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post #21 of 41 (permalink) Old 04-08-2018, 10:39 AM
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Its a complete unit sorry to be bearer of bad news its bloody expensive $$$, Just ordered set of AltRider’s lens protectors.

Thanks i will buy altrider protector . In between i found the following website offering headlight for 550€ from germany

https://www.kfm-motorraeder.de/cms/o...id=33100MJPG51
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post #22 of 41 (permalink) Old 04-09-2018, 01:47 AM
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I'm not a fan of the Touratech version as it appears the strap would probably rub on the paint. If someone has them can they verify if it rubs the painted body work?
I have the touratech makrolon protector. It comes with some 3m clear bra type material that you stick onto the one point that the strap contacts the plastic on each side. Otherwise it hooks inside the little air intake pockets where you can't see. I've had mine on for 15,000km or so and no scuffing of anything so far and it has even been covered in mud for many miles on messy days.

I really like it, it's a good solid unit, comes off and on in 10 seconds. I stick it on for cross country, not really that I need the protection except for rock chips. But on these trips in Canada the front of the bike gets pretty much blacked out by mosquitos and swarms of bugs in farmlands and prairies. An unprotected set of lights and windshield just looks like crap after a couple years of that, so this way all the wear goes on the headlight protector when I spray and clean it off at the end of each day. Worth every penny in my opinion.
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post #23 of 41 (permalink) Old 04-09-2018, 09:51 AM
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Do anyone have instructions or video to change the headlight of crf 1000l . The instructions to change didnt come with the replacement headlight
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post #24 of 41 (permalink) Old 04-10-2018, 04:43 AM
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TMac99 is right from what I saw in the HONDA EPG (Electronic Parts Catalogue)
So I'm ordering a pair of these - check out this site, and only $72au, thats like us$50
Cheep headlight insurance me thinks..

http://www.amhp.com.au/


They have now changed their name to Where's Zed: https://www.whereszed.com/shop/httpw...v=8e3eb2c69a18

After reading about the horrific cost to replace the headlight and seeing the post from ajay_fidelio about his broken headlight, I've decided that it just isn't worth the risk - so I've ordered a headlight protector (plus black dual locks) from Where's Zed.

I've ordered the tank protection film from tankslapper, but I don't trust their headlight film to stop the force of the impact of a rock hitting the headlight. I would think that the headlight protector from Where's Zed would absorb the force better without transmitting enough energy into the headlight lens to break it.
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post #25 of 41 (permalink) Old 04-13-2018, 03:11 PM
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Got my new headlight. Unfortunately no instruction how to replace. and the honda workshop asking for 135 euro just to replace . Horrible
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post #26 of 41 (permalink) Old 04-30-2018, 10:45 PM
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They have now changed their name to Where's Zed: https://www.whereszed.com/shop/httpw...v=8e3eb2c69a18
I had a wee hiccup, my headlight protectors arrived but there were 2 left ones instead of a left & a right. I E-Mailed Where's Zed and sent them a picture, I have no complaints about how they dealt with this problem. My replacement (at no cost) arrived today and I now have both my headlights protected. I'm very happy with these protectors and I'm pretty confident that they will do a decent job of protecting my headlight lenses.

The AltRider protectors seem dearer than what I should pay to do the job and over-engineered. TBH I don't like the look of them as much as the Where's Zed product.

I would advise getting a protector, regardless of what brand you buy. The price to replace the headlight module is just too much and from what happened to ajay it is clear that you can be unlucky and suffer an expensive breakage.
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I had a wee hiccup, my headlight protectors arrived but there were 2 left ones instead of a left & a right. I E-Mailed Where's Zed and sent them a picture, I have no complaints about how they dealt with this problem. My replacement (at no cost) arrived today and I now have both my headlights protected. I'm very happy with these protectors and I'm pretty confident that they will do a decent job of protecting my headlight lenses.
Do the velcro dots interfere with the headlight beam?

And for those who have a metal mesh, does that interfere with the beam?

Film is probably cheapest and easiest to maintain, but seems least likely to help against a rock.
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Do the velcro dots interfere with the headlight beam?
I don't think so. I don't have velcro dots in the middle, they are at the edge - I don't think that much of the beam is at the edge.
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I don't think so. I don't have velcro dots in the middle, they are at the edge - I don't think that much of the beam is at the edge.
Thanks. I was prepared to order those from overseas, but I found a USA source for R&G protectors which are the same style and ordered them instead.
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post #30 of 41 (permalink) Old 06-11-2018, 03:26 AM
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Had a broken lens from a stone on a GS, now got the perspex cover with velcro bots on the edges. Small price to pay for peace of mind. Don't understand the "doesn't look clean" comment, can't see the headlight from the riders seat and at the end of the day the bike is for riding not looking at. Had the same kind of comment when I fitted a 25 ltr safari tank to my Husky 630, people saying it looked ugly. Told them I didn't look at the tank when riding and after all the bike is for riding not hanging in an art gallery, did come in handy when a KTM 690 ran out of fuel.
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