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Old 10-04-2012, 05:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up Clear Indicator Lenses

Hey all,

I have been wanting to get a set of clear front lenses for the Sprint since the day I got it. It always seemed odd that the factory rear indicators are clear, but the fronts are a crappy dull orange.

I had baulked at the price of the only set offered on eBay since I got the bike - over $100AUD delivered via a UK seller (though I note this has reduced slightly now).

Recently, sets came up on eBay for $25 delivered, direct from China. I've been ripped off before on clear lenses from China - the ones I bought for my F100 were 1:1.05 scale and didn't fit any of the gaps in the panels, plus were just shoddily made. Clearly a dodgy mould.

The ebay ad didn't inspire me with confidence either, with a strange year combination listed - 05-07.

Anyway, I threw caution to the wind and ordered a set of the Chinese indicators last week. They arrived today and I must say I'm amazed at the quality - as good as, or better than factory. The plastic is shiny and clear, the reflective backing is high quality and they fit well.

I also reckon they look fantastic - certainly way better than the crappy dull orange factory ones. Despite having an orange lens, my factory signals were fitted with coloured bulbs as well, so I didn't even have to change those to go to a clear setup.

So there you go - If you've been considering a set of these, order them immediately! They come in clear or smoke. The ones I ordered are clear.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Front-Tur...item5ae8935b28

Happy Sprinting!

Nick



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Old 10-04-2012, 10:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hmm, I see someone has an appreciation for fine body work and paint. Very nice.

The lenses look good too.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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They look sweet as dont they .
Fitted mine a couple days ago too, but now im waiting for a replacement mirror post that sits inside the LH mirror assembly/arm. One of the bolts was totally seized and i had no way of getting it out without damaging something.
Opted for the small cheap to replace part rather than the entire left mirror/indicator housing.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:21 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks oldndumb - the Plymouth does look pretty good, although you can see it's currently in pieces (again)... Luckily the Sprint never lets me down.

Bad luck about the screws, Mr Messy - mine were rusty and ****ty too, but I got away with it. Noticed you're in Brisbane - if you see a silver sprint with clear indicators and an obnoxious numberplate (00ILY), say hi!
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Haha im just a bit further up in Gladstone, but i do get down now and then. Cheers mate.

Keep thinking to get myself a custom plate, but im never happy with what i decide on :P.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:14 AM   #6 (permalink)
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You mean QLD goes further north than the Pine River??
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:23 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Its like a gradual trip back into the past. Moved up here june last year from newcastle and couldnt believe it hahaha.
Any other mods planned for your bike? Im doing heaps at the moment. That said ive been waiting 4 weeks for a parcel to clear customs and just got it TODAY, so next chance i get ill just about have everything done.
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Just bought a set, I'm in Italy at the moment and hopefully they will be in NZ when I get home in 2 weeks thanks for posting been looking for a set for a while and was put off by the price ex UK also
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Just recently decided the Sprint will be with me for the long haul, so I ordered a set. Will report on fitment, etc. Hard to install?

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Old 10-17-2012, 12:48 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Very easy - undo the two screws on the underside and the mirror pops out, then there's a singoe screw holding the lens in. 2 minutes per side.
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