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post #1 of 10 Old Oct 19th, 2018, 10:47 pm Thread Starter
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Head light protector

Anybody running a headlight protector? What brand? are they still available? are they necessary ? i have had my lt 6 years, no issue but understand the head light assy is very expensive

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post #2 of 10 Old Oct 19th, 2018, 10:56 pm
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Re: Head light protector

Greetings! I have had one on my R and my RT, did their jobs on several pebbles and birds but I am having a time finding one for my 03 LT. Aeroflow quit making the old ones and the only ones I am seeing are some strange Chinese/UK ones for 24 bucks that don't give me warm feelings, lol. Still looking. For a newer one I expect Aeroflow will still have one?

Update: Oh, you are a year worse in trouble than me, lol.

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post #3 of 10 Old Oct 19th, 2018, 11:04 pm
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Re: Head light protector

I have one on my bike thanks to the previous owner. I don't pay much attention to it but I guess it does it's job. Do you frequently follow trucks hauling gravel or live a work zone all of the time? If it helps you sleep at night, get it. My sticks on with hook and loop (like velcro) dots that are glued to the front of the bike.

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Re: Head light protector

Sorry about the pic, but a rock or something hit my headlight hard enough to star the plexi-glass. I'm sure it would have broken the headlight if I had not had the shield on it. It was well worth the trouble. The impact is on the bottom edge where the arrow is pointing.

Thought I might add that those hook and loop buttons have a limited number of removals. I bought a bag of them and have had to replace them occasionally.
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post #5 of 10 Old Oct 20th, 2018, 2:06 pm
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Re: Head light protector

Bout a hunnert years ago, when ole Toad wuz prone to gallop round South Central Tejas, I purchased a small roll of protective film from Ricochet Products in Canada. Gifted out several sheets of the stuff, with explanation to cut-to-size before removing the adhesive film layer. Just place over the headlamp surface, trace the shape, cut out with an Exacto knife, peel off the film and squeegee out any bubbles. Stuff has been in place since '99 and 150k miles. No yellowing, no delam - not even noticeable. Said to withstand a pellet gun shot. They're now located in GA somewhere, so might wanna check 'em out. Group buy??

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I have a 2000 LT with an Aeroflow headlight protector since it's first year. Nothing has hit the headlight protector, except for bugs, in it's 18 years and 85,000 miles. Is it necessary? not really, but for peace of mind or when the headlight assembly gets damaged. Aeroflow website, AeroFlow BMW HeadLight Covers, lists the protector for the '97 - '04 models for $59.95, and for the '05 and on models, 99.95 (double set). I've attached 2 photos of my LT with the Aeroflow headlight protector. The protector is easliy removed for cleaning via the 3 velcro tabs, and has never yellowed or cracked in it's 18 years on the bike, that's about $3.33 per year at today's prices.
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I have a 2000 LT with an Aeroflow headlight protector since it's first year. Nothing has hit the headlight protector, except for bugs, in it's 18 years and 85,000 miles. Is it necessary? not really, but for peace of mind or when the headlight assembly gets damaged. Aeroflow website, AeroFlow BMW HeadLight Covers, lists the protector for the '97 - '04 models for $59.95, and for the '05 and on models, 99.95 (double set). I've attached 2 photos of my LT with the Aeroflow headlight protector. The protector is easliy removed for cleaning via the 3 velcro tabs, and has never yellowed or cracked in it's 18 years on the bike, that's about $3.33 per year at today's prices.
Son of a biscuit eater! I think I may have just looked at the left side of that page and didn't see the LT listed, thank you for straightening me out. going to get one , sorry I misled anyone.

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Re: Head light protector

I bought one off ebay. It's a knock off. But does the job.

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post #9 of 10 Old Oct 23rd, 2018, 9:47 pm Thread Starter
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Re: Head light protector

thanks for the input,,, was thinking as old as the bike id if the headlight did take a serious rock it would be super $$$$..

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1969 HONDA TRIAL 90 ( miles of smiles)
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2002 K1200 LT (AKA Nicci )
2004 Bushtect Roadstar (AKA Elli)
2014 R1200GSA (AKA FreeBird)

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2004 R1150 RT ( Sold) (AKA SILVER BULLET)
1981 KAWASAKI KZ1000ST (SOLD)
1991 HARLEY SPORTSTER 883 (SOLD)


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Re: Head light protector

I hit a bird on my '02 one morning and it broke the headlight mounts, so a protector wouldn't have helped, same to the deer strike on the '05...headlights ain't cheap!

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