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PostSubject: Hand Guards/Wind protectors   Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:03 pm

Anyone know of a brand of hand guards that will fit the GRiSO. I am feeling the winter chills in my dotage.

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PostSubject: Re: Hand Guards/Wind protectors   Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:19 pm

Picked up a pair of these Hong Kong cheapies on eBay CLICK They work surprisingly well and simply bolt to the mirror mounts (10mm, 1.25 pitch thread). They also allow me to keep my bar-end mirrors.
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PostSubject: Re: Hand Guards/Wind protectors   Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:58 pm

Stelvio ones bolt straight up.
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PostSubject: Re: Hand Guards/Wind protectors   Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:18 pm

Get onto the BarkBuster website - good Aussie product - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] put in your bike model, voila! commit
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PostSubject: Re: Hand Guards/Wind protectors   Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:27 pm

Pete Roper wrote:
Stelvio ones bolt straight up.

Bingo.

If I can install such things successfully and have 'em work, anyone can. Very Happy

Seriously, they used to be stoooopid expensive, but came way down in price.

Not only extend riding season with or without heated grips -- I prefer with! Wink -- but as long as moving, keep hands much drier in the wet.

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PostSubject: Re: Hand Guards/Wind protectors   Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:28 pm

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Get onto the BarkBuster website - good Aussie product  - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] put in your bike model, voila! commit

Jingoist. jocolor Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Hand Guards/Wind protectors   Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:37 pm

jingle bells, jingle bells - aw sorry Bill wrong time of year...
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PostSubject: Re: Hand Guards/Wind protectors   Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:11 pm

Stelvio ones don't fit if you have radial master cylinders. Just sayin'.



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PostSubject: Re: Hand Guards/Wind protectors   Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:22 pm

I put the Stelvio guards on mine. It made a huge improvement for winter riding. However I don't find them to be an esthetic improvement. They also require use of the Stelvio bar weights adding a couple inches to the wingspan. Mine are currently off for the summer but will go back on soon after the first frost! Not sure of the price in your region but they were relatively cheap here. ( guards and weights sold as a kit $75.00 )
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PostSubject: Re: Hand Guards/Wind protectors   Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:12 pm

I've got the Barkbuster Storms on mine. Makes a huge difference.
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PostSubject: Re: Hand Guards/Wind protectors   Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:03 am

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I put the Stelvio guards on mine. It made a huge improvement for winter riding. However I don't find them to be an esthetic improvement. They also require use of the Stelvio bar weights adding a couple inches to the wingspan. Mine are currently off for the summer but will go back on soon after the first frost! Not sure of the price in your region but they were relatively cheap here. ( guards and weights sold as a kit $75.00 )

You can mix GRiSO and esthetics in the same sentence? jocolor

Actually, I left my guards on more out of laziness than anything else -- well, there is the "where did I put the OEM stuff?" issue Rolling Eyes -- but have gotten used to the look and find them somewhat useful in the wet without adding any noticeable heat even in the summer.

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PostSubject: Re: Hand Guards/Wind protectors   Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:28 am

Interesting.

I'm not one usually concerned overly with *Aesthetics* and as people who know me will attest my colour preferences are, err, unconventional but I had a set of Stelvio guards on the GRiSO and hated them so much because of their ugliness that when Ron came down and whined about his poor little cane toad pinkies being cold on a balmy midwinter Canberra morning I gleefully offloaded them to him and, I hate to admit, I'll put up with some discomfort before I put another pair on!

Look, they work well but they are as ugly as a robbers dog! If you can live with that? Fine! And if I lived and had to ride somewhere where conditions required it I'd re-fit them. The huge advantage I have is that if I do want to ride in dreadful weather I'll take the Stelvio because not only is it so ugly to start off with that not even its mother could love it but being that ugly you quite simply ugly it up any more!

The Italians actually have a word, (Which I can't remember.) for that pointy bit on the top of a coiled dog turd. With the hand guards fitted to a Stelvio that is the word you need! For me though I simply can't do it to my GRiSO......but I'm odd like that.........

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PostSubject: Re: Hand Guards/Wind protectors   Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:17 am

Getting too old to be precious about cosmetics. I need to ride and a winters ride can be bliss if warm.
Enough said me thinks.
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PostSubject: Re: Hand Guards/Wind protectors   Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:15 pm

Bill Hagan wrote:
H-E-ROSS wrote:
I put the Stelvio guards on mine. It made a huge improvement for winter riding. However I don't find them to be an esthetic improvement. They also require use of the Stelvio bar weights adding a couple inches to the wingspan. Mine are currently off for the summer but will go back on soon after the first frost! Not sure of the price in your region but they were relatively cheap here. ( guards and weights sold as a kit $75.00 )

You can mix GRiSO and esthetics in the same sentence?  jocolor

Actually, I left my guards on more out of laziness than anything else -- well, there is the "where did I put the OEM stuff?" issue Rolling Eyes -- but have gotten used to the look and find them somewhat useful in the wet without adding any noticeable heat even in the summer.

