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  • Offline Pegasus   gb

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    Hand Guards Protector
    on: December 16, 2019, 02:18:25 pm
    December 16, 2019, 02:18:25 pm
    I remember seeing a while back, a picture of someones Mutley with what looked like a metal hand frame around the hand guards. I cannot find this anywhere, nor can I find the picture. Pretty sure i didn't dream it. Does anyone know the guard i am on about? It's a simple little metal tubular (i think) loop frame that gos around the hand guards. Protecting the indicator and plastic from snapping on a fall, on in my case catching the garage wall when parking up.
    Any ideas please?
    Sometimes you need a really crooked road to get your head straight


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    Re: Hand Guards Protector
    Reply #2 on: December 16, 2019, 03:35:32 pm
    December 16, 2019, 03:35:32 pm

    Those are the ones i'm used to seeing. I did trawl through the gallery on the forum, but at page 65, i began to loose hope. After a bit more filtering through google images, i did find the design i was after.

    https://www.hepco-shop.de/en/handguard-set-for-ducati-multistrada-950-s-2017.html

    This is the design i'm after. Basically so that nothing impairs the indicator.

    Sometimes you need a really crooked road to get your head straight

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    Re: Hand Guards Protector
    Reply #3 on: December 16, 2019, 03:42:41 pm
    December 16, 2019, 03:42:41 pm
    Yes, I forgot about these, I remember I saw them on the net. I think there is also a video on youtube withe them...

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    Re: Hand Guards Protector
    Reply #4 on: December 17, 2019, 06:38:31 am
    December 17, 2019, 06:38:31 am
    I've fitted the barkbusters and I'm happy with them, although I cannot comment on their protection yet 😊

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    Re: Hand Guards Protector
    Reply #5 on: December 17, 2019, 08:38:01 am
    December 17, 2019, 08:38:01 am
    I've hit the hand guards quite a few times  :164: without any issues, barely even a scratch. In heavy impacts they tend to rotate or slide out of the way. So beside being very ugly, I think the protectors are un-necessary and I could see the ones above getting caught in whatever you're hitting and grabbing the bars.
    Anything more than two wheels is unnecessary.

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    Re: Hand Guards Protector
    Reply #6 on: December 18, 2019, 09:37:12 am
    December 18, 2019, 09:37:12 am
    *Originally Posted by Conman [+]
    I've hit the hand guards quite a few times  :164: without any issues, barely even a scratch. In heavy impacts they tend to rotate or slide out of the way. So beside being very ugly, I think the protectors are un-necessary and I could see the ones above getting caught in whatever you're hitting and grabbing the bars.

    Just me getting unlucky then Conman. The plastic clips within the hand guard snap if slightly bent. They haven't just moved or spun round for me. It doesn't fall apart, but it does leave a tiny gap i really can't handle. And also it'll stop the plastic from being scratched. 
    Sometimes you need a really crooked road to get your head straight

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    Re: Hand Guards Protector
    Reply #7 on: December 18, 2019, 11:16:54 am
    December 18, 2019, 11:16:54 am
    Or just me being lucky so far  :027: I wouldn't say they spin out of the way, rather just rotate a bit at the bar end which is enough to make it a glancing blow. A full on hit would be different but then I think you would have other things to worry about like wrapping your wheel and screen round whatever your hitting  :138:
    I always thought the indicator in the hand guard was not a good idea but then again indicators are vulnerable wherever they are  :029:
    Anything more than two wheels is unnecessary.

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    Re: Hand Guards Protector
    Reply #8 on: January 03, 2020, 01:59:47 am
    January 03, 2020, 01:59:47 am
    I laid my bike down on blacktop in NYC.  It was a poor stop with bars turned on a slight camber.  Just putting it down scrathed the plastic and broke one of the plastic screw inserts on the stock gaurd.
    Little scuff to the indicater lens.  Thier is a little gap from the screw that is not holding in its broken insert.   
    Bark busters for $115.00 usd would have prevented any damage.  The Hepcobecker setup is $$$ at least 3 times cost. I think the barkbusters would offer the same protection on a drop. And thats 90% of the hits are droping the bike.   So paying the extra for the coverage above the light is questionable unless hitting something head on. 
    My point they work well either setup.

    The Ducati replacement cost for one side is under $300usd.  And easy to do. 
    For my money the bark busters will be on my bike before my next offroad.
    Last Edit: January 03, 2020, 02:02:16 am by ajy1w
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    Re: Hand Guards Protector
    Reply #9 on: May 14, 2020, 03:29:28 pm
    May 14, 2020, 03:29:28 pm
    These arrived in the post today.



    Took 4 weeks to arrive!
    Sometimes you need a really crooked road to get your head straight

     


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