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Hey all, I'm pretty new to the forum. Picked up my "Canadian" 2011 Brutale 1090R back in Feb. and couldn't be happier

Just wondering if anyone has used protective film for the Brutale headlight. Living in a place where riding after winter means many flying rock chips I'm just checking my options and don't want to overheat my headlight.

PS - I'm far from a fan of the velcro'd shield.

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Hey all, I'm pretty new to the forum. Picked up my "Canadian" 2011 Brutale 1090R back in Feb. and couldn't be happier

Just wondering if anyone has used protective film for the Brutale headlight. Living in a place where riding after winter means many flying rock chips I'm just checking my options and don't want to overheat my headlight.

PS - I'm far from a fan of the velcro'd shield.
I have tried to install headlight protective film on the Brutale headlight.

Unfortunately, due to the curvature of the lens, the film looked like crap when installed and I reverted to plastic headlight protectors.

These can be sourced from Design Corse:

http://www.designcorse.co.uk/Mv_Agus...ght_Protectors

or from Australian Motorcycle Headlight Protectors:

http://amhp.com.au/amhpshop/index.ph...1068749a7e900f



P.S. You don't have to be a 'fan' of the Velcro'ed shield - it doesn't look that bad and it's better protection than film.


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I have tried to install headlight protective film on the Brutale headlight.

Unfortunately, due to the curvature of the lens, the film looked like crap when installed and I reverted to plastic headlight protectors.

These can be sourced from Design Corse:

http://www.designcorse.co.uk/Mv_Agus...ght_Protectors

or from Australian Motorcycle Headlight Protectors:

http://amhp.com.au/amhpshop/index.ph...1068749a7e900f



P.S. You don't have to be a 'fan' of the Velcro'ed shield - it doesn't look that bad and it's better protection than film.


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+ 1 for the AMHP guard. It doesn't look great but it's not that bad. I recently had to replace the headlight on my < 12 month old bike and would very much like to avoid doing so again
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+ 1 for the AMHP guard. It doesn't look great but it's not that bad. I recently had to replace the headlight on my < 12 month old bike and would very much like to avoid doing so again
Yes, the plastic headlight protector is, in my humble opinion, the only true and safe option to prevent stone chips / glass breakage.

I would also recommend using the rectangular / strip "hook and loop" adhesive, instead of the round ones that are supplied with the protectors - looks better - see pics below - and it also fits better.

3M makes this product - in black or white (no clear/transparent to my knowledge).

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I've got a headlight protector from design corse fitted. From a couple of feet away you can't tell its there.

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Thanks, the rectangular attachments definitely look a lot better than the round. I was definitely concerned about how any films would deal with the curve at the top of the headlight.

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