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Show Chrome Amber Light Fork Kit

Postby Vito » Fri Apr 03, 2015 4:07 pm



Hello everybody, i am looking for this Light Kit for GL 1500 - Amber Light Kit from Show Chrome. This includes 6 little amber lamps wchich are mounted on the Fork. Does anybody know product number, is this possible to buy this set, or anybody has it and want to sell this Kit? Thanks for info.



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Re: Show Chrome Amber Light Fork Kit

Postby CMReynolds1 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 7:37 pm

I found them on Partzilla, under fork lights and then Honda GW 1500, but when you click on the pic it says the site isn't available. Don't know if a phone call would be in line or not. Found some on Goldwing Parts & Supplies, but not the brand you want.
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Re: Show Chrome Amber Light Fork Kit

Postby Vito » Sat Apr 04, 2015 2:52 am

Hi, thanks a lot, i've found on shinywing.com. However, it is Big Bike Parts, not Show Chrome...

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Re: Show Chrome Amber Light Fork Kit

Postby Happytrails » Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:07 am

Vito wrote:Hi, thanks a lot, i've found on shinywing.com. However, it is Big Bike Parts, not Show Chrome...


I believe they are the same. When I get showchrome items they usually say big bike parts on the packaging.
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Re: Show Chrome Amber Light Fork Kit

Postby joeincalif » Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:13 pm

Good luck with those. When the 1500 came out a lot of people were putting them on but the way mount they take a lot of bumps and shocks, the bulbs were always going bad.
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Re: Show Chrome Amber Light Fork Kit

Postby CMReynolds1 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:55 pm

Maybe you should consider putting LEDs in them, if that becomes an issue?
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Re: Show Chrome Amber Light Fork Kit

Postby Vito » Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:55 am

Yesterday i have finally found a big picture of them. Well, i can say, it looks not so nice, i mean, this assembly thing, some screws, brackets... i think that this set needs a lot of transpositions during the drive or after the drive. This lamps looks great but i think that using would be problematic, maybe i meet somebody with this lamps on hers/his bike and made a closer look.

I have found on Cyclemax similiar set too, it comes with Led lights already, sadly the foto shows no assembling elements...

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Re: Show Chrome Amber Light Fork Kit

Postby Big Blue UK » Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:42 pm

I have the ones from Cyclemax fitted.


A template is supplied to tape to the calliper cover for drilling, drill the holes using a brad point wood bit to prevent skidding, each fork light pushes through the cover, and is retained by a nut and washer, there are no mounting brackets.
There will be three 2 core wires per calliper cover, I cut them down and soldered them together using heatshrink onto a single 2 pin JST connector that I covered with insulating tape inside the calliper cover. There are small reinforcing fins inside the calliper cover, I used a small drill to drill a hole in the fin, and a thin zip tie to secure the wiring to the calliper cover.
I believe they do mulicolour, the amber are best, each fork light has 4 LED's.
I like them they are bright, look good, are easier to fit than it seems, and worth the effort.
When I wash the trike I pay attention to drying them, and making sure they are waxed with a good paste wax.
I can take some close up pics if you want, this is a crop from a pic
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Re: Show Chrome Amber Light Fork Kit

Postby Vito » Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:21 am

Hi, they're looks really good, thats what i've expected, no mounting brackets etc. I've choosen amber too. Can You make a close pic. from the Front?

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Re: Show Chrome Amber Light Fork Kit

Postby Vito » Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:26 am

Vito wrote:Hi, they're looks really good, thats what i've expected, no mounting brackets etc. I've choosen amber too. Can You make a close pic. from the Front?


I've almost forget: Great Bike :shock:

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Re: Show Chrome Amber Light Fork Kit

Postby Vito » Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:52 am

Vito wrote:Hi, they're looks really good, thats what i've expected, no mounting brackets etc. I've choosen amber too. Can You make a close pic. from the Front?


I've almost forget: Great Bike :shock:

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Re: Show Chrome Amber Light Fork Kit

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:01 pm

I have them on mine, and they come off with the rotor cover. They did take some good shocks, so I replaced mine with LEDs to stop the broken bulb filaments.

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Re: Show Chrome Amber Light Fork Kit

Postby Big Blue UK » Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:20 pm

Vito wrote:
Vito wrote:Hi, they're looks really good, thats what i've expected, no mounting brackets etc. I've choosen amber too. Can You make a close pic. from the Front?


I've almost forget: Great Bike :shock:

Sorry mate, forgot you have a 1500, you have early rotor covers too. I had 1500's for 20 years and never fitted fork lights because I did not like the bracket and the way everything is exposed and practically impossible to polish and keep tarnish free. I even fabricated my own chrome bracket but did not like it. I pondered several positions to fit the type I have on my trike to 1500 rotor covers, but the only places on the rotor cover I could fit them just did not look very good, to me anyway.

I am meeting with ShinyWing at the end of the month for some rideouts, I will ask him to bring a set of the ones he has for me to look at and see if they fit the early rotor covers. I reckon you may have to fit later rotor covers too, and like WA said, replace the incandescents with LED's.
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Re: Show Chrome Amber Light Fork Kit

Postby Vito » Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:58 am

Hi, it is 1500 but i want to change this old covers for a new style covers, for example addon, they have an amber rings too. To be a honest i like this show chrome lamps more than this modern which You have because they looks classy to me. Perfect for this old bike. Problem is with this bracket and, like You said, very complicated with polishing and cleaning. Hmmm, if You can made a few close fotos of this show chrome fork lamp, it would be great. By the way, say Hello from me to Shinywing, i have purchased some items, it came today, ultra speed shipping and super prices. Thanks a lot.

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Re: Show Chrome Amber Light Fork Kit

Postby Vito » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:02 am

Hallo WingAdmin, this fork light kit have You installed an old or a new rotor covers?

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Re: Show Chrome Amber Light Fork Kit

Postby themainviking » Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:03 pm

Hey Big Blue, man... That diet your wife is on is workin' fer shur. She is down to nothing but bones.

To the subject at hand... I really like the amber lights you have on your front rotor covers. Dem is da bomb.
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Re: Show Chrome Amber Light Fork Kit

Postby Big Blue UK » Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:25 pm

Vito wrote:Hallo WingAdmin, this fork light kit have You installed an old or a new rotor covers?


WA has the later rotor covers.

Do not get me wrong, they are great fork lights, I am surprised aftermarket manufacturers never tweeked rotor cover design so the fork lights could bolt on direct without the mounting assembly. If it were me I would probably spray the mounting bracket, nuts and washers etc to match the bike colour, and laquer them a few times, they would be easier to clean and you could get wax on them.
I amost bought the Add On de luxe covers but it was hard to decide, a pic of Show Chrome on my 1500
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Re: Show Chrome Amber Light Fork Kit

Postby Vito » Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:50 am

...why did You hesitate? It was a matter of quality or style?

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Re: Show Chrome Amber Light Fork Kit

Postby Big Blue UK » Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:36 am

Vito wrote:...why did You hesitate? It was a matter of quality or style?

Nothing to do with quality, I just liked the air intake fin design a bit better.
Shinywing I believe will bring a set of fork lights with him when we meet up at the end of the month, for me to have a butchers.
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Re: Show Chrome Amber Light Fork Kit

Postby Vito » Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:06 am

Thats great! I will wait for news. Thanks again.




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