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post #1 of 5 Old 10-05-2010, 05:57 AM Thread Starter
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Alternative Hand Guards

I need some advise. I have a throttlemeister (throttle lock) on my DL650. Apparently because of the way the throttlemeister fits, I cannot install the stock handguards because there is no where to place the end piece that is supposed to fit between the bar-end weights and the grips. My dealer confirms this.

Can anyone give me a specific option hopefully including model that I can install instead, that does not have an end piece that attaches to the handlebar? I would rather not have to remove the throttlemeister and either replace it with kaoko or a Vista Cruise.

I don't ride off-road. I am really looking more for weather protection for my hands than imperviousness to trees and rocks.

Any advise would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 5 Old 10-05-2010, 06:42 AM
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Old style DL1000 hand guards mounted to the brake and clutch perches only, with no connection at the bar end. They might be your solution. Either that or ditch the Throttlemeister and buy a Kaoko.


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post #4 of 5 Old 10-06-2010, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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Heavy and Vegashotwheeler:

Thank you for your reply. I appreciate the courtesy. I will make my decision in the next couple of days -- I am going to look for a 2003 DL1000 so I can see if seems as sturdy as the Powermadd (so can put on one of the sheepskin covers in dead of winter to keep my whole hand warm.

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I am not familiar with the Powermadd, but I would not refer to the 03 OEM Knuckle Cover as "sturdy". It does help to block some wind but that is about it.

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