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Offline Bluegray

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Hand protectors from KLR
« on: September 23, 2011, 07:28:07 pm »
I have a 2008 KLR the hand protectors really protect my hands from the cold. It appears I might be able to adapt them easily to fit my 2006 Connie. Has anyone tried this or similar hand protectors?

Offline Daytona_Mike

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Re: Hand protectors from KLR
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2011, 02:37:12 pm »
You mean the plastic bush guard  thingies? Yes, I tried a set from  a different bike  that fit the Connie well. It didn't' help much. My hands still got cold and wet. Heated grips and water proof gloves work much better.
Plus it looked  weird, got in the way  and it was a pain working around them .
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Offline Nosmo

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Re: Hand protectors from KLR
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2011, 10:07:54 am »
I think what some people have fitted to the Concours are the ones from the Suzuki V-Strom 650.  Of course I have those on my Wee-Strom, and they do make a difference when used with grip heaters (I have HotGrips on both bikes).  My hands are warmer on the Wee-Strom than the Connie.
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Re: Hand protectors from KLR
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2011, 02:38:06 am »
The Hand Guards are great - but the placement of the mirrors on the C-10 is so good, that they dont offer much over that,

Whatchyooneed - are Hippo hands - or something similar.

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I've used them every winter for about....gee, 8 years? and on different bikes, They go on & come off in about 3 mins. I ususally thro them in the saddlebag when I head N to Germany in the fall or spring.
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Offline RFH87_Connie

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Re: Hand protectors from KLR
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2011, 07:00:32 am »
I have the original Word document that Goatmar wrote up when he did his install.  Very nice write up with pictures and part numbers if anyone is interested.  Just send me an email address in a PM and i'll send it to you.

Here is his parts list totaling about $60 a few years ago (the guards are the expensive parts):

Right knuckle Guard #57341-27G01-291  Ordered from Suzuki
Left knuckle guard #57541-06G10-291  Ordered from Suzuki
1- 6mmx1.0x40mm bolt – Metric Flanged Bolt – Right hand guard  From Ace Hardware
1-6mmx1.0x50mm bolt – Metric Bolt – Left hand guard  From BoltDepot,com
1- m10x10m spacer – L  From BoltDepot,com
2- 5/16x3/4 brass sleeve L/R  From Ace Hardware
4- 1/4” washers ID so m6 fits through it.  4 R  From Ace Hardware
2- 5/16” washers ID so bar end bolt fits through it. L/R  From Ace Hardware
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Re: Hand protectors from KLR
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2011, 04:03:48 am »
  I had a WeeStrom prior to Connie, and though I remember hand grip warmers were more effective on the Wee, it seems as though the cold air blast on Connie comes from below, through the fairing opening in front of the radiator.  I suppose some sort of dhield could be devised that would not compromise steering.
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