Hand guards

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by KTM250rm, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. KTM250rm

    KTM250rm Adventurer

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    I'm wanting to put handguards on my 2011 F800GS and was wondering what the riders here are using.

    Thanks,

    Rick
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  2. seasider

    seasider Just a rider

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    Just ordered Bark Busters for mine. Hope they work out.
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  3. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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  4. sieg

    sieg Wearing out tires......2 at a time, day after day.

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    I've got the BarkBusters and they fit up nice, and I doubt any thing is stronger.:clap
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  5. ride2little

    ride2little MoveAlongNothingHere

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    I have the plastic Touratec ones. And they have proven themselves several times. I also put the larger spoilers on in the colder months for extra wind protection.
    Been on the bike since new.
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  6. DrRock

    DrRock Adventurer

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    +1 for the factory guards
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  7. Jamm

    Jamm Old man on 2 wheels

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    +1 on Highway Dirt Bikes handguards.
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  8. puckinet

    puckinet Safety third

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    Had Touratech but when you dump the bike they can spin. Now using Barkbusters awesome have used them for years on my dirt bike can really take some abuse and if you damage something, you can replace the broken part you don't have to buy a set.
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  9. Heeso

    Heeso Cairo's Evil

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    Bark Busters with the short backbone. really good protection so far
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  10. lakota

    lakota Geeser

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    +1 on Touratec.
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  11. nytrashman

    nytrashman old and in the way

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    For the absolute best weather protection get yourself a pair of Aeroflow hand guards.
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  12. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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  13. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    I have Barkebusters, every time i drop it no matter what speed they bend in. im saving up for some HDB ones. buy local
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  14. Dieselpwr

    Dieselpwr Been here awhile

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    I went with the TT so that you retain the stock bar end weights. I heard the Barkbusters use a lower weight on the ends which causes some instability on the handlebars at speed.
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  15. Emperor Norton

    Emperor Norton Kilroy was here

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    I had the Touratech guards w/the extenders (sold the bike). Were I to do it again I'd probably get ones with some metal in them. The TTs seemed a bit flimsy to me.
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  16. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    I use the TT ones with extenders and still like them. I dropped the bike 3 times on paved roads and they still are all right.
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  17. KTM250rm

    KTM250rm Adventurer

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    Thanks for all your ideas. I went ahead and ordered Touratech, hopefully I never dump my F800GS on he road.

    Rick
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  18. 1994klr250

    1994klr250 Been here awhile

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    I have the barkbusters on mine. I have had many drops, more on the right side than I care to remember. They have always protected the levers on both sides. They will start to bend after a few hard drops, but I just removed them and bent them back into shape. If you want the most robust hand guards the highway dirt bikes ones are the way to go.
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  19. Gravytrain

    Gravytrain house husband

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    Could not be more happy with my Highway dirt bike guards
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  20. D-Train

    D-Train Dusty Wessels

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    I am biased (I know Paul and consider him a good friend). That said the HDB guards are absolutely the best on the market. Tough as nails, great design and all kinds of customization options. I will NEVER put anything else on my bikes:D
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