Stock headlight - unprotected from road debris. One small pebble can cost you several hundred dollars.
F800GS LightGuard. The side brackets are crafted from stainless steel. The plexiglass shield can be removed for cleaning in seconds, by pulling 4 quick-release hairpin cotter pins.
The rubber light seal across the top prevents light from reflecting back into the rider's eyes when riding at night.
Closeup of the LightGuard and rubber light seal. The seal prevents light from reflecting back into your eyes when driving at night.
Remove the screw on the side of the headlight. Do not allow the headlight housing to move or rotate, or your beam pattern will change. Work on one side at a time.
Tightening the screw that holds the bracket to the headlight assembly.
Left bracket in place. You can still make adjustments to the aiming point of your headlight.
Both brackets now in place.
Placement of the mounting pin and rubber grommets. The hairpin cotter pin is in place.
F800GS LightShield with rubber light reflector in place, hardware displayed
Placement of the mounting pin and rubber grommets. The last grommet will press against the metal tabs of the side mounts.
Placement of the mounting pin and rubber grommets through the plexiglass shield. The last grommet has not been fitted.
Closeup of the sequencing of the pin, the stainless washer, 3 grommets, and the hairpin cotter pin. The wrench shows where the plexiglass guard would normally fit.
Closeup of the pin, the washer, 2 grommets, and the plexi shield
Closeup of the pin, the washer, 2 grommets, and the plexi shield, the 3rd grommet, the mounting tabs, and the hairpin cotter pin in the background
Closeup of the sequencing of the pin, the stainless washer, 3 grommets, and the hairpin cotter pin
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