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Old 11-03-2004, 05:45 AM   #1
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640 Light Guard

I am about to place an order with Ventura and I noticed that they have a headlight protector for the 640 Adv - sans pictures (!@#$%).

I've seen the TT guard, but this Ventura one is new to me.

Does anyone have said a protector? Thoughts? Pics they could post a link to email me at robert.maclellan@sympatico.ca?

Might as well save on shipping charges if able to and get a guard for the wife's bike.

Thanx.
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Old 11-03-2004, 06:39 AM   #2
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I think the Ventura headlight guard is simply a thick layer of 3M adhesive, I use the same thing on my 02 LC4 Adv., my headlight have to to suffer any damage to date, at 12000 miles.
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Old 11-03-2004, 07:20 AM   #3
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Any yellowing?

The Venture 950 light guard, which I am ordering, is a polycarbonate item. Of course with the small, recessed, lights on the 640, fitting ploy disks would be difficult - the dualock fasteners would block too large a %'ntge of the lens area.
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Old 11-03-2004, 09:07 AM   #4
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3M sticky covers

I've got the stick-on covers. No yellowing after 1.5 years. Got 'em at Dual-Star.

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Old 11-03-2004, 11:09 AM   #5
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I've had the stick on ones on my wife's Subaru for two years. Other than some extremely fine scratches, they look exactly the same as they did the day I put them on.

Good stuff, but not cheap. Cheap compared to headlights though.
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Old 11-03-2004, 11:30 AM   #6
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do a Google search on "3m headlight protector". I think it's called Scothcal. Can be bought from 100's of places. Pre-cut or in sheets.

Dual-Star sells it as a kit pre-cut for the Adventure.
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Old 11-03-2004, 06:07 PM   #7
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do a Google search on "3m headlight protector". I think it's called Scothcal. Can be bought from 100's of places. Pre-cut or in sheets.

Dual-Star sells it as a kit pre-cut for the Adventure.
Close. Scotchcal


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Old 11-04-2004, 08:37 AM   #8
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Close. Scotchcal


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Damn fat fingers!! Thanks for making that right
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Old 11-04-2004, 09:12 AM   #9
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Bought some at Dual Star. $13.95 plus some minor shipping amount. Cut to put right on the LC4 Adv (or other bike, they have a few). Review to follow.

ps - Dual Star seems to stand behind their stuff. My failed mirror bracket got me a RA#, UPS shipping code (no charge), and a turn around of less than a week from when I shipped it back.
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Old 11-04-2004, 07:08 PM   #10
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I've got the dual-star guards also. A friend of mind did the Mex-Can ride with them - held up good, considering. They're not invincible though. A BIG rock got kicked into his headlight & cracked the glass - good thing is the guard has been holding the glass in place for over a year now - just a crack.

Now, I hit a tree at 30-40 mph & I'm guessing no headlight guard could withstand that.

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Old 11-04-2004, 08:11 PM   #11
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jaysus inte. how far back did you push those lights? lets see pics of the support once you get that mask off.
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Old 11-05-2004, 03:42 AM   #12
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I'm using Touratech's (www.touratech.de) headlight cover on my Adventure. Have seen that KTM-Sommer (www.ktm-sommer.de) has the same cover aswell.
I'm very satisfied with the Touratech cover.

Pic on the sommer cover


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Old 11-05-2004, 06:08 AM   #13
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I'm using Touratech's (www.touratech.de) headlight cover on my Adventure. Have seen that KTM-Sommer (www.ktm-sommer.de) has the same cover aswell.
I'm very satisfied with the Touratech cover.

Pic on the sommer cover


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Wassup AiStU, just a note, some people upgrade the Plexiglass in that setup. Should be pretty easy to get a nice thick piece and use the current one as a template. I think some found it a bit thin if you are around bigger rocks with other bikes.
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Old 11-05-2004, 06:32 AM   #14
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Plexi

I think I'll go the 'glasses' route and upgrade the plexi to a little thicker Lexan.

Remove the plexi original, stick it to a piece of lexan with some STRONG double-sided table.

Cut the Lexan in the ROUGH shape of the original, then use a router with a bearing-equipped template bit and it will creat a perfect copy.

Did it to make covers for our GS's - the problem with a home-grown 640 option is making good-looking mounting brackets
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Old 11-12-2004, 01:06 AM   #15
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Rather than make an exact copy I would suggest following the red lines shown on the pic. as the plastic is prone to snap across the white line area and therefore you would do best to have as much 'meat' in that area as you can.

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