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Old 03-14-2003, 04:21 PM   #1
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Micatech: New Headlight Protection

Based on input from our customers we have worked closely with the good folks at X-Pel to create precision die-cut X-Pel protective film for your GS and Xenarc X1010 HID lights. This is a low-cost ($24.99) solution for protecting your expensive Headlight lens while riding to remote destinations.

We have custom die-cut versions availabe for:

* R1150GS
* R1150GS Adventure
* R1100GS
* Sylvania Xenarc X1010 HID

Other BMW models available upon request.



X-Pel Headlight Protection Kits provide peace of mind. Tests have proven that headlights fitted with these 40 mil thick (approximately 1 mm) protective covers will sustain impacts from stones up to 1 inch in diameter at speeds exceeding 120 M.P.H. with no damage. X-Pel is so confident in the performance of their kits that they offer an unprecedented $1,000 Headlight Replacement Guarantee as well as a 4 year product warranty.

Further information available at:

http://www.xpel.com/headlight/default.htm

And,

http://www.micatech.net/products.html


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Old 03-18-2003, 04:19 PM   #2
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Die-cut protection for other BMW models available by request:

{F650GS, K1200RS, K1200LT, R1100S}
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Old 03-19-2003, 05:53 AM   #3
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PIAA's

How 'bout ya do some up for the 910's and 520's (w/o useless grill protection)???
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Old 03-19-2003, 06:31 AM   #4
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Re: PIAA's

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How 'bout ya do some up for the 910's and 520's (w/o useless grill protection)???
Well, the 910's are discontinued for this year.

The 520's continue to be sold, however, most customers would likely see them as already "protected" with the grill that's attached. Your point is well made though arethustra, we'll send a lens off and get the die made.

This die would work for the PIAA 40, 510 and 520 series lights.
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Old 03-19-2003, 06:35 AM   #5
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There are lots owners of 910s -- which don't have factory guards available as far as I know -- who would be interested. Me, for one
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Old 03-19-2003, 08:08 AM   #6
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The problem with putting film on the 910s is that the lens is convex. I just don't see how it would attach well, unless the shape of the film matched the shape of the lens. I tried it with the really thin stuff (20 mil?) and the really thick stuff (80 mil) and neither worked satisfactorily. Perhaps something could be made up in titanium?
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Old 03-19-2003, 12:12 PM   #7
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I just spoke with the folks at X-Pel and they have confirmed that the PIAA driving lights exceed the maximum temperature range for the protective film. The lights that work are either head lights with sufficient space between the bulb and the lens surface, or lights that have a front shroud like the Xenarc X1010 HID.

So, sorry to those of you (includes me) with PIAA 910, 520, 510, 40, etc who could benefit from a product like this.
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Old 03-19-2003, 06:43 PM   #8
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The problem with putting film on the 910s is that the lens is convex. I just don't see how it would attach well, unless the shape of the film matched the shape of the lens. I tried it with the really thin stuff (20 mil?) and the really thick stuff (80 mil) and neither worked satisfactorily. Perhaps something could be made up in titanium?


How about with some absurdium???? Good point on the convex part...Maybe somebody like AeroFlow will come up with something that works someday...Until then I believe I recall reading that we can still get lenses for the 910 from PIAA?!?!?
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Old 03-19-2003, 09:52 PM   #9
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I just spoke with the folks at X-Pel and they have confirmed that the PIAA driving lights exceed the maximum temperature range for the protective film. The lights that work are either head lights with sufficient space between the bulb and the lens surface, or lights that have a front shroud like the Xenarc X1010 HID.
Would this mean that it would be ill-advised to use this film with a stock headlight assembly fitted with higher-than-stock-wattage bulbs?
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Old 03-25-2003, 12:17 PM   #10
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Would this mean that it would be ill-advised to use this film with a stock headlight assembly fitted with higher-than-stock-wattage bulbs?
I spoke with the folks at X-Pel and they say go ahead and use it on the headlamp as long as it doesn't exceed the temperature of the stock bulb or exceed 300 degrees Fahrenheit on the lens.

YMMV
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Old 03-25-2003, 10:22 PM   #11
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Are you the same price as X-Pel? They have the GS kit for $5.95.
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Old 03-26-2003, 11:32 AM   #12
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interesting, especially as their warranty page specifically (albeit parenthetically) says "utilizing bulbs with factory recommended wattage"...

x-pel warranty info

maybe that should be 'YWMV' (Your Warranty May Vary)?!


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I spoke with the folks at X-Pel and they say go ahead and use it on the headlamp as long as it doesn't exceed the temperature of the stock bulb or exceed 300 degrees Fahrenheit on the lens.

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Old 03-26-2003, 05:49 PM   #13
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Are you the same price as X-Pel? They have the GS kit for $5.95.
Hmmm. That's a great price considering it's lower then our cost.

I called X-Pel and they said that they will correct the pricing on their website.

The pricing for their BMW motorcycle headlight protection line retails in the $22-$25 price range.
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Old 03-26-2003, 05:56 PM   #14
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interesting, especially as their warranty page specifically (albeit parenthetically) says "utilizing bulbs with factory recommended wattage"...
Good point zouch.

Since I'm not a lawyer or play one on TV, I would follow the text on the X-Pel warranty page.
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Old 04-11-2003, 05:40 AM   #15
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...Until then I believe I recall reading that we can still get lenses for the 910 from PIAA?!?!?
Does anybody have a good source for the 910 lenses, I had a light fall off at about 70 mph on a goat trail in Mexico and the lens is buggered.
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