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clay17046
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Headlight covers

Postby clay17046 » Fri May 06, 2016 2:14 pm



Hi everyone, it's been a long time since I been on. But I'm back now and have a question. How good are the headlight covers? I heard that they will protect the head lights from anything that will hit them and save $. I'm thinking of getting a set. Any input will help.

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Re: Headlight covers

Postby deanjenn » Fri May 06, 2016 9:28 pm

Our '97 had them on it when we bought it. I'm thinking they could take a pretty hard hit and not hurt anything. I'm not sure if the newer models would work the same or not, but they probably would.

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Re: Headlight covers

Postby themainviking » Sat May 07, 2016 8:52 am

I have a set that I put on my 2009. I think they will take a rock and save the headlight. I put them on with hook and loop dots so I can take them off and clean behind them.
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Re: Headlight covers

Postby WingAdmin » Sat May 07, 2016 11:04 pm

I've had one on my GL1500 for years. I'd rather a rock crack the $30 cover than take out the $260 plastic headlight itself. Plus all the wear that happens to the plastic of the headlight cover over years of pushing through bugs, dust, etc. instead happens to the cover, keeping the headlight lens pristine and clear.

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Re: Headlight covers

Postby Hoosier Jack » Sun May 08, 2016 9:50 am

I've been thinking about how to put something like that on my 83. Of course, they don't have any protection and I like the idea of how a plastic cover would look, just like the later models. Anyone done that? Or have any ideas about it?

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Re: Headlight covers

Postby Mh434 » Sun May 08, 2016 7:24 pm

When I look at all the little rock dings on my fairing, etc., and consider that any of those would likely have broken my headlight, I'm very happy that I have my headlight cover. It's one of the first things I bought when I got the 'Wing. I had one on my Kawasaki Concours, as well...after my first headlight ($300USD+, IIRC!) got smashed by a flying rock from the back tire of a dump truck.

I'll never have a bike without one, now. They're easy to take off for cleaning, too - 3M Velcro buttons (the act like snaps, rather than Velcro).

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Re: Headlight covers

Postby clay17046 » Tue May 10, 2016 9:51 am

Thanks all for the replies to the post. My GW will have a set before the next ride.
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