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post #1 of 9 Old 10-28-2013, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
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I have had them for awhile sitting in the box in the garage. The weather is getting cold now so I decided I better install them. The instructions are absolutely terrible. After decoding them it went reasonably smoothly. Seems like a decent quality. Overall pretty happy with them. Not really very much impact protection but more for wind than anything.
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These were one of the first mods I did on my 2012. I like them. They do cut a lot if wind out except my thumbs...

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they do what they are supposed to do.
There was a guy on another forum who was making bottoms for the factory guards
they really cut the cold air off your hands
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they do what they are supposed to do.
There was a guy on another forum who was making bottoms for the factory guards
they really cut the cold air off your hands

Can you share the link, or nudge me towards that forum.
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This is the one, I was just looking at these recently myself:

https://www.stromtrooper.com/group-bu...andguards.html

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Can you share the link, or nudge me towards that forum.
I got them here
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these and the one in Intrepid's post are for pre-2012-unless there is a second type offererd now
they work on the 2012 but need a tad bit of trimming on the sides. I put mine on with small nuts and bolts so they can easily be romoved in the warm weather.
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I had them on my 2005 wee for all the time I owned it. Loved them. Cuts most of the air, so your hands keep much warmer in cold weather. For those who say they dont seem sturdy enough to protect anything, my 2005 wee fell 3 times on its left (clutch)side, in 8 years, always on the same side. Besides scratches on the hand protector an a busted front flasher, nothing else broke. So it saved the clutch lever 3 times and everytime, it fell on pavement. One of the best accessories, along with the centerstand, you can get for your wee.

My 2013 wee came out of the dealership with them on.
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[QUOTE=spidrgr;1701801] One of the best accessories, along with the centerstand, you can get for your wee.
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My thought as well and they were the first 2 accessories I bought. This was followed very quickly by the Givi windscreen.
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The hand guards may look like not much for impact protection....but.... It saved my clutch lever when someone backed their car into the front of my bike, popping my bike up and over on to the ground with a bit of force. Diagnosis: broken fender, scratched hand guard, fully functional clutch lever. I'm certain had I not had the OEM guards on I wouldn't have been able to ride home, or anywhere for that matter.
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