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PostSubject: Handguards: anyone?   Fri 01 Nov 2013, 18:20

I am just wondering if anyone here has used handguards on their Swing. I am finding that the cold wind is freezing my hands very quickly into a ride. I am thinking that a pair handguards on the Swing would greatly improve the comfort.
If you have, I would like to know the source so I can get mine. Thank you.
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PostSubject: Re: Handguards: anyone?   Fri 01 Nov 2013, 20:18

I ran across this instrucable, http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorcycle-Hand-Wind-Deflectors-version-21/ when I did a search for these. It looks intreging. I think I'll ad it to my to do list. There's this second instrucable, http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorcycle-hand-deflectors/ which has a better way to get the curve.
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PostSubject: Re: Handguards: anyone?   Fri 01 Nov 2013, 20:30

Cotetoi, it would have been easier to type "handguards" into the search function and reading the threads posted there. Then you would be better prepared if you have further questions. Of course, some may enjoy deadhorse.   Laughing 
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PostSubject: Re: Handguards: anyone?   Fri 01 Nov 2013, 20:55

"Hi Yo", I goota stop beating that dead horse. I should have done the search before posting, but you know how it is: light goes, get blinded, run into the wall, run straight into the computer chair, and spew out your idea before you wake up.
Thanks, I'm awake and fully oriented. On to the search for ? oh, handguard postings.
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PostSubject: Re: Handguards: anyone?   Sat 02 Nov 2013, 12:30

I adapted a pair for my Silverwing in Belgium but they'd not be suitable on the UK as they touch the windscreen on full lock.
I have Givi Universal Handlebar Muffs; now I've sorted out the problem of them pushing on the brake levers at speed and flashing the brake-lights I wouldn't bother with anything else.
They really are very good.

A source picked at random via Google:

http://www.ghostbikes.com/products/accessories-essentials/8423-givi-motorcycle-bar-muffs-(tm418).html
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PostSubject: Re: Handguards: anyone?   Sat 02 Nov 2013, 13:13

i did a search on here a while ago and got a set of barkbusters storm s7
fitted on my SW

only been out it the once since fitted it but does make a huge difference from wind chill on my hands

got a aftermarket screen fitted had to reshape the spine of the barkbuster mount slightly to clear the screen from lock to lock

the bar ends on the SW are m6 but the bolts that come with the barkbusters are m8
so i drilled and retapped them out to m8
as got TIMESERTS on the original bolts of the bar ends to take them back down to m6 thread size if i ever put it back to original

http://www.barkbusters.net/products/storm.html
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PostSubject: Re: Handguards: anyone?   Sat 02 Nov 2013, 13:15

The ones you've linked to, and other similar guards all suffer from the same problem, in that they can only be used with a stock width windshield.
Going with any of the aftermarket windshields (GIVI, Clearview) where they do not have the notch in each side, will stop the steering from turning lock to lock if you add the guards.
 
For dry weather most gloves (summer or winter) should be fine. For wet weather, keep a pair of extra large rubber gloves (the thick kind you do inside cleaning with) in the boot.
Put them on over the regular gloves in wet weather. Takes off the chill factor and the dampness/rain.


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PostSubject: Handguards: Isotta PM18 Handguards   Tue 17 Dec 2013, 15:21

Hi, just joined the forum. I bought my Isotta PM18 (Hand protector full attack for SILVER WING SW-T 400 (09')Code: is_PM180) Handguards from Euro bike net last year, they are designed for the Silverwing SW-T 400,but fit my 2010 600 fine, they are really easy to fit and come in 2 colours, they cost about £44.00, downside carriage from Europe was £25.00, over half the price of the handguards, one other downside is that, it does reduce the turning circle slightly at max over. More than happy with the product.
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PostSubject: Re: Handguards: anyone?   Wed 18 Dec 2013, 14:01

Got handguards for my scoot ,Honda ones maybe adaptable for the swing from the sh range of scoots. study 
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PostSubject: Re: Handguards: anyone?   Wed 26 Mar 2014, 08:39

I adapted a pair of Oxford "universal" muffs to the Swing. They fit fairly well as standard, really just needed a hole made to accommodate mirror stalks. Kept my hands really comfy but, at high speed, the wind pressure sometimes tended to push the body of the muff back against a brake lever and kept the brake light illuminated. You know how sensitive the switches are on the brake levers. Also, I found that they were a wee bit restrictive when it came to moving my left thumb onto indicator switch, horn button and for using the high beam switch. I considered hard hand guards but reckoned they would interfere with steering lock.
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PostSubject: Re: Handguards: anyone?   Wed 26 Mar 2014, 14:59

I love my muffs for the Silverwing for in town riding while doing errands.  Putting on gloves and removing them all the time is not a major hassle but to just slide my hands into my muffs and take off is a good thing.  I always put mine on in the spring and fall.  It is a compromise for sure, but it sure in convenient.  I also carry a thin pair of leather gloves with me, so if I am going to do any sustained riding at high speeds, I will just put those gloves on and that takes care of that problem.

