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Author Topic: Need brake/tail light inspiration  (Read 774 times)

Offline scott s

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Need brake/tail light inspiration
« on: Jan 30, 2011, 16:55:24 »
 I'm working on my KZ250 cafe' project and, while it still has a long way to go, I have the big picture in my head. Heck, I have most of the small details in my head.


 One thing that I just can't "visualize" just yet is the brake light.
 Here's what I DO know:


  -I'll be running a seat from cafeseat.com ( http://cafeseat.com/MediumCafeSeat.html ).
  -I will NOT be running a rear fender.
  -I do NOT want to cut the fender to "french in" the tail light
  - Nor do I want to bolt a light to the fender.


 That leaves me with mounting something under the seat or out to the side. Maybe a combo tail light/license plate bracket?
  I'm still waiting for the seat to be delivered so I can begin mock up, but can you guys give me suggestions? Maybe post some pics for inspiration?


Offline HerrDeacon

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Re: Need brake/tail light inspiration
« Reply #1 on: Jan 30, 2011, 17:38:27 »
Could try looking through this thread, lots of inspiration - Let me see your tail section with lights
Perry

1972 Honda CB350 K4 / 1978 Honda XL250S /1982 Honda MB5 / 2014 Honda CB500X

Offline teazer

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Re: Need brake/tail light inspiration
« Reply #2 on: Jan 30, 2011, 18:08:22 »
I hate side mounted plates.  To me they say that the builder couldn't work out a decent design, so they just copped out.  But that's just how I see it.  Not everyone shares that stylistic opinion.

There are many choices in old and new style lights.  For something really small think LED strips. On the Phat Trakka I decided to use a Yamaha R6 integrated light but it didn't throw any light onto the license plate.  I found a simple LED strip light in Autozone with double sided tape that stuck onto the lower face of the tail lamp.

If I were to do it again, I'd look at using LED strip lights for brake and running lights. Try http://www.cosmicleds.com/ or
http://www.superbrightleds.com/ or
http://www.customdynamics.com/motorcycle_lights.htm for ideas.


Offline scott s

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Re: Need brake/tail light inspiration
« Reply #3 on: Jan 30, 2011, 21:27:37 »
 Thanks, guys! Both of these replies will give me PLENTY to think about!