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Offline merlin

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Hand Guards
« on: November 06, 2018, 10:37:59 PM »
I'm thinking some larger hand guards might be a good thing for cold/wet days. The ADVance Guards look good, though expensive, and you need shorter levers than the giant-size OEM ones.... Anyone tried them? Nippy sells them in the UK.

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Re: Hand Guards
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2018, 11:04:13 PM »
I just use bar muffs - Tucano Urbano R319 that fit over the OE hand guards for wet/cold rides.

I have a Tucano gaucho somewhere that I used on my R1150GS with the muffs when commuting 35 miles each way to Cardiff.

I have little shame and would use it on the XR if I had a long ride in winter rain. Although more likely to use the car nowadays.

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Re: Hand Guards
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2018, 08:20:22 AM »
Power Bronze in view of the heated grips being so crap had these on almost from day one.



Oh the tennis ball  :002: for cleaning my visor well the sponge inside is!!
« Last Edit: November 07, 2018, 08:21:07 AM by Winger »

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Re: Hand Guards
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2018, 12:33:00 PM »
Try givi extenders, tinted look good I have some, flush with the bottom of the guard but higher at the top, great fit also

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Re: Hand Guards
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2018, 04:22:15 PM »
The Givis look like a good idea, do they make much difference?

Does anyone know if they're compatible with Evotech bar weights?

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Re: Hand Guards
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2018, 04:53:28 PM »
I have a 2016 XR with the new bushings for reducing vibrations, bought the
ADVguard and installed them, was pretty happy with them at first. They are
well made , love the adjustability. However when I went for a test ride after the installation the handlebar vibes were absolutely intolerable. Now my XR does not have excessive vibration in the bars as some have reported. I tour regularly
with my XR and average 400 to 500 miles a day while touring and do not suffer
from any type of hand fatigue. I still have these sitting in their box in my garage
and can’t use them because of the vibrations they cause. Now ADVguard will not
take them back if they have been installed. So I’m stuck with 250 dollar hand
guards that I can’t use. I do not recommend them for the XR. I know of a GS rider
that has them and has no problem with vibration and loves them. Just don’t
think they work well on the XR. If you find someone who had success with
them on the XR I’d be interested to hear about it. Cheers

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Re: Hand Guards
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2018, 05:49:36 PM »
That's really good info, thank you, I'll give those a miss. Have decided to try the Givi handguard extenders.

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Re: Hand Guards
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2018, 08:07:52 PM »
*Originally Posted by merlin [+]
The Givis look like a good idea, do they make much difference?

Does anyone know if they're compatible with Evotech bar weights?

My bike came with Evotech heavier bar end weights (I actually didn't notice them when I test rode then bought the bike. Actually the better suspension and almost no vibes was the main reason I bought it over the other two I tried.
I fitted the Givi extenders, i just left the aluminium spacer ring out of the assembly, used medium loctite, and they tightened up okay and all is firm and stable so I would say yes to your question based on my experience.
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Re: Hand Guards
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2018, 10:18:55 PM »
OK cool thank you. Hopefully they'll to the job for me (warmer hands).
« Last Edit: November 07, 2018, 10:21:35 PM by merlin »

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Re: Hand Guards
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2018, 11:04:09 PM »
I just put Barkbuster Blizzards on mine for the winter months. Ugly as f@ck, but funtional.