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PostSubject: Re: Handguards: anyone?   Wed 26 Mar 2014, 20:11

1. one leather or whatever bag with 2 zippers on the same zip thingy
2. 90 degree 4inch aluminum corners from your hardware store
3. velcro lines

1. cut bag in half
2. put corners inside half/bag
3. unscrew the handlebar weight screw
4. arrange it properly, and make hole to fit screw back in
5. add velcro straps to complete full lockout
6. depends on material you may want to use rain seal spray thing

ps. eventually the sun will discolor. Take another trip to your local Goodwill store and buy another $2 leather bag and do it all over again.

It's fun
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PostSubject: Re: Handguards: anyone?   Wed 26 Mar 2014, 20:24

LN wrote:
1. one leather or whatever bag with 2 zippers on the same zip thingy
2. 90 degree 4inch aluminum corners from your hardware store
3. velcro lines

1. cut bag in half
2. put corners inside half/bag
3. unscrew the handlebar weight screw
4. arrange it properly, and make hole to fit screw back in
5. add velcro straps to complete full lockout
6. depends on material you may want to use rain seal spray thing

ps. eventually the sun will discolor. Take another trip to your local Goodwill store and buy another $2 leather bag and do it all over again.

It's fun

This sounds a little like big guns rear rack!  But you got me interested.... If you are actually using this mod, I would be interested in seeing a picture or two.

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PostSubject: Re: Handguards: anyone?   Sat 20 Jun 2015, 07:11

J have mounted Isotta and Rizoma knobs.

https://picasaweb.google.com/109749645337983583810/RizomaIsotta?authkey=Gv1sRgCLCz0s2o49jHZQ
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PostSubject: Re: Handguards: anyone?   Sun 21 Jun 2015, 04:37

My solution was finally to fit a GIVI Airflow screen. Job done and very well too.
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PostSubject: Re: Handguards: anyone?   Sun 21 Jun 2015, 06:08

Dramhunter wrote:
My solution was finally to fit a GIVI Airflow screen. Job done and very well too.

As I wrote in a post dedicated, too much vibration, too much 'air from back
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PostSubject: Re: Handguards: anyone?   Sun 21 Jun 2015, 06:42

jerikostar wrote:
Dramhunter wrote:
My solution was finally to fit a GIVI Airflow screen. Job done and very well too.

As I wrote in a post dedicated, too much vibration, too much 'air from back

You're in the minority then, changing that awful Honda screen to a Givi Airflow is the first mod most new owners make and they're happy with the results. You don't really need hand guards with the Airflow as the side wings are quite impressive at deflecting rain from your gloved hands at high speeds.

The OE Honda screen offers no hand coverage at all so Isotta hand guards are a good choice as they allow the steering to go on full lock. They wouldn't work so well with the Airflow as they'd hit the side wings on full lock.

I've got a set of new Barkbusters hand guards in my garage which I was going to fit last summer and work well with my Airflow. But I have other choices like 1+3 finger, or 2+2 finger lobster claw rain gloves, and a pair of neoprene lobster claw over mitts that fit perfectly over my lobster claw winter gloves.




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PostSubject: Re: Handguards: anyone?   Sun 21 Jun 2015, 06:59

I've got a set of new Barkbusters hand guards in my garage which I was going to fit last summer and work well with my Airflow. But I have other choices like 1+3 finger, or 2+2 finger lobster claw rain gloves, and a pair of neoprene lobster claw over mitts that fit perfectly over my lobster claw winter gloves.cheers

No mitts but a thin pair of cotton gloves with a pair of larger long length Playtex gloves over them make a great back up wet / cold combination, used more than once and carried extras for those that needed them.
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PostSubject: Re: Handguards: anyone?   Mon 31 Oct 2016, 02:00

This thread on the Singapore website has details on how to do handguards:

http://www.singaporebikes.com/forums/showthread.php/325894-lt-Info-gt-Silverwing-400cc-600cc-Tech-Corner?p=7529595&viewfull=1#post7529595
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PostSubject: Re: Handguards: anyone?   Mon 31 Oct 2016, 16:01

thanks for that link dspevack - a mine of information.
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