Hey guys, thought I would share a quick mod we did on our headlights. I have always wanted some kind of protection up front for rocks being kicked up by accident from someone being in front of me to protect the headlight lens. I picked up a set of wire headlight guards on EBay for less than 10 bux shipped. It is pretty easy and quick to do. First remove your front signals, fairing, and the cover over the headlight. Also you will need to remove your front fender to make it easier to drill the metal housing from the bottom.
We used six lengths of velcro (hook side) with adhesive on the back. Make them about 1/2 in width and about 4 or 5 inches long. You will place two pieces on the top section, two on the bottom and one on each upper side. You will need to drill two holes in the top of the metal bracket, one on each outter side and do the same on the bottom. You will use the existing hole towards the top on the sides. Slide your velcro thru the guards as you will see in the pictures below and press the adhesive sides together. We used an electrical tester to make holes thru the velcro in relation to the holes in the metal bracket. Then slide a zip tie thru the velcro down into the bracket and pull it tight. Small or medium sized zip ties will work fine. Just make sure that bracket is centered up good before cinching the ties down real hard. Clip off the zip tie ends and you are finished. Reassemble fairing. I like all those nice headlight guards that are out there, but I do like the $8 guard I have better. The remaining $50 I would have spent can now go into the fuel tank. Hope you find this to be a helpful and useful mod. Ignore the date stamp on the pictures, the batteries fell out and I didn't reset it.
4X4 Headlight guards from EBAY:
Velcro Stips cut to length
Velcro applied to the guard:
Drill four holes, use two existing side holes:
Use something to make holes in velcro for zip tie to go thru:
Install zip ties
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