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Old 10-02-12, 15:44   #1
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Does anyone know where I can find the headlight covers they use for the street triple race series? I would love to be able to just pop on a cover (with numbers painted on ) and go for track days instead of messing around with painter's tape all the time. Can't find anyone selling these for the life of me.

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Make sure you unplug the lights if you cover them. You can buy light covers from 4x4 accessory shops that fit.
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Cool. Thanks Mac!
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Make sure you unplug the lights if you cover them. You can buy light covers from 4x4 accessory shops that fit.
Just wanted to confirm that you were talking about pre 2012 bikes with round lights... do you know about our new bug eyed lights? Covers for them?

I have had no luck in a search for them at this point!
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Yes the old round lights. The new style will require a custom cover. Personally though I'd just remove them round or new style. You'll reduce weight and if you go down you'll save the lights. It's literally 2 bolts to remove the light assembly. Since you have to unplug them anyways to prevent damage to the lights from excess heat you might as well remove them.
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Yes the old round lights. The new style will require a custom cover. Personally though I'd just remove them round or new style. You'll reduce weight and if you go down you'll save the lights. It's literally 2 bolts to remove the light assembly. Since you have to unplug them anyways to prevent damage to the lights from excess heat you might as well remove them.
Do you have to realign/aim them when you reattach?
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Only the height adjustment but you can mark this before removal so it's easy. The two lights stay connected together on the bar they are mounted to so it's pretty simple. I made a post about this a couple months back if you do a search.
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Only the height adjustment but you can mark this before removal so it's easy. The two lights stay connected together on the bar they are mounted to so it's pretty simple. I made a post about this a couple months back if you do a search.
Sweet, thanks. I was thinking with the round lights it wouldn't be a problem but i didn't want googly eye'd pentagonal lights. I'll hit up the search.
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Something like this should work. Just double check the size of the lights. I pulled 6" out of my ass.

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Yes the old round lights. The new style will require a custom cover. Personally though I'd just remove them round or new style. You'll reduce weight and if you go down you'll save the lights. It's literally 2 bolts to remove the light assembly. Since you have to unplug them anyways to prevent damage to the lights from excess heat you might as well remove them.
I never unplugged mine at the track. 20 mins with them on was never enough to do damage. I'd cut out a circle of cardstock, then tape that over the lights so no glue stuck to the lense.
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You haven't "yet". Triumph warranty issued a statement a while back that they would not warranty headlight units damaged from excess heat caused by taping over headlights for track use. This applied to both the round and new style headlights.

Yes they had a number of claims regarding this.
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