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#139418 - 11/27/17 03:23 AM Hand Guards?
spooky Offline
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2017 XT250:
Thinking about hand guards. Don't want to pull grips off just yet.
What does the end of handlebar look like? Is it hollow, have threaded hole, or ???
My grips are stock, and cover end of bar, so I can't see unless I remove, or cut.
Suggestions on a good set.
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#139419 - 11/27/17 12:46 PM Re: Hand Guards? [Re: spooky]
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The bars are hollow, no threaded inserts.

These aren't cheap, but they'd be my first choice. I like the integrated mirrors. https://www.highwaydirtbikes.com/index.p...4tmw8dq793780g4

Otherwise I have MSR hand guards and they work fine.
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2006 XT225, UNI filter, ProTaper bars, MSR handguards, SS front brake line, Shinko 241's.

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#139420 - 11/27/17 04:57 PM Re: Hand Guards? [Re: spooky]
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Seems most of my riding is on narrow two-tracks with brush that hangs out into the roadway. I got tired of having my knuckles smashed so I installed a set of maximum-coverage hand guards:




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#139464 - 11/30/17 12:51 PM Re: Hand Guards? [Re: Deserteagle56]
spooky Offline
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Originally Posted By: Deserteagle56
Seems most of my riding is on narrow two-tracks with brush that hangs out into the roadway. I got tired of having my knuckles smashed so I installed a set of maximum-coverage hand guards:






I like the size of those. I'll have to look into them.
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Back roads explorer, Designer, Innovator & all-a-round messer-upper. My XT250 Web Page
http://www.powers31.info/2017_xt250.htm


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#139610 - 12/08/17 01:17 PM Re: Hand Guards? [Re: spooky]
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Update: I went with the Cycra Probend.
https://www.amazon.com/Cycra-Probend-CRM...bend+handguards

Here's my result install...




Easy install, only had to add a 1/2" spacer with longer bolt to clear my brake hose. ( Made one from PVC pipe scrap. )
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Back roads explorer, Designer, Innovator & all-a-round messer-upper. My XT250 Web Page
http://www.powers31.info/2017_xt250.htm


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#139611 - 12/08/17 01:46 PM Re: Hand Guards? [Re: spooky]
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Looks good!
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2006 XT225, UNI filter, ProTaper bars, MSR handguards, SS front brake line, Shinko 241's.

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