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Taillight Collection

 

Taillights. We all need one, but not even the DOT says they've got to be boring. One of the easiest things a first-time builder can do is refurb a vintage light or repurpose a microphone body, turn signal or marker light off some other vehicle to create a taillight that's personal and unique.

Feeling motivated and creative? Then check out this how-to thread Ryan wrote to explain how he cast the red hummingbird lens on his very custom taillight. Still need inspiration? Here's an interesting selection of lights from some of the best show bikes and everyday riders on display at the David Mann Chopperfest in Ventura, CA.
 


Taillights. We all need one, but not even the DOT says they've got to be boring. One of the easiest things a first-time builder can do is refurb a vintage light or repurpose a microphone body, turn signal or marker light off some other vehicle to create a taillight that's personal and unique.

Feeling motivated and creative? Then check out this how-to thread Ryan wrote to explain how he cast the red hummingbird lens on his very custom taillight. Still need inspiration? Here's an interesting selection of lights from some of the best show bikes and everyday riders on display at the David Mann Chopperfest in Ventura, CA. 

 

 

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Commented on 1-20-2010 At 07:20 am
 

I like the one over the last (photo).
Clean looks attached at the plate...

Commented on 1-20-2010 At 07:20 am
 

Those green tail lights on that pre-unit Wes built sure do brighten up my day. You certainly illuminated how talented and creative many bike builders are.

Commented on 1-20-2010 At 07:32 am
 

I want the piggy one and the ribbed one.

Commented on 1-20-2010 At 07:53 am
 

im with mike on this one, that thing is killer.

Commented on 1-20-2010 At 09:40 am
 

hahahah the pig one is dope. FUCKING PIGS.

Commented on 1-20-2010 At 09:41 am
 

I was discussing the need to learn to do this with one of my buds just the other day! Thanks for posting this!!

Commented on 1-20-2010 At 12:16 pm
 

Tail lights are such a simple part on a bike and every bike has one, but like shown here they are often some of the most creative and unique components.

Commented on 1-20-2010 At 12:50 pm
 

The Piggie taillight is worthless without the matching Charley Manson turn indicators....

I had a dream last night that I couldn't mount my taillight without it spinning around so the little white license plate light kept shining off to the right... so then I was trying to figure out how to mount the license plate on the side so the light would shine on it.... Obviously this is the kind of shit that keeps people up all night and invades their dreams....

Commented on 1-20-2010 At 01:00 pm
 

Motoguru said ''piggies and ribs''. That's kinda funny.

Commented on 1-20-2010 At 01:01 pm
 

Motoguru said ''piggies and ribs''. That's kinda funny.

Commented on 1-20-2010 At 01:06 pm
 

there are some awesome lights on here. im going to have try to make one.

Commented on 1-20-2010 At 02:00 pm
 

thank goodness theres a HOW-TO for custom tail light.

Commented on 1-20-2010 At 05:57 pm
 

Good stuff and very creative all around. Need to come up with something good for myself.

Commented on 1-20-2010 At 06:15 pm
 

Thanx for lighting up my day

Commented on 1-20-2010 At 08:07 pm
 

very cool, that thread is freakin awesome too

Commented on 1-21-2010 At 02:37 am
 

Nice to see a feature on one particular thing on our sleds. Gives me more ideas, and the bug to get out in the garage.!

Commented on 1-21-2010 At 06:56 am
 

Great feature!! Thanks to originalrumrunner for the awesome how-to. I'm going to give it a whirl and see what I can come up with!

Commented on 1-21-2010 At 03:11 pm
 

Say what you will about ChopCult vs. OTHER FORUMS, but this is the only place that I see these well-written, original features, and a new one almost every day. I can imagine and appreciate how much time these guys dedicate to the site, whereas other sites are updated, oh I don't know, every eight months or so. Round of applause to Bill and the rest of this hard-working crew.

Awesome to see all the lights and the fabrication skills. I was at that show and I missed half of these!

Commented on 1-21-2010 At 09:17 pm
 

Best CC piece yet?

Commented on 1-22-2010 At 07:28 am
 

Great lights! I'm digging the two small pin lights built into the sissy bar.

Commented on 1-24-2010 At 03:36 pm
 

5th from the end.Two little guys over a white-ish fender.Looks like a frog's face.Awesome.

Commented on 1-27-2010 At 04:18 pm
 

suewee, here piggy piggy.

Commented on 2-6-2010 At 05:50 pm
 

who ever thought taillight could be so cool.

Commented on 8-21-2010 At 02:22 pm
 

Cloth wire out the back of a sweet taillight is must. Im working on one with a Marine Helicopter map-light.

Commented on 8-24-2010 At 05:34 am
 

Does anyone know what those Buck Rogers-lookin lights with the fins are from? I need to know!

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