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Old 02-11-2013, 10:06 AM   #1
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Anyone have experience with Wunderlich aux light guards?

So, over the weekend I discovered what many here have already discovered... the OEM GSA foglights are in a stupid location and the stock plastic mounting rings are pretty cheesy and break easily. Luckily, they're not that expensive to replace, but it's annoying nonetheless. I noticed that Wunderlich has some guards for the OEM fog lights. Does anyone here have them, and do they actually protect against breaking the plastic mounting ring in even the gentlest of tip-overs? I know that at $120 I can buy several replacement mounting rings, but avoiding the aggravation of this might be worth it if these things actually work.


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Old 02-11-2013, 10:21 AM   #2
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Don't have 'em...but clearly...anytime you put that GRID in front of a light...you're probably going to create a VISIBLE PATTERN while riding at NIGHT.

The TT GRID-like Headlight Guards are a perfect example.
http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/1...-Cooled-Models

IIRC...there ARE some aftermarket guards that do NOT cover the lights.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:23 AM   #3
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Don't have 'em...but clearly...anytime you put that GRID in front of a light...you're probably going to create a VISIBLE PATTERN while riding at NIGHT.

The GRID-like Headlight Guards are a perfect example.

IIRC...there ARE some aftermarket guards that do NOT cover the lights.
I agree - I'm not crazy about the grid even though I don't ride at nigh that often. I rely on the lights mostly as conspicuity lights during the day.

Do you have a link to other aftermarket guards? I didn't see anything in the Touratech catalog.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:39 AM   #4
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I agree - I'm not crazy about the grid even though I don't ride at nigh that often. I rely on the lights mostly as conspicuity lights during the day.

Do you have a link to other aftermarket guards? I didn't see anything in the Touratech catalog.
Just looked before my post...didn't see anything there at TT.

I guess that I was remembering these: (not mine)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-R1200GS-...c0b097&vxp=mtr
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:41 AM   #5
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Thanks - yeah, I saw those on eBay but they appear to mount at only one point on the same screw that the aux light mounts to. I can't see how those would prevent against that plastic ring snapping.
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I was thinking about buying those too but for $80 more, I could buy a new set of Rigid LED lights. Out of pocket expense would be even less after selling OEM fog lights


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Old 02-11-2013, 12:01 PM   #7
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I was thinking about buying those too but for $80 more, I could buy a new set of Rigid LED lights. Out of pocket expense would be even less after selling OEM fog lights
The thought crossed my mind, but 1) I don't really need more light as I don't ride at night all that often, and 2) the better-built lights still mount in the same place so if I drop the bike again, rather than breaking a $28 plastic ring I may end up trashing a much more expensive light housing. I dunno...
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The thought crossed my mind, but 1) I don't really need more light as I don't ride at night all that often, and 2) the better-built lights still mount in the same place so if I drop the bike again, rather than breaking a $28 plastic ring I may end up trashing a much more expensive light housing. I dunno...
The Rigids don't have to mount in the same spot. Most folks mount them on the top of the crash bar in closer so they won't hit during a fall. I've already replaced a mounting ring on my GSA fog lights so I know your concern.
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