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Headlamp Protection

My Triumph T100 headlamp cost more than £110 to replace when the lens glass was broken by a flying stone. On American web sites I have seen Scotch and other transparent adhesive protective coverings for headlamps.
Is anything similar avalable in the UK?
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Don't think a transparant sheet would stop it being broken by a stone.
For that you'd have to put a bit of perspex in front but not sure if thats legal for UK roads or not.
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Erm Perspex a hack saw, course/fine sand paper, hot hair dryer for shaping a little of needed, and some velcro to stick it on with.

Simple bike modification, just make a template of the required size and shape (add a little for the velcro)

Get some clear 2-4mm Perspex and cut it to shape with the hack saw, then rub down the sharp bits.

Use the hair dryer if you need a slight bend in it, and then stick on with sticky velcro, that ways it's still easy to clean you light.

Quick simple cheap and a WORTHWHILE modification.
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Got to agree with Juddadredd, perspex is the best way to go. I've got the adhesive plastic over my headlight, and the only real advantage is that when the glass get broken, the plastic film stops the glass falling out, and the water getting in, so you still have a usable, but broken headlight.

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My Triumph T100 headlamp cost more than £110 to replace when the lens glass was broken by a flying stone. On American web sites I have seen Scotch and other transparent adhesive protective coverings for headlamps.
Is anything similar avalable in the UK?
I cant agree with those who say a plastic film doesn't work. I tried perspex but the bloody velcro kept releasing. But the perpex was good, it must be said - when it stayed on. You also get that rufty-tufty look - good for posing and looking the part. Then I used a domestic clear plastic film which works well. It does stop stones chipping/breaking glass. The thickness of the plastic, even if its not much, takes away the impact of the stone. As long as its not a rock, you'll be fine. If its a rock well you need the wire guard. But you can't protect against everything.....

I got mine from Poundland, you can get it in B&Q and the like. One brand is called Fablon.

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I think this is the set up you're after- See, nice clean headlamp glass!
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Have a look at Australian Motorcycle Headlight Protectors. Australian Motorcycle Headlight Protectors They will send international and would cost about a 1/3 of the cost of a new light.

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headlamp guards

Powerbronze in the uk do a range of headlamp protectors
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Commercial headlight protectors - the stick on plastic film ones .. well the plastic is about 2 mm thick .. not the kind you buy in the supermarket. There are plastic films used on the leading edges of helicopter blades to prevent damage .. think that would be good for protection!

perspex ... comsing in various grades too - get the 'toughtened' varairety .. or Lexan ... more money but a stronger product.

Velcro too comes in different flavours .. in particular the self sticking glues can be had in different bond strengths ..
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