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Old 09-09-2012, 12:53 PM   #14251
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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, 12:53 PM   #14252
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:09 PM   #14253
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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, 01:11 PM   #14254
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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, 01:40 PM   #14255
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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, 06:46 PM   #14256
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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, 08:12 PM   #14257
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I used Palmer Products extensions, on my 1050. They're a pretty generic item that'll probably fit anything.
Palmer Products!
Thanks, for something completely unrelated. THEY make the over the pillion seat luggage rack I've been looking for, for 4 months
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:51 AM   #14258
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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, 01:01 AM   #14259
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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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Old 09-10-2012, 05:49 AM   #14260
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markbvt, how do you like the DrySpec bags, how long have you had them, and how are they holding up? I bought the Twisted Throttle tail bag in June of 2011 and it is already starting to fall apart.
I got mine for this trip, and both have held up great. The webbing loops have a tendency to pull out their stitching if you put too much tension on them, so to hold the smaller bag on top of the larger one I attached the straps to the solid strap loops intended for the top carry handle. Worked perfectly.

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Old 09-10-2012, 07:05 AM   #14261
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Palmer Products!
Thanks, for something completely unrelated. THEY make the over the pillion seat luggage rack I've been looking for, for 4 months
Cool!

I was digging that rack, too. Sorta' BMW R80GS-ish.
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:45 AM   #14262
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I was digging that rack, too. Sorta' BMW R80GS-ish.
Also check out the Jesse Luggage passenger seat rack / compartment. Though I'm not 100% certain whether I like that sharp edge just around my lower back.
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:50 AM   #14263
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I used Palmer Products extensions, on my 1050. They're a pretty generic item that'll probably fit anything.
Strange thing is they makes extensions for the 1050 and 1200 but not 800. I sent them an email asking about extenders for the 800 just in case they have something but it's not on their website. Looks like they make some useful stuff.

I have some plastic material that I was going to make my own extensions with but I'd rather buy some if they are pretty cheap.
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:00 PM   #14264
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Strange thing is they makes extensions for the 1050 and 1200 but not 800. I sent them an email asking about extenders for the 800 just in case they have something but it's not on their website. Looks like they make some useful stuff.

I have some plastic material that I was going to make my own extensions with but I'd rather buy some if they are pretty cheap.
They said the 800's guards were too complicated for extensions and they weren't sure if the Explorer guards were fit as they might be too big and hit screen at full lock.
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Old 09-10-2012, 01:41 PM   #14265
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Strange thing is they makes extensions for the 1050 and 1200 but not 800. I sent them an email asking about extenders for the 800 just in case they have something but it's not on their website. Looks like they make some useful stuff.

I have some plastic material that I was going to make my own extensions with but I'd rather buy some if they are pretty cheap.
The 1050 dimensions are 65mm wide by 235mm long. They have a taper at the outer ends with the inner being straight. The material is pliable enough to cut with a utility knife. It's unfortunate their site pics aren't very good.

Explorer 1200 pic gives an idea of the material and general shape.

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