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post #1 of 12 Old 04-02-2009, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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Clear Alternatives Integrated LED opinions?

I am interested in putting a Clear Alternatives LED brakelight with the integrated turn signals on my bike. I think they look really nice and I could clean up the rear of the bike pretty well using them. But, I am concerned about the visibility of the brake light and turn signals. Anybody have any experience? How different are they from stock with regards to visibility? Thanks.

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post #2 of 12 Old 04-02-2009, 01:44 PM
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I had one.... people I rode with didnt like it, could not see brake or turn signals clearly. I went back to stock tailight and just small turn signals.

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It definitely cleans the rear end of the bike nicely, but it can be a little confusing to follow someone with one. I've personally been driving on the freeway following a motorcycle with one and he turned on his turn signal but waited for an opening to change lanes, and it took me a while to figure out what was happening since the signal area is just half of the running light. Other bikers I've ridden with on group rides say they hate riding behind them for the same reason.
I like the way they make the bike look, but I would never own one.

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post #4 of 12 Old 04-02-2009, 02:24 PM
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I like mine - haven't had complaints on my visability from people behind...but do have issues with their quality, two burnt out LEDs shortly after purchase. Grr.

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I have a clear alternatives integrator, and I love it. I believe that the brake light is nice and bright. I am not happy with the brightness of the turn signals, but I have not had a complaint about them. I do believe they should be brighter though. Also, about a few weeks after installing, the board went out, and my turn signals and brake light were all messed up. I contacted clear alternatives, and they had a replacement shipped out the same day! No problems since with many miles!


This is with the clear lens on, I am now using my Red Lens.

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I have one, love the looks of it. It is hard to see the turn signals , if someone is on your ass or your leading a pack just give a hand signal and point where your going and the problem is solved, at night the light works great.

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I am interested in putting a Clear Alternatives LED brakelight with the integrated turn signals on my bike. I think they look really nice and I could clean up the rear of the bike pretty well using them. But, I am concerned about the visibility of the brake light and turn signals. Anybody have any experience? How different are they from stock with regards to visibility? Thanks.


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I'm selling 2 clear alternative kits, one clear and one smoke.

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post #9 of 12 Old 04-04-2009, 05:55 PM
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here is my CA love it

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I'm loving the shaved grab bar in that pic 3d...

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post #11 of 12 Old 04-05-2009, 02:05 AM
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i've had mine on for about 2 years. never had any complaints from any behind riders. i burnt out like 5 or 6 relays in the first year till i got this last one that i've had for quite a while. half my led board went out last summer. it was because a diode or what not was making contact with part of the housing. i re soldered it and it was fine.

all in all i'd rather have the ca setup than not have it.

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post #12 of 12 Old 04-05-2009, 09:04 AM
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I thought about it for a while, but vetoed gimicky integrated Turn Signals. Instead installed CA's only running/brake LEDs, plus replaced the turn yellow--incadescent-bulbs/clear-lens for brighter, added running/brake on the TS bulb LED rings. Plus added a kisantech brake light modulator. I've enjoyed stellar visibility reviews on the setup. All has been rock solid for 2yr!

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