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post #1 of 18 Old 04-18-2011, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
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Clear Alternatives closing

Just got this notice today from Motorcycle Gear.com (formerly New Enough.com) and thought I'd pass it along F.Y.I.



A Tail Light Innovator Closes Their Doors
Buy Now Before The Inventory is Gone!


Clear Alternatives, best known for their OEM replacement Integrated LED Tail Lights and Integrated Sequential LED Tail Lights, has closed their doors. They aren't the only company making tail lights, but Clear Alternatives offers more options for older motorcycles than other manufacturers. Even though we purchase Clear Alternatives tail lights from 3 different distributors, the drop down menus on our web pages only reflect what's available at our primary distributor's warehouse. If the drop down menu shows the tail light you are looking for is not available, feel free to email

Nate so he can check availability with our other distributors, buy now while inventory remains!

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post #2 of 18 Old 04-18-2011, 01:28 PM
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Awesome, thanks for the heads up!

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post #3 of 18 Old 04-18-2011, 01:47 PM
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MOTO LUME has taken over Clear Alternative at least that is what their site says and (I was told by them) they carry all CA defects and returns.

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post #4 of 18 Old 04-18-2011, 02:40 PM
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damn, thats the next thing on my list and i dont have enough money for it yet!!!

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post #5 of 18 Old 04-18-2011, 03:16 PM
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My CA taillight is messed up. The brake illuminates fine and so do the turn signals but the brake "running" light doesn't work. Glad I can still return it

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post #6 of 18 Old 04-18-2011, 04:26 PM
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My brother wired my bulbs up to act like turn signals for me, works pretty good and dident have to pay Clear Alternatives.

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post #7 of 18 Old 04-18-2011, 05:06 PM
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My CA taillight is messed up. The brake illuminates fine and so do the turn signals but the brake "running" light doesn't work. Glad I can still return it
The 919 (and Hondas in general) do not have running lights in the rear.
Only the front turn signals stay lit as running lights.

Also -
Many (most?) aftermarket turn signals do not have ANY running light feature, front or back.

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post #8 of 18 Old 04-18-2011, 05:13 PM
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^^ Probably referring to the tail "running" light, the normal, non brake, brightness? If so, you probably have either one bad LED or a cold solder joint.

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post #9 of 18 Old 04-18-2011, 05:15 PM
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i ment the brake light itself not the turn signals. when you are not braking the light still illuminates. i know i didnt explain it very well.

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post #10 of 18 Old 04-18-2011, 05:16 PM
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yea sometimes it works (if i bang on it lol) most of the time it doesnt

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I read a lot online of CA lights being faulty and needing warranty replacement.

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post #12 of 18 Old 04-18-2011, 05:21 PM
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It's probably cold solder, beter off fixing it yourself.

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I just emailed CUSTOM LED today about getting an intergrated LED tail light custom made for the 919. We'll see on their estimate prob. tomorrow. The custom led ones were much brighter then clear alternatives.

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I just emailed CUSTOM LED today about getting an intergrated LED tail light custom made for the 919. We'll see on their estimate prob. tomorrow. The custom led ones were much brighter then clear alternatives.
cool! keep us posted. i agree the CA is too dim for my taste.

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I even asked if they could make the "brake light" portion do this (watch for the brake light)

<iframe title="YouTube video player" width="480" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/WEREH0XDipo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>



we shall see what they can do, and how much it will cost. Ill start a new thread if it goes well.

In the mean time, i think im gonna buy their magic blinker fix.

It turns any 2 wire aftermarket turn signals (LED and incandescent) into running lights AND blinkers. $30 a pair.

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I even asked if they could make the "brake light" portion do this (watch for the brake light)

<iframe title="YouTube video player" width="480" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/WEREH0XDipo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>



we shall see what they can do, and how much it will cost. Ill start a new thread if it goes well.

In the mean time, i think im gonna buy their magic blinker fix.

It turns any 2 wire aftermarket turn signals (LED and incandescent) into running lights AND blinkers. $30 a pair.
Group Buy???

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watsons ftw! should be here any day now....

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post #18 of 18 Old 04-19-2011, 11:15 AM
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yes group buy, im about to make a new thread so hang on!

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