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Old 09-21-2014, 01:32 PM   #1
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1200GSA LC Hand Guard Enlarger / Spoiler?

I am looking for a hand guard enlarger for an LC 1200GSA. I have looked at both the Wunderlich and Touratech options, but am not sold on either. Any thoughts or other recommendations?
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Old 09-21-2014, 01:35 PM   #2
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Have a look at the BarkBuster Storm for more protection from the elements.
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Old 09-21-2014, 01:47 PM   #3
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Have a look at the BarkBuster Storm for more protection from the elements.


Just put a pair (Barkbuster Blizzards) on my GSW, fit better without the stock handguards in place.
Work great, still easy to see the controls, for those that must.

And they look good too.



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Old 09-21-2014, 01:55 PM   #4
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I'm in the same dilemma.

I'm not interested in any of the fabric solutions.

Givi also makes a set of the enlargers, although I don't like the transparent material:

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Old 09-21-2014, 03:49 PM   #5
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Barkbusters Storm are plastic. I love mine gives excellent protection.


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Old 09-21-2014, 03:57 PM   #6
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Nesbocaj appears to have the Barkbuster BBZ guards
http://www.barkbusters.net/products/290.html

Various versions of the Storms here,all indeed hard plastic:
http://www.barkbusters.net/products/storm.html


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Old 09-21-2014, 07:10 PM   #7
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The OP specifically inquired about hand-guard enlargers, the Storms appear to be complete replacements, they look appropriate for a Japanese enduro but out of place on a GS.
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Old 09-21-2014, 07:51 PM   #8
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The OP specifically inquired about hand-guard enlargers, the Storms appear to be complete replacements, they look appropriate for a Japanese enduro but out of place on a GS.

Ahh, something like this . . .


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Old 09-21-2014, 10:28 PM   #9
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I wonder if the ones from the pre LC models could be made to fit. (and look decent)
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Old 09-21-2014, 11:11 PM   #10
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I have the Touratech "Spoilers" on my '14 GS. They were pretty easy to install, look almost stock once installed and work well. I would recommend them.
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Old 09-22-2014, 01:36 AM   #11
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Does BMW have anything? They did for the previous GSA (I have them). The grey section was replaced with a taller black one.
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Old 09-22-2014, 04:15 AM   #12
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I have the Touratech "Spoilers" on my '14 GS. They were pretty easy to install, look almost stock once installed and work well. I would recommend them.

Yep... I agree... and guess who makes them for Touratech... ?

Barkbuster.... lol

````enjoy..
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Old 09-24-2014, 02:38 PM   #13
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I'm in the same dilemma.

I'm not interested in any of the fabric solutions.

Givi also makes a set of the enlargers, although I don't like the transparent material:

These look interesting. Seem to offer good coverage. May give them a try. Looking at the Barkbusters as well. Thanks to all for the feedback.
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Old 09-24-2014, 08:44 PM   #14
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Giant Loop

For a lot of wind/rain protection at a reasonable price ($40) that can be removed in seconds when you don't need them, you might consider the Bushwackers from Giant Loop. They attach over your existing stock handguards


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Old 09-24-2014, 10:20 PM   #15
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For a lot of wind/rain protection at a reasonable price ($40) that can be removed in seconds when you don't need them, you might consider the Bushwackers from Giant Loop. They attach over your existing stock handguards


What handlebar bag is that? Looks waterproof.
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