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Old 04-08-2009, 08:06 PM   #1
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F800GS New Headlight Guard

I just fabricated these and wanted to get some feedback. They are made of shatter resistant Polycarbonate, with all stainless and alloy hardware. If anyone is interested let me know, I plan on selling them for $65.00. They are a direct bolt on, no mods to the bike needed. They are adjustable offset.

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Old 04-08-2009, 09:19 PM   #2
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Nicely played, sir! That looks great!
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Old 04-08-2009, 10:06 PM   #3
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Definitely interested.

Have to ask, any problems with light beam distortion with these on?
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Old 04-08-2009, 10:35 PM   #4
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Definitely interested.

Have to ask, any problems with light beam distortion with these on?
I have 2 in the field being tested and hae had 0 complaints, I personally run Silverstar 4000's and have no problems with heat or distortion. I put the adjustable struts so you can position them as needed just in case of distortion or heat.
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Old 04-09-2009, 05:14 AM   #5
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Very nice job.
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Old 04-09-2009, 08:21 AM   #6
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Wink Cee Bailey has been selling these for six months

Cee Bailey has been selling these for over six months. Go to their web site to order them.
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Old 04-09-2009, 08:39 AM   #7
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You will surely suffer from glare from the bike's headlights reflected back in your eyes at night, that's why Touratech has a brow to cover the top of the headlight.

I have a very similar guard on my GS and G650 and both reflect the light at night if there's on brow mounted.

If you start selling, please start a thread in Vendors.
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Old 04-09-2009, 08:45 AM   #8
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Shit, man, anyone could make those KLRscoob. A trip to Home Depot for shatterproof Plexiglass, some brackets, a couple of spacers, washers, bolts, DONE! The only things he's doing is cutting the Plexiglass and bending the brackets. I'm betting those brackets are intended for something else. I'm going to make my own this weekend. And I won't spend $65 thats for sure!
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Old 04-09-2009, 08:52 AM   #9
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Shit, man, anyone could make those KLRscoob. A trip to Home Depot for shatterproof Plexiglass, some brackets, a couple of spacers, washers, bolts, DONE! The only things he's doing is cutting the Plexiglass and bending the brackets. I'm betting those brackets are intended for something else. I'm going to make my own this weekend. And I won't spend $65 thats for sure!
Well, you're a genius! I'm surprised you spent money on Happy Trail panniers when you can make them yourself for half the price and they won't look any better.

Another fantastic constructive comment from The Griz.. You're a shoe in for hanging out in JM.
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Old 04-09-2009, 08:58 AM   #10
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Well, you're a genius! I'm surprised you spent money on Happy Trail panniers when you can make them yourself for half the price and they won't look any better.

Another fantastic constructive comment from The Griz.. You're a shoe in for hanging out in JM.
Wait, isn't Jo Momma where you came from??

And BTW, the post I made was extremely constructive. I'm just informing people of whats really going on here. So they can make an educated descision. That's what this forum is for. Now go back to Canada.
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:07 AM   #11
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Nice job! They really look good.
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:08 AM   #12
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Well, you're a genius! I'm surprised you spent money on Happy Trail panniers when you can make them yourself for half the price and they won't look any better.

Another fantastic constructive comment from The Griz.. You're a shoe in for hanging out in JM.
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:09 AM   #13
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But seriously though, great job KLRscoob. They look great. And you'll be selling them $35 cheaper than everyone else!
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Old 04-09-2009, 12:24 PM   #14
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If they are so easy you should make em for cheaper and under cut me and make yourself millions! Or go by a BMW or Tourtech and spend much more. I am guessing you probably have your bike outfitted with all of the name brand components because they are "easy to make". Thanks for the compliment though


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Old 04-09-2009, 12:27 PM   #15
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Actually, I'm thinking of making one myself. Or buying one from you! I can't bring myself to spend the ungodly high prices of Touratech and Wunderlich stuff. Some things that TT or Wunderlich make are well-worth the price. But most of the others are way overpriced.
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