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    Recommendation for Handguards
    on: Jan 23, 2022, 10.55 am
    Jan 23, 2022, 10.55 am
    Folks - considering adding a pair of handguards to my Tiger 850. Triumph version appear to be just plastic - but are they good quality? What about the best of the third party offerings?  They are really to reduce some of the windblast on my gloves in the cold so don't need off-road grade. Need to be easy to fit. Any feedback?

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    Re: Recommendation for Handguards
    Reply #1 on: Jan 23, 2022, 01.15 pm
    Jan 23, 2022, 01.15 pm
    Barkbusters, I use them with the Blizzard Stormguard over shields - works a treat.  :152:

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    Re: Recommendation for Handguards
    Reply #2 on: Jan 23, 2022, 01.28 pm
    Jan 23, 2022, 01.28 pm
    I can see from the Barkbusters website the Storm (which uses a metal mount kit) and the BBZ fabric handguards - is that what you mean? Does the BBZ fit using the same mounting kit that the Storm would use (so are interchangeable)? Or do you mean the BBZ fit over the top of the Storm handguards to provide extra protection? Sorry for being a tad slow but I've not used Barkbuster kit before.

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    Re: Recommendation for Handguards
    Reply #3 on: Jan 24, 2022, 06.09 pm
    Jan 24, 2022, 06.09 pm
    I fitted the lot, plastic, metal and fabric: the blizzards over the storms. It was a tad tight but worked fine for me.

    https://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,25205.msg278690.html#msg278690

    A pic (above) of the them fitted from and earlier post of mine.
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    Re: Recommendation for Handguards
    Reply #4 on: Jan 24, 2022, 06.44 pm
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    Great, that's really helpful. Cheers, Richard

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    Re: Recommendation for Handguards
    Reply #5 on: Jan 26, 2022, 02.32 pm
    Jan 26, 2022, 02.32 pm
    Take a look at Touratech (if they have a product for your bike).

    I've not used them personally but like the idea of them being deformable plastic that should not break or stay bent (flip side is they have less protection than an aluminium bar type). All depends on your thoughts on protection.

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    Re: Recommendation for Handguards
    Reply #6 on: Jan 26, 2022, 02.39 pm
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    Sadly the Touratech website says it has no handguards for the 850 Sport....

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    Re: Recommendation for Handguards
    Reply #7 on: Jan 26, 2022, 03.27 pm
    Jan 26, 2022, 03.27 pm
    Here is another offering .... I have no knowledge of them other than the attached links. The original notice to me was via Nippy Normans news email who I've used for various bits for my 800 (Zumo sun shade, ACF50, other misc. bits). :028:

    https://www.nippynormans.com/advance-guards/advance-guards-pair-triumph-tiger-800xcxrxca-to-2018-tiger-900-gt-rally-pro-850-sport

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    Re: Recommendation for Handguards
    Reply #8 on: Jan 26, 2022, 04.44 pm
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    Interesting, not seen those before. Not cheap but do look quite robust. On my list for now but note they are out of stock currently. I'll have to check out the placement of items on the bars to ensure they would fit too.

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    Re: Recommendation for Handguards
    Reply #9 on: Jan 26, 2022, 10.58 pm
    Jan 26, 2022, 10.58 pm
    *Originally Posted by TheRealGoldfish [+]
    Interesting, not seen those before. Not cheap but do look quite robust. On my list for now but note they are out of stock currently. I'll have to check out the placement of items on the bars to ensure they would fit too.

    They do look interesting and I like the concept. I am a little concerned about the thumb screws and would like to make sure that they are truly captive. I could see them falling out on 90km of washboard dirt road otherwise.
    The local BMW accessory place has them in stock for AUD$430.00
    The same dealer would sell me a set of Barkbuster Storms including the fitting bar for AUD$179.00 or plus a pair of winter Blizzards for a total of AUD$314.00

     


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