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Old 01-01-2013, 11:17 PM   #32191
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Hey guys,

I bought a set of enduro engineering hand guards for my bike and after dropping it a few times they were pretty much toast. These weren't cheap so I wanted to find out a less costly alternative. After some looking around I found these on ebay for $30 with free shipping.

It turns out these are real acerbis handguards without the branding for a fraction of the cost.

I'm sure many of you know about this but I know others don't.

I was wondering if there's any other sort of cheap chinese unbranded stuff I can pick up for my bike instead of paying premium just for the brand?
You bent or broke EE handguards?

That being the case you will fucking demolish these wanna be Acerbis things... no way they are really Acerbis.

You should look for some knock off Cycra handguards, since Cycra makes the most solid stuff then surely the knock offs of them will be a step above all other knock offs....
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:18 AM   #32192
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Forget cheap. HDB.
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:32 AM   #32193
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So this is how the bike looked yesterday.

Smiley face

After a couple of hours in the shed, it looked like this:

Smiley face


Started getting it back together. Should have it back to stock tomorrow.
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:46 AM   #32194
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What are you planning on doing with the holes in the head stem?
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:48 AM   #32195
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You bent or broke EE handguards?

That being the case you will fucking demolish these wanna be Acerbis things... no way they are really Acerbis.

You should look for some knock off Cycra handguards, since Cycra makes the most solid stuff then surely the knock offs of them will be a step above all other knock offs....
lol...


These ARE acerbis handguards. Acerbis has their products manufactured in China. These are the same handguards, from the exact same plant, just without the ACERBIS sticker on them.

And Yes I bent the EE ones during a nasty crash on pavement I also bent my bars and broke my thumb and I understand these wouldn't hold up any better but as I was saying I bought them because they are cheap enough you can replace them if you have to.
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:56 AM   #32196
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I filled them with two part metal putty and gave it a quick spray job.

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Old 01-02-2013, 04:39 AM   #32197
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So this is how the bike looked yesterday.

After a couple of hours in the shed, it looked like this:

Started getting it back together. Should have it back to stock tomorrow.
Hey Joe - I enjoyed reading your WRR build up. I just bought an 08. You are handy with the metal fabrication.

What are you going to buy now and curious why you are selling the WRR?
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:28 AM   #32198
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If you wish to support the Chinese, go ahead. I bought the real Acerbis hand guards and they are still good after may falls in Big Bend.
Let's see....my Klim leather gloves are made in China and my Klim jersey is made in Taiwan. My Black Diamond mountaineering gloves are made in Vietnam. The motor in my Mini was made in Brazil. I am pretty sure my mac and iPhone is made in China too.

On the other hand my Subie is made in Indiana...
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:46 AM   #32199
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Thanks mate, I enjoy doing the build logs cause it is good to go back over it myself to see what I did and when etc. Yeah, I love my fabrication work! Worked on cars and bikes for many years now. All just hobby stuff though really.

I am going to go for a KTM200 or 300 two stroke. I am only riding in the bush now and it goes to and from in the back of my van. So I thought I may as well get something a lot lighter and a lot more powerful and really enjoy the riding that I am doing now.


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Hey Joe - I enjoyed reading your WRR build up. I just bought an 08. You are handy with the metal fabrication.

What are you going to buy now and curious why you are selling the WRR?
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:13 AM   #32200
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Let's see....my Klim leather gloves are made in China and my Klim jersey is made in Taiwan. My Black Diamond mountaineering gloves are made in Vietnam. The motor in my Mini was made in Brazil. I am pretty sure my mac and iPhone is made in China too.

On the other hand my Subie is made in Indiana...
Just the final assembly is done in Lafayette...who knows about the parts...
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:37 AM   #32201
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Let's see....my Klim leather gloves are made in China and my Klim jersey is made in Taiwan. My Black Diamond mountaineering gloves are made in Vietnam. The motor in my Mini was made in Brazil. I am pretty sure my mac and iPhone is made in China too.

On the other hand my Subie is made in Indiana...
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:47 AM   #32202
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Hey guys,

I bought a set of enduro engineering hand guards for my bike and after dropping it a few times they were pretty much toast. These weren't cheap so I wanted to find out a less costly alternative. After some looking around I found these on ebay for $30 with free shipping.



It turns out these are real acerbis handguards without the branding for a fraction of the cost.

I'm sure many of you know about this but I know others don't.

I was wondering if there's any other sort of cheap chinese unbranded stuff I can pick up for my bike instead of paying premium just for the brand?
IMHO un branded merchandise is quite often pirated copies(sometimes of cheaper material) or stolen off the assembly line by corrupt employees. Don't support brand theft it only hurts the industry we support by undercutting the registered brand seller we are just hurting ourselves.
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:34 AM   #32203
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Thanks mate, I enjoy doing the build logs cause it is good to go back over it myself to see what I did and when etc. Yeah, I love my fabrication work! Worked on cars and bikes for many years now. All just hobby stuff though really.

I am going to go for a KTM200 or 300 two stroke. I am only riding in the bush now and it goes to and from in the back of my van. So I thought I may as well get something a lot lighter and a lot more powerful and really enjoy the riding that I am doing now.
Awesome - I'm going to see how I like this WRR....I know I will enjoy the low maintenance....I had a KTM 03 450exc that I sold in 2011.....I wish I would have never sold that one. I had it well sorted and it purred like a kitten....until you twisted that throttle.........I will miss that power and suspension.....I'm hoping that putting around on this 250 will fit the bill but from what I've read I think I made a good choice...
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:34 AM   #32204
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My own "Fiscal Cliff"

I want 6 speed/fuel injection and I salivate over the new KTMs, but it's hard to process the cost against need/budget...........~$10K+ by the time you add armor/GPR/fuel tank/etc.......I think the KTM path would set me back an extra ~$7K minimum vs. picking up a lightly used "STOCK" WR250R for around ~$3-4K.....

I already have a bad ass KTM 300 XC-W and it'll need a top end in a bit (~160 hrs since last top end)....I need to bank some $$ for that so I can continue to use it for all the fun/technical stuff I ride...

I've found "stock" WRs in the ~$3-4K range on Craigslist within a ~400 mile radius of San Diego......that's probably the smart money........find a STOCK WR250R and leave it alone....just change the gearing, jump over my non engine related farkles, and part out the extra wheel set, fuel programmer, FMF exhaust system, and any other left overs to you folks or whomever out in EBay land.......better to spend a few grand and wind up with a low mileage/farkled "stock" bike as opposed to rebuilding my current WR250R.......thinking more and more that's the route I should pursue even though it's not the route I want to pursue.......I "want" another bad ass/new KTM but all I really "need" is a smooth/fuel injected/go anywhere "traveler" to compliment my KTM 300 XC-W.....if I didn't already have a plated 300 XCW it would be a tougher decision......

What a bummer.......guess we all wish we had more $$$......but the reality of daughter(s) weddings, dental bills, vet bills, taxes, etc. brings great levity to the equation......

The third option is to wait on Fuel Injection until the next go around in "X" years, part out the current heavily farkled WR, then go buy a low mileage/prefarkled/carburated KTM......something like this (tho his price seems a bit on the high side): http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/mcy/3515219596.html

Always enjoyed my KTMs (950/620/400/520/300)........BUT, the little WR250 is probably a better ADV "traveler"........to go "anywhere"......

I'll figure out my personal fiscal cliff game plan and let you folks know what, if any, WR parts I'll be selling.....stay tuned.....
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:54 AM   #32205
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After seeing the first picture I figured it would look like that inside. How many miles are on the bike?
Sorry just now seeing this...

13.5k miles
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