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Old 09-14-2013, 10:22 AM   #1
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2014 BMW F800GSA Hand protection

Anyone with these bikes try bark busters or another aftermarket hand protection and can confirm that they fit this new model?
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:50 AM   #2
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I replaced the OEM paper mâché hand guards with Touratech products and really like them. Stock ones mount to the mirrors which is stoopid.
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:39 AM   #3
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Do you have any pics of them on your bike? I'd love to see them!
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:18 AM   #4
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I replaced the OEM paper mâché hand guards with Touratech products and really like them. Stock ones mount to the mirrors which is stoopid.
Your salesman must have sold you the all-plastic R1200GS style guards. The OEM F800GS hand guards are steel bars that clamp to the handlebar, and they are very strong! I've hit a tree hard, and they also take the brunt of a dive onto the ground. BTDT



The OEM covers are very hardy, but didn't come high enough for protection against rain and cold, even with BMW's "spoiler."



So, I replaced them with Wunderlich covers, which cost less than the BMW cover and spoiler. They slip onto the OEM BMW steel guards.



There are no discount sources, except from Wunderlich at bike shows.

Had I not already had an investment in the steel guards, I probably would have tried the BarkBusters.

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Old 11-09-2013, 02:45 PM   #5
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Your salesman must have sold you the all-plastic R1200GS style guards. The OEM F800GS hand guards are steel bars that clamp to the handlebar, and they are very strong! I've hit a tree hard, and they also take the brunt of a dive onto the ground. BTDT
I think you misunderstood the original question - the OP was asking about the OEM guards on the 800GS Adventure. It has 'hand guards' standard, but they don't have a steel or alloy backbone. They'd be fine for shielding your hands from wind but useless to protect your hands or levers in an off.

I haven't pulled the trigger on an 800GSA yet (getting close), but if I do I'll be replacing the OEMs with barkbusters assuming they fit properly.

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Old 11-11-2013, 01:30 PM   #6
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That is a great add-on to the GSA.
I just installed the Barkbusters Storm. They provide great protection much better than the oem. They fit like a glove!

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