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Offline SiRich

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What angle should the handguards be
« on: June 30, 2016, 11:50:24 AM »
Hi Guys...Numpty question..

I took the hand guards off to fit some givi extenders, but foolishly didn't pay much attention to the angle of them before dismantling.

Anyone give me some advice, do they angle down a bit to literally draw level with the levers at the base?

I'm a bit ocd with this sort of thing.

Thanks in advance if anyone is able to help.

Simon

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Re: What angle should the handguards be
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2016, 12:05:22 PM »
Hi, The hand guards are mounted at the "inner" end by brackets protruding from the bars. Just allow the guards to hang according to the brackets and tighten the outer bar end bolts without allowing the guards to twist. Seems alright on mine. :002:

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Re: What angle should the handguards be
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2016, 01:20:39 PM »
Thanks Tony, yes good point re any twisting.  Cheers!

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Re: What angle should the handguards be
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2016, 04:57:35 PM »
I adjusted mine so the outer lip (as you're looking at the front of the bike) is straight. I even used a spirit level! :008:

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Re: What angle should the handguards be
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2016, 06:28:22 PM »
Cheers for the tips gents :028:  spirit level now there's a thought :164:

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Re: What angle should the handguards be
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2016, 07:53:23 PM »
*Originally Posted by SiRich [+]
Cheers for the tips gents :028:  spirit level now there's a thought :164:

You can't be that OCD if you haven't used the spirit level already! :008:

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Re: What angle should the handguards be
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2016, 07:16:31 AM »
*Originally Posted by David Wallace [+]
I can't believe that anyone would do this with our a spirit level. Of course you need to check the level of the ground first.

You also need to use lengths of string between the leading edge of each handguard and the ground, for accuracy.

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Re: What angle should the handguards be
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2016, 11:09:11 AM »
Also, make sure the bike is on the centre stand, placed on a billiard table! :008:

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Re: What angle should the handguards be
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2016, 11:18:53 AM »
I position my hand guards to give the maximum protection from the airflow
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