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I know this is an old topic. I just got my first Harley and vrod. I simply want a dark smoke taillight and can not find one that looks well built and does not have turn signals. And advice would be greatly appreciated
 

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In my experience, the smoked tail lights, while cool looking, REALLY cut down on the illumination of the rear tail light.

Cool is great..... right up until it gets you killed or rear-ended.

If you really want to do this right, find a smoked cover (they're out there, but are admittedly getting harder to find), and take it apart (it's not that difficult). Replace the incandescent bulb with a Genesis-II 2” 1157 (dual element) red 48-led tail light like this one:

https://www.customdynamics.com/bullet-style-rear-red-1157-led-cluster-1

.... and then put everything back together (be sure to use silicon seal or some such to make the housing waterproof.

There are also tints at auto parts stores that you can spray on (or in) the stock lens to get the "blacked-out" look.

Additionally, the ones with the integrated rear turn signals?

Just don't tap into the turn wires. Then it's just a brake light.

R.
 

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Thank you. I was wondering if I could just not hook up the turn signal wires on those. I never thought of the spray tint. Thanks again
 
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