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Re: OEM handguards move up and down
Reply #10 on: September 30, 2021, 09:39:15 AM
I just tried the @CaptainTrips solution and put a washer between the guards and mounting point. The guards are now much more stable (although they remain a bit flimsy). At least they don't drop down during riding.
Last Edit: September 30, 2021, 09:44:16 AM by ExplorerMP

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Re: OEM handguards move up and down
Reply #11 on: September 30, 2021, 10:22:11 AM
While mine can move they don’t flop 😀
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Re: OEM handguards move up and down
Reply #12 on: September 30, 2021, 10:42:34 AM
*Originally Posted by CaptainTrips [+]
I put a garden hose washer between the guard and the attachment point on the two reservoirs at the screw. Problem solved.

That is the best solution.  :821:
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Re: OEM handguards move up and down
Reply #13 on: September 30, 2021, 01:31:29 PM
The best solution is to put on a real set of handguards...
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Re: OEM handguards move up and down
Reply #14 on: September 30, 2021, 04:31:09 PM
*Originally Posted by Jon [+]
The best solution is to put on a real set of handguards...
I would have, if I hadn't paid so bloody much for the OEM guards.  I bought the base model TEX.  :006:

And yes, they are loose at both screws. The fittings have shoulders to prevent the plastic from being crushed.
Last Edit: September 30, 2021, 04:33:00 PM by CaptainTrips
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Re: OEM handguards move up and down
Reply #15 on: October 13, 2021, 10:38:05 PM
When I first got mine, I had one OEM hand guard which was solid and the other wobbled.

Took back to dealers, left it with them and then they said it was fixed, had two wobbly hand guards since.  :138:
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Re: OEM handguards move up and down
Reply #16 on: October 25, 2021, 06:01:05 PM
They are a bit useless tbh. A lovely old chap ran in the back of me in the highlands and knocked me off ripping a pannier off; bike fell over, floppy hand guard twisted upwards = broken lever!

I had bark busters on my previous 800xc and that is the only solution really.

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Re: OEM handguards move up and down
Reply #17 on: October 25, 2021, 06:15:16 PM
*Originally Posted by Coops!! [+]
I had bark busters on my previous 800xc and that is the only solution really.

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OEMs give good weather protection.  But trees, rocks, and other motorcycles aren't weather.

You need a bar of some kind of metal backing up the plastic to protect your levers.  And hands.
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