Gl1500 Simpro Combination light..


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wingpilot08
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Gl1500 Simpro Combination light..

Postby wingpilot08 » Mon May 28, 2012 4:00 pm



When I purchased my 96 Wing..I also purchased at Americade the Simpro Combination tail light. It filled in the space where the license plate goes with a brake/running light and reverse light combination. It was a nice addition to the Wing. However over the years..the plastic lens began to breakdown and I finally had cracks in the lens. Over the weekend I decided to remove the Simpro an replace with just the original bracket (yep...still have it!!) But I wasn't happy with the look. I was able to aquire some clear diffusing screen from a florescent light and decided to cut to the shape I needed. I wasn't able to get red bulbs so I opted for a translucent spray "paint" that was red in color.

To get the new lens to attach, I used 3M double sided tape (use to attach window vents to cars)..go strong stuff! I opted not to worry about the reverse/backup lights in the original Simpro..so my version is now all running and brake lights. It didn't come out too bad!! I was going to go with LED's...but they were not quickly obtainable...

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Running lights
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Brakes
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1988 Bunkhouse Trailer/Camper
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Re: Gl1500 Simpro Combination light..

Postby Mag » Wed May 30, 2012 10:51 pm

I should assume "Nite-Shades" restorer worked well? Looks sharp!

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Re: Gl1500 Simpro Combination light..

Postby wingpilot08 » Thu May 31, 2012 8:01 am

Mag wrote:I should assume "Nite-Shades" restorer worked well? Looks sharp!


I was very impressed with "Nite-Shades". It was a good sunny day and I let it dry in the sun. Did about three coats to get to that color.
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1988 Bunkhouse Trailer/Camper
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Re: Gl1500 Simpro Combination light..

Postby ghostvet » Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:05 pm

Wingpro...

By chance, would you happen to have the wiring/installation instructions for this light?

I just purchased a used light, but I do not know which plugs go into which harness.

Thanx!

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Re: Gl1500 Simpro Combination light..

Postby Andy Cote » Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:31 pm

let's see if this is legible - two pages
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DARKSIDE #1500
88 GL1500, Phantom Gray Metallic, double darkside
97 Valkyrie, red/white
Previously, GL1200 (2), many other Hondas and one Kawasaki
Ham Extra Class, AC1R

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Re: Gl1500 Simpro Combination light..

Postby Doctur J » Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:44 am

Hello Wing Nation: I tried the solution suggested and came out with unfavorable results. My panel when complete was more burgundy than red so I purchased some transparent red acrylic panels (#2423), cut them and used a film that I got from a lens repair kit and applied it to provide the grid look needed for tail lights. So far so good. Look on EBay for the red acrylic panels-they go for $5.00 each but does an excellent job as a replacement lens. Cannot find Simpro Combination lights anywhere so this was my solution to a cracked and brittle lens.




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