How many of you guys are using Highwaydirtbikes Guards/etc?

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Zapp22, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. jscottyk

    jscottyk Been here awhile

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    Gottem on the F800 with the OEM bars including the mirrors. Installed with a Scotts damper setup. Awesome bits!
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  2. xymotic

    xymotic Long timer

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    To Say that Paul takes care of his customers would be a huge understatement.

    I don't really want to say what he's done to help me out in the past lest others start to 'expect' the same from him but I think I owe the guy another two or three purchases to get even:deal
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  3. NHRedleg

    NHRedleg Been here awhile

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    I have HDB Guards on my F800GS; installed with stock bar without problems. Absolutely a great product!<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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  4. GeckoRider

    GeckoRider Been here awhile

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    Another +1 for the stock bars and HDB. I also fit a RM dampener. The guards slightly touch my Laminar Lip but not enough to interfere with steering. Customer service is top notch.
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  5. rediRrakaD

    rediRrakaD Whoopdie do

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    Paul is great to work with... I've installed 3 sets.
    Mine took some bending, but I changed to a different bar and it only added 5-6 minutes of manipulation.
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    Set #2 went on a stock F8 (non-mechanical friend) setup and fit like a glove.
    Set #3 is on my R80G/S project... no problems there (just need to finish it up).
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    Mirrors work fine, took a few rides to get used to.
    If they fold @ 90mph, just tighten the bolt a bit.
    Very stout (tested several times:evil).
    Cheers,
    S.
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  6. xymotic

    xymotic Long timer

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    What the hell was I thinkin just backing off the throttle a smidge. Your solution makes WAY more sense!!! :poser
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  7. veloct

    veloct Adventurer

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    OK, I'm sold. The F800 looks so much cooler without the stock mirrors. I'm a new F800 owner, and I find the "Donkey Ears" to be quite awkward when riding. Seems you could poke an eye out with one of those things! For off road, I think they'd look better locked in the side case.

    Are the mirrors usable though? Does the F800 just hum on the wrong frequency causing harmonic distortion, or what?
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  8. rediRrakaD

    rediRrakaD Whoopdie do

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    Some have complained about the mirrors... I've been using them for 12k and have no issues.
    Yes, it took a few miles to get used to a different style/view. Now, there just my mirrors and do the job as intended.
    Very adjustable as well.

    Have fun.
    S.
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  9. xymotic

    xymotic Long timer

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    I REALLY like them.:deal

    Cept I keep breakin the damned things when I forget to fold them in:doh (I've cracked the glass three times but the mirrors themselves are VERY strong:deal)
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  10. malloy

    malloy Been here awhile

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    Bumpty, bump, bump :norton
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  11. SportFaller

    SportFaller Dirt dont hurt, MUCH

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    anyone using HDB guards with a mirage 2 fairing? I really want to make the switch, but am worried about clearance.
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  12. everett

    everett Been here awhile

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    I just bought a set of guards for my WRR and want to know if any one has the anti-vibe inserts installed on there bike. I'm wondering if it's worth the money.
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  13. KSP

    KSP Adventurer

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    Have sets on both the F800GS and DRZ 400 and they are great. The mirrors are alright but I mainly ride trails to not really an issue. F800GS has a Relle Moto damper and the DRZ has a Scott and no problems. I really like the led turn signals. I opted for the adv top clamp and it is a handy way to store the powerlets etc. Very happy with them. Plus they have handled the abuse of a fall.
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  14. everett

    everett Been here awhile

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    I guess I was not clear. I bought the whole handguard set up with turn signals. My question is, DOES ANYONE HAVE THE ANTI-VIBE INSERTS THAT PAUL SELLS??? I know it's a great set up that's why I bought it. just wondering if I should spend The extra $50
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  15. BRUTSQD

    BRUTSQD 2 scoops of stupid

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    Curious about this as well.. Just ordered mine, can't wait for them to get here and I'm hoping for the best with the mirrors.
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  16. rediRrakaD

    rediRrakaD Whoopdie do

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    Yes,
    I have the full set up. Inserts work fine. Mirrors, I have no issues with.
    Takes a few rides to get used to.
    15k miles later I'm a happy customer!
    Crashed the F8 hard earlier this year (40+ down on concrete 50' slide to dirt)and the system worked great. Few battle scars, but my clutch lever was fine, bars are still straight.

    Cheers,
    S.
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  17. FredRydr

    FredRydr Danger: Keep Back 300 Ft.

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    What is the purpose of the mount system that extends across the entire handlebar? It obviously weighs quite a bit, so there must be a benefit.

    Fred
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  18. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    Unlike bar clamps this mount doesn't twist and rotate in falls. It also stiffens up the whole handlebar so it doesn't bend as easily.
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  19. brianhinfl

    brianhinfl Adventurer

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    Just installed a set on my 650. Only had them for about a week but they've been great so far. Got everything mounted up in about 15 minutes and Paul was great to work with. Answered many of my silly pre-purchase questions.


    Brian
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  20. BRUTSQD

    BRUTSQD 2 scoops of stupid

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    Finally got mine today and had them installed in nothing flat. Holy crap, these things are not only ruggedly handsome but as sturdy as it gets. I picked up both the mirrors as well and tried them out on freeway speeds. I honestly think they may have less vibration then the stock mirrors. Well done and thanks again Paul! :clap
    -T
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