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Re: Cheap hand-guards for 2019/20MY
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2020, 05:28:39 PM »
I always go for Barkbusters as I've become quite fond of my fingers these past 66yrs, safety first. :001:
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Re: Cheap hand-guards for 2019/20MY
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2020, 01:57:45 AM »
*Originally Posted by AJC500 [+]
I don't ride off road but a bit of protection from wind and rain would be a nice addition!  :190:
Hands need to be protected from hours of high-frequency vibration (nerve damage can be permanent), periodic inclement weather (if you live in a cold country), and potential impact (carbon-fiber gloves help, too.) All the hand protectors on the market offer trade-offs among the three; the optimal design depends on the kind of riding you do.

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Re: Cheap hand-guards for 2019/20MY
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2020, 09:44:27 AM »
This bloke from Oregon has some handguards.
I found out there are

https://www.amazon.com/GOOFIT-Handlebar-Handguards-Aluminium-Motorcycle/dp/B010HNS6V4/ref=redir_mobile_desktop/131-8009244-9370140?ie=UTF8&psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title



He says he loves the mirrors, I think they're mirrors are rubbish, mostly just full of elbows  :188:
« Last Edit: March 05, 2020, 09:56:46 AM by Swanny »
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Re: Cheap hand-guards for 2019/20MY
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2020, 12:02:57 PM »
*Originally Posted by Swanny [+]
He says he loves the mirrors, I think they're mirrors are rubbish, mostly just full of elbows  :188:

Oh blimey - we'll need to add good/bad mirrors to the good/bad windscreen debate - I get a great view with the standard (2017) mirrors..... and at 12st 3lb (that's 171lb or 78kg isn't it?), I'm not big, but I'm not that skinny either!!!   :008:
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Re: Cheap hand-guards for 2019/20MY
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2020, 03:13:37 PM »
The mirrors of the 2019 are very good in shape, size and view, but the mirror arms are very short, especially if you have slightly wider shoulders.
I have therefore extended the arms of the standard mirror by 5 cm. That is much better.
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Re: Cheap hand-guards for 2019/20MY
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2020, 07:09:18 PM »
*Originally Posted by Swanny [+]
This bloke from Oregon has some handguards.
I found out there are

https://www.amazon.com/GOOFIT-Handlebar-Handguards-Aluminium-Motorcycle/dp/B010HNS6V4/ref=redir_mobile_desktop/131-8009244-9370140?ie=UTF8&psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title



He says he loves the mirrors, I think they're mirrors are rubbish, mostly just full of elbows  :188:

He has these on a 2019? Is he satisfied with them? They clear the windscreen at full turn?

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Re: Cheap hand-guards for 2019/20MY
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2020, 07:55:03 PM »
*Originally Posted by Antwon412 [+]
He has these on a 2019? Is he satisfied with them? They clear the windscreen at full turn?

Yes a 2019
No idea  :187:


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Your hand guards look interesting what make are those.



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Amazon cheapies;). Im not super impressed, but they are getting the job done.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B010HNS6V4?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title
« Last Edit: March 05, 2020, 07:58:10 PM by Swanny »
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Re: Cheap hand-guards for 2019/20MY
« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2020, 10:17:50 PM »
I have in the past noticed that when bar end weights are removed to fit handguards that a sort of high frequency vibration can occur..not on every bike and for sure I have had handguards going back some 25 bikes plus.
One bike was a Harley XR1200X...and they can vibrate.On that bike the bars are some 1" at the grip ends so I tried a rather unconventional method to help vibration and that was to use smaller expanding inserts for 22mm bars and fit those into some rubber type hose I got from a car accessory store so the inserts expanded within the hose and in turn,the hose expanded within the hose...it seemed to work. Well.as much as anything can on a Harley !
Another method on bars such as the CB500X,again,unconventional is to get some pretty dense memory foam and cut into strips wider than the bars and force them as far as you can into the bars with a dowel or a bit of semi rigid hose that will stay rigid enough to force the foam around the bends..fill the bars right up to the bar end inserts..a bit of silicone spray helps...
I can see how one may doubt this but imagine clamping the same foam to the stings of a guitar or any string instruments and see how it would perform...the sound would be well damped.
Stuff a bell with foam ,will it ring?
The above costs you next to nothing to try and very little time and lets face it,it is the higher frequencies that need to be attended to.
I have tried it on singles,V Twins,L Twins and if I need to..on a parallel twin...I was going to try it on my XCX800 but I sold it before I got around to it...that sang a bit at the higher revs.
I will add that this method of course will do nothing for the vibes that are felt through the rest of the bike at higher revs but this is absorbed through the seat and your backside..also the vibes through the pegs are going to be felt but slightly absorbed through the peg rubbers and your boots/socks.
It is the vibrations through the bars that become the most tiresome,then uncomfortable and potentially damaging.
« Last Edit: March 05, 2020, 10:24:06 PM by Oyley »

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Re: Cheap hand-guards for 2019/20MY
« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2020, 10:25:47 PM »
Cheers John  :002:
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