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Offline Siwal

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Hand Guards on CT
« on: September 06, 2012, 07:50:46 AM »
Has anyone changed the Hand Guards or added to the standard fitted ones.
Having moved up to CT from Transalp, i find less wind / rain protection on the CT ones.  In hindsight the Transalp Hand Guards give Great protection, the CT version is narrow.
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Re: Hand Guards on CT
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2012, 12:00:15 PM »
I purchased SW-motech handguards but they don`t fit on a DC-CT, so my dealer has to alter the handbrake-bracket on the left so that the handguard can be fitted. They look nice but they should`ve thought about the dual cluth hand brake lever...
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Re: Hand Guards on CT
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2012, 01:21:27 PM »
*Originally Posted by Allroadtoad [+]
I purchased SW-motech handguards

What 's the difference with the standard ones ?
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Re: Hand Guards on CT
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2012, 01:41:52 PM »
The standard ones are purely aesthetic. They don`t do anything concerning protecting your hands against weather conditions and an eventual fall. The SW-motechs look very different!

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Re: Hand Guards on CT
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2012, 09:07:01 AM »
Thanks for that "Allroadtoad" as you say the standard ones are for aesthetic an don't give great weather protection. When you get them fitted could you take a photo. Interested to see the parking brake connection.
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Re: Hand Guards on CT
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2012, 11:09:34 AM »
No worries, will do! Can`t wait to get them fitted though but it`ll take a few weeks since my givi crashbars are also in backorder and will be fitted at the same time. Now I`ve got to figure out were to position my GoPro cams...
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Re: Hand Guards on CT
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2012, 03:54:34 PM »
As promised:







« Last Edit: September 24, 2012, 10:38:14 PM by Allroadtoad »
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Re: Hand Guards on CT
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2012, 11:26:14 PM »
Hi Allroadtoad - can you please provide more detail (photo) of what extra the dealer needed to add to the standard SW Motech kit ?
Thanks ... Jacob
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