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Thread: Just fitted the 1200 Hand guards, what do we think?

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    apriliaforum Junkie Simmo_DD_FACT's Avatar
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    Cool Just fitted the 1200 Hand guards, what do we think?

    My original hand guards were scratched and looked out of place, cost to replace with 750 hand guards 60, cost to replace with 1200 ones 12, no brainer IMO, I think it gives the bike a more aggressive look also!!

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    I plan do to the front screen/fairing from the 1200 next!
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    I like what you've done with your DD Simmo but I'm sorry
    I do not like the look of those hand guards at all. JMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supamoto View Post
    I like what you've done with your DD Simmo but I'm sorry
    I do not like the look of those hand guards at all. JMHO.
    Hmm yeah I'm a bit unsure myself looking at that photo but its the angle its taken from, they look a lot better than the pic suggests.

    I think this photo shows the look better...

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    I like the style but ... theres too much space between the front of the guard and the bars, they look like some sort of spoiler IMO
    Soz Simmo but if you like them (and they will complement the 1200 screen) that is all that really matters m8 lol and you cant knock the price

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    Quote Originally Posted by tubad56 View Post
    I like the style but ... theres too much space between the front of the guard and the bars, they look like some sort of spoiler IMO
    Soz Simmo but if you like them (and they will complement the 1200 screen) that is all that really matters m8 lol and you cant knock the price
    Yep agreed about the space, I'm hoping when I fit the screen it will look better if not then I have only lost 12 lol

    I like the Acerbis ones but they are way down my priority list at the moment!
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    Def need to see what they look like with the 1200 screen, but I have to agree with Supa, with the 750 screen they look odd.
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    I was thinking of fitting a pair to the Shiver, but no more.
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    I like the factory ones better.

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    I like it. But I also have a 1200 lol. I really like the carbon look on the plastics to.

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    What's with all the negativity? I think, actually I know, they look sweet. The space adds to the sense of futurism, aggression and stealth. The old ones look floppy, limp, soft. The new ones look militant. Good work.

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    Not negative, just don't share your 'militant' aesthetic. If I fitted any they would be the KTM 690 Enduro guards.
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    Sorry for the hijack, but if others are looking for something else, I just picked these up these aftermarket ones in the US for $20. I was ready to pay $39 but they were on sale when I got to the cash, so even better.
    Matches the bike hardware nicely. Black alloy and stainless allen bolts. For wind/debris protection obviously and not tree bashing, but they work with the heated grips even better than the cheapo ones I had zip tied on for the last year. The bike is leaning on the sidestand so they look slightly off angle in the pic, and think I repositioned it as well after I took it. They are even looking now. The only mods required were to remove the plastic positioning nubs on handlebar switches with a dremel to move the left one over about 1/8" and to rotate the throttle side a couple degrees to avoid touching the throttle cables. The switch and throttle are still very tight and the move isn't even noticeable.

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