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Offline FrostBlue

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Hand guards
on: September 25, 2017, 10:06:47 PM
Hi all has anybody fitted the honda hand guards and if so what do they look like as can't find them on the honda accessories page for the bike , my local dealer says they are available?

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Re: Hand guards
Reply #1 on: September 26, 2017, 10:04:15 AM
They don't appear on the Honda website in any photos and are not featured in the accessories brochure so one presumes they are not available.

Curiously, the VFR1200X features hand guards in their photos, even in the photos in the accessories brochure, yet are not listed as an accessory in that brochure.

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There are plenty of hand guards available from after market manufacturers; have you considered one of them?
98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles (sold)
08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles (sold)
14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (sold)
18 VFR800X - 9,000 miles

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Re: Hand guards
Reply #2 on: September 26, 2017, 08:08:43 PM
Yes I can see Givi , sw motech , and power bronze , but my local dealer told me I could have a set of honda ones fitted for £112.00 just couldn't understand why I could not find any info on line about them 🤔

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Re: Hand guards
Reply #3 on: September 27, 2017, 05:56:00 AM
*Originally Posted by FrostBlue [+]
Yes I can see Givi , sw motech , and power bronze , but my local dealer told me I could have a set of honda ones fitted for £112.00 just couldn't understand why I could not find any info on line about them 🤔

They're easy to fit yourself. Save some money.  :027:
98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles (sold)
08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles (sold)
14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (sold)
18 VFR800X - 9,000 miles

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Re: Hand guards
Reply #4 on: January 31, 2018, 09:50:16 AM
Trying to resuscitate this topic after a few months...

Anyone can comment or give feedback on the Honda OEM hand guards? I also been offered a good deal to have them installed on 17' Crossrunner but can't find any info on them. I'm assuming they won't touch screen when steering is locked. But are they well made, have metal bar, etc or just plastic like GIVI?

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Re: Hand guards
Reply #5 on: January 31, 2018, 01:25:09 PM
I'm sorry I can't answer your question but have a query of my own; unless you are looking to ride down country lanes or paths and therefore need guards to protect your hands from branches or the brake lever from inadvertent application (a la Moto Gp/WSB etc), why fit them? They look far too small to provide any realistic protection against wind or weather.

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98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles (sold)
08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles (sold)
14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (sold)
18 VFR800X - 9,000 miles

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Re: Hand guards
Reply #6 on: January 31, 2018, 02:36:04 PM
*Originally Posted by Skids [+]
I'm sorry I can't answer your question but have a query of my own; unless you are looking to ride down country lanes or paths and therefore need guards to protect your hands from branches or the brake lever from inadvertent application (a la Moto Gp/WSB etc), why fit them? They look far too small to provide any realistic protection against wind or weather.

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I have fitted Givi Hand Guards, no problems other than getting the Honda bar end weight retaining nuts out of the Bars before fitting the Givi's. Also needed to adjust the angle of the brackets that fit onto the Levers slightly but that was easy enough.

And they do keep both wind and rain off my hands and gloves.


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Re: Hand guards
Reply #7 on: January 31, 2018, 04:16:09 PM
Always had handguards on previous bikes. They do help to keep hands warm and dry, plus protect the levers in case of misfortune.

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Re: Hand guards
Reply #8 on: January 31, 2018, 08:00:37 PM
*Originally Posted by mplacona [+]
Always had handguards on previous bikes. They do help to keep hands warm and dry, plus protect the levers in case of misfortune.

So if that is their main purpose, why not fit a pair that do THAT job better than what amounts to a small piece of plastic in front of your hands?

Several years ago I fitted a pair of Oxford Muffs to my old VFR800. They kept my hands totally covered and therefore I could wear summer gloves even in the coldest of weathers. Trouble is, they were too big and interfered with the bars and switches.

Last year I fitted a pair of Barkbusters to the 800X. They don't quite cover the hands but almost do, they protect from weather and cold far more than simple guards do and are strong enough to provide protection against the odd bump. And they're around £80!





Last Edit: January 31, 2018, 08:03:45 PM by Skids
98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles (sold)
08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles (sold)
14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (sold)
18 VFR800X - 9,000 miles