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I would like to fit handguards to my NC750S, but which ones should I go for?

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Mikdent

A post like that will result in a long list of posts of people saying what THEY have and how their choice is the best in the world!

 

Simply pick a set that you like the look of most.

 

I have just two pieces of advice, make sure they don't foul the screen (aftermarket screen) on full lock otherwise you'll be removing them every MOT time.

 

Be sure to use loctite on all threads when you fit them, they are subject to a lot of vibes. 

 

Oh, and if you want proper protection then get a set with the reinforcement bar that are fixed both ends, not a cheap set of plastic ones that flap about in the wind and are mostly just brushguards. 

 

Hope that helps. :) 

 

I have a set for sale if your interested. :lol: 

 

 

 

 

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Tex
13 minutes ago, Mikdent said:

 

I have a set for sale if your interested. :lol: 

 

 

 

 

 

They’re quite pricey, but come with a free NC750X DCT.. :) 

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MikeBike

Don't bother with the ones I've got. Polisport. Cheap but a nightmare to fashion to fit (Dct) and no noticeable difference when fitted. Rode with one on for a few days.

 

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Mr Toad

There are two reasons to fit hand guards. You do 'proper' adventure riding and they are there to protect you hands from getting hit by tree branches etc. and to protect the levers should you drop the bike.

 

The other reason is to keep some of the wind and rain off your hands and thus warmer and dryer. 

 

For me it was the latter, it means that on a dry winters day I can ride in summer gloves with the heated grips on and be fine. I fitted the Givi ones and the work really well at keeping the worst of the wind and rain off but I doubt very much they'd offer much protection to the brake lever if I dropped it.  :)  

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Mikdent

You've missed another reason to have them Mr Toad, which is the reason I fitted them to my DCT, to hide the asymmetric oddness of how the bike looks without a clutch lever. Plus of course that they look cool. :afro:

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Mr Toad
13 minutes ago, Mikdent said:

You've missed another reason to have them Mr Toad, which is the reason I fitted them to my DCT, to hide the asymmetric oddness of how the bike looks without a clutch lever. Plus of course that they look cool. :afro:

 

Probably because I've never cared particularly about how things look just how they work :) 

 

But yes, another valid reason indeed.

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wpbrown

For protection against the elements, the bigger the better. Barkbuster Storm guards are excellent.

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Tex
6 minutes ago, Mr Toad said:

 

Probably because I've never cared particularly about how things look just how they work :) 

 

You’re in good company, Mason, Ed Maybrey (land speed record setter at Bonneville salt flats a few years back) would say “Think about how it looks - but worry about how it works”. 

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Spike
9 hours ago, Mr Toad said:

There are two reasons to fit hand guards. You do 'proper' adventure riding and they are there to protect you hands from getting hit by tree branches etc. and to protect the levers should you drop the bike.

 

The other reason is to keep some of the wind and rain off your hands and thus warmer and dryer. 

 

For me it was the latter, it means that on a dry winters day I can ride in summer gloves with the heated grips on and be fine. I fitted the Givi ones and the work really well at keeping the worst of the wind and rain off but I doubt very much they'd offer much protection to the brake lever if I dropped it.  :)  

 

Want them to mainly keep the wind off and also to look cool...  to go with my image!  :angel:

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Spindizzy

I had the Givi ones, quite sturdy and large.

 

Thing is they never really made that much difference to the cold. Still got them somewhere but don't plan to put them on my S.

 

If I was riding in cold again I would use muffs.

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Spike
1 minute ago, Spindizzy said:

I had the Puig ones, quite sturdy and large.

 

Thing is they never really made that much difference to the cold. Still got them somewhere but don't plan to put them on my S.

 

If I was riding in cold again I would use muffs.

 

So when we going to get to see this new bike?  Have you got it dirty yet?

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Spindizzy
Just now, Spike said:

 

So when we going to get to see this new bike?  Have you got it dirty yet?

 

Dirty? Heavens no, it will be going to Loomies on Saturday hopefully.

 

 

 

 

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PoppetM
5 minutes ago, Spindizzy said:

 

If I was riding in cold again I would use mitts.

 

Amended, otherwise TonyJ goes all funny....

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Spindizzy
1 minute ago, PoppetM said:

 

Amended, otherwise TonyJ goes all funny....

 

Does he not like to insert his pinkies in to a warm muff then? :whistle:

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Spike
4 minutes ago, Spindizzy said:

 

Does he not like to insert his pinkies in to a warm muff then? :whistle:

 

 

Love it...  and the bike!!

If the weather looks ok saturday I might motor over to join you at Loomies.

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PoppetM
23 minutes ago, Spindizzy said:

 

Does he not like to insert his pinkies in to a warm muff then? :whistle:

Behave!! :no:

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Spindizzy
18 minutes ago, Spike said:

 

 

Love it...  and the bike!!

If the weather looks ok saturday I might motor over to join you at Loomies.

 Potentially 3 S's together. Might even outdo the X'ers.

 

 

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PoppetM
1 minute ago, Spindizzy said:

 Potentially 3 S's together. Might even outdo the X'ers.

 

 

Just need reckless rat to join us and we would win....

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Spindizzy
1 minute ago, PoppetM said:

Behave!! :no:

 

What!   You have a filthy mind, this is a respectable forum where muffs can be openly discussed. Spike has every right to slip in to a warm muff on those chilly days.

 

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fj_stuart

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I've got auction site cheapies on my CBF250 and they work fine

 

 

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The fitting instructions are a laugh

 

 

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They are also CE marked!

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wpbrown
17 hours ago, Spindizzy said:

 

Dirty? Heavens no, it will be going to Loomies on Saturday hopefully.

 

 

 

 

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That's really nice!

Have they stopped painting the lower engine cowl an awful grey colour that matches nothing? Or did you spray it?

On my white NC750X I sprayed it white to match. Looked so much better.

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Spindizzy

Still grey. I plan to repaint it

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Mr Toad
Just now, Spindizzy said:

Still grey. I plan to repaint it

 

It's on my list of jobs too. I meant to do it over the winter but never got round to actually doing it.

 

I think I'll do mine in stone chip and see how it looks. If it doesn't look right there are a few people on here who have done it so I can ask them what paint and what colour they used.

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gameboer

Check out my SW motech handguards (with optional extenders fitted). I think they look really nice on the 750S.

 

https://imgur.com/a/y8EQs

 

and you can also see them in my video:

 

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