I know I should never be second,,, but how do you protect your headlight?


12 replies to this topic
  • FlameDog

Posted September 03, 2006 - 02:00 PM

#1

i know i have no excuse, i should never let anyone by, but hey it was another wr450! lol
i tucked in just behing him on a narrow spot, and then WHAMM! KERPLIK!!

(cool sound effects eh?)

what can a guy do to save this $125 (canadian) complete only assembly

  • Kent Rathgeber

Posted September 03, 2006 - 02:03 PM

#2

You could try putting clear Lexan over your headlight (2-3 mm thick). Let the rocks break THAT instead of your headlight assy.

  • Bamster

Posted September 03, 2006 - 03:34 PM

#3

They come up on e-bay often enough.
Get another one there and don't worry about it ,chances are it will never happen again.
I hate the way Yamaha sells some of their parts bundled with other parts.
I need the little white odometer drive at the axle and I have to buy the seal, the spacer with it's inner gear and the part I need at the tune of 135.00. The white plastic gear is what is supposed to wear and you can't get it separately.

  • trailordune

Posted September 03, 2006 - 04:20 PM

#4

baja designs makes a nice stainless wire mesh guard that fits perfect over our headlights. I've had problems with other baja designs parts like their license plate bracket but this guard is a peach and it was cheap, unlike a new light.

  • FlameDog

Posted September 04, 2006 - 07:06 AM

#5

merci

  • k69mj

Posted September 04, 2006 - 01:24 PM

#6

Hope this helps:

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  • pops 56

Posted September 05, 2006 - 02:11 AM

#7

We buy them of ebay .Work a treat.
http://i47.photobuck...56/100_6012.jpg

  • FlameDog

Posted September 05, 2006 - 05:26 PM

#8

wow, that just cost me a wack of cabbage!

i have already started diverting the beer money towards one of those
baja designs 8" hids, that is all sex!
for now i will haywire something up like i have seen here, thanx guys!
https://www.bajadesi...2.aspx?content= check it out :thumbsup:

  • fershy

Posted September 05, 2006 - 09:24 PM

#9

3M sells a thick clear adhesive film that you can apply right over the glass. Withstands some pretty good impacts. Unfortunately I applied this film as a reactionary measure after having a rock pierce the glass. The upside is that the film sealed off the pinhole sized chip. I purchased mine at an automotive detail shop.
fershy

  • Rooster426

Posted September 09, 2006 - 05:08 PM

#10

They come up on e-bay often enough.
Get another one there and don't worry about it ,chances are it will never happen again.
I hate the way Yamaha sells some of their parts bundled with other parts.
I need the little white odometer drive at the axle and I have to buy the seal, the spacer with it's inner gear and the part I need at the tune of 135.00. The white plastic gear is what is supposed to wear and you can't get it separately.


Sorry 'bout the hijack, but I need the same part!! That cheap plastic gear does what it's supposed to (work then wear out), but Yamaha will not sell just that gear! I've been doing a few dual sport rides and depending on the electronic GPS doesn't always work (lose reception, gps turns off 'cause its too rough etc..) I miss the mechanical odometer!! If anyone else has a solution let me know. :thumbsup:

  • MojaveThumper

Posted September 09, 2006 - 05:58 PM

#11

We buy them of ebay .Work a treat.
http://i47.photobuck...56/100_6012.jpg



That bike is waaaaaaaayyyyy to clean. Needs some DIRT. :thumbsup:

  • pops 56

Posted September 10, 2006 - 01:12 AM

#12

That bike is waaaaaaaayyyyy to clean. Needs some DIRT. :thumbsup:


Bike might be clean. But wife says ,A dirty old man rides It. :applause:

  • Looks450

Posted September 10, 2006 - 03:08 AM

#13

3M sells a thick clear adhesive film that you can apply right over the glass. Withstands some pretty good impacts. Unfortunately I applied this film as a reactionary measure after having a rock pierce the glass. The upside is that the film sealed off the pinhole sized chip. I purchased mine at an automotive detail shop.
fershy


This is the go. Those plastic covers do jack shit. i put one on my bike as a precautionary measure after i heard about the replacem,ent cost, and didn't stop the rock that did mine in. :thumbsup: Instead i replaced the glass with a perspex lense and siliconed it into the headlight, never broke it again, but when it comes time to sell, mabey i'll get a new one. Now that adhesive film is the go. It notonly protects from scrathes, it'll stop the biggest rock as it has some give and can absorb the impact some.




 
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