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Thread: Broken headlight? Headlight protector?

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    Broken headlight? Headlight protector?

    Have you suffered a broken headlight? Not the bulb, but the outer glass/plastic casing.

    Looking at the amount of bikes with/without an aftermarket protector, I am beginning to wonder what the rate is of getting clobbered with a stone and the lens failing.

    Yes, another poll.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swoop View Post
    Have you suffered a broken headlight? Not the bulb, but the outer glass/plastic casing.

    Looking at the amount of bikes with/without an aftermarket protector, I am beginning to wonder what the rate is of getting clobbered with a stone and the lens failing.

    Yes, another poll.
    EDIT: Uh oh. Mods. I made a booboo and cannot add a poll. Help please!
    Haven't had anything substantial enough hit my headlight yet.
    Then again, it is ten foot thick glass.

    Also, everyone should buy one of the brighter arctic white or similar lamps, very good upgrade
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swoop View Post
    Have you suffered a broken headlight? Not the bulb, but the outer glass/plastic casing.

    Looking at the amount of bikes with/without an aftermarket protector, I am beginning to wonder what the rate is of getting clobbered with a stone and the lens failing.

    Yes, another poll.
    Whoops, there's two threads!
    No I haven't had one broken, glass is quite thick

    Also, when I bought my bike around a year ago, it had a disgusting lame brown headlight beam. Bought one of those arctic white lamps and to this day still think the best upgrade an older bike can have
    Some people just can't seem to comprehend that they do not have the right to be unoffended in their lives.
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    I've had one headlight fail a WOF because the glass lens had a stone hit it, leaving a "bullseye" crack in the glass.
    The last two or three bikes have had polycarbonate headlights, which are more resistant to impact damage. The last two have also had polycarbonate headlight protectors as well.
    ... and that's what I think.

    Or summat.


    Or maybe not...

    Dunno really....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackshear View Post
    Whoops, there's two threads!
    Yeah. Decided to make life easier for a mod by just getting them to hit the big "delete thread" button rather than trying to fix my cockup.
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    Yay another poll - and this one's actually motorcycling related... very rare!

    And now... on topic... yes - one broken lens ... in about .. 250,000km ridden (at a guess?). Cost a f'n fortune to fix too because it's not like a windscreen where smith and smith replace it for free.

    I guess it'd be 1/2 the rate of a car headlight being smashed... given there's only one light (on NORMAL bikes)...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ManDownUnder View Post
    Cost a f'n fortune to fix too because it's not like a windscreen where smith and smith replace it for free.
    Hmm. I thought there was a "glass" policy, where any glass on a car was covered e.g. headlights, windows?
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    I use the plastic that covers the headlight. Doesn't seem to reduce the amount of light much but if you by the cheaper type you get a cheaper product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swoop View Post
    Hmm. I thought there was a "glass" policy, where any glass on a car was covered e.g. headlights, windows?
    Their epoxy stuff might destroy the aim, though.....

    I would imagine you could make an insurance claim anyway. Knowing bikes, it's probably an expensive exercise to replace them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mully View Post
    Their epoxy stuff might destroy the aim, though.....

    I would imagine you could make an insurance claim anyway. Knowing bikes, it's probably an expensive exercise to replace them.
    I would have thought they would have just replaced the light unit? Simple to do. Expensive, but simple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mully View Post
    Their epoxy stuff might destroy the aim, though.....

    I would imagine you could make an insurance claim anyway. Knowing bikes, it's probably an expensive exercise to replace them.
    I had one on my RF (God rest her soul) for years - worked a treat, and no probs with light re[flection|fraction|direction]
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    ive never had a broken headlight... hope to never have one either. lol.

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    The "glass" lenses on all my recent bikes have been polycarbonate. If a stone brakes one of those I think I will have bigger problems.

    That said, I got headlight protectors on the Fazer as the dealer had purchased them and wanted to move them. One protector now has a large crack through it so stopped something large hitting the lens and no doubt chipping it.
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    No headlight breakage,and have a ventura protector on to ensure it stays that way.
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    as per previous post. The KLR has the same headlight as one of the 600 sport kawis( ZX6R?), and a replacement light is very expensive, but the guard was around $30 IIRC
    it's not a bad thing till you throw a KLR into the mix.
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