Headlight Protector

Discussion in 'Canada' started by DaveF-, Jan 21, 2006.

  1. DaveF-

    DaveF- Adventurer

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    I'm planning a trip to AK and across Canada this summer.

    On a previous trip to AK years ago I purchased a round plastic bubble style headlight guard for protection from flying rocks on some of the gravel roads. It came in handy a few times. I still have it but it's turned yellow with age.

    Are these still readily available in northern auto parts stores? There's nothing of the sort here in the south, and a search on the net comes back empty.

    I've seen some of the stick-on film headlight protectors but this isn't quite what I'm looking for.
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  2. Alcan Rider

    Alcan Rider Frozen Fossil Supporter

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    Model-specific protectors are available for many bikes and are generally heavier and stronger than the lightweight automobile protectors found in auto parts stores. Have you checked into one of those?
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  3. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    I've seen them for sale at truck stops up here, as well as a wire mesh style.
    Othere than Candian Tire will (probably) have them.
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  4. redseca2

    redseca2 Long timer

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  5. GSbiker

    GSbiker new and un-improved

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    I made this for my GS out of 3/8" rod and some rubber coated mesh for cheap. I know it is ugly but it get's the job done.

    [​IMG]
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  6. DaveF-

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    Thanks for all the responses. It looks like I have several options to consider now.

    BTW Alcan Rider, is the homepage on your public profile still active?
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  7. Alcan Rider

    Alcan Rider Frozen Fossil Supporter

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    It is now. :nod
    (Had to bring the link up to date - it's only been a year since I changed ISP's:D )
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  8. BenFu

    BenFu DoomMetalMotoTrash

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