Smoked front indicators for a VFR 800i 1998 -2000?

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Has anyone bought these and if so did they fit OK and where dos you get them from I've seen some for twenty pounds each and others for 60 a pair plus people saying they are difficult to fit?
 

alvin

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i got the expensive ones a few years ago and also fitted the the chrome bulbs, mine fitted as good as the originals, have heard some bad reports about the cheap tat, but then i also spent a lot of money on ASV levers, a lot of people buy the cheap ones and are happy. :cool:
 

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i got the expensive ones a few years ago and also fitted the the chrome bulbs, mine fitted as good as the originals, have heard some bad reports about the cheap tat, but then i also spent a lot of money on ASV levers, a lot of people buy the cheap ones and are happy. :cool:
Thank you sound advice can you recall where you bought them?
https://www.mpartz.com/turn-signal-lenses-honda-vfr800-98-01-smoke-front-p-7460
this is where i saw the more expensive ones , the bike looks so much better with them :)

Thinking of doing the same to the rear light too?

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_Rob_

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Hi I bought mine from Ebay twice, both times they were from a seller in Germany and were not cheap ones, but it's a long while back and that's all I remember. I didn't have fitment problems with either. I also fitted a dark screen on both, again to long ago for me to remember what make just a double bubble dark tint.

I miss those two why I sold them I don't know.

Rob
 

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Rob thank you,
I've now bought the front ones and sourcing the rear one I will send a pic once installed, I had my first VFR, a 750, stolen years ago put me right off bought this 800i a few months ago can't believe I left it so long. I will send a pic once I get the conversion done thanks.
 

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Hi, no not LED, but tbh with bulbs they were bright enough, you can probably get LED versions now I would think, which is what I would go for, not because they may brighter, but because they last longer than bulbs.

Rob
 

skyerae

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Until one LED dies and then you have to replace the whole unit. Audi drivers with their nice bendy LED strips are going to get a surprise when one of their LED's dies and they have to replace the whole thing.
 

steve27bha

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Thurn in Germany sell smoked replacement units for the front at least.
If you simply want to reduce the so-called dumbo effect then you can spray paint the rear part of the indicator unit to reduce the amount of yellow showing. I did this with my green 'un.
 
#13
Interesting Id never thought about the Dumbo aspect however now you mention it. No my bike is black and the orange is just an awful clash so its a cosmetic thing for me all round thanks re Thurn though I will check them out.
 
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Yes I think your combination works. I sourced the indicators at 50 the pair and the rear light at 150 and whilst that’s a lot, for a black bike and the sake of 200 quid to get the overall effect I thought I’d push the boat out.
 
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Dear everyone who was kind enough to point me in the right directions . Landed today was a set of smoked indicators from German company WhiteLights die klare Alternative, £49.99 amber lights included, it took me 15 minutes to take the old ones out and put these in, too excited to wait and get an external picture so here they are on the bike in the garage. The rear is in the post so once that's on that's it, Back in Black !! :)
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#18
And so thank you to everyone for their comments and suggestions, below is the picture of the bike before the light change and then after the light change, if anyone is ever interested it was starlight forward and cost approximately £100 rear light and £60 for the indicators German company eBay, very easy to fit no issues at all. Halogen in the rear now which is very bright and normal bulbs in the indicators less bright but do the job.
 

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