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post #1 of 48 Old 03-27-2017, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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Looks like I took a hit recently as noted in the picture. The headlight cover is $200(!) as an FYI. Anyone have any good recommendations for a way to protect the headlight? You can see the plastic chunks on the bottom and left side. Sorry for the picture rotation....

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the heavier grade 3m clear film is supposed to give some protection but I guess a big enough stone would still break it . Maybe I have been unusually lucky but I have only had one broken headlight in 38 years and 45 different bikes, it probably won't happen to you again (touch wood!) Maybe just epoxy up the holes and put a new light on when you go to sell the bike?

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the area of impact is very small if I am reading it correctly. I am not sure if any protective cover can protect from such sharp yet small impact without sacrificing the light output on road.
its just hard luck !

may be you can try invisible shield custom cut yourself. which wont cut down light but will give close to bullet proofing the headlight

If it was for me, I would be just ridding !!
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the area of impact is very small if I am reading it correctly. I am not sure if any protective cover can protect from such sharp yet small impact without sacrificing the light output on road.
its just hard luck !

may be you can try invisible shield custom cut yourself. which wont cut down light but will give close to bullet proofing the headlight
and add one of those bullet hole stickers over the hole for effect
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Just checked the parts fiche - it seems the glass is not available separately and the assembly is listed at US$1051!!!

Now I am seriously alarmed.

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Just checked the parts fiche - it seems the glass is not available separately and the assembly is listed at US$1051!!!

Now I am seriously alarmed.
F**K! that's $1491 NZ bucks and i hardly ever ride at night

I can seriously see myself screwing mesh onto my wunderlich cockpit fairing to cover this overpriced piece of glass

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Looks like I took a hit recently as noted in the picture. The headlight cover is $200(!) as an FYI. Anyone have any good recommendations for a way to protect the headlight?
When my wife had a K1200RS she got a bb size hole in her headlight. I covered the light with a thick film sold by Aerostich to cover the hole and keep moisture out.
This worked good for a year, then I got the idea to ask my insurance company if comprehensive would buy a new headlight assembly. They replaced it for a $50 deductible and I covered the new light with the same film.
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Getting semi-serious for just a moment, should my headlight suffer significant damage, I'd be looking at one of these provided I could find a headshell to suit (which is danged hard!).

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Interesting idea calling insurance.... I'll have it replaced or do it on my own as the integrity of the cover is lessened - its only two bolts and an interesting mechanism on top. For the folks quoting the part cost that seem extremely high (even in non USD...) you might be looking at the entire assembly, as opposed to just the front panel. Part number 63128549268 is the front over only. This was also my first hit there ever on any bike owned as well. Could be a coincidence but I think a huge possibility is a friend on a S1000RR. I've been hit by so many rocks only following him - it's like his rear tire is a catapult for rocks and debris for some reason.

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... Part number 63128549268 is the front over only.
That part number is the plastic headlight surround, unfortunately (Part #7 in the diagram). The component parts of the assembly aren't available separately.

I'd be calling insurance.
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