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Mickeyq
Posted on Friday, November 05, 2010 - 10:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Any recommendations for some decent handguards that actually block wind?
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Ponti1
Posted on Saturday, November 06, 2010 - 01:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

This would be fine on a CR, but will it even work on an R?

I think the problem you will run into with hand guards on the R is that they will foul the clearance for the bars not hitting the fairing.

I have my levers almost all the way out, and the ball of the lever will hit the edge of the fairing at full lock in either direction.
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Naiguy
Posted on Saturday, November 06, 2010 - 02:04 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

heated gloves?
why do you need guards on your bike?
you run single track through trees?
lane split and twenty over traffic flow?
I took the guards of my ully want to buy them?
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Mickeyq
Posted on Saturday, November 06, 2010 - 12:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thinking handguards would be viable instead of the cost of heated gloves and tapping into the electrical system. I have decent "winter" gloves and was thinking of handguards for wind deflection. Used to ride in the woods--just north of Houston is the Sam Houston National Forest and there are miles of wicked trails.
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Xnoahx
Posted on Saturday, November 06, 2010 - 01:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I got a set of symtec grip heaters. You install them onto your bars and slip any grip you want over them. They work really good and I have not had any problems with the extra current draw. Not bad for about $25. Keeps my hands toasty without having to wear bulky gloves. The fairing already does a great job of blocking wind
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Ratsmc
Posted on Saturday, November 06, 2010 - 02:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I have guards on my CR and honestly, they do very little to block the wind, certainly not enough to keep my hands warm.
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Froggy
Posted on Saturday, November 06, 2010 - 02:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Hand guards will do next to nothing for the cold. They do help, but if cold is your enemy, heated grips/gloves are your friend. Due to the fairing, there are no guards I know of that will fit an R.
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Xnoahx
Posted on Saturday, November 06, 2010 - 04:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

HIPPO HANDS!!!!
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Littlebutquick
Posted on Saturday, November 06, 2010 - 05:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

i have a set of heated gloves and they have the batteries built in the last 3 hrs and come with a spare pair of batteries so 6hrs riding with warm digits got them off ebay 120
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Rpm4x4
Posted on Sunday, November 07, 2010 - 10:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

HIPPO HANDS!!!!

X2 I run some Bagmans (same thing) as soon as the temps get below 35 degrees. They work great but take a little getting used to.
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