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Old 07-11-2011, 10:31 AM   #1
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Question How many of you guys are using Highwaydirtbikes Guards/etc?

If you don't mind, chime in if you use HDB guards, clamps or other please.
Just trying to get a feel for numbers and some followup on whether they fit 'outta the box' or whether you had to change the bars etc to accomodate.

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Old 07-11-2011, 01:34 PM   #2
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Thumb guards on '09 800

I pretty much put the top clamp and guards right on as shipped from HDB No modifications needed. I love them - stout
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Old 07-11-2011, 05:39 PM   #3
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I've got them installed. I did use the wunderlich bar weight and throttle control, vs HDB. I also did not use the HDB threaded insert, but rather countersunk the bar to allow the bolt to mount flush.
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Old 07-11-2011, 06:07 PM   #4
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HDB Handguards

Got mine. They've been on the bike for several months and I'm still liking them. They are really stout, gave good wind protection during the winter and keep the bugs off the back of your hands during the summer months. The real plus is that when I stopped on the side of a gravel road and put my foot down on a pushed up lump of dirt that wasn't solid and did a slow-mo fall they protected the brake lever just fine.
Install- I did wind up "adjusting" the end of the guard in the vise where it bolted to the handlebar center during the install.
They went on easy, work and look great and Paul is a great guy to work with.
Quality product, good people, fair prices. I'dd order them again!
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Old 07-11-2011, 06:20 PM   #5
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I modified a set of Cyca probends to work on the 800. I've been happy with them on other bikes, and they've taken a few hard hits now and are holding up quite well. Definitely don't qualify as bolt on, but I understand you can buy a specially designed kit that may work with the 800 (designed for the 12GS I think). I like the replaceable plastics too.
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Old 07-11-2011, 08:17 PM   #6
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I'm using HDB handguards with a set of Protaper bars. I love them, but they were a PITA to install. I had to do a fair amount of bending to get everything to fit right.
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Old 07-11-2011, 08:21 PM   #7
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I have the HDB guards, top clamp, mirrors, and wind deflectors on my XR650L and it is the best money I ever spent on the bike.

Great quality and superb protection.





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Old 07-11-2011, 09:32 PM   #8
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I've read a lot of posts of folks who've installed them and for the money they seem to be the best. I plan on buying a set. Too bad I already scratched up the brake lever due to a stupid rookie mistake.

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Old 07-11-2011, 09:47 PM   #9
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I just put a set on my F800GS. I needed a different top clamp along with the HDB BMW kit due to a stabilizer and Paul was great helping me get exactly what I needed. The kit bolted on without any problems and the quality is great.
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Old 07-11-2011, 10:33 PM   #10
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Im interested in the HDB guards as well. Can anyone comment on the HDB mirrors regarding adequate rearward visibility and whether they are affected by vibrations at speed? Any issues with Scotts stabilizer compatibility?
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Old 07-12-2011, 08:37 AM   #11
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Im interested in the HDB guards as well. Can anyone comment on the HDB mirrors regarding adequate rearward visibility and whether they are affected by vibrations at speed? Any issues with Scotts stabilizer compatibility?
I can answer both of those. No compatability issue, I've got HDB and Scotts. For the mirrors, I found them useless, couldn't see a damn thing, so I sent them back and am using the stock bmw mirrors.
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:13 AM   #12
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was that 'cause they originally came up short? I had wondered about this...

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I'm using HDB handguards with a set of Protaper bars. I love them, but they were a PITA to install. I had to do a fair amount of bending to get everything to fit right.
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:16 AM   #13
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on one 7/8 bar i have, the interior diameter was too big for their tap ends. that surprised me... I ended up using a pair of end mounts 'borrowed' from set of emgo carbon-fiber guards.
oddly enough, the cheap Emgo set has very well-designed and robust end mounts. longer and stouter than cycra's, and supplied with a rubber sleeve [which I would have made if it had not been there]

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I've got them installed. I did use the wunderlich bar weight and throttle control, vs HDB. I also did not use the HDB threaded insert, but rather countersunk the bar to allow the bolt to mount flush.
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:30 AM   #14
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My bridged top clamp fits like a glove. I called to order and they asked me about mods on the bike. I mentioned the RoxRisers and they said the width was different on the Rox setup so they had me measure the bolt hole spacing and sent me the appropriate clamp. They know their business!
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:42 AM   #15
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I can answer both of those. No compatability issue, I've got HDB and Scotts. For the mirrors, I found them useless, couldn't see a damn thing, so I sent them back and am using the stock bmw mirrors.
I put the handguards and mirrors on a Husky TE250 - really like the guards (pretty stout), but yeah, the mirrors didn't work. I couldn't get the right viewing angle on them.
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