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Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:53 am quote
Hello everyone,..
Can i have your opinions/thoughts regarding trying to obtain the flattest-thinnest rear light/s possible for the px ????

I have a sip style seat fitted,....and as you know the standard light sticks out like a sore thumb,....

In hindsite i should have done the necessary work to accommodate the sip tunnel system (during my build),...

Has anyone fitted/seen double round LED'S (that would be my preferred sort of option),...

All responses appreciated,...
pek,...
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Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:35 am quote
Are you referring to the SIP tunnel lights? If so, I havenít used them personally, but Iíve seen them in person. When riveted on, they were on the unimpressive side of things. I suppose if you welded them in, and did the proper body and paint work, then theyíd look great.

Iíve installed different versions of double lights on the back of a couple different Pís that Iíve had. I donít have any pics at the moment thought.
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Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:19 pm quote
Thanks whodatschrome,...yes correct I was referring to the sip tunnel lights,...
Think out of the question now to be able to fit them correctly as you mentioned without messing up paintwork,.... and thanks regarding your thoughts in that riveting on looks poor,.
If any pics do turn up I'd be interested to see them,...

Any other ideas/thoughts/ pics very welcome
Pek
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Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:10 pm quote
Not LED but I've seen a few PXs with ET4 tail lights that look ok.
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Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:16 pm quote
Not tunnel lights, it hereís one that the LED taillights are fairly flush. Theyíre wired up for running/brake/turn.

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Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:16 pm quote
...and the other side.

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Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:28 pm quote
Another option is to completely get rid of your single center taillight assembly. Using a converter box, wire up the turn signals in your cowls for dual function running/brake/turn. The converter box will undoubtedly require 12VDC power, so youíll probably have to do some custom wiring to make it happen. With the holes that are left in the frame where the taillight assembly used to be, you would probably want to cover it with something...maybe a license plate light?...maybe a license plate?...maybe an emblem of some sorts?...an arial whip?...a simple sticker?...maybe just a rubber plug?

Hereís a pic of my PK that Iíve wired up the cowl turn signals into multi function running/brake/turn signals.

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Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:09 am quote
Cheers very much again for the responses,
some good ideas there/ very interesting,..

Yes Bobo looking back through old editions of scootering magazine, it looks/seemed to be the default option on street racer type builds to fit a ET4 rear light,...
currently looking at a pair of 60mm diameter round led's,..10mm thick.

pek
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Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:16 pm quote
Narva trailer light

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Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:40 pm quote
jimscoot wrote:
Narva trailer light
Is that yours? I like that color combination!
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Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:09 pm quote
JimVonBaden wrote:
jimscoot wrote:
Narva trailer light
Is that yours? I like that color combination!
Agreed. Somehow that color combo looks spot on!

My favorite part is how the centerstand isn't being used in the pic.
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Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:08 pm quote
No a friend, I have the same on mine

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Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:20 am quote
Thanks again guys for the responses,....
Please keep them coming,...
All the best
pek
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Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:47 am quote
Hi There
I fitted this rear light to my PX...

You will need to block off the original hole for the mounts and the electrical cables of the original light..

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Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:59 am quote
Cheers very much Robbie 11, for your response,..
What a cracking looking scooter you have there, lovely colour !!!!

Great bit of imagination regarding your tail light,.very stylish,...

I'm thinking more of a flattish as possible to frame sort of finish for mine,.(double round),...
I have found a pair that i will try/offer up and see how they look,..
If when fitted i'm happy with the outcome i will share pics for those interested,

Thanks again everyone for your thoughts/responses,..
pek
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Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:13 am quote
JimVonBaden wrote:
jimscoot wrote:
Narva trailer light
Is that yours? I like that color combination!
Two-tone works a lot better in general when there aren't two gloveboxes, too...
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Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:16 am quote
Here's an interesting solution:

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Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:55 am quote
V oodoo wrote:
Here's an interesting solution:
I'm not sure that's quite my taste, but that's some damn nice workmanship by someone.

Even though I'm the the throes of motor hell right now, this thread has me thinking about how to do turn signals on my GL when I finally get around to it, since it will be a ground-up rebuild, I'll have some options since I'll be replacing everything, including the wiring harness.
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Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:00 am quote
GL Blinkers
Chandlerman: Here's an idea for blinkers from a friend's SS180. See those little brackets and bolt-lights under the headset, and small silver pegs at bottom of the tail. Both blinkers, wired to handlebar switch on shifty side.

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Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:43 am quote
Re: GL Blinkers
GeekLion wrote:
Chandlerman: Here's an idea for blinkers from a friend's SS180. See those little brackets and bolt-lights under the headset, and small silver pegs at bottom of the tail. Both blinkers, wired to handlebar switch on shifty side.
That's a really good idea. Basically invisible when not in use, too.

And a sharp looking bike all around. I love the contrast of patina and new paint. I need to replace the cowls on mine (the engine side has a sprint cowl and the clutch side is rusted through on the bottom), so that could work well for me. I just have to get a crease out of the legshield and I could be good-to-go...

Wheels start to churn...
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Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:29 am quote
Re: GL Blinkers
chandlerman wrote:
GeekLion wrote:
Chandlerman: Here's an idea for blinkers from a friend's SS180. See those little brackets and bolt-lights under the headset, and small silver pegs at bottom of the tail. Both blinkers, wired to handlebar switch on shifty side.
That's a really good idea. Basically invisible when not in use, too.

And a sharp looking bike all around. I love the contrast of patina and new paint. I need to replace the cowls on mine (the engine side has a sprint cowl and the clutch side is rusted through on the bottom), so that could work well for me. I just have to get a crease out of the legshield and I could be good-to-go...

Wheels start to churn...
Churn those wheels!
I like the patina + fresh paint look too, it got me thinking as well. I have an SS waiting in line to be worked on. I'm still collecting parts, as it was/is a (bit) of a basket case. But I'm getting closer...
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Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:17 pm quote
Really interesting guys,...
And v oodoo ,..wow that pic you posted is pretty jazzy,..
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Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:00 pm quote
I use the VBC rear light, far more style
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Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:34 pm quote
SubEtherBASS wrote:
I use the VBC rear light, far more style
These do look good on the Pseries. Square angular lines fit the body style well. Although not flush, its streamlined and keeps a vintage flair
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Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:57 am quote
And if I got off my butt and did it soon, I have a bunch of leftover International Orange paint from my boat I could use on the cowls, too...
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Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:03 pm quote
Whilst the original tail light isn't very pretty, it's suits the style of the scoot. I don't think any of the lights here are an improvement. Reckon a rally tail light would look ok. Just my opinion.
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Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:20 pm quote
Bobo wrote:
Whilst the original tail light isn't very pretty, it's suits the style of the scoot. I don't think any of the lights here are an improvement. Reckon a rally tail light would look ok. Just my opinion.
The thing is that Pecker (the OP) has a SIP style seat (Iím guessing one of those fiberglass or carbon SIP seats?). Iím not sure the direction of his build, but if heís going after the German ďstreet racerĒ look, some sort of flush mount lights are the way to go. If that isnít his build, then yeah, go with a stock taillight.
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