Highway Dirt Bike (HDB) top clamp and handguards

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Chadx, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. Tortuga353

    Tortuga353 Been here awhile Supporter

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    It would be cool if you make the m-blaze pin the actual mirror mount. I’m sure it is unlikely the threads are the same

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  2. Akunin

    Akunin Neo-Vegabond

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    Funny you posted those, I put them on my XRR too. Much, MUCH brighter than the zeta blinkers and they are very small and discrete.
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  3. Tortuga353

    Tortuga353 Been here awhile Supporter

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    I looked at this again this morning and you can simply tap the interior handguard thread on the HBD and should mount up nicely with a short wire route.

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  4. Akunin

    Akunin Neo-Vegabond

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    To get an idea how small those blaze blinkers are I'll show the crap fender I used to find the best location to install mine. In comparison to the popular flush mount blinker where Iit was installed before. I really like the new location, I don't hit them when I throw a leg over and the seat provides some protection as well. This is just to show how small they are. On the front I mounted mine off the headlight shroud. You only notice them when they are being used.

    HDB use to have blinkers for those guards, could contact Paul and see if he has any floating around the shop yet too

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  5. mk23

    mk23 Been here awhile

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    So question... I read that these are not suppose to be used head on. Not nearly bright enough? They are suppose to be mounted like traditional blinkers? I have never seen them in person, so I don't know.

    Another poster was recommending these as "head on" use... https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=HighSider+Mono+LED
  6. Tortuga353

    Tortuga353 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Yep that would probably be better as these are m-blaze are designed for side. Also, there would now be a projection on the front of the hand guard that may try to grab branches.
  7. TipsyMcStagger

    TipsyMcStagger Long timer

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    I'm using Doubletake mirrors, not the HDB mirrors, so that's not a concern.

    Just trying to find a turn signal solution to use with these guards. I used some adhesive LED strips on my Cycra guards. Might end up doing something similar if there are no better options.
  8. Akunin

    Akunin Neo-Vegabond

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    After yet another purchase from HDB I have to give another shout out to Paul and company for going the extra lengths that you do. Hooked me up with a replacement mirror (my fault) and got my son's birthday present ordered. Full dash set up!
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  9. Deathsoswiftly

    Deathsoswiftly Been here awhile

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    I received my Highway Dirt Bike Ultimate handguards a couple of months back and thought I would write a review after thoroughly testing the set up.
    The HDBs replaced my plastic touratech handguards. The touratechs held up surprisingly well for what they're worth, however I wanted something more substantial. After doing my research I decided to try out HDB. I contacted Paul via email and he sent me the handguards through shipito. I received the handguards two weeks later and in another two weeks the mirrors arrived.
    The installation was relatively simple and straightforward. No tapping, drilling or any of that bullshit. The clearance between the handguards and the controls is very small and setting everything up is a bit of a hassle. Basically, don't tighten anything until you're more or less satisfied with your setup. The handguards, if properly centered, barely touch the stock f800gs windscreen. Now to the review:
    First of all, the mirrors work. I actually prefer them to the stock BMW mirrors because they provide a wider, less obstructed view and are noticeably more aerodynamic. They do vibrate at high RPM but so do the stock mirrors. When deployed they make the bike wider, but you can easily tuck them out of the way with one hand. The mirrors require very little force to fold and the construction is very robust. I've flicked truck and van mirrors several times while lane splitting with zero damage.
    The f800gs kit is supplied with plastic shields, which offer decent wind protection. The protection is as good if not better than the basic touratech unit. The plastic is thick and looks the real deal.
    But it's the handguards that take the cake. I dropped my bike several times offroad and the handguards didn't even budge. I was most impressed when I was riding a mountain trail with very high banks. I started braking too late into a turn and understeered straight into the bank. The right handguard took the brunt of the impact, uprooting vegetation and digging a deep rut for nearly a meter. After I pulled the bike out of the bushes I was surprised to see that everything was straight and unscathed apart from a few scratches to the plastic shields and crash bars. Not even a fleck of dirt on the brake lever.
    I can easily recommend HDB and will probably get them for my next bike.

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  10. tkdcol

    tkdcol Been here awhile

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    What's the difference in sizes between the usual ultimate guards, the husky/KTM version and the big KTM version?
    Thanks