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Old 03-03-2013, 12:33 AM   #1
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Reducing Glare

Hello Folks,

Took my first ride after installation of Touratech headlamp protectors on the GS.

However, there is a substantial amount of glare/ reflection from the light hitting the Perspex sheet and coming back at the rider.

Quick questions;

1. how does one eliminate/ reduce the glare?

2. The head lamp does not show the road far ahead, only about 20 mts with high beam, any ways to increase the 'reach'.

Take care and stay well.

Reg,

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Old 03-03-2013, 01:07 AM   #2
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Glare Guard from Alt Rider.
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Old 03-03-2013, 02:32 AM   #3
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Sir,
As for your questions:
1) glare is more or less built in, when using a perspex plate in front of the lamps.
2) high beam should shine much further ahead, I believe the high beam can be adjusted to how far it reaches.
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:55 AM   #4
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This, it's hard to see but it is the screen type protector (TT) with the TT "eyelid" absolutely required for the plexiglass protector...

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Old 03-03-2013, 09:25 AM   #5
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Not sure about the glare but on my 2009 12GS the headlights are adjustable. On the backside of the housing, at the bottom, there is an adjustment screw. You don't say what year your GS is so you may or ay not have this set up.
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:36 AM   #6
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Color the top edge of the guard and the bottom edge of the bike shield with a black marker or use tape if you like. Plexiglass acts like fiber optics and light can exit and enter at the edges.
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:47 AM   #7
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Thanks a ton!

Hello All,

JRP - Hmm... will give it a try, it seems logical,

Calliston - the bike is a R1200 Gs MY 2009, it has the 'flip'/ 'toggle' switch the increase the reach, however, it seems to be a dead end,

Iron Rey, Zoef & DMW 650 - Will report back if option #1 fails.

Thanks a ton for the inputs.

Take care and stay well.

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Old 03-04-2013, 01:07 AM   #8
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Hello All,

JRP - Hmm... will give it a try, it seems logical,

Calliston - the bike is a R1200 Gs MY 2009, it has the 'flip'/ 'toggle' switch the increase the reach, however, it seems to be a dead end,

Iron Rey, Zoef & DMW 650 - Will report back if option #1 fails.

Thanks a ton for the inputs.

Take care and stay well.

BB
there will be an adjustment screw,std BMW issue since at least 1986 or so,my k100rs had it my 1989 r 100gs PD has it(lever and screw).Your adjustor may have broken
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:09 AM   #9
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Hello Folks,

Took my first ride after installation of Touratech headlamp protectors on the GS.

However, there is a substantial amount of glare/ reflection from the light hitting the Perspex sheet and coming back at the rider.

Quick questions;

1. how does one eliminate/ reduce the glare?

2. The head lamp does not show the road far ahead, only about 20 mts with high beam, any ways to increase the 'reach'.

Take care and stay well.

Reg,

BB
The altrider guard helped control light to the windshield, but I added this to the glare guard, to help control the throw of the hid headlamp. Works great.

http://www.bestrestproducts.com/p-26...bber-seal.aspx




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Old 03-04-2013, 10:30 PM   #10
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Thank You

Hello Nova Rider,

Thanks a ton for pointing me in the right direction.

It's a neat kit.

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Old 03-05-2013, 09:17 PM   #11
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Some good info, thanks. I'll add- I inadvertently reduced glare when I installed the TT cockpit cover http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/2...enture-2008-on.
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