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  1. Ashtons99

    Ashtons99 Well-Known Member

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    #1 Ashtons99, Jan 17, 2019
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    Three hands, asbestos fingers and a lot of patience. After 4 attempts I managed to get the finish I wanted with this amber lens film.
    It’s not easy at all. You have to use the heat gun on the hottest setting to get the film to stretch enough to get it to look nice with no imperfections. Trying to do that and use 2 hands to stretch it over the lens is something of a challenge.
    I bought a 1m x300mm roll and used most of it !



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  2. joe mc donald

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    We will all be around your place at the weekend now we know you're Qualified.
    Ride Safe
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  3. Sir Trev

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    Friend of mine failed an MoT once for having a lens cover on his bike - not sure if the tester was being a bellend or not. Luckily it was a clip-on one so it was easy enough to take off for a re-test.
     
  4. Ashtons99

    Ashtons99 Well-Known Member

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    Lighting regs allow only 2 colours of lamps on the front of a motor vehicle, white or amber....usual emergency services exemptions etc
     
  5. sprintdave

    sprintdave Nurse,he's out of bed again

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    Don't understand why you would want to do it personally but each to his own
     
  6. Ashtons99

    Ashtons99 Well-Known Member

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    I suppose it’s like anything anyone does to the “factory” bike to personalise it whatever the aftermarket choice, won’t be everyone’s cup of tea. I just thought with this I could return it to standard in about 20 seconds !
     
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  7. tcbandituk

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    When I first started going to France in the late eighties, you could get some yellow stuff that was painted on and could be cleaned off when you got home, I'm guessing it's probably not around now as it's no longer required.
    Might have saved you some burnt fingers :D

    When I took my GSXR in 1990, I couldn't decide whether to use it or not, so I covered all bases :p

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  8. Ashtons99

    Ashtons99 Well-Known Member

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    Someone else told me about that. It’s probably still available somewhere
     
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  11. tcbandituk

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    Yup, back when you had separate keys for the ignition and car doors :p
     
  12. Ashtons99

    Ashtons99 Well-Known Member

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    And probably harder to steal :eek:
     
  13. Biker Jock

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    Back when cars had pop-up buttons to lock the doors, I used to carry a strip of plastic in my pocket (the sort for tying up boxes) for all the times I got out, pushed the button down and shut the door... ...with my keys still in the ignition.

    I could get back in by pushing a loop of plastic strip through the window seal, hooking it round the button and lifting up. Back in the car almost as quick as using the key.
     
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  14. Foxy1

    Foxy1 Crème de la Crème

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    I used that yellow paint, when I went to the Bol 'dor regularly in late 80's. It was great on my GSXR1100 and FZ750 as they had glass lenses. When I got my TL1000S, it had a plastic headlight lens. I bought a paint which said you could use it on plastic lenses, but it sent the lane opaque. When I complained, they bought me a new headlight. Not used it since.
     
  15. Ashtons99

    Ashtons99 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like it’s a no on modern lenses then
     
  16. Foxy1

    Foxy1 Crème de la Crème

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    It was about '93, so they may have moved on since then, with the paint, and the plastics. Just check the manufacturers specifications. I used to paint mine from the inside, by removing the headlight unit, taking out the lamp, then using a long thin paintbrush and a steady(ish) hand. That way it didn't wash off over time.
     
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