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Offline NinjaWurzel

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Headlight Protectors
« on: October 28, 2020, 09:40:18 AM »
Morning All

Just wondered if anyone uses these - metal caged version or Triumph own version and thoughts on these ?

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Re: Headlight Protectors
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2020, 01:16:36 PM »
Yes I have one of Triumph's own clear headlamp protectors fitted, doesn't seem to affect  the light throw or spread to any great extent. Not sure about the metal ones, they must reduce and affect the headlamp beam and Murphy's law says that if a stone is thrown up it will go through a mesh!!


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Re: Headlight Protectors
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2020, 04:26:47 PM »
Thanks - Great - my thoughts exactly

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Re: Headlight Protectors
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2020, 04:50:40 PM »
*Originally Posted by samsgrandad [+]
Yes I have one of Triumph's own clear headlamp protectors fitted,

+1. Mine has been on 5yrs no problem, though it would actually benefit from being removed and having a thorough clean and polish with perspex polish at this stage. I had it fitted at PDI as I was already aware of the likely headlight unit cost and stone risks from my Street Triple days, which I had Powerbronze headlight protectors fitted to.  :028:
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Re: Headlight Protectors
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2020, 02:26:48 PM »



Had my Triumph clear headlight protector fitted since new - 8 years.
Take off once a year to give the rear a good clean - so no loss of headlight efectivity.
it should be the first purchase on your accessory list  - as the headlights are ridiculously expensive to replace !
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Re: Headlight Protectors
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2020, 05:47:52 PM »
Had a Triumph one on my Explorer a d it was grand, have now fitted a Triumph one to my 900, looks good too.

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Re: Headlight Protectors
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2020, 05:52:23 PM »
Are there any aftermarket ones available ? I think it is one of them items that I find difficult justifying the cost. I know that it would save you the expense in the long run, but still think its just a piece of Perspex with suckers🥴

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Re: Headlight Protectors
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2020, 06:28:49 PM »
I have the Hepco & Becker headlight protectors fitted - do a lot of gravel/dirt roads and happy with the fact that I've not picked-up any stone chips/damage on the headlights as yet.

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Re: Headlight Protectors
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2020, 06:49:49 PM »
JonJack, the Triumph headlight protector is not just a piece of perspex with suckers.

it comprises replacement extended fixing screws for the headlight and the headlight protector has  rubber grommets in each corner which fit over the extended fixing screws making it secure but straightforward to remove.
 

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Re: Headlight Protectors
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2020, 06:56:56 PM »
*Originally Posted by Jonjak [+]
... still think its just a piece of Perspex with suckers🥴

You are clearly describing the cheap aftermarket ones you're looking for. The brand named ones, Triumph, H & B, R & G, Evotech, etc. are securely screwed on.

That said, I had Powerbronze headlight protectors on my 2013 'bug eyes' headlights that were simply held on with a few small pieces of supplied sticky back 3M clear velcro and they were solidly secured.
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