F800GS headlight guard

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  1. oclv454

    oclv454 Been here awhile

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    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
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  2. sturgeon

    sturgeon Been here awhile

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    Metal Mule? It appears that it's made from unobtanium, however, not lexan.
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  3. MoToad

    MoToad Been here awhile

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    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.
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  4. oclv454

    oclv454 Been here awhile

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    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
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  5. blender

    blender Just another rider

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    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.
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  6. The Griz

    The Griz Long timer

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    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!:D
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  7. sturgeon

    sturgeon Been here awhile

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    Unavailable from Metal Mule too. I suspect it's nothing more than vapour-ware at this point.
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  8. guzzimike

    guzzimike Long timer

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    Crash it, smash it, replace entire glass with lexan, five bucks,
    Problem solved.
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    danman tumbling tumbleweed

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  10. Bike4Fun

    Bike4Fun Smooth IS Fast

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    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!
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  12. oclv454

    oclv454 Been here awhile

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    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
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  14. Lost Rider

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    Hmmm, that bike in the Hyde pictures looks strangely familiar.... what a jerk that guy must be copying my setup:lol3




    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.
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  15. itsatdm

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    That doesn't sound promising since I have both. I know how you abuse things, you would tear any skid plate off. :rofl
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  16. Lost Rider

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    I don't abuse! Just utilize! :deal

    Well, having a lowered GS AND riding the same ride with real dirt bikes can do that.... the skid plate took lots of utilization of the off road capabilities of the GS before I finally went over some what turned out to be too large of rocks.
    The plate is fine, I just sheared the rubber mounting things'... I'll put it back on after I get some more.
    Probably wouldn't have happened with standard suspension.

    As for the headlight cover, if you're ever going to actually ride on more than fire roads or forest trails I'd suggest getting a few more of the sticky tabs on any guard that mounts like that. Be that's just me.
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