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Old 07-05-2006, 09:55 PM   #15
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this is the housing... attached to my bike of course!

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Old 07-05-2006, 10:24 PM   #16
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this is the housing... attached to my bike of course!

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Sweet bike man!

OK, you may have several ways to go with that lamp. I want to take a look around the internet for some close-up pics of that lens and the inside of the lamp. What year and model bike am I searching for?

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Old 07-06-2006, 05:21 AM   #17
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1955 harley FL. 6 volt.

i'll get some close ups tonight... this application in 12 volt may be of interest for the monarch fixtures on mine and many other trailers too!

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I found a few photos and I think that HD tail lamp presents a problem using the kind of conversion that you're looking for. It looks like the tail light uses one double contact bulb to also illuminate the license lamp. If you use Red LEDs, your license will illuminate Red, which could attract unwanted attention from those pesky law enforcement officials.

If you use White LEDs, your license will light up fine, but a red lens just about drowns out any light from a white LED from coming through, so you would lose your tail light. I found ready made a 90 deg 1157 conversion that might work, but you would need a voltage booster in the lamp housing to kick it up to 12 volts and you would still have no license illumination. That fixture may require two separate custom conversions within the lamp housing; Red LEDs for the tail/stop and white LEDs for the license, each fixed in different directions.

I don't know what a Monarch lamp looks like yet, so I'm not sure if it would present the same problem as the HD tail lamp.
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Number 99 ,

those old clipper tail lamps ,night owl is it or the yankee turn signal/stop light with the arrows ,and some other vintage style ,can you reproduce anything
such as those.I have aleays liked those vintage glass setups immensley.
If you do I will purchase one or more from you .Also glass lense vintage
side marker teardrop lights .Many here would prefer them over the current
ones available ,although they do work nice ,but glass just has that vintage coolness to them ,put me doen four some as well.

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