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Old 11-26-2012, 04:08 PM   #1
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Ebay Handguards

I have been reading threads all day about handguards and have not seen anyone using these handguards yet. I bought a black set like these off of ebay and I can figure out how to mount them. I have the general idea but it does not seem like the fit.

Is anyone else using these?
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:58 PM   #2
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Nice looking brush guards...hope you get them to fit.

Photos of your installation would help.

How much with shipping?
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:59 PM   #3
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Shipping was free.

I was hoping some one else might installed these already and could post up some pics or give me some tips. I just can't get things to bolt up correctly.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:36 PM   #4
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You probably already saw these tips but just in case: Don't tighten anything until you have all bolts threaded. I used similar inside mounts and had to turn the right one upside down to get around the throttle cables. The stock GS bars have more sweep them most dirt bike bars so you may have to wrap a towel around the inner end, put it in a vice and bend the guards to match the sweep of your handlebars. Good luck.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:52 PM   #5
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:45 PM   #6
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They say they are for a 7/8" handlebar so i don't think they are ever going to fit unless you replace the mounts.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:46 PM   #7
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They say they are for a 7/8" handlebar so i don't think they are ever going to fit unless you replace the mounts.
What size mounts do I need?
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:43 AM   #8
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Other than the look of the fake carbon they look like Acerbis/Emgo rally pro knock offs. They would be for 7/8 bars. If they follow the formers they are pretty soft. The big ol girl will mash them up.

I have the former on my DRZ and they routinely get "reworked".

I think the GS is an 11/8 bar
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:04 AM   #9
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Other than the look of the fake carbon they look like Acerbis/Emgo rally pro knock offs. They would be for 7/8 bars. If they follow the formers they are pretty soft. The big ol girl will mash them up.

I have the former on my DRZ and they routinely get "reworked".

I think the GS is an 11/8 bar
Great. I will have them send me the correctly sized mounts. Hopefully they hold up.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:37 AM   #10
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Great. I will have them send me the correctly sized mounts. Hopefully they hold up.

Don't know which GS you have (hint: good idea to put it in your sig line) but my R1150GS has 7/8 bars.

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Old 11-27-2012, 04:05 PM   #11
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yes these will not fit any of the bikes listed on the add.
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I think those eBay ones look fine. And the bars ARE 7/8" at them grip end so they might work with some finagling. Matter of fact I've never encountered a hand guard kit that didn't require any finagling.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:16 PM   #13
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I think those eBay ones look fine. And the bars ARE 7/8" at them grip end so they might work with some finagling. Matter of fact I've never encountered a hand guard kit that didn't require any finagling.
I asked them to send me the 1&1/8 ends. We will see if they do.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:03 PM   #14
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Thought I was in OC for a second

His actualy question was ' Is anyone else using these?
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:05 PM   #15
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Thought I was in OC for a second

His actualy question was ' Is anyone else using these?
Thanks for reading Dan. Yes I am just trying to find out if anyone else has used these Ina GS. My correspondence with the seller on eBay is not working out so I am probably going to return them. They were only 35 bucks shipped so I knew I was a taking a chance.

Casejeep I was not blowing you off. Just got a chuckle out of your comment. The GS is not a beauty queen.

So the consensus is nobody has put these on a GS but I could with some work.

Thanks all!
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