with the mods, yeah for real lol. I just cant wait until spring to get back out with it since i bought it in September and didn't have much time to ride it at the end of the season etc. But now is the perfect time to tweak things so i cant complain

(01-06-2018 08:05 PM)popgun Wrote:  Wow, that was good thinking. Learn new stuff here all the time!

I like it and they look guuuud

Thanks! Still find it weird that smoked replacement lenses are not available for this bike. Got aggravated enough looking for them and finally realized i had to change the lights or just tint them. I already had the black dip just had to buy the glossifier so it was a very cheap upgrade compared to the other stuff ive bough for it lol
(This post was last modified: 01-06-2018 09:00 PM by greekcb.)
01-06-2018 08:57 PM
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EmptySea Offline
Been There

Chicagoland, USA
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RE: Smoked my lenses
+1 on the subtlety very nice mods

MTC


2013 CB1100 non-abs
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01-06-2018 09:57 PM
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Cormanus Offline
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Queensland, Australia
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RE: Smoked my lenses
(01-06-2018 08:05 PM)popgun Wrote:  ... they look guuuud

Popgun, there's something wrong with your typewriter: it's chopping the tops off the 'o's.
01-07-2018 05:56 AM
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popgun Offline
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Virginia Beach
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RE: Smoked my lenses
Cormanus, I didn’t post that. Bubba was using my iPad...

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01-07-2018 06:26 AM
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Cormanus Offline
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Queensland, Australia
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RE: Smoked my lenses
That’s OK then. How good is it that you guys are reunited?
01-07-2018 06:36 AM
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