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cggorman
02-23-2016, 9:29 AM
Anybody know if there are glass lenses that fit the Lowbrow Bates style tail light housings?

These guys:

http://www.lowbrowcustoms.com/bates-style-black-led-taillight.html
http://cdn.lowbrowcustoms.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/525x/65a26f730369c0fd16a040bed9a15442/0/0/004201-cycle-standard-bates-style-black-led-taillight_1_1.jpg

StinkyPete
02-23-2016, 2:03 PM
I'm not sure why these are called "Bates-style"...this is a knockoff the the Guide DH-49 light. These aren't nearly as nice, especially the bezel.

If I were you, I'd save my pennies and buy a real one.

cggorman
02-23-2016, 2:23 PM
Had to look it up. I agree the real DH-49 is far superior to the bullet housings I see all over, but this particular housing uses a clamp ring instead.

It's a mini version of the old Bates headlight. I prefer the look of the clamp ring over the knockoff Guide bezel. I would be tempted to buy the real guides, bit I need 2 and looks like they would run me around $600. No thanks.

http://ap3.aucfan.com/sekaimon/thumb_nail/20140404/261436213250.jpg

StinkyPete
02-24-2016, 11:40 AM
I'm not sure of the size of the lens you're looking for a replacement on, but take a look at these:
http://www.banderapowersports.com/ONE_GUIDE_DH_49_FISH_EYE_RED_GLASS_BULLET_LENS_p/3132-1.htm

Ted repops them (or in a more quality fashion, replicates them):
http://www.vtwinmfg.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/VTwinProd1_10101_10102_3360853_-1