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Old 04-27-2004, 02:44 PM   #1
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Question Headlight cover/rock-guard for GS

Before you crazies jump down my back, yes I searched the forums before posting this, so

Doesn't somebody make a self-adhesive (3M possibly?) headlight lens cover to protect from rocks etc? I have the ADV brush guard, so the Aeroflow covers etc are out of the question.

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Old 04-27-2004, 03:10 PM   #2
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Doesn't somebody make a self-adhesive (3M possibly?) headlight lens cover to protect from rocks etc? I have the ADV brush guard, so the Aeroflow covers etc are out of the question.
I made my own out of Lexan ($2.50 for a 12" by 12" sheet at Home Depot) and used velcro dots to hold it in place. I made a template out of cardboard and then cut the lexan with a utility knife. So far it's been good for 5000 miles and some reasonable off-roading (4x4 roads, lots of creek crossings).

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Old 04-27-2004, 03:26 PM   #3
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Doesn't somebody make a self-adhesive (3M possibly?) headlight lens cover to protect from rocks etc?
http://www.micatech.net/Misc.html
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Old 04-27-2004, 03:31 PM   #4
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Search for "protector" on aerostich.com - the 3M stongard headlight protector comes up, you'll need to cut to size. Personally, I used the scrap from the static cling vinyl tank protector that appears on the same search, although it is not as thick as the 3M stuff.
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Old 04-27-2004, 03:31 PM   #5
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These folks have 'em and a lot of other nice plastic bits. Check them out.
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Old 04-27-2004, 03:39 PM   #6
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How much do these things screw up the beam and the light intensity?
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How much do these things screw up the beam and the light intensity?
My home made one doesn't effect the beam in anyway that I notice.

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How much do these things screw up the beam and the light intensity?
My home made one doesn't effect the beam in anyway that I notice.

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Old 04-27-2004, 03:46 PM   #9
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My home made one doesn't effect the beam in anyway that I notice.

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I've used the 3m Stoneguard crap on my WRX big ass buglights and big ass foglights and after three years of nasty Colorado grime and gravel no issues, so I assume the stuff works...

I recommend that you head over to a tint shop that installs the clear bra stuff and they will do your headlight while you wait for next to nothing... why spend $40 on a piece of plastic... unless you live in a gravel road and ALWAYS follow Semis when riding it...

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Old 04-27-2004, 09:43 PM   #10
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How much do these things screw up the beam and the light intensity?
Well, if there was any intensity in the unmodified light, I could answer that question...

Actually you'll forget they are there. When you first put them on they are all foggy but they will be clear as glass after a day.
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Well, if there was any intensity in the unmodified light, I could answer that question...
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Old 04-28-2004, 10:23 AM   #12
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Aeroflow makes a nice one. The only problem I've had is that the duralok fasteners keep peeling off. I need to find somebody who sells the stuff in larger pieces, or maybe a sheet of it.

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Old 08-23-2004, 12:39 PM   #13
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So my 02GS came with the 40mil 3M guard already applied to both lights.

I generally ride with my brights on, and after about 2 months my bright lens was completely cracked.

It's possible that I was hit by a rock going +120mph, but I sort of doubt. There is no sign of an impact on the 3M product.

I'm wondering if the heat buildup from the 3M cover caused the bright lens to crack?

Anyone have thoughts/experience with this?

I was going to apply this stuff to my car, but am now reconsidering.
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Old 08-23-2004, 01:45 PM   #14
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These folks have 'em and a lot of other nice plastic bits. Check them out.
Interesting. I spent a good piece of Sunday giving the GS a serious cleaning and discovered a little melted spot in the middle of the low beam Cee Bailey...
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Old 08-23-2004, 03:14 PM   #15
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How about putting some finer mesh behind the existing "jail bars" on the brush guard? Paint it black- it would look butch and do the job without heating up the lenses~? Or just buy the Touratech version and kill two birds with(out) a single stone...
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