F800GS New Headlight Guard

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by KLRscoob, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. KLRscoob

    KLRscoob Been here awhile

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    I just fabricated these and wanted to get some feedback. They are made of shatter resistant Polycarbonate, with all stainless and alloy hardware. If anyone is interested let me know, I plan on selling them for $65.00. They are a direct bolt on, no mods to the bike needed. They are adjustable offset.

    http://i445.photobucket.com/albums/qq174/klrscoob/headlightgaurd3.jpg?t=1239246254


    I cannot figure out how to post pictures so hopefully my link will work for y'all
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  2. MonsterJ

    MonsterJ I have motopsychosis

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    Nicely played, sir! That looks great! :thumb
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  3. John Spartan

    John Spartan Middle Age Crazy

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    Definitely interested.

    Have to ask, any problems with light beam distortion with these on?
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  4. KLRscoob

    KLRscoob Been here awhile

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    I have 2 in the field being tested and hae had 0 complaints, I personally run Silverstar 4000's and have no problems with heat or distortion. I put the adjustable struts so you can position them as needed just in case of distortion or heat.
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  5. mrpete64

    mrpete64 Been here awhile

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    Very nice job.
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  6. Dave92029

    Dave92029 Been here awhile

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    Cee Bailey has been selling these for over six months. Go to their web site to order them. :clap :clap

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  7. GB

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    You will surely suffer from glare from the bike's headlights reflected back in your eyes at night, that's why Touratech has a brow to cover the top of the headlight.

    I have a very similar guard on my GS and G650 and both reflect the light at night if there's on brow mounted.

    If you start selling, please start a thread in Vendors.
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  8. The Griz

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    Shit, man, anyone could make those KLRscoob. A trip to Home Depot for shatterproof Plexiglass, some brackets, a couple of spacers, washers, bolts, DONE! The only things he's doing is cutting the Plexiglass and bending the brackets. I'm betting those brackets are intended for something else. I'm going to make my own this weekend. And I won't spend $65 thats for sure!
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  9. GB

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    Well, you're a genius! :clap I'm surprised you spent money on Happy Trail panniers when you can make them yourself for half the price and they won't look any better. :lol3

    Another fantastic constructive comment from The Griz.. You're a shoe in for hanging out in JM. :thumb
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  10. The Griz

    The Griz Long timer

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    Wait, isn't Jo Momma where you came from??:lol3

    And BTW, the post I made was extremely constructive. I'm just informing people of whats really going on here. So they can make an educated descision. That's what this forum is for. Now go back to Canada.
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  11. BMWHillbilly

    BMWHillbilly Been here awhile

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    Nice job! They really look good.
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  12. BMWHillbilly

    BMWHillbilly Been here awhile

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    :rofl
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  13. The Griz

    The Griz Long timer

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    But seriously though, great job KLRscoob. They look great. And you'll be selling them $35 cheaper than everyone else! :thumb
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  14. KLRscoob

    KLRscoob Been here awhile

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    If they are so easy you should make em for cheaper and under cut me and make yourself millions! Or go by a BMW or Tourtech and spend much more. I am guessing you probably have your bike outfitted with all of the name brand components because they are "easy to make". Thanks for the compliment though:1drink


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  15. The Griz

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    Actually, I'm thinking of making one myself. Or buying one from you! I can't bring myself to spend the ungodly high prices of Touratech and Wunderlich stuff. Some things that TT or Wunderlich make are well-worth the price. But most of the others are way overpriced.
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  16. BMWHillbilly

    BMWHillbilly Been here awhile

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    Hey KLRscoob, would you mind posting pics of front view and side view please? I'd appreciate it!
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  17. MonsterJ

    MonsterJ I have motopsychosis

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    The Griz (click)
    The sorry profile of: The Griz (Hmmmm.... where's that button? Oh. There it is...)
    Ignore The Griz (click)
    Ahhhh.... that's better. :wink:
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  18. KLRscoob

    KLRscoob Been here awhile

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    if you go to the picture link on my first posting there is a bunch of pictures in my Photobucket account. if that does not work let me know. I cannot seem to figure out how to post up pictures.
    thanks


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  19. BMWHillbilly

    BMWHillbilly Been here awhile

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    That worked but still would like to see a pic of a straight on view from the front if possible. Your pics are from the top looking down for the most part. Sorry if I seem so picky....I'm just trying to get an idea the size, etc. thanks!
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  20. The Griz

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    So I finally fabricated my own headlight guard:

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    Took me about an hour, if that. Total cost of materials: $17. Home Depot.

    The brackets are made from a 3 foot piece of flat aluminum. I cut, grinded, bent, and drilled em. The protector is a clear piece of 11"x14" Lexan cut to size and shape, then drilled holes in it to mount it.

    I went with a thinner Lexan, so that if the guard gets struck, the Lexan will give or bend. Therefore not transferring as much of the force the the headlight enclosure via the brackets.
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