Bates Brake Lights


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Bates Brake Lights

Postby Slider » Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:30 pm



I recently picked up a 1982 Wing, got it running without having to play with the carbs. Overall the bike is pretty good except for the rear tail lights. It is a three piece arrangement with the stock brake light in the center and then two smaller brake lights to the sides. The lens indicate a Bates 100 unit. I have been looking for replacement lens but have not be able to find any. Anyone have any ideas for replacement parts or something better?



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Re: Bates Brake Lights

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:07 am

Perhaps post a picture of the lights?

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Re: Bates Brake Lights

Postby Slider » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:08 pm

Here are two photos of the brake lights. The one on the left is cracked, the cable tie is kind of holding it together.



Any help would be great. If you know of another set up, let me know.

Thanks

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Re: Bates Brake Lights

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:19 am

I had a look around the web enough to find out that they aren't made anymore.

So your options are to try to find a used one (doubtful) or to find a replacement that would fit in there - which would most likely be the easiest option.




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