I jUst picked up a 2009 F800GS and installed the BMW "bark busting bars" and the large handprotectors, with the BMW extensions. The whole structure sits too far forward and doesn't keep the wind off your hands. The metal bar is robust and will do it's job well. The hand protectors don't keep the wind off your hands and even in the mid-30's with the heated handgrip "on" your hands get cold. I had a 1200GSAdv previously and the "wrap-around" protectors keep the cold out and would even keep my hands dry in the rain as long as I was moving. Who makes protectors that keep the wind and rain off your hands for the 800GS?