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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-21-2014, 02:31 AM Thread Starter
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Headlight exploded 1090RR

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so went for a ride today and while i was parked i heard a strange noise, like something cracking or breaking come from the bike. walked around it, couldnt see anything so took off again. doing 100kph on the way home all of a sudden i am covered in headlight glass. The whole headlight shattered in a big circle. part of the glass lodged into my front guard scratching the shit out of the guard and the rest either hit me or the frame (another scratch).

there was nothing else on the road at the time.. has this happened to anyone else?
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Yikes. No.

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Had my headlight glass fall out and shatter into a million pieces (as have quite a few) maybe yours fell out and shattered on the front guard and the 100kmh wind did the rest. Bugger
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Get hold of your dealer quick, might still be a warranty job even if slightly out of date, it`s not as if it is an unheard of problem.
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Just a question: Did you upgrade your head light bulb to a higher wattage? The circular pattern seems to follow the light pattern.....and heat.

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Nope headlight is completely standard. Bike is still in warranty so will be calling them first thing this morning.

Headlight cover didnt fall off, its still attached, thought it may have been a rock or something that did it, looked at all the edges of the break, not one mark/chip on the glass that is left.

ill chuck some pictures up when i get a chance.
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Being toughened glass, it will fragment into a zillion pieces.
I recently had to put a new low beam bulb in, and had a quick look at the glue between the glass and surround. It looks very solid, after 45000km on our crappy roads, so I think the older model issue has been addressed.
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But would it break in pretty much a big oval? I would have expected if something hit it, it would only break in the surrounding area to the damage.
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Good thing that projector didnt get covered in road debris. I've come across a few guys with older B4's having their headlight glass just randomly shatter while sitting at stoplights: https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q...w.mvagusta.net. Obviously your glass didnt fall out but I could easily see it getting loose and vibrating/hitting something and breaking.
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