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Offline moley

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Wind deflectors
on: January 02, 2017, 03:19:14 PM
Hi Guys
           Over the Xmas period I have been looking at what's available accessories wise for my 2016 vfr800x and I have ordered various bits and pieces which I will be fitting shortly. 2 of the items I have seen and want to buy are the handprotectors and the wind deflectors . My question is "do these make much of a difference" as they are quite expensive for what they are . I am heading over the Alps in May and I am trying to make the trip as comfy as possible. Do the Hand Protectors take much of the wind off your hands and do the wind deflectors make much difference at all as they don't look like they would do much

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Re: Wind deflectors
Reply #1 on: January 02, 2017, 05:56:44 PM
dont think mine SW motech Kobra do much for keeping fingers warm or drier but they are better than not having anything there

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Re: Wind deflectors
Reply #2 on: January 02, 2017, 06:40:43 PM
Not sure about hand guards....aren't they for protection from branches when yr off-road? Sure, they'll keep some wind/cold off but how much?

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Re: Wind deflectors
Reply #3 on: January 04, 2017, 09:39:21 PM
I have the Givi hand guards which are quite large and they do tend to send the wind around, so will contribute to lowering the wind chill on my hands, I find that with them and the heated grips on 4 in the current weather they keep my hands very comfortable without me having to wear thick winter gloves. I have no experience of the wind deflectors I'm afraid, I guess you mean the powerbronze ones. I find that the right combination of screen gives the best effect, for me its the powerbronze screen with the powerbronze adjusters, mostly on the lowest setting which is perfect for me, I'm 5ft 10in with a 30 inch inside leg.
Last Edit: January 04, 2017, 09:41:24 PM by Bruggen