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    Quote Originally Posted by yoav View Post
    I made the mistake so you don’t have to.

    Seeing Deneb’s pictures and corresponding with him, ………….. So I guess I have no option but to fit the Blizzards (BBZ) which don’t look pretty but do look effective.

    PS: Oxford Products make a ‘universal fit’ solid handguards but they also look rather minimalist for decent wind protection.
    The Blizzards are not pretty, neither is the Madstad but I find both very effective in Autumn/Winter. The Blizzards do just touch the fairing/screen on full lock (have bar risers fitted) so will be left off for the bike's first MOT!

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    Made my 800GT ready for summer and for winter, but its to cold for a ride now here in switzerland. SW Motech Sidestand Adapter and SW
    Motech Barkbuster for 800GT
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    Werner Graf - Are the hand guards specifically for the F800GT? I've been on the SWM web site and cant see any designed for the F800. I've also just phoned them and the sales team confirm that they do not produce hand guards for the F800GT. Also, if your guards are designed for another model, did they bolt straight on or did you have to modify them in any way as I cant quite see from your photographs. Also I use standard OEM levers. Thanks.

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    SW-Motech have it- dont know why they told you: COMPUTER SAYS NO .-)
    1x HPR.00.220.10000/B BBSTORM Handprotector L/ R
    2 x HPR.00.220.85000/B Mounting Kit for BMW 800 GT


    It was very easy to mount it 25-40 Minutes no modifcation needed.
    Picture in the instruction is miseleading but ist fits only in the right way...
    The Quality is good. Bought Bar Risers, Mirror extenders and the adjustable gear bar all very very good

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    Quote Originally Posted by headroom View Post
    Made my 800GT ready for summer and for winter, but its to cold for a ride now here in switzerland. SW Motech Sidestand Adapter and SW
    Motech Barkbuster for 800GT..
    So Werner, you have no problem with striking the fairing at full lock?
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    Thanks for the info.

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    It is just bit touching the Plastic of the Big windshield, have to push the last millimeters but no limitation to the Curve. it's just drastic plastic I have studied so many posts and this is now for me THE SOLUTION

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    Werner, thanks for posting. It looks as though you need to move the lever clamps inboard to make room for the hand guard clamps. Any problems with the new lever position? What are the levers by the way. They appear to have a Wunderlich type length extender but I know they are not Wunderlich because the span adjuster is different.

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    Dont know why I should move the levers, do you know my ergonomic?
    The Levers will not brake apart they can move upward in case of "stall". I am not shure that the Handguards are damaging
    the windshield in a "stall" to the ground?
    The left Clutch is from China very good cheap (nice in Orange) with long adjustable lever.
    The Brake is a legal PUIG also adjustable lever bit shorter. It is not legal to use the China Brake lever have to show it and added the Motobike papers.
    Also the other stuff. The REMUS Exhaust papers with ABE are always with me. As you can see the distance pee container/handlebar is critical = green.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Right Hand Drive View Post
    Werner, thanks for posting. It looks as though you need to move the lever clamps inboard to make room for the hand guard clamps. Any problems with the new lever position?
    Agree as there is very little room especially on the right hand side to accommodate the hand guard brackets. However the amount the bracket would need to be moved inwards probably wouldn't affect the clutch / brake operation?
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    For me is the new more inward position a positive surprise. Bevore my hand was to far out on the levers. Now the ergonomic gives me much stronger, better grip for the hard clutch. Stupid did not check it sooner...

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    This is very much what I went through (earlier in this thread). It looks like the standard Barkbusters kit - the handlebar mounts are only specific to the GT in that they match the diameter of the bars. I also found that on the clutch side, it was better to move the lever inward to make room for the clamp but on the brake side, it fitted better to put the clamp inward of the lever. In any case, despite playing around with the guard position, they always touched the windscreen or fairing and I decided that was unacceptable for me. I also have the Wunderlich 20mm bar risers but that doesn’t fix it. If you have the larger, more complex adjustable risers then perhaps that would avoid the problem. This appears to be what another forum member has done (see pics I posted earlier in this thread).

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    Yoav, so at the end of the day I take it that you didn't bother?
    Apart from Werner Graf (Headroom) above, it seems that many have tried but failed to get a satisfactory solution to fitting hand guards. You know what? I think I'll just invest in a new decent set of gloves
    Having said that 'Oxford' do an unusually shaped guard with a universal fitting- but the shape doesn't really do it for me!

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    Does anyone know the diameter of the handlebars on the GT?

    I, only ask as Acerbis (specialists in handguards) do a range of universal guards / fitting kits that fasten into the bar ends.

    https://acerbisb2b.co.uk/index.php/s...handguard.html

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    The bars are 1 inch but fatter in the middle. The problem isn’t to get guards to fit, that’s easy, it’s making sure they don’t impinge on the fairing at full lock. That requires some modification.

