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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-16-2009, 06:26 AM Thread Starter
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Headlight protector

Greeting V Bikers,

Fixed a headlight protector from amhp.com.au.
Priced at AUD 47.00 minus shipping. Gives protection for our naked light.
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stlee29: Nice Those are the H&B Junior 30's aren't they?
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Hi demuire,

Yes, you are right. the 30 ones. Solid and looks nice from the back.
It was expensive here in Malaysia.
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That is a really nice looking bike. Did you happen to run into a guy with a silver V and swap parts or did you have it painted that way. I really like that set up.

I bought a Ventura headlight protector, looks much like the one you bought. Except it came with white velcro stick on pads to attach it to the headlight. I'm going to swap them out for clear 3M Scotch-lock.

The only trouble I had with it, was the bottom part of the headlight protector goes under the headlight was touching when I made a test run. I came back and had a small abrasion where the two pieces of plastic met. I had to put a rubber dot at that point to keep it from happening again.
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stlee: Your Versys has the same color scheme as the little honda in the background
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What had happen was my dad crashed my bike and the left cowling was badly scratched. A few things broke off such as my gear lever and both front pegs. However most importantly my dad walked away without a scratch with his Aerostich Roadcrafter.

Then painted the tank cowlings to match the rear wheel swingarm.

Thanks for your input on the headlight touching part. Will check it out soon.
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That small honda EX5 100cc is the actual King of the small and narrow streets in Malaysia. They are Everywhere!
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stlee: I know, I'm from Malaysia Was recently back there, rode around on a Ninja 250 for a few days. Which part of Malaysia are you at? My dad is on a Ninja 250 at the moment, is very keen on jumping on a Versys...
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Good on You.
Living north in Penang.
About the V, I guess I am as glad as many owners/biker out there around the world.
It has lived up to its name of Versatile System.

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Really like that two tone paint...dyi, or did it come that way? Way cool

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Ocean, where can a person purchase the scotch-lock pads for the headlight protector? I'm not having very much luck in my search.
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Hmm.. What do you need protection against?
You ride it alot off road?

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I ride it on gravel quite a lot. However, most of the rocks to the headlight come from the vehicle in front be it on pavement or dirt. A protector saved my FJR headlight several times. Cheap insurance.
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Nice farkle! Does it affect the dispersion of the headlight's pattern at all?

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I have never noticed any distortion of the headlight beam. Just a protective shield over the lens. First saw one on an early 70's BMW K bike that had been all over the US and Europe.
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I just ordered a ventura cover - what kind of "dot" did you put on and where did you place it?
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May have to add this to my farkle list.
Stlee29, the bike looks great, though I picked out one oddity. What's with the orange reflector on top of the front fairing? I've never seen a V with that before. Is it to improve the V's visibility to oncoming space traffic? :-)

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I placed the velcro pads at the 4 corners. The instructions that come with the shield will explain pretty well.
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May have to add this to my farkle list.
Stlee29, the bike looks great, though I picked out one oddity. What's with the orange reflector on top of the front fairing? I've never seen a V with that before. Is it to improve the V's visibility to oncoming space traffic? :-)
G'Day Potus2012,

It just my small cheap farkle. I liked the thought of having a side indicator like a car Together with the silver cowling, it made the V look bigger. I pretty keen to get a 2 piece grey black ballastic Aerostich roadcrafter to match the V. My present red aerostich matched my previous ferrari red BM gs which I traded off for the V.

No regrets but kudos for the V.

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Hi Mightymouse,

Some picture where the guys place the dots:
http://www.amhp.com.au/amhpshop/prod...roducts_id=667

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