ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > GSpot > Parallel Universe
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-01-2010, 08:47 AM   #1
oclv454 OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Oddometer: 284
F800GS headlight guard

I saw a video showing a headlight guard for an F800GS that just pressed over the headlight frame. No screws, no brackets. It was a clear lexan type, not the wire mesh type. The clear lexan was held into a black plastic surround that just pressed over the headlight assembly. Went on and off in seconds. Can someone remind me what brand it was and if anyone has used it I would appreciate any feedback on it. Thanks. oclv454
oclv454 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2010, 09:26 AM   #2
sturgeon
Studly Adventurer
 
sturgeon's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: Great White North
Oddometer: 881
Metal Mule? It appears that it's made from unobtanium, however, not lexan.
sturgeon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2010, 09:31 AM   #3
Toadride
NTXer
 
Toadride's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Done Roamin/Now Homin.
Oddometer: 770
Not quite what you are talking about but I'll tell you anyways. I've got the Cee Baileys. They are just clear lexan, shaped to fit the lenses, and are held in place by four clear velcro dots that you mount in each corner of the lense. This holds it about a quarter inch off the lense and eliminates back light. They have now been on for more than a year and I have removed them twice for cleaning and they are still quite secure. Nearly invisible and I often forget they are even there. And, here's the best part. Under $50 for both.
__________________
I once was lost but now I'm...no wait, I'm still lost.
Toadride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2010, 10:07 AM   #4
oclv454 OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Oddometer: 284
You are correct. I was the one on the Metal Mule website. It looks like the US importer doesn't stock it. Has anyone tried it or should I just go with the wire mesh ones. Thanks. oclv
oclv454 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2010, 10:12 AM   #5
blender
Just another rider
 
Joined: Jul 2004
Location: The Middle Coast
Oddometer: 701
Quote:
Originally Posted by oclv454
I saw a video showing a headlight guard for an F800GS that just pressed over the headlight frame
Another possiblity is the Aeroflow headlight guard: http://aeroflowscreens.com/F650800GS.htm (scroll down to the bottom). Clear plastic, uses two Dual-Lock buttons on the LH side (looking from the front) to secure the guard. The right-hand side simply "snaps" n the the headlight assembly.

I have one of these. Haven't taken a rock in it yet so I can't attest how well it works.
__________________
Steve
Madison, WI
blender is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2010, 10:14 AM   #6
The Griz
North Forest Rider
 
The Griz's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Minnesota
Oddometer: 3,767
The Touratech black steel mesh one rocks. Yeah, it makes the headlight shine a bit weird. But not enough to bother me. Besides, it looks way tougher than some plastic thing!
The Griz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2010, 05:02 AM   #7
sturgeon
Studly Adventurer
 
sturgeon's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: Great White North
Oddometer: 881
Quote:
Originally Posted by oclv454
You are correct. I was the one on the Metal Mule website. It looks like the US importer doesn't stock it. Has anyone tried it or should I just go with the wire mesh ones. Thanks. oclv
Unavailable from Metal Mule too. I suspect it's nothing more than vapour-ware at this point.
sturgeon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2010, 05:06 AM   #8
guzzimike
Beastly Adventurer
 
guzzimike's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Them Thar Hills WA Australia
Oddometer: 1,340
Crash it, smash it, replace entire glass with lexan, five bucks,
Problem solved.
__________________
Armageddon Was Yesterday, Today We Have a Problem

East is East & West is West 2008
http://www.advrider.com/forums/ad.php?t=400050
A Long Weekend 2009
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=523893
All the Way to Nowhere & Back Again. 2010
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=619683


Save 5 bucks on your Smugmug, use my discount code
hQo9Atub1N9jg

guzzimike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2010, 05:06 PM   #9
danman
tumbling tumbleweed
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: Texas / California
Oddometer: 166
Best Rest makes an interesting headlight protector, but it is not as clean looking as some others. Looks like it would deflect a hit from a big rock.

Here is a link;

http://www.bestrestproducts.com/p-59-lightguard.aspx

And Aero flow makes the ones that are shaped like the headlight and attach with dual lock, just snaps on.

http://aeroflowscreens.com/F650800GS.htm

I have had the aeroflow cover on a 1200gs with no complaints or issues.
danman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2010, 05:36 PM   #10
Bike4Fun
Smooth IS Fast
 
Bike4Fun's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Denver
Oddometer: 1,554
Quote:
Originally Posted by danman
Best Rest makes an interesting headlight protector, but it is not as clean looking as some others. Looks like it would deflect a hit from a big rock.

Here is a link;

http://www.bestrestproducts.com/p-59-lightguard.aspx

And Aero flow makes the ones that are shaped like the headlight and attach with dual lock, just snaps on.

http://aeroflowscreens.com/F650800GS.htm

I have had the aeroflow cover on a 1200gs with no complaints or issues.
If you are going to suggest the best rest guard at least get the bike right!

One of our customers wrote an interesting product review, featuring the F800GS LightGuard. You can follow that thread here: BestRest F800GS LightGuard

And yes that is my write up!
Bike4Fun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2010, 07:09 PM   #11
Chop Chop
Hector erector
 
Chop Chop's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Sunny Coast, Qld Aust
Oddometer: 1,526
http://www.amhp.com.au/amhpshop/prod...roducts_id=671

I used one of these on my 1200GS, rock hit it, it smashed, headlight was ok. But I wouldn't trust it always, only 3mm acrylic.

Currently have a 5mm lexan shield a mate made up for me.
__________________
Really just like doing nothing with no one.
Chop Chop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2010, 05:10 PM   #12
oclv454 OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Oddometer: 284
I called the folks at BestRest, and asked about the clip on headlight guard. They said that yes, it is on the Metal Mule web site, but that it hasn't been available yet. They weren't sure when it would be available. I ended up ordering the Touratech mesh one. Thanks. oclv
oclv454 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2010, 05:19 PM   #13
itsatdm
Beastly Adventurer
 
itsatdm's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2004
Location: Nor Ca.
Oddometer: 4,253
Hyde racing offers one. Web sight says not available, but when I called a few months ago, they had them. The plastics look like they have some distortion in them, but seem to work well. http://www.hyderacing.com/store/adventure/bmw/800.htm
itsatdm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2010, 01:58 PM   #14
Lost Rider
Roadie
 
Lost Rider's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: Ventura County, California
Oddometer: 3,061
Quote:
Originally Posted by itsatdm
Hyde racing offers one. Web sight says not available, but when I called a few months ago, they had them. The plastics look like they have some distortion in them, but seem to work well. http://www.hyderacing.com/store/adventure/bmw/800.htm


Hmmm, that bike in the Hyde pictures looks strangely familiar.... what a jerk that guy must be copying my setup




I liked mine until I lost it in DV recently from running hard and fast in the rough stuff. I usually took mine off at night since it was easier than cleaning it and to get the most lumens on the road.


Same with my Hyde racing skid plate.... was great till I managed to rip it right off the bike on the same DV ride.
__________________
Photography for me is not about recreating what I saw through
the viewfinder but to show people the way I want to see the world.

LostRider.com
Lost Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2010, 06:46 PM   #15
itsatdm
Beastly Adventurer
 
itsatdm's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2004
Location: Nor Ca.
Oddometer: 4,253
That doesn't sound promising since I have both. I know how you abuse things, you would tear any skid plate off.
itsatdm is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 01:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014