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Old 11-26-2012, 05:08 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, 06:58 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, 09:59 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, 10:36 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, 10:52 PM   #5
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:45 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, 11:46 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, 07:43 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, 08:04 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, 11:37 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, 11:39 AM   #11
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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, 04:29 PM   #12
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Don't install them. You will spend more time and money to make Acerbis copies fit. buy instead these. http://www.highwaydirtbikes.com/HDB_...f5l8k762n48vm3

They will be as difficult to fit up but you will be far more happy with the results and the performance. If you absolutely need the "Carbon Fiber" look, just wrap these with the faux vinyl. You won't tell tell it apart if done correctly, and you will have far better guards.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:48 PM   #13
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Don't install them. You will spend more time and money to make Acerbis copies fit. buy instead these. http://www.highwaydirtbikes.com/HDB_...f5l8k762n48vm3

They will be as difficult to fit up but you will be far more happy with the results and the performance. If you absolutely need the "Carbon Fiber" look, just wrap these with the faux vinyl. You won't tell tell it apart if done correctly, and you will have far better guards.
Yeah but, look at the price? I'll take the phoney CF ones for $35.00...the look is priceless.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:05 PM   #14
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yes these will not fit any of the bikes listed on the add.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:13 PM   #15
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Don't install them. You will spend more time and money to make Acerbis copies fit. buy instead these. http://www.highwaydirtbikes.com/HDB_...f5l8k762n48vm3

They will be as difficult to fit up but you will be far more happy with the results and the performance. If you absolutely need the "Carbon Fiber" look, just wrap these with the faux vinyl. You won't tell tell it apart if done correctly, and you will have far better guards.
I bought a black set not a carbon fiber set. For 35 bucks I will find a way to fit them.
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