Hand Protector Installation Pictures for F800GS / F650GS

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  1. matt.the.ogre

    matt.the.ogre Fair-minded Villian Supporter

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    I just completed the installation of the BMW Hand Protectors (large) on my wife's F650GS (twin.) Same steps for F800GS as they're the exact same part.

    Not a particularly tough job, but I hope this helps someone someday.

    The whole gallery is here: http://gallery.me.com/matt.the.ogre#100010

    Selected pictures included here:

    Two pieces -- the "bow" (metal tube) and large hand protector (plastic)
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    Here's both sides -- one before attachment (right) and one after (left)
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    Right side with bracket loosely attached to handlebar
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    Left side bracket loosely attached to handlebar
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    Right side (from front) showing bow routed over the cables and hoses
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    Finished right side -- front view from above
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    Finished left side -- front view roughly level
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  2. PhilSpace

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    You might want to consider adding the extensions, it's like a $40 add on kit from BMW, you have to drill two holes into the original handguards to mount them. I could tell the difference yesterday evening when it started to get colder.

    Also, in the pics you can see the SW-Motech mirror extenders, they are cheap and definitely worthwhile.

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    The BMW guards appear to be rugged as hell. probably as strong as the bars, but I wished I had opted for the TT's. I don't know how you could install a Throttlemiester or the Kaoko throttle lock and these also don't work with the techmounts stuff, I'm still fiddling with that. :bluduh
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  3. matt.the.ogre

    matt.the.ogre Fair-minded Villian Supporter

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    Thanks for the advice. We opted for just the large protectors to start, figuring it would be easy to add the spoilers afterwards.

    Based on your experience I think the spoilers will be coming sooner than later! :D

    I really like the mirror extenders. Are those universal for BMW mirrors? I have an R1200GS and K1200R that could really use those.

    Thanks again for the advice.
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  4. jessehere

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    A bit of cutting and bending but better wind protection for the cold
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    I will try a catapillar o-ring for a throttle lock
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  5. PhilSpace

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    Very nice. :bow
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  6. matt.the.ogre

    matt.the.ogre Fair-minded Villian Supporter

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    I love it! Nice work.
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  7. PhilSpace

    PhilSpace The Ex-Gov

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    Jesse,

    Which crossbar is that? TT R1200GS?
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  8. jessehere

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    Yes its the TT 12.5 incher
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  9. PhilSpace

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    Awesome, it looks like it might be a good replacement for my techmount problem.
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