Micatech: New Headlight Protection

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by chuckh, Mar 14, 2003.

  1. chuckh

    chuckh Carpe Diem

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    Based on input from our customers we have worked closely with the good folks at X-Pel to create precision die-cut X-Pel protective film for your GS and Xenarc X1010 HID lights. This is a low-cost ($24.99) solution for protecting your expensive Headlight lens while riding to remote destinations.

    We have custom die-cut versions availabe for:

    * R1150GS
    * R1150GS Adventure
    * R1100GS
    * Sylvania Xenarc X1010 HID

    Other BMW models available upon request.

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    X-Pel Headlight Protection Kits provide peace of mind. Tests have proven that headlights fitted with these 40 mil thick (approximately 1 mm) protective covers will sustain impacts from stones up to 1 inch in diameter at speeds exceeding 120 M.P.H. with no damage. X-Pel is so confident in the performance of their kits that they offer an unprecedented $1,000 Headlight Replacement Guarantee as well as a 4 year product warranty.

    Further information available at:

    http://www.xpel.com/headlight/default.htm

    And,

    http://www.micatech.net/products.html

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  2. chuckh

    chuckh Carpe Diem

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    Die-cut protection for other BMW models available by request:

    {F650GS, K1200RS, K1200LT, R1100S}
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  3. arethustra

    arethustra California dreamin'

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    How 'bout ya do some up for the 910's and 520's (w/o useless grill protection)???
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  4. chuckh

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    Well, the 910's are discontinued for this year.

    The 520's continue to be sold, however, most customers would likely see them as already "protected" with the grill that's attached. Your point is well made though arethustra, we'll send a lens off and get the die made.

    This die would work for the PIAA 40, 510 and 520 series lights.
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  5. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    There are lots owners of 910s -- which don't have factory guards available as far as I know -- who would be interested. Me, for one :deal
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  6. fish

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    The problem with putting film on the 910s is that the lens is convex. I just don't see how it would attach well, unless the shape of the film matched the shape of the lens. I tried it with the really thin stuff (20 mil?) and the really thick stuff (80 mil) and neither worked satisfactorily. Perhaps something could be made up in titanium? :D
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  7. chuckh

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    I just spoke with the folks at X-Pel and they have confirmed that the PIAA driving lights exceed the maximum temperature range for the protective film. The lights that work are either head lights with sufficient space between the bulb and the lens surface, or lights that have a front shroud like the Xenarc X1010 HID.

    So, sorry to those of you (includes me) with PIAA 910, 520, 510, 40, etc who could benefit from a product like this.
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  8. arethustra

    arethustra California dreamin'

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    :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl

    How about with some absurdium???? Good point on the convex part...Maybe somebody like AeroFlow will come up with something that works someday...Until then I believe I recall reading that we can still get lenses for the 910 from PIAA?!?!?
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  9. BeeCeeGS

    BeeCeeGS WeaponOfMassDestruction

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    Would this mean that it would be ill-advised to use this film with a stock headlight assembly fitted with higher-than-stock-wattage bulbs? :ear
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  10. chuckh

    chuckh Carpe Diem

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    I spoke with the folks at X-Pel and they say go ahead and use it on the headlamp as long as it doesn't exceed the temperature of the stock bulb or exceed 300 degrees Fahrenheit on the lens.

    YMMV
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  11. freeheel

    freeheel It's come to this.

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    Are you the same price as X-Pel? They have the GS kit for $5.95.
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  12. zouch

    zouch part-time wanderer

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    interesting, especially as their warranty page specifically (albeit parenthetically) says "utilizing bulbs with factory recommended wattage"...

    x-pel warranty info

    maybe that should be 'YWMV' (Your Warranty May Vary)?!


    cheers!
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  13. chuckh

    chuckh Carpe Diem

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    Hmmm. That's a great price considering it's lower then our cost.

    I called X-Pel and they said that they will correct the pricing on their website.

    The pricing for their BMW motorcycle headlight protection line retails in the $22-$25 price range.
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  14. chuckh

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    Good point zouch.

    Since I'm not a lawyer or play one on TV, :D I would follow the text on the X-Pel warranty page.
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  15. AntWare

    AntWare Lost In Translation

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    Does anybody have a good source for the 910 lenses, I had a light fall off at about 70 mph on a goat trail in Mexico and the lens is buggered.
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  16. chuckh

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    I'm on the road thru Sunday night, but I'll check with our PIAA distributor when I get back to see how to get a 910 lens.

    :):
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  17. AntWare

    AntWare Lost In Translation

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    Thanks Chuck that'll be great.....did I see somewhere that they are to discontinue the 910's ?
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  18. chuckh

    chuckh Carpe Diem

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    I have waited a week for my PIAA distributor to come up with a replacement 910 lens. He has had no luck locating one from the NA PIAA distributor.

    My distributor has a single, unused 910 that I can get at a great (free) price. It does have a blueish tint to the lens though. Please let me know if this could help.

    910s are discountinued this year.

    And, we know the 525's will be available soon with the hi/lo H4 bulb and switch configuration.
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  19. AntWare

    AntWare Lost In Translation

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    Chuck, that would work out great. :bow

    If I'd known they planned on discontinueing them so soon I might have got something different.........shame they're a great light.

    There's no hurry on the light, I think you've got a package coming my way in a couple of weeks anyway, if you want to throw the light in with that. :thumb
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  20. Killen

    Killen Been here awhile

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    Looks good...
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