Ebay Handguards

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by johnny80s, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. johnny80s

    johnny80s Been here awhile

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    I have been reading threads all day about handguards and have not seen anyone using these handguards yet. I bought a black set like these off of ebay and I can figure out how to mount them. I have the general idea but it does not seem like the fit.

    Is anyone else using these?
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  2. def

    def Ginger th wonder dog

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    Nice looking brush guards...hope you get them to fit.

    Photos of your installation would help.

    How much with shipping?
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  3. johnny80s

    johnny80s Been here awhile

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    Shipping was free.

    I was hoping some one else might installed these already and could post up some pics or give me some tips. I just can't get things to bolt up correctly.
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  4. farmerger

    farmerger Snowed in Adventurer

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    You probably already saw these tips but just in case: Don't tighten anything until you have all bolts threaded. I used similar inside mounts and had to turn the right one upside down to get around the throttle cables. The stock GS bars have more sweep them most dirt bike bars so you may have to wrap a towel around the inner end, put it in a vice and bend the guards to match the sweep of your handlebars. Good luck.
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  5. johnny80s

    johnny80s Been here awhile

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    Thanks.
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  6. trc.rhubarb

    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

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    They say they are for a 7/8" handlebar so i don't think they are ever going to fit unless you replace the mounts.
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  7. johnny80s

    johnny80s Been here awhile

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    What size mounts do I need?
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    Plane Dr Been here awhile

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    Other than the look of the fake carbon they look like Acerbis/Emgo rally pro knock offs. They would be for 7/8 bars. If they follow the formers they are pretty soft. The big ol girl will mash them up.

    I have the former on my DRZ and they routinely get "reworked".

    I think the GS is an 11/8 bar
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  9. johnny80s

    johnny80s Been here awhile

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    Great. I will have them send me the correctly sized mounts. Hopefully they hold up.
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  10. s1marks

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    Don't know which GS you have (hint: good idea to put it in your sig line) but my R1150GS has 7/8 bars.

    S1
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  11. johnny80s

    johnny80s Been here awhile

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  12. Motomochila

    Motomochila Mad Scientist

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    Don't install them. You will spend more time and money to make Acerbis copies fit. buy instead these. http://www.highwaydirtbikes.com/HDB...ndguards&sid=58477u98v8h0h6cui5f5l8k762n48vm3

    They will be as difficult to fit up but you will be far more happy with the results and the performance. If you absolutely need the "Carbon Fiber" look, just wrap these with the faux vinyl. You won't tell tell it apart if done correctly, and you will have far better guards.
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  13. def

    def Ginger th wonder dog

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    Yeah but, look at the price? I'll take the phoney CF ones for $35.00...the look is priceless.
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    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    yes these will not fit any of the bikes listed on the add.
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  15. johnny80s

    johnny80s Been here awhile

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    I bought a black set not a carbon fiber set. For 35 bucks I will find a way to fit them.
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  16. AviatorTroy

    AviatorTroy Long timer

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    I think those eBay ones look fine. And the bars ARE 7/8" at them grip end so they might work with some finagling. Matter of fact I've never encountered a hand guard kit that didn't require any finagling.
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  17. johnny80s

    johnny80s Been here awhile

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    I asked them to send me the 1&1/8 ends. We will see if they do.
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  18. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    look buddy, they will not fit, and if you can make them fit it will look like shit. you have a really nice bike why getto it up with shitty hand guards that dont fit?
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    johnny80s Been here awhile

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    So it won't as sexy if I mount them?
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  20. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander only happy when sad

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    Why not let the guy do whatever he likes without getting condescending?
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