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post #1 of 13 Old 09-15-2010, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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Does any one have a line on the factory hand guards? I am looking for a set for my Wee and I don't mind the $47.99 that Onida Suzuki charges but I am not paying them $18.00 for shipping. Thanks for any help. I want to spend $50.00.

Also for the cold are the hand guards or heated grips better? I can't afford both.
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Also for the cold are the hand guards or heated grips better? I can't afford both.
Gerbings Heated Gloves are the best to keep them fingers toasty!

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I have both, heated grips are okay when it's cool. For cold you want heated gloves, there is no comparison.

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I have OEM had guards and heated grips. These work with winter gloves down to 40 F but below that I put o the Hippo Hands. At first I wanted heated gloves but did not want to deal with the wires or pay so much for the battery units. If you have nothing get the hand guards for the fall and then decide if you want heated gloves or grips. In some way I wish I had the gloves now and then wold get the jacket liner. I may need the jacket this winter.


PS. The gloves are easier to install. Just an outlet. See Easter Beaver. If I want to change bars the grips are epoxied on. But they are always there.

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I used BMW R1150GS hand guards on my Wee, only because I had them, and they fitted OK. They do what I want.
Not all that cold down here, and I dont ride in the real cold weather anyway.

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what was the end result here

I too would like a pair of these ...but dont wanan fork out gazillions

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post #8 of 13 Old 09-21-2010, 09:04 AM
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No comparison. Hand guards look great but don't really keep your hands warm. They are really there to keep branches and brush off your knuckles. I have Oxford heated grips (the wrap on style, not the grip replacement style). These really keep your hands warm, really only useable below 45 or 50 degrees. I've had a couple of friends with heated gloves ... and they both wound up with huge blistering burns on the backs of their hands. If you get heated gloves, you absolutely must have a heat controller with them, otherwise you can't pull over fast enough to unplug them when they get too hot. With heated grips, you can move your hands around on the heating elements, plus they will at least have an on/off switch, so it's hard to burn your hands.

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If you get heated gloves, you absolutely must have a heat controller with them, otherwise you can't pull over fast enough to unplug them when they get too hot.
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I run the Tourmaster Synergy gloves off of the battery. The gloves have a 3 position heat controller (low, medium, high, plus it can be turned completely off). I really love them! Thinking of getting a pant liner and a jacket liner for this winter.

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Does any one have a line on the factory hand guards? I am looking for a set for my Wee and I don't mind the $47.99 that Onida Suzuki charges but I am not paying them $18.00 for shipping. Thanks for any help. I want to spend $50.00.

Also for the cold are the hand guards or heated grips better? I can't afford both.
I got mine from the dealer when they were doing my tires/chain and service; they had one set left over that they had ordered for another customer. I took them and installed them myself. beleive I paid 65$; installation was a matter of minutes.
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