Bill




Yes you can use both spellings (esthetic & aesthetic ) in the same same sentence with GRiSO! It might not be beautiful, but I find it handsome.
Of course the old fall back, ..eye of the beholder. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Hand Guards/Wind protectors   Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:39 pm

Pete Roper wrote:
The Italians actually have a word, (Which I can't remember.) for that pointy bit on the top of a coiled dog turd.

Il pizzico?

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PostSubject: Re: Hand Guards/Wind protectors   Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:12 pm

Peter : "on a balmy midwinter Canberra morning" Shocked I'm still looking for my pecker Laughing
Bill Is right about keeping your gloves dry in the rain Thumbs Up
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PostSubject: Re: Hand Guards/Wind protectors   Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:08 pm

last night, I put the Storm hand-guards back onto Black Betty. Yesterday I paid a visit to the Barkbusters Factory (all of 10 minutes from me...) and had a good chat to the owner. Take-away was the pair of (rejected from supplier because of casting flaws) new (to me) bar end adapters.

Before the last rally, I decided I was capable of turning my bike around on a steep driveway, with the stand down. WRONG on so many fronts, especially the R/H side and R/H handlebar which took the brunt of the landing shock (the 2 slab rack was involved in this, but a touch up with a file fixed its bruises) - hence the snapped bar end adapter.

Rode to work again today, and although quite cool (5 degrees C), pinkies were happy tucked in behind the guards, especially with the heated hand-grips!

Highly recommend the Barkbuster brand.
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PostSubject: Re: Hand Guards/Wind protectors   Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:00 am

Storm hand-guards Thumbs Up
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PostSubject: Re: Hand Guards/Wind protectors   Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:03 pm

Does anybody know if the Stelvio hand guards will fit on a California 1100? I know they'll work on a GRiSO, but since most of my riding lately is on the California Sidecar rig, and I will be riding all winter, I thought it would be a good idea to mount some guards. Aesthetics are not even an issue with the sidecar, there's so much going on there they'll fit right in. Besides, most people are so focused on Jellybean, they wouldn't even notice the ugly geegaws.

BTW, I do have heated grips and heated gloves, but riding in the Pacific Northwest U.S. in the winter is cold and wet, I think hand guards would be a nice addition and my aching hands would love them.

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PostSubject: Re: Hand Guards/Wind protectors   Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:12 pm

Street wrote:
Does anybody know if the Stelvio hand guards will fit on a California 1100? I know they'll work on a GRiSO, but since most of my riding lately is on the California Sidecar rig, and I will be riding all winter, I thought it would be a good idea to mount some guards. Aesthetics are not even an issue with the sidecar, there's so much going on there they'll fit right in. Besides, most people are so focused on Jellybean, they wouldn't even notice the ugly geegaws.

BTW, I do have heated grips and heated gloves, but riding in the Pacific Northwest U.S. in the winter is cold and wet, I think hand guards would be a nice addition and my aching hands would love them.

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Street, I have no direct knowledge of your application,but it appears looking at your photo that this should not be a problem. The inboard side is held on under the mirror mount which appears to be the same as the GRiSO. The outboard side attaches to the bar-end. The kit comes with Stelvio bar-ends. I'm sure in a worst case scenario a little McGyvering will be all that is needed. Moto International has the kit in stock, why don't you take a ride over and do an eyeball with the parts in hand.
It is going to get cold here soon, I am going to put the hand-guards back on my GRiSO this week. They definitely make a difference! - Hank
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PostSubject: Re: Hand Guards/Wind protectors   Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:45 am

Thanks, Hank. I may just do that, although, Bill Hagan has offered to send me his old Hippo Hands to try out. As we spend Thanksgiving at the coast every year and spend a few days riding around the Olympic Peninsula in the cold and wet, I expect these will make me very happy.

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PostSubject: Re: Hand Guards/Wind protectors   Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:13 pm


I am headed down to the Moto Grappa -- after I finish cleaning the Pigsty Formerly Known as a Home; I pick up Kathi at IAD in a few hours; pray for me! Shocked -- to get those, Street!

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PostSubject: Re: Hand Guards/Wind protectors   Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:44 pm


Done.

Street, check email for pix and questions.

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PostSubject: Re: Hand Guards/Wind protectors   Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:50 pm

Received the Hippo Hands from Mr. Hagan. Sure, they're fugly, but I went for a nice test ride in the rain today and my hands were warm and dry. I wouldn't be able to bring myself to put them on the GRiSO, but on the sidecar rig, these are the tits! (Can I say that here?)

Thanks so much, Bill!

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PostSubject: Re: Hand Guards/Wind protectors   Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:02 pm

You guys don't like heated gloves?
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