I know the signals on the back of my 2016 are amber but what will get the most attention for the mirror signal lights, red or amber?
Actually, ME TOO! But I'm also a tightwad so I thought I'd try the red to save $50. :grin2:When I see the mirror signal indictors on both cars and bikes, I have this perspective.
For me the mirror signals should match the color of the rear signal lights. If they don't, for me at least, it looks like someone threw an accessory on and never checked the light color. Amber tail light signals with Red mirror signals, or the reverse, just look home made add on to me. Matching just looks more correct. But then again I have friends who want that contrast. So that's just my opinion!:shrug:
===================================================================================I know what you guys mean by the mixture of red and amber rear signal lights. I see them on car and trucks from the dealership lot's and I will say, they stand out and get your attention. They also look like aftermarket add-on's.
I also read with the Muth signal lights I would loose part of the mirror landscape.
On my GL1500 I had the rear signal lights the stuck on the back of the mirror and sat between the mirror and the housing. I think I'm going back to them if I can find them. they worked good and I didn't loose any of the mirror.
I agree 100%I've got the red ones on a new-to-me used bike. About 2000 miles riding. I like them.
Not something I would have gone out of my way to add.
I do NOT notice any interruption of the field of view like @Winger Dan states is a concern.
LOL, I don't think I implied that was a concern only that I read there is less mirror landscape. Okay, now that that is behind us lets see how we can help others. Dan
I get the moral purity of turn = amber. I wish I hadn't read this thread as I hadn't thought of my deficiencies in this area beforehand. Oh well. I have so many other ones to dwell on I will get past this.
As far as their visibility to others, I think it may be splitting hairs between the two colors and even between having them and not having them. But IDK. I do find them nice to remind me I've got my signals on (or not).
Thanks techdude2000, I'm still on the fence with these mirror signals. I do remember from my earlier wing that I always wanted to push the mirror out to the side just a bit and couldn't.I have had Muths on my bike for years and they are great, especially in the dark. They are pointed slightly outward which makes cars in your blind spots fully aware of your turning intentions. Back when I bought mine, they only made them in red, but the red has an orange tint, so they look redder than my amber turn signals but not quite as red as my tail lights. Most people don’t even know there’s LEDs are in the mirrors until they’re turned on. They are a little pricey, but they are well made and seem to last.
Short answer, YES !Nice work Terry.:thumbup:
Labor of love and self satisfaction.
Now do you get requests from others, like I do when I make things on my own.. "Can you make me a set for $10 too"!:surprise: