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    hand guards

    anyone fitted hand guards to standard bars find as i get older the cold really gets to my hands even with good quality gloves but wanted some to fit standard tuono bars any recommendations

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    Heated grip are a better option hand guards don't make any odds and look daft

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    My tuono had heated grips on when I bought it (long since removed! ) but I did ride for a winter with them and the problem I found was they kept my palms warm but not the back of my hand ! So the knuckles which are the bits that get the arthritis still suffer! Even though hand guards will look naff they will provide much better and the right kind of protection!

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    I have hand guards fitted to my 2007 Tuono, the previous owner put them on, they are from a Dorsoduro and fit perfectly, they do keep the wind blast from ya pinkies hence I've kept them on. If wanted I'll take some close up pictures.$_57.jpg
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    I had Acerbis dual road on my 06 (and used to swap them over onto my Gilera 200). I thought they worked well for wind chill, but the real solution is heated gloves ( I have Gerbing ) which work a treat.
    If you go the Acerbis route you need the adapter kit for Aprilias.

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    a picture would be good daz cheers have had 2 sets of heated grips on other bikes in the past 1 oxford the other make i cant remember never really liked the bulky feel and on both sets the throttle one melted through the rubber after a while just want something to keep the wind off have them on my motocross bike but those won't fit tuono bars

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    Hand guards to keep the the wind blast off will definitely keep your hands warmer!

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    The other advantage of hand guards is that they keep your hands dry

    Not sure which Tuono you have, but I was going to fit a set of heated grips on my V4R until I realised that the TC shifters are mounted on underneath the left hand grip. Decided not to butcher the bike and/or grips to fit them. Considered heated gloves, but they're not cheap, so got a set of Barkbusters Blizzard hand guards instead. They are awesome. They've kept my hands so nice and warm this winter that I've been asking my workmate whether it's been cold out, because I haven't noticed. I've also been using my old lined but uninsulated Revit gloves which now leak a bit, and they've stayed nice and dry even in heavy rain.

    The Blizzard handguards are designed to fit just about any bike, particularly sports bikes. They're soft, so they flex out of the way if they hit a fairing at full lock. Although they strap on they're not instant on-off, but would only take a few minutes to remove between seasons. They weren't super easy to fit around my stock mirrors, but I seem to have that sorted now.

    They look a bit naff, but I'm a real convert due to their effectiveness.



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    cheers dude have a gen 2 t will have a look at those to be honest not worried about the looks so much .as long as they do the job thanks for taking the time to post the photo's cheers

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    handguard 1.jpghandguard 2.jpghandguard 3.jpg

    as requested pictures of the Dorsoduro hanguards fitted to my Gen 2 Tuono
    Thanks from semajohn89

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    cheers daz look good will have a nosey on tinterwed

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    I had some handguards similar to daz's ones on my DL650. While they made a bit of difference, it was nothing like there difference I notice with the Blizzards. Also they didn't really keep my hands dry with stop start commuting.

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    Got a pair of Blizzards sitting in the shed from my VFR. They work really well for keeping off the winter wind blast and even better with heated grips.
    The only issue I had was, they failed on the fairing when on fall lock. But as they are soft, didn't cause any problems.

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    My Blizzards had their first real workout yesterday when we had first our first winter frost (only about 4C). About 30 mins in mixed open road and heavy traffic. My fingers got coldish, but not so I would've noticed if I hadn't been thinking about it.

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    I had a Caponord a few years back and wanted hand guards. I was told that BMW boxer twin guards fitted. They did. I was very happy with them. I bought them from a popular Boxer accessory supplier. Easy fit too

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