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Title: Another Tiger handguard question
Post by: Miles Prower on November 19, 2020, 01:20:25 PM
So after fitting the oxford heated grips to my Tiger xrx 800 it's now an impossible squeeze fitting my winter gloves comfortably and safely under the stock plastic wind/hand guards as they ridiculously taper in at the sides!
Does anyone know of another handguard which will fit the bike with a bigger space?
Title: Re: Another Tiger handguard question
Post by: Snownorge on November 19, 2020, 04:15:10 PM
Barkbusters
Title: Re: Another Tiger handguard question
Post by: Fuge on November 19, 2020, 04:34:12 PM
*Originally Posted by Snownorge [+]
Barkbusters
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Title: Re: Another Tiger handguard question
Post by: Miles Prower on November 19, 2020, 05:08:12 PM
Ok great stuff,  these appear to have more room towards the outside of the grip and around the levers as they should anyway (Triumph 🤦‍♂️)
Have you guys had experience of them?
https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/barkbusters-vps-handguard-kit-triumph-tiger-800-explorer?sku_id=1082461
Title: Re: Another Tiger handguard question
Post by: samsgrandad on November 19, 2020, 07:20:51 PM
Why not use thinner gloves  and turn the heated grips up a bit higher!!
Title: Re: Another Tiger handguard question
Post by: Miles Prower on November 19, 2020, 11:51:48 PM
*Originally Posted by samsgrandad [+]
Why not use thinner gloves  and turn the heated grips up a bit higher!!

Of course, why didn't i think of that 🤦‍♂️
Title: Re: Another Tiger handguard question
Post by: Pizzarepairman on November 20, 2020, 09:15:48 AM
Have a look at the Barkbusters Storm Handguards, they offer a bit more protection.

https://barkbusters.net/what-fits-my/triumph/tiger-800xrx/storm/two-point-mount/
Title: Re: Another Tiger handguard question
Post by: Miles Prower on November 20, 2020, 09:27:13 AM
Yeah I've had a look thanks,  the main issue is the guards encroaching into the space the hand occupies. The Triumph stock one tapers in from the outside with a 'cover' .. it's this cover that gets in the way.
So I'm after a design with a more open hand area.. this one looks good https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/barkbusters-vps-handguard-kit-triumph-tiger-800-explorer?sku_id=1082461
Title: Re: Another Tiger handguard question
Post by: KildareMan on November 20, 2020, 11:20:03 AM
Oxford heated grips + Barkbusters with storm plastics = warm hands. I still wear my winter gloves as well and I'm generally warm.

Beats Triumph heated grips by a big margin.
Title: Re: Another Tiger handguard question
Post by: rubbertoe on November 20, 2020, 01:25:25 PM
I have the Barkbuster storm handuards and stock Triumph heated grips. Plenty of room for my large hands and thick winter gloves. I wouldn't want the other style Barkbuster plastics. They look like less wind protection.
Title: Re: Another Tiger handguard question
Post by: Miles Prower on November 20, 2020, 01:32:14 PM
*Originally Posted by rubbertoe [+]
I have the Barkbuster storm handuards and stock Triumph heated grips. Plenty of room for my large hands and thick winter gloves. I wouldn't want the other style Barkbuster plastics. They look like less wind protection.

Excellent, that's what I was after,  re space for hands 👌
Must say, I like the styling of the VPS model but clearly the Storm will provide better wind protection...
Title: Re: Another Tiger handguard question
Post by: Miles Prower on November 23, 2020, 11:02:05 AM
 So have ordered the Barkbusters with VPS guards, they look pretty cool and much more robust than the stock guards, not to mention the better hand accessibility ... even better they had a 15% discount at Chainspeed due to the Motorcycle Live thing 😀