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Old 07-12-2011, 10:49 AM   #16
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I think that's kinda of weird. I had the folding KTM mirrors that I liked until I got the hdb's. I think the HDB's mirrors are amazing. No Vibe problems and the wide stance really makes visibility great.

They do tend to fold @ about 90 sometimes though.

As for the guards themselves, they are really phenomenal.
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Old 07-12-2011, 11:09 AM   #17
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I think that's kinda of weird. I had the folding KTM mirrors that I liked until I got the hdb's. I think the HDB's mirrors are amazing. No Vibe problems and the wide stance really makes visibility great.

They do tend to fold @ about 90 sometimes though.

As for the guards themselves, they are really phenomenal.
Just put on the HDB guards on the F800. Love them. Bolted right up no bending or mods of any kind to get them to fit.

I also really like the mirrors. Took a little getting used to but I think they are great. Great product and a these guys are great to deal with.

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Old 07-12-2011, 12:05 PM   #18
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Perfect

Bomber product that fit perfect, tougher than any others I have seen and could not be happier. Also the service paul give customer is second to none!
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:20 AM   #19
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I just installed a set on my 650GS twin. They bolted up pretty easily. I haven't tested the durability but they are really stout and look like they'll hold up well.

Also another endorsement for Paul's customer service. It took a couple weeks for my order to show up but I found out it was because BMW changed the bars on the 650 twins so Paul had to make a different triple clamp. The clamp fit perfectly.
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Old 07-13-2011, 05:46 PM   #20
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I love the mirrors on my XR. They, of course are not bit 8: mirrors but I can see behind me very well and they do not vibrate at all.

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Old 07-13-2011, 08:22 PM   #21
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Gottem on the F800 with the OEM bars including the mirrors. Installed with a Scotts damper setup. Awesome bits!
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:27 PM   #22
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To Say that Paul takes care of his customers would be a huge understatement.

I don't really want to say what he's done to help me out in the past lest others start to 'expect' the same from him but I think I owe the guy another two or three purchases to get even
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Old 07-14-2011, 01:23 AM   #23
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I have HDB Guards on my F800GS; installed with stock bar without problems. Absolutely a great product!
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Old 07-14-2011, 08:12 PM   #24
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Another +1 for the stock bars and HDB. I also fit a RM dampener. The guards slightly touch my Laminar Lip but not enough to interfere with steering. Customer service is top notch.
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Old 07-15-2011, 09:58 AM   #25
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Paul is great to work with... I've installed 3 sets.
Mine took some bending, but I changed to a different bar and it only added 5-6 minutes of manipulation.

Set #2 went on a stock F8 (non-mechanical friend) setup and fit like a glove.
Set #3 is on my R80G/S project... no problems there (just need to finish it up).

Mirrors work fine, took a few rides to get used to.
If they fold @ 90mph, just tighten the bolt a bit.
Very stout (tested several times).
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Old 07-15-2011, 10:46 AM   #26
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If they fold @ 90mph, just tighten the bolt a bit.
What the hell was I thinkin just backing off the throttle a smidge. Your solution makes WAY more sense!!!
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Old 08-03-2011, 05:40 PM   #27
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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.
OK, I'm sold. The F800 looks so much cooler without the stock mirrors. I'm a new F800 owner, and I find the "Donkey Ears" to be quite awkward when riding. Seems you could poke an eye out with one of those things! For off road, I think they'd look better locked in the side case.

Are the mirrors usable though? Does the F800 just hum on the wrong frequency causing harmonic distortion, or what?
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:06 PM   #28
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Some have complained about the mirrors... I've been using them for 12k and have no issues.
Yes, it took a few miles to get used to a different style/view. Now, there just my mirrors and do the job as intended.
Very adjustable as well.

Have fun.
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:20 PM   #29
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Some have complained about the mirrors... I've been using them for 12k and have no issues.
Yes, it took a few miles to get used to a different style/view. Now, there just my mirrors and do the job as intended.
Very adjustable as well.

Have fun.
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I REALLY like them.

Cept I keep breakin the damned things when I forget to fold them in (I've cracked the glass three times but the mirrors themselves are VERY strong)
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