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 11-28-2014, 02:45 PM   #1
Excite-Bike OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Excite-Bike's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: San Francisco, CA
Oddometer: 134
Pissed Second Touratech Mesh Headlight Guard in a row doesn't fit right!

The little metal support finger on the rider's right side holds it up too high so that it is not parallel with the light.
In fact the right finger holds it up so high that the left finger doesn't even tough the plastic it is supposed to rest on.
The space between the light and the guard is about a half inch at the top and about 2 inches at the bottom.
I realize that this won't likely affect it's functionality but for $120 I think it should sit perfectly flush as expected.

Pretty sure I installed it right. Anyone know what the hell is going on here?
Any suggestions on how to get it to fit properly before I just send this second one back and order one from a different vendor?





Excite-Bike is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2014, 02:49 PM   #2
Excite-Bike OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Excite-Bike's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: San Francisco, CA
Oddometer: 134
Here is a side view of the previous one Touratech sent me:



I also found a pic on Google of some other guy's F800GS where it doesn't look straight either:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/70143998@N00/5735771591

https://www.flickr.com/photos/70143998@N00/5736317236
Excite-Bike is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2014, 05:47 PM   #3
Loutre
Cosmopolitan Adv
 
Loutre's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: Reaver's Heart :o)
Oddometer: 3,600
yeah looks normal to me. One day I grinded it down and now it is parallel but it did it job either way.
__________________
Keep the smile on your face!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Reaver View Post
You can be imitated but not replaced. You're such a special blend the recipe is guarded like KFC's 11 herbs and spices.
Homeless Otter on the road One month to find the rising sun


Loutre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2014, 06:34 PM   #4
Excite-Bike OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Excite-Bike's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: San Francisco, CA
Oddometer: 134
Quote:
Originally Posted by Loutre View Post
yeah looks normal to me. One day I grinded it down and now it is parallel but it did it job either way.
Normal, eh? Maybe for some cheap maid in China $40 eBay part but for a $120 item I'd expect it to actually fit properly.

What exactly did you grind down to get it to sit flush? The metal finger on the guard or the plastic rim of the headlight?

I was thinking of trying just to bend the metal finger with a pair of vice grip or something.
Excite-Bike is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2014, 06:42 PM   #5
Bayner
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Penticton, BC
Oddometer: 1,518
I bent the protruding tab on mine so it would sit a bit more evenly. It's pretty soft actually.
Bayner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2014, 11:50 PM   #6
Loutre
Cosmopolitan Adv
 
Loutre's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: Reaver's Heart :o)
Oddometer: 3,600
Quote:
Originally Posted by Excite-Bike View Post
Normal, eh? Maybe for some cheap maid in China $40 eBay part but for a $120 item I'd expect it to actually fit properly.

What exactly did you grind down to get it to sit flush? The metal finger on the guard or the plastic rim of the headlight?

I was thinking of trying just to bend the metal finger with a pair of vice grip or something.
yeah sure if we talk in dollars that thing is overpriced. I grinded down the metal fingers to reduce their diameter. but in mesh guard world they are one of the cheapest with H&B. so I guess you had to go the extra mile with the better touratech version or the wunderlich version.
__________________
Keep the smile on your face!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Reaver View Post
You can be imitated but not replaced. You're such a special blend the recipe is guarded like KFC's 11 herbs and spices.
Homeless Otter on the road One month to find the rising sun


Loutre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2014, 10:12 AM   #7
K7TNT
Gnarly Adventurer
 
K7TNT's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: N.E. Wyoming
Oddometer: 227
I just bent the tap, to fix it.
__________________
Ride Safe, Richard 14 F700GS IBA #59670, MOA #114372 ( My Wyoming has an East infection )
K7TNT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2014, 10:26 AM   #8
africadero
ronny-king
 
africadero's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: belgica
Oddometer: 91
When I see this I'm glad I ordered the removeble one, for only a few bucks more. These ones fit perfect.
__________________
'06 R1150GSA
'08 F650GS (twin)+'02 F650GS (single)
'89 XRV650
'01 JC50Q-7
'05 FYM110
africadero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2014, 11:42 AM   #9
JRP
Old guy
 
JRP's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2004
Location: Hampden, MA
Oddometer: 1,487
This what I used...works great! $39.95

http://www.ceebaileys.com/bmw/f650_800_gs_grds.htm
__________________
"What could possibly go wrong? " The Jerk
2014 Royal Enfield Continental GT
2012 TE 250
2010 F 650 GS
1983 R 80 G/S
JRP is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2014, 04:40 AM   #10
dyolfknip
Adventurer
 
Joined: May 2013
Location: Canadian in Germany
Oddometer: 66
Wunderlich, folds down when not required and fits perfect.
dyolfknip 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 12:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014