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post #1 of 22 Old 09-08-2013, 07:34 AM Thread Starter
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Headlight guard?

On my way to work on Friday I caught a rock to my headlight . Luckily it only scratched the light. I want to install a headlight guard of some sort. What kind is best? All help is welcomed.

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post #2 of 22 Old 09-08-2013, 08:24 AM
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I'm partial to the Touratech one.



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post #3 of 22 Old 09-08-2013, 10:15 AM
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Cee Bailey's, the aircraft plastic/motorcycle windshield maker sells ones for $49.95. I have them and they work well although they don't have that aggressive adventure bike look that metal guards do. I used to make my own with plastic in this style for the various enduro type dirt bikes I used to own.

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Cee Bailey's, the aircraft plastic/motorcycle windshield maker sells ones for $49.95. I have them and they work well although they don't have that aggressive adventure bike look that metal guards do. I used to make my own with plastic in this style for the various enduro type dirt bikes I used to own.

Go to: Cee Baileys | Suzuki DL 650/1000 V-Strom Headlight Guard

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Those are pretty cool, I wish they could make those 3M dots disappear and these don't seem to be shaped for the
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post #5 of 22 Old 09-08-2013, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
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Tourtech it is. I like the Cee Baileys one but hate the dots.

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<<Those are pretty cool, I wish they could make those 3M dots disappear and these don't seem to be shaped for the
'12+ Wee...>>

I may have copied the wrong link. Cee Bailey's does make them for the 2012+. I have them on my 2012 and they fit perfectly. The dots aren't as prominent on the bike as they seem in the photos. A plus is the easy removal to clean the headlights. I'm sure either guard will give adequate protection in most situations.

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I saw that also, I think I read in the owners manual not to apply a film to the headlights. That and its almost half the price of the Tourtech unit, for plastic.

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Any covers will scatter the light somewhat. INMHO that's kind of sinful considering how impressive the Vstrom lights are.

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So will a plastic guard prevent the headlight from cooling and melt, well, anything?

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