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Cool NESBA. Is this true?

I was looking at the tankslapper protection film and came across this and was wondering if this was true??

"Headlight Protection Kit:" These kits contain adhesive 3M Eurethane vinyl which is 8 mil thick. These kits are intended to severely reduce the amount of pitting your lenses receive from rocks and other foreign objects. Furthermore, as long as you have the headlight kit installed you won't have to tape your headlights at a track day!

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.....Rep for chey for the find, and saved in my favorites. Wether you dont have to tape the headlight or not, the fact of saving the headlight and tank for all the rock chips and scratches is a value to me

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Great find, just emailed them for a application for my bike. Mine was not listed. Love the idea on not having to tape the lights for track days.

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+1 I hate taping crap off!!!


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I have the stuff all over the FJR and love it. If you do it per the instructions, it looks decent enough. I've had it on for nearly 2 years and some of it could get replaced. They say you can polish and wax, but I haven't tried.
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I know the film will protect the lights, but I'm not sure if NESBA would allow you to still run a light. The taping is more for keeping all the pieces together should you fail to stay upright.

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I have the stuff all over the FJR and love it. If you do it per the instructions, it looks decent enough. I've had it on for nearly 2 years and some of it could get replaced. They say you can polish and wax, but I haven't tried.
Does the film on the headlight take away from the illumination and does the film stay clear or yellow over time on the lights, just curious.

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I know the film will protect the lights, but I'm not sure if NESBA would allow you to still run a light. The taping is more for keeping all the pieces together should you fail to stay upright.
Correct about the protection is what I was looking at. None of the orgs let you run a headlight or tailight while on the track for those that didnt know.

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Does the film on the headlight take away from the illumination and does the film stay clear or yellow over time on the lights, just curious.
I would guess over time it would yellow but how much time would probably depend on the amount of riding being done. If it lasts a yr I would be happy. That's a year I don't need to keep taping the damn headlights


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I would think that since it is a soid piece of film it would serve the same as tape. The glass would all remain stuck to the film. In essence it would be completly covered in tape no?

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I would think, but some people have different views on things so I would rather know for sure then to find out after.


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I can't answer for NESBA, but besides keeping the pieces together if it breaks, the other point to taping is to not see the light. Besides the distraction to other riders from the brake light, as a coach, I don't want to turn around and have to stare into a bunch of headlights either.

If you can pull the fuse so that the lights are off, and you have all the lights covered in this film, (you should be covering turn signals too) I don't see why not, as long as it's easy enough to see while going through tech.

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Yea I have to pull my bulbs as the lights are on the same fuse as the ignition

also posted in STT that way everyone will know.


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This is the same adhesive that I used on my G35. The clear bra worked great and did not yellow. Matter of fact a couple fo guys on the RC51.org board installed it the day they got there bikes to prevent chips and nicks. They use it on there lowers (towards the front by the V part) and also the upper. If installed by a proffesional you can barely notice its on.
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they've had this for auto headlights. prob alot easier to apply to the motorcycle headlights, and they shouldn't yellow in time. it does definitely help against rock chips and stuff.

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Straight from the NESBA manual page 21:
"All lights and reflectors removed or taped over with
masking, electrical, or plastic-type tape or covers (Intro
excluded)"

I've never seen anyone try to pass tech with it but I think the product you described would qualify as a plastic-type tape or cover. Since its not listed specifically, you might be at the discretion of the tech inspection staff and may be asked to tape over it if they think it won't do the job.

IMO I think it would be easier to tape over the lights than have to disconnect wire harnesses and pull bulbs or fuses to guarantee that your lights would not come on while on the track with those clear films.

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Doesnt everyone disconnect or remove bulbs anyway when they tape? I would think the heat from the headlight being on underneath would gum that shit up!

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Pull the fuse...much easier
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the clear film for cars is called star shield

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Pull the fuse...much easier

Can't on all bikes.

and Yes Kegger but have seen people leave them on while doing track.


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I dunno if they'd let it slide, because I think they are trying to cut down on the shiny stuff out there on the track, like shiny reflectors inside the headlight housing.


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It sounds like it could be good. Can't say without seeing it. But yes, you would need to pull all the bulbs or fuses as well.

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Doesnt everyone disconnect or remove bulbs anyway when they tape? I would think the heat from the headlight being on underneath would gum that shit up!
Not everyone. Some don't know how or don't want to bother so we check and make sure there is enough tape to keep any light from being visible. Or we tell them how to disable the lights and give them the choice to do it to prevent a mess with the tape adhesive. Painter's tape and duct tape actually come off pretty clean if taken off immediately after the trackday. Any residue comes off pretty easily with a little honda polish or goo gone. I would be more cautious on very hot days or if the bike has HID bulbs.

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I will say Painters tape and HID's do well and still easy to come off


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Yea I have to pull my bulbs as the lights are on the same fuse as the ignition

also posted in STT that way everyone will know.
JUst wire in a switch to kill your lighting system


Also when I used to tape my stuff, I used electrical tape. came off the glass very clean. Looked better in pictures too instead of all that blue crap




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Not worth cutting into wire for a switch. Not that hard to unplug the bulbs


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come on.....admit it....taping is kinda fun


its like gettin ur hands taped up before a fight..lol


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It takes what, 5 minutes to toss some painters tape over the headlight(s)?

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It takes what, 5 minutes to toss some painters tape over the headlight(s)?
And 5 minutes to put this on bike and never do again


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Tape

3m makes a residue free duct tape about 8 bucks,
I pulled my headlight assembly out and fabricated a light weight frame system and built two form fitted inserts that screw right in and covered em in black vinyl . LOL i know its a bit elaborate but but it gives me options, and less money when i destroy the plastics
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