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General Information

Year
2013
Make
Honda
Model
CBR500R
Color
Tri-colour
2013 Honda CBR500R (Tri-colour)

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Modifications

Drivetrain
__Michelin Pilot Road 5
Interior
__Airage exhaust, K&N air filter, DID X-ring 520-VX2 Chain
Exterior
__Honda OEM chainguard with hugger, self-made headlight protectors with amber brights

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Sure - They are headlight protectors - I made them from 3mm thick plexi-glass. The running light is clear and the brights are amber (orange). I drive with my brights on permanently - makes you way more visible to cars on the highway - the orange colour draws drivers attention most of the time. They have saved my headlights from stone chips twice.

Process of making them:
  • take heavy duty aluminium foil and mold it flat against the headlight
  • trace the perimeter of the headlight with a permanent marker onto the foil
  • use foil as a template to transfer headlight shape onto the plexiglass
  • cut the plexiglass out using a jigsaw with a 'metal' cutting blade (fine teeth)
  • lightly sand edges
  • (now is a good time to make copies of your template for future use in case one gets damaged by a stone)
  • heat oven up to 180 deg celcius
  • put cut out plexiglass on a non-stick baking sheet and heat for about 5mins
  • take it out using oven gloves - glass it now flexible
  • run to your bike and press it up hard against your headight (first mask headlight with heavy duty aluminum foil)
  • hold in place for about a minute
  • drop into a bucket of cold water
  • the plexiglass covers are fixed to the headlights with double sided pvc clear 'hook and claw' tape blocks
  • can be removed and cleaned when washing the bike
PS - Powerbronze makes these off the shelf but they are pricey and weren't available locally so made my own

39 us$ for Powerbronze vs around 6 us$ for home made...

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Sure - They are headlight protectors - I made them from 3mm thick plexi-glass. The running light is clear and the brights are amber (orange). I drive with my brights on permanently - makes you way more visible to cars on the highway - the orange colour draws drivers attention most of the time. They have saved my headlights from stone chips twice.

Process of making them:
  • take heavy duty aluminium foil and mold it flat against the headlight
  • trace the perimeter of the headlight with a permanent marker onto the foil
  • use foil as a template to transfer headlight shape onto the plexiglass
  • cut the plexiglass out using a jigsaw with a 'metal' cutting blade (fine teeth)
  • lightly sand edges
  • (now is a good time to make copies of your template for future use in case one gets damaged by a stone)
  • heat oven up to 180 deg celcius
  • put cut out plexiglass on a non-stick baking sheet and heat for about 5mins
  • take it out using oven gloves - glass it now flexible
  • run to your bike and press it up hard against your headight (first mask headlight with heavy duty aluminum foil)
  • hold in place for about a minute
  • drop into a bucket of cold water
  • the plexiglass covers are fixed to the headlights with double sided pvc clear 'hook and claw' tape blocks
  • can be removed and cleaned when washing the bike
PS - Powerbronze makes these off the shelf but they are pricey and weren't available locally so made my own

39 us$ for Powerbronze vs around 6 us$ for home made...

Wow... i’m thoroughly impressed. I do a lot of DIY but nothing of this sort. Thanks for the sharing, this is definitely a must this summer.
 
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