Head Lamp cracked-Alternatives?

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Head Lamp cracked-Alternatives?

Postby eburr » Mon May 21, 2018 6:14 am

Looking for best, most cost effective alternative for replacing front cracked headlight housing/lense. I see several aftermarket ones on ebay for $126-130. What has your experience been?

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Re: Head Lamp cracked-Alternatives?

Postby Terry Kronlund » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:19 pm

I was hoping someone had an answer for you on your question. I have been watching for a reply because I need a replacement also.
Did you ever come up with anything?

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Re: Head Lamp cracked-Alternatives?

Postby mogu83 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:54 am

I've had a cover on since the bike was new, but I've been keeping an eye out for a replacement (just to have one) but have never seen one.
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Re: Head Lamp cracked-Alternatives?

Postby GTS29640 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:27 am

I've also been hoping someone had some input on this. Mine ('07 R1200R) has been cracked for a long time. I couldn't justify the $300 dealer price so I put a very thin film of clear silicone over the crack to keep water out. It works but the crack is kind of ugly.

On mine I never remember hitting anything to cause the crack and just kind of noticed it one day. There's no sign of any impact. When I asked the dealer about it they claimed they never saw anything like that before.

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Re: Head Lamp cracked-Alternatives?

Postby deilenberger » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:44 am

Gary - your dealer is feigning ignorance. The '07 had a defect in the headlight lens that would cause it to crack, usually with a single long vertical crack. Most dealers at the time covered it under warranty. My '07 did that on it's inaugural long trip before the flaw was known, so I got stuck paying for the replacement. I've had a Cee-Bailey shield over mine ever since (once broke the shield on a cross-US trip..) and haven't experienced any more cracks. Unfortunately, Cee-Bailey stopped making stuff for motorcycles.
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