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roman67
05-10-2003, 06:49 PM
Hello all!
Went to the local BMW dealership and purchased the 1150 GS handguards for $51 ( they had a 20% off sale), after seeing the recent posts about the use of these on the CN. They went on real easy with some minor alterations. The OEM bar-end weights remain in place. The guards attach over the bar-ends and onto the handlebars via a clamp. They match the bike real nice and seem pretty sturdy. Of course, they are only plastic, no aluminum, so I wouldn't expect them to protect your controls or hands in a crash. But they will, along with some heated grips, keep your hands warmer. Here are some pics that I hope will show how nice they look:
<img src="http://motoman.0catch.com/left_side_2.jpg" style="border:0;"/><img src="http://motoman.0catch.com/right_side_2.jpg" style="border:0;"/>:rollin:

silvercapo
05-10-2003, 07:18 PM
Roman,

They look great on your bike - good job! Do they cover the bar ends completely? I'm wondering if they would totally block use of my Throttlemeister.

Jack
Silver Capo
Pensacola, FL

roman67
05-10-2003, 08:16 PM
Jack,
I'm not sure what you mean by whyether or not the handguards cover the bar-ends completely. Hope this pic helps you. If you need more info or pics, let me know.
<img src="http://motoman.0catch.com/right_side_1.jpg" style="border:0;"/>

silvercapo
05-11-2003, 10:35 AM
The Throttlemeister has to be twisted to apply friction to the throttle sleeve. You have to have enough room to roll the unit on with the heel of your hand. It looks like it might work. Thanks for the pic!

Jack
Silver Capo
Pensacola, FL

roman67
05-11-2003, 08:45 PM
Jack,
Check this pic out, a BMW 1150GS with the Throttlemeister and handguard. Should be no problem at all!
<img src="http://www.throttlemeister.com/pb.r1150gs.1.L.jpeg" style="border:0;"/>
Now you got me wanting one, more money to spend!:rollin: :rollin: :rollin:

silvercapo
05-11-2003, 09:20 PM
There you go! Thanks, Roman. I don't need 'em for the Summer, but before the Fall - think I will do it.

Jack
Silver Capo 02
Pensacola, FL

Bruce Yates
05-26-2003, 06:50 PM
Roman (or anyone else with Throttlemeister),

If you do install the guards and they work with the Throttlemeister, please let us know how the install went, and any tips/tricks you discover in the process! I might need 'em, too!

Bruce
Sunny Seattle

mrpete64
07-04-2003, 03:44 PM
I am selling my fjr1300 and buying a Caponard. I cannot stand the heat generated on my legs...along with the seating position.
I am interested in finding out if I can take off my meisner throttle control and use it on my new bike.