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    R1200GS wasserhead polycarbonate headlight guard

    Hi All, following some requests by some of us I`ve redesigned the LC headlight guard to use a sheet of Makrolon instead of the grille type I did earlier.

    Sorry, I can`t remember which ones of us asked for the `clear` variant but here it is:

    I`ve compared it to what I think is the best similar product available and IMHO it knocks spots off it (I guess I would say that but please make your own minds up) and its at a significantly lower price too - 55 quid inc the dreaded VAT.

    TBH you were right - it does seem a great alternative to the metal grille version. Its not the stick on one - rather its supported off the lens by well made strong brackets.

    Available on the site now www.cymarcbikeparts.co.uk





    Also fits the 2014 Adventure


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    Loving that........

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    Thanks pal I've been struggling to get some input recently!

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    I am also liking that Mark. How much space between the cover and the lamp?
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    Thanks for that - I think the reason I was struggling to get positive suggestions was that I wasn't coming up with the right thing!

    Gap? I think it's 10mm plus - izzat ok????

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    Just thinking about squeezing a sponge between the two to clean
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    Yeah good point - I think I'm gonna put some spacers in between to allow a better gap but no where near enough for a sponge but I'm sure enough for some access

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    VERY nice. Love it.
    2005 R1200GS Classic. Remus De-cat and Hilltop remap.

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    Ta miff - I guess I'm gonna say this but it's up there with the rad covers - I haven't scrimped a penny on it and it's put together lovely - the polycarbonate isn't polycarbonate it's makrolon.....


    " Makrolon is virtually unbreakable, lightweight with glass-like transparency and is impact resistant - even at extremely low temperatures."

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    As per my email Mark, ordering now... looks like your normal 'nice' bit of kit....

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    Quote Originally Posted by GDGSer View Post
    As per my email Mark, ordering now... looks like your normal 'nice' bit of kit....
    Ta mate I am sure you will be pleased with it (I guess I'd say this but it's very well made and heavy duty)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Hooton View Post
    Ta miff - I guess I'm gonna say this but it's up there with the rad covers - I haven't scrimped a penny on it and it's put together lovely - the polycarbonate isn't polycarbonate it's makrolon.....


    " Makrolon is virtually unbreakable, lightweight with glass-like transparency and is impact resistant - even at extremely low temperatures."
    Is it scratch resistant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Nutty GSER View Post
    Is it scratch resistant?
    Now then Nuts how ya doing?

    Well TBH I would only consider it `scratch resistant` as far as any plastic can go - what I can tell you is that as far as `plaggy` goes its at the top of the tree and to exactly the same spec as the stuff TT use on theirs - with my little understanding there is `polycarbonate` and there is `posh polycarbonate`like this Makrolon stuff - to me it seems good clobber and what I did notice was how `clear` it was.

    here`s the blurb on it - knock yourself out eh?

    Makrolon® polycarbonate product description





    What do medical devices, automotive headlamps, sporting equipment, electronics, DVDs, eyewear, architectural glazing and LED lighting have in common? They’re among the diverse applications that rely on Makrolon® polycarbonate produced by Bayer MaterialScience, a high-performance thermoplastic that affects many lives on a daily basis. With an outstanding balance of properties, polycarbonate is one of the most versatile and successful thermoplastics ever.


    Makrolon® Polycarbonate
    Makrolon® polycarbonate

    The high-performance and sustainable properties of Makrolon® polycarbonate (PC) make it a go-to material for applications in diverse industries.

    Manufacturers rely on Makrolon® polycarbonate's unique combinations of properties. It is virtually unbreakable, lightweight with glass-like transparency and is impact resistant – even at extremely low temperatures. It has a high dimensional stability and is easily molded, yet has excellent heat resistance with a glass transition temperature of up to 148ºC.

    Bayer offers a broad portfolio of Makrolon® polycarbonate resins. These include general purpose, lighting, medical and food contact, flame-retardant, impact-modified and glass-fiber reinforced grades. These grades can be used for injection molding, extrusion and blow molding, in a range of markets including automotive and transportation, construction, electronics, medical, lighting and optical data storage.

    General purpose grades are offered in transparent, translucent and opaque colors and supplied in granular form. Furthermore, special colors can also be developed upon request, for general purpose and for most special grades.

    Products made out of polycarbonate boast a long life and allow efficient reusability. Stronger and lighter than glass, polycarbonate also provides energy and CO2 emmision savings. Furthermore, it reduces product losses due to breakage during distribution and use. Most post-production waste is mechanically recycled into “recyclate grade” polycarbonate blends.

    Makrolon® polycarbonate, approved and trusted for decades, continues to pave the way for tomorrow's product innovations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Hooton View Post
    Now then Nuts how ya doing?

    Well TBH I would only consider it `scratch resistant` as far as any plastic can go - what I can tell you is that as far as `plaggy` goes its at the top of the tree and to exactly the same spec as the stuff TT use on theirs - with my little understanding there is `polycarbonate` and there is `posh polycarbonate`like this Makrolon stuff - to me it seems good clobber and what I did notice was how `clear` it was.

    here`s the blurb on it - knock yourself out eh?

    Makrolon® polycarbonate product description





    What do medical devices, automotive headlamps, sporting equipment, electronics, DVDs, eyewear, architectural glazing and LED lighting have in common? They’re among the diverse applications that rely on Makrolon® polycarbonate produced by Bayer MaterialScience, a high-performance thermoplastic that affects many lives on a daily basis. With an outstanding balance of properties, polycarbonate is one of the most versatile and successful thermoplastics ever.


    Makrolon® Polycarbonate
    Makrolon® polycarbonate

    The high-performance and sustainable properties of Makrolon® polycarbonate (PC) make it a go-to material for applications in diverse industries.

    Manufacturers rely on Makrolon® polycarbonate's unique combinations of properties. It is virtually unbreakable, lightweight with glass-like transparency and is impact resistant – even at extremely low temperatures. It has a high dimensional stability and is easily molded, yet has excellent heat resistance with a glass transition temperature of up to 148ºC.

    Bayer offers a broad portfolio of Makrolon® polycarbonate resins. These include general purpose, lighting, medical and food contact, flame-retardant, impact-modified and glass-fiber reinforced grades. These grades can be used for injection molding, extrusion and blow molding, in a range of markets including automotive and transportation, construction, electronics, medical, lighting and optical data storage.

    General purpose grades are offered in transparent, translucent and opaque colors and supplied in granular form. Furthermore, special colors can also be developed upon request, for general purpose and for most special grades.

    Products made out of polycarbonate boast a long life and allow efficient reusability. Stronger and lighter than glass, polycarbonate also provides energy and CO2 emmision savings. Furthermore, it reduces product losses due to breakage during distribution and use. Most post-production waste is mechanically recycled into “recyclate grade” polycarbonate blends.

    Makrolon® polycarbonate, approved and trusted for decades, continues to pave the way for tomorrow's product innovations.
    I think that answered my question!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Nutty GSER View Post
    I think that answered my question!
    Good!

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    Your gear looks great Mark, and well priced. As an 1150 owner would love to see more kit for us 'oldies'

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