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    Quote Originally Posted by geesexr View Post
    It’s like an insurance policy, you either protect or you don’t. It doesn’t effect the light output and it doesn’t effect cooling. A new headlight unit for a 1200/1250gs is well over a £1000 now. I have had a few customers coming to me because of broken headlights due to mainly birds and rocks. Some where the headlight been protected from the guard and some where the headlight had broken because of no protection. At the end of the day it’s your choice.


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    sorry was not trying to destroy your sales, just I have had many bikes, never had light broken yet, but agree do not do offroad, bit gravel is most and keep distance from front rider

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    I have often been happy to have a headlight protector

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winjar View Post
    sorry was not trying to destroy your sales, just I have had many bikes, never had light broken yet, but agree do not do offroad, bit gravel is most and keep distance from front rider
    Never had a headlight broken either. They are all plastic these days and there is little chance of braking one. People like to add stuff to their bikes for the sake of it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobT View Post
    Never had a headlight broken either. They are all plastic these days and there is little chance of braking one. People like to add stuff to their bikes for the sake of it though.
    99.9 % of headlight broken come from fall off bike and it is the plastic case broken, but offroad bike must look more offroad for coffee run

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winjar View Post
    99.9 % of headlight broken come from fall off bike and it is the plastic case broken, but offroad bike must look more offroad for coffee run
    Is the 99.9% an official figure? Or a guess? The fact is headlights do get broken and they are £1000+ to replace so deciding to protect it in my view is a sensible one.


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    It does seem strange that our big beefy go-anywhere-do-anything Tonka-toy bikes are so fragile…

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    I put a headlight protector on and also radiator guards.

    Probably cost 30 quid in total and they might never be tested out but I’d rather have them than not.

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    Light guard

    I just fitted one from Kevin & was easy to fit & delivered very promptly. Just seen some posts on Facebook from a chap saying it completely distorts the main beam & he can't use at night.
    Whilst I don't often ride at night the thought of not being able to use main beam is a bit disconcerting.
    It's not clear on FB if it was same make/model (I've gone for completely clear though with GSA cut in) but wondered if anyone else had tried out in the cark & what results were?

    I would rather not think I need to carry original screws around & remove if I find myself out at night - especially as it will most likely be at end of a long day riding.

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    I took mine off for the same reason and offered it for free on here. I ride all year and at all times of the day (and night) so need good lights. I have D4s fitted too, so the effect was less obvious. I also thought (in my opinion) that the fixings were a bit 'cheap' looking, although I think the more recent offerings have better fixings. I finally chucked it out yesterday whilst digging around in the garage.
    Last edited by RallyeGS; 15-09-21 at 14:39. Reason: Typo

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerryR View Post
    I just fitted one from Kevin & was easy to fit & delivered very promptly. Just seen some posts on Facebook from a chap saying it completely distorts the main beam & he can't use at night.
    Whilst I don't often ride at night the thought of not being able to use main beam is a bit disconcerting.
    It's not clear on FB if it was same make/model (I've gone for completely clear though with GSA cut in) but wondered if anyone else had tried out in the cark & what results were?

    I would rather not think I need to carry original screws around & remove if I find myself out at night - especially as it will most likely be at end of a long day riding.
    Hi Jerry on the LC models the guard I make is positioned within 10mm of the headlight and it’s tried and tested at night with no noticeable change. On Hex it’s a little bit further away and you may get some bounce back but it’s easily remedied. On the 1150 there are no issues again with my guards due to the close proximity to the headlight.


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    Light guard

    Quote Originally Posted by geesexr View Post
    Hi Jerry on the LC models the guard I make is positioned within 10mm of the headlight and it’s tried and tested at night with no noticeable change. On Hex it’s a little bit further away and you may get some bounce back but it’s easily remedied. On the 1150 there are no issues again with my guards due to the close proximity to the headlight.


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    Thanks Kevin, mine is 2021 model 1250 GSA. Guess I will just have to take it out in dark & see what I think. Will soon be able to do it quite early of an evening 🙄.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerryR View Post
    Thanks Kevin, mine is 2021 model 1250 GSA. Guess I will just have to take it out in dark & see what I think. Will soon be able to do it quite early of an evening .
    Let me know what you think


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    I’ve fitted one off theses from this seller, to my Triple black, adaptive headlight model. No issues at all in the dark on main beam, works fine and for the cost is a piece of mind from loose stone chipping etc

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