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    So winter pause is over first ride, and surprise your guys are right it is touching the screen. Wasnot aware just sitting on it!
    And the mirrors are cover with the guards. Think will take them off during the warmer season. Sorry!
    Last edited by headroom; 02-24-19 at 03:43 AM.

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    Here's what I made for the ST and one of the others made something similar for his GT.
    They just fill in a bit of the area between the fairing and screen to deflect the wind out off the hands, reducing the windchill greatly and allowing the heated grips to work more effectively.
    Have a read and you'll get the idea.

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    The Space between clutch / Brake and Fairing is the problem. When we can do construct A.(thin line) a diagonal support like in the pic ist maybe possible but we have to hack it off where the contact to the Fairing is in the way. B.(thick line) Metal support from end Grip think thats a not gso od idea - maybe. What do you think?Click image for larger version. 

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    This the way its possible to retrotfit it...
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    Yes, this is what forum member Deneb has done. If you look at photos I posted on his behalf earlier in this thread.

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    I am sure this will not be an acceptable solution to all the problems raised but I mentioned this matter to a mate who has an ST and he said that he just trimmed the screen a few mm to enable the fitting of his guards. He assures me that he feels no difference in the screen's protective characteristics.

    One has to be careful, of course, with the cutting but it is possible to adapt the screen to the guards if cold hands are a major problem as they are for me (bad circulation at my age).

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    Quote Originally Posted by headroom View Post
    1-point attachment from the bar end and no contact to windscreen fairing

    https://www.polo-motorrad.ch/de_ch/dual-road-
    handschutzer-1-punkt-weiss.html

    Handguard mounting kit. Black. For 22 mm handlebars. 1-point attachment

    https://sw-motech.com/en/products/protection/handguards/BBSTORM/4052572031056.htm


    Clever too: But fits GT till the 2014 Model infos from here
    http://www.f800-forum.de/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=14115

    Last Pos: so, now I've done it. the A. dual road fit on the GT, if you take other screws than the original or the included. in the photo the supplied material, then once with and without final weight. with looks stupid and covers the handles inside moderately. without needing a 1cm shorter screw than original and the middle or large (dark)) distance piece, so that the handle still rotates. But as already described, you can no longer hit the handlebars fully and also no longer complete the anti-theft mode. but since I only use the protectors when the weather is right, I can live with them.

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    Handguard issue resolved!

    I've invested in a new pair of Dainese thermal Goretex winter gloves - toastie! No cutting, fabricating or modifying required!
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    I did something similar. In the past, I've used handlebar muffs. I carry now a pair of the Aerostitch rain gloves. They are just a shell, but will keep the wind off and allow the heat to stay inside. They take up very little space, so I just keep them in a pannier in case the heated gloves can't keep up.

    But!!!...with luck, we are done with the snow and cold for a few months.

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    Hi. I'm thinking of buying some cheapo ebay hand guards and trying to modify to suit f800gt.
    There are a few chinese ones about Ł12 - Ł20. I know they wont fit but I fancy saving a few quid and do some on bench modification. Anyone tried similar? I am just after a bit of wind protection and font fancy being fleeced for ones that are far from perfect. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skycracker View Post
    Hi. I'm thinking of buying some cheapo ebay hand guards and trying to modify to suit f800gt.
    There are a few chinese ones about Ł12 - Ł20. I know they wont fit but I fancy saving a few quid and do some on bench modification. Anyone tried similar? I am just after a bit of wind protection and font fancy being fleeced for ones that are far from perfect. Thanks
    I’ve a spare pair of those which I’ve never got round to fit. The problem is the guards foul the fairing on lock to lock. Why bmw never offered any solutions I just don’t know.
    I have an idea..............

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    I know the ST is slightly different, but i got some barkbuster ones which fit well and only just touch the screen on full left lock - RH lock is fine.

    I got the S1000R/R9T mounting brackets and the Storm guards, about Ł90 in total from Nippy Normans. They very easy to fit, and only one bolt removes the handguard so easy to remove for Summer/MOT time if necessary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ123 View Post
    I know the ST is slightly different, but i got some barkbuster ones which fit well and only just touch the screen on full left lock - RH lock is fine.

    I got the S1000R/R9T mounting brackets and the Storm guards, about Ł90 in total from Nippy Normans. They very easy to fit, and only one bolt removes the handguard so easy to remove for Summer/MOT time if necessary.
    Any pictures?

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    This is the kit (plus screws & bolts)



    This is the extra hole i drilled in the guard (Barkbusters design it this way) to bring the guard closer in to the brakcet



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    Let me know if you want any other pictures of the fittings etc.

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    Hi Guys. I suffer with Raynauds Disease on my thumbs and the wind really makes my thumbs shout if it's chilly so I am up for hand protectors. I like the cheap option too if they look and work OK.
    What are you suggestions for a UK owner? Tia.

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