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Offline behrensma

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Which handguards for RC60?
on: October 22, 2019, 01:01:45 PM
Hello,

is there any recommendation for handguards on the RC60 ? Until now, I didn't find anything which fits to the RC60 with the LSL handlebar. I already tried the Bodystyle parts for the RC80, but there's conflict with the fairing/windscreen).

Thanks in advance,

Martin 

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Re: Which handguards for RC60?
Reply #1 on: October 22, 2019, 01:30:06 PM
Hi. Barkbusters do a universal handguard which I've had fitted to my 800X for the last couple of years. It's not a perfect fit as the mirror stalks impinge on the fabric of the guard but it's fine. They have a metal reinforced guard and protect from rain and cold.

They cover a larger area than the standard guards and offer better weather protection too.
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Re: Which handguards for RC60?
Reply #2 on: October 22, 2019, 06:43:03 PM
Link here.
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Offline behrensma

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Re: Which handguards for RC60?
Reply #3 on: October 24, 2019, 09:54:56 AM
Hello , thanks for the fast reply. They might be good for weather protection, but  look a bit bulky - I was more looking for kind of 'normal' handguards, like the Barksbusters Storm. But right now I couldn't find out if they really fit and don't interfere with the fairing.  I've also seen the Acerbis DualRoad, they might be ok but are quite heavy.

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Re: Which handguards for RC60?
Reply #4 on: October 24, 2019, 12:50:18 PM
*Originally Posted by behrensma [+]
Hello , thanks for the fast reply. They might be good for weather protection, but  look a bit bulky - I was more looking for kind of 'normal' handguards, like the Barksbusters Storm. But right now I couldn't find out if they really fit and don't interfere with the fairing.  I've also seen the Acerbis DualRoad, they might be ok but are quite heavy.

Regards
Martin

Martin

Ok. The universal ones don't interfere at all so I struggle to imagine the smaller ones do.

I don't find the universal ones bulky, I think they're near-perfect for the job. They could only be better if they didn't snag on the mirror stalk and so covered the top a little more. I've tried to use the Oxford mitts that cover the whole of the grips but found they snagged on the controls and prevented quick access to the brake lever, although they did provide 100% weather protection and were toasty warm even in the depths of winter. The Barkbusters give excellent weather protection whilst riding along and as they have a metal bar coming from the end of the grip, so they do provide some safety protection too. No snagging at all and easily removed/re-fitted.

I'd highly recommend them, but if yr set on the smaller, off-road type ones, you should be able to check with the manufacturer whether they fit the Crossrunner.
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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