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Offline RocketSteve

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Headlight protector.
« on: October 05, 2014, 03:44:07 pm »
I've hardly got 500 miles on the clock and a van flicks up a stone & chips my screen...!

I'd be more angry if this happened to the headlight due to cost etc. and wondered if any have found a decent protector such as Venturi [who don't do the TTSE]?

I'm reluctant to get the PowerBronze version as it's only 1/2 a job - and problems Madshep & others had with the PB hugger stops me knocking on their door :233:
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Re: Headlight protector.
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2014, 06:34:47 pm »
Hope you get a response, Im interested too

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Re: Headlight protector.
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2014, 09:32:02 pm »
The powerbronze covers about 90% of the headlight so is better than nothing and works fine on my bike.

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Re: Headlight protector.
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2014, 10:51:27 am »
Very true, and it's a great price too.

With my luck the day after fitting I'd get a stone right between the 2 halves :138:
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Re: Headlight protector.
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2014, 01:40:54 pm »
Another idea I have had is that if the headlight protector could be produced a bit bigger then it could have a bit of a wind deflector to stop the rain getting up the inside of the screen.  Or I have thought of a rubber flap stuck to the bottom of the screen that can move but help again to fill the gap.

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Re: Headlight protector.
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2014, 02:45:22 pm »
Keep in mind the purpose of the gap in the shield is to reduce/eliminate buffeting at higher speeds. Consider making the rubber flap removable for the dry days.
« Last Edit: October 16, 2014, 02:47:28 pm by Ray_B »
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Re: Headlight protector.
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2014, 09:15:39 pm »
good thought. 

I haven't tried anything yet but every time is rains a lot and water bubbles up I think "I will have to try that idea".  Not much comes up the gap but I have got a waterproof camera that I cut a hole in to make it non waterproof so get a bit worried whenever it gets splashed.  (OK I cut the hole to get a usb lead in to power it permanently)

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Re: Headlight protector.
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2014, 04:06:46 am »
(OK I cut the hole to get a usb lead in to power it permanently)

Great minds... I did exactly the same thing to my Hero case. I shaped the opening to make a snug fit when plugged. That has kept the rain out - so far.
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