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

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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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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

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

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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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