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Old 09-08-2012, 10:34 PM   #14191
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Exactly what I put on. As you say, not a lot of choice (the triumph engine bars are less than 1" actually).
How did you mount them? I just checked in the garage and I'm not certain where I would mount them on the Triumph bars so that I could actually use them properly.
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:52 AM   #14192
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Question Handguard Question?

The stock handguards don't offer much in the way of weather protection, and I haven't found any "spoilers" or extensions for the factory ones.
The bike has a Kaoko throttle lock installed and I was wondering if there are any other handguards (Barkbusters, touratech, etc) that will work with the Koako and give better protection in a blizzard?
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:07 PM   #14193
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The stock handguards don't offer much in the way of weather protection, and I haven't found any "spoilers" or extensions for the factory ones.
The bike has a Kaoko throttle lock installed and I was wondering if there are any other handguards (Barkbusters, touratech, etc) that will work with the Koako and give better protection in a blizzard?
What about Tiger 1050 or Explorer guards? As they're Triumph stuff they should fit straight onto the 800 bars.
I got the 1050 ones on mine....


Excellent weather protection and even though I've fallen off and over a few times they haven't broken.
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:17 PM   #14194
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The stock handguards don't offer much in the way of weather protection, and I haven't found any "spoilers" or extensions for the factory ones.
The bike has a Kaoko throttle lock installed and I was wondering if there are any other handguards (Barkbusters, touratech, etc) that will work with the Koako and give better protection in a blizzard?
I am in the same boat here, I need to get some hand guards for pretection. I hit a tree here about 6 weeks ago and shattered the left side hand guard. I need something to protect the clutch lever and hopefully my hands. I am leaning toware HDB or Cycra guards but just have not made up my mind. I had the HDB guards on a different bike and I like them, I just don't like the price. The Cycra guards I run on my 450 and they have paid for themselves many times over. I will search this thread for the highway dirt bike guards, I think someone already put a material list together. If someone finds it before I do, please post the page it is on. The search feature is not friendly to me on this forum.
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:35 PM   #14195
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Seems if you would consider swapping the hand guards, one should go with ones that will actually protect the levers? They aren't only for offroad. I snapped a clutch lever on Uly doing something anyone could do. Proper hand guards would've kept me from having to ride home 150 miles with 1.5" of lever
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:39 PM   #14196
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What about Tiger 1050 or Explorer guards? As they're Triumph stuff they should fit straight onto the 800 bars.
I got the 1050 ones on mine....
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Has it been confirmed the Explorer guards will fit an 800? I I know the 1050s do with use of a different bar end thing (or some different part).
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:53 PM   #14197
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The stock handguards don't offer much in the way of weather protection, and I haven't found any "spoilers" or extensions for the factory ones.
The bike has a Kaoko throttle lock installed and I was wondering if there are any other handguards (Barkbusters, touratech, etc) that will work with the Koako and give better protection in a blizzard?
I too am using 1050 guards w/Koako throttle lock. Works great, much better protection.
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:53 PM   #14198
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:09 PM   #14199
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Get barkbusters
I use Barkbuster Storm and I'm very happy with them. But I don't use a throttle lock, just can't get over the mechanism and what could happen with my clumsiness. For more comfort on longer trips I use a cramp buster.
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:11 PM   #14200
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Get barkbusters
That was my first choice, but the Kaoko instructions say it won't work with Barkbusters
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:40 PM   #14201
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i use barkbuster storm and i'm very happy with them. But i don't use a throttle lock, just can't get over the mechanism and what could happen with my clumsiness. For more comfort on longer trips i use a cramp buster.
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:46 PM   #14202
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The stock handguards don't offer much in the way of weather protection, and I haven't found any "spoilers" or extensions for the factory ones.
The bike has a Kaoko throttle lock installed and I was wondering if there are any other handguards (Barkbusters, touratech, etc) that will work with the Koako and give better protection in a blizzard?
I used Palmer Products extensions, on my 1050. They're a pretty generic item that'll probably fit anything.
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:12 PM   #14203
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I used Palmer Products extensions, on my 1050. They're a pretty generic item that'll probably fit anything.
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Old 09-10-2012, 01:51 AM   #14204
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That was my first choice, but the Kaoko instructions say it won't work with Barkbusters
I have Kaoko with bark busters. The Kaoko part number you are looking for Tig100.
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Old 09-10-2012, 02:01 AM   #14205
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Has it been confirmed the Explorer guards will fit an 800? I I know the 1050s do with use of a different bar end thing (or some different part).
Explorer bars are pretty much the same as the 800 just a slightly different bend so the guard should bolt straight on.
The 1050 ones will also bolt straight on although they are slightly longer/wider so to get them on without bending the guard some longer bar ends are preferable.


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Seems if you would consider swapping the hand guards, one should go with ones that will actually protect the levers? They aren't only for offroad. I snapped a clutch lever on Uly doing something anyone could do. Proper hand guards would've kept me from having to ride home 150 miles with 1.5" of lever
I've clouted my 1050 ones pretty hard and, it turns out, they're very robust.
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