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I was at a Goldwing rally yesturday. I've been thinking how good the clear lenses look, & how maybe I would get me a set. Well I seen a GL1800 IB with them installed. The lenses look great, & the lights look awesome in the dark. But they're almost impossible to see in bright sun light. The tail lights were almost non existent, & when he hit the brakes, they weren't much better. I will NOT get them for mine, & wanted to warn others. It looked like to me, they would be dangerous in bright sunlight. I don't want to hear of someone getting rear ended because of them. Stay with the OEM's or Euro's, & don't get bumped from behind. JMHO, & not trying to beat up on the vendors. Just trying to save life & limb. :shock:
 

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There's also a problem with the clear lenses fogging up with condensation and even filling with rain!
 

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Here is a visual warning to owners with the aftermarket rear lens fitted to their 1800's. This is thephoto of a Yorkshire wingers lens which appeared to be a result of slow riding whilst feathering the rear brake too long. The bulbs are getting hot and melting the unit??? Warning photocourtesy of Mike Emmett, GB Club.

 

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That happened to me as well. But I think it's because I sealed up the small vent hole, hoping it might stop the lens filling with water. I've heard of several more cases like this. :(
 
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This neighbour of mine got the clear lenses for the front indicators, :clapper:but he says he wouldn'tchange the rear lenses. :clapper:

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