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NorthBayGriso
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PostSubject: Handguards   Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:08 pm

It's getting cold, and hands are the one place I can't seem to get sorted.

...without handguards, that is. After they go on, it's always been smoooth sailing.

So - any suggestions? Cheaper is better, I don't mind light modding or fabbing, and I'm really a function-over-form kind of guy.

I've seen mentioned that Stelvio handguards can be used, but don't know what this entails. Barkbuster Storms, but for $100...?
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PostSubject: Re: Handguards   Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:14 pm

My GRiSO came with handguards...bloody ugly on the GRiSO...so I took 'em off and invested in heated gloves...I know...so vain, but I've always been a form over function kind of guy!!!
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NorthBayGriso
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PostSubject: Re: Handguards   Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:29 pm

Interested in selling them?
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PostSubject: Re: Handguards   Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:19 pm

not sure what kind of lows you see is san fran, but I find the koso heated grips will do the trick down to as close to freezing as I like to ride in. my finger tips might still get a chill, but not enough to be uncomfortable.
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PostSubject: Re: Handguards   Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:06 pm

Cold and damp. And, personally, I absolutely hate thick gloves, and I hate the hot-inner/cold-outer finger feeling. Handguards, for me, work so well I don't need grip warmers.
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PostSubject: Re: Handguards   Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:25 am

Just Installed Acerbis Dual Road Hand Guards. Look good (for hand guards) and work well keeping the cold air off the front of my hands. With the heated grips, I can wear Summer gloves down to into the low 40's.
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PostSubject: Re: Handguards   Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:33 am

I'm also looking really hard at a set of Stelvio guards from Moto Int'l in Seattle...
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PostSubject: Re: Handguards   Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:50 am

Hi Guys
I installed some Barkbuster Storm handguards on my 2006 GRiSO.
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Have found them great in cold weather, may remove in summer.
With the Oxford heated grips they are great.
Allows me to wear lighter gloves in winter.

Harry
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PostSubject: Re: Handguards   Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:02 pm

I've noticed a few couriers using THESE recently. Dunno how good they are but those guys don't tolerate inferior products.....
Not great looking though!!
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PostSubject: Re: Handguards   Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:19 pm

If you have a threaded bar (stock) and are running the stock mirrors there's no better deal than the Stelvio handguards IMHO. They come with threaded bar end weights and assoc hardware for under $100.

Yeah they look big but they work and cover the full hand. Easy to pop on and off, no need to fab anything up.

See the Canada touring thread for pictures.

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PostSubject: Re: Handguards   Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:16 am

Hand guards... way to ugly up the GRiSO IMO.
I ride in 28F weather with heated gloves, I'm golden. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Handguards   Thu Jan 01, 2015 5:26 pm

Grisodude wrote:
Hi Guys
I installed some Barkbuster Storm handguards on my 2006 GRiSO.
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Have found them great in cold weather, may remove in summer.
With the Oxford heated grips they are great.
Allows me to wear lighter gloves in winter.

Harry

while i may be alone in my opinion, i like the look ... mine you i have had them on other bikes and they work so well they grow on yea .. especially when riding in the rain...add heated grips and life is good eh ...
Did they bolt up well?
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Grisodude
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PostSubject: Re: Handguards   Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:43 pm

keenerkeen07
Bolt straight on no worries at all.
The Barkbusters site had them on a Guzzi in there add.
factory is about 6 miles form my house so supporting local workers.
Handgards are like anything else, some like them some don't.
But they work and work well with the heated grips.Never took them off for summer as they don't worry me.
Helped with my wrists as I have trouble with thick winter gloves.
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PostSubject: Re: Handguards   Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:25 pm

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I installed the carbon fibre Barkbusters, which are a bit more streamlined (and expensive)than the 'Storm' model. Had to modify the fittings to allow for the bar taper next to fluid reservoirs, took a bit of time, but happy with the results.
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keenerkeen07
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PostSubject: Re: Handguards   Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:53 pm

Grisodude wrote:
keenerkeen07
Bolt straight on no worries at all.
The Barkbusters site had them on a Guzzi in there add.
factory is about 6 miles form my house so supporting local workers.
Handgards are like anything else, some like them some don't.
But they work and work well with the heated grips.Never took them off for summer as they don't worry me.
Helped with my wrists as I have trouble with thick winter gloves.

i think i will go ahead and get some , my bike came with Aprilia bars ..not sure which ones but i like them alot they fit me well and they are not as wide as stock , also i have barend mirrors so i will have to check out whats available from Bark Busters in more detail...
Keener
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PostSubject: Re: Handguards   Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:30 pm

keenerkeener07 - I am going to guess your aprilia bars are off a Falco?
Same forks as the GRiSO. I think the Falco bars would be PERFECT for my GRiSO but they are a bit expensive. Sigh.
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PostSubject: Re: Handguards   Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:40 pm

Might be Mana bars. They are/were popular.
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PostSubject: Re: Handguards   Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:00 pm

Problem with the Mana bars are they are a poofterish grey colour......

I'll get my coat......Very Happy

Pete
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PostSubject: Re: Handguards   Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:32 pm

Yeah I know, I've got a set laying around the garage (with the peeling paint). Anyone want a set of Mana bars? Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Handguards   Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:35 am

From checking out pics on the net i would say they are Mana bars ..grey in color ..
the PO put them on , i have the stock bars ,never tried them but really no need as these seem just fine.
Bike came with some changes/add ons from stock , which for the most part i am grateful for.
Thinking of changing out the Staintoon can for something else though .along with some mapping re Beetle if possible.
Keener
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