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F800GS handguards?? You got them? lets see them! Pics please!

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by HighTechCoonass, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. fnatic

    fnatic Been here awhile

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    Normally you'd be spot on. This was one of those precission falls (if had hit anywhere else might have been fine) but with my luck the impact was right on the curve/weak section of the handguards. Approx 3 -4cm up from the bar end. Wasn't a fast or hard drop, so I was very disappointed that the TT was a one hit wonder. Just my 0.02, others have had them last drop after drop. I wasn't one of those however...
  2. Shooby

    Shooby Long timer

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    Bent the OEM guards once too many to bend back so installed some serious gear. Anything else is..., less.

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  3. Arclite

    Arclite Been here awhile

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    Used some plastic bonding paint on the areas that are grey now. For those with the flat grey/magnesium F8s, Rustoleum makes a new product called flat iron, almost perfect match.

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  4. JRWooden

    JRWooden Homeless motorcycle vagabond ... and ... loving it

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    Sorry...
    I wanna go off-topic for just a second..........

    Arclite: That looks like the stock windscreen with a triangular-negative- farkle ...

    I'm guessing you or a mate did that?
    How'd you like the result?

    Thanks!
  5. Arclite

    Arclite Been here awhile

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    JRWooden, I did the negative-far kale with a dremel. Not my best work, but I think it helps reducing buffeting around the shoulders. I like it and think it makes a difference...if nothing else, the psychosomatic/placebo effect of it working is strong.

  6. JRWooden

    JRWooden Homeless motorcycle vagabond ... and ... loving it

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    thanks!
    There's nothing quite like an effective placebo :freaky
  7. swat-CZE

    swat-CZE Cop

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    I plan to buy Touratech plexi. I have barkbusters handguards, and I do not know if it will be a problem.
    They will handguards hit the plexi?
  8. fsiul17

    fsiul17 Adventurer

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    Well I decided to go with the ktm 990 adventure hand guards, had to do a little relocation of the levers, but they fit......I know they are not as good as barkbusters but they also only cost a fraction of others..... only $60 with shipping, plus I really have my f800gs for commuting/ touring .....no off road

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/113959037@N06/14544560911" title="image by Luis Forero, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5507/14544560911_6ce730c9db_z.jpg" width="640" height="359" alt="image"></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/113959037@N06/14568069053" title="image by Luis Forero, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5570/14568069053_0c58280c09_z.jpg" width="640" height="359" alt="image"></a>
  9. GREWUPIN_D11

    GREWUPIN_D11 GREWUPIN_D11

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    The following is a plug for the BMW OEM handguards. I've had them installed on my 2010 F800GS since new. Just the metal bars, with no plastic windguards. I've dropped the bike dozens of times in the woods, in parking lots, in rocks, and high-sided once on a packed dirt road at ~50 mph. The BMW handguards have displayed awesome ability to absorb energy by bending, while protecting the levers and keeping the handlebar from being bent. Not sure the reason, but all hits have been on the right handguard. Have re-formed it into shape twice, and replaced it once.

    I have not done any research on other handguards, so can't say how any of them would compare to BMW. But I do find it hard to believe any would have done better at taking all the abuse I've heaped upon them.
  10. Trailryder42

    Trailryder42 Long timer

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    I'm wondering the same, as I won't buy aftermarket accessories with blatently obvious advertising that can't be removed.
  11. FredRydr

    FredRydr Danger: Keep Back 300 Ft.

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    My experience is the same at Grewupin_D11. The steel OEM guards take the brunt of falls, a hell of a beating. I admit I own four pair: one each on the two bikes, one as a spare, and one as a template for rebending the other three when needed.

    I prefer the Wunderlich covers (see photo) to the OEM covers that I have on my second F800GS.

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    Fred
  12. Undercover Poe

    Undercover Poe Been here awhile

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    Looks good, how they holding up?


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  13. Undercover Poe

    Undercover Poe Been here awhile

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    Looks good, how they holding up?


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