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post #1 of 12 Old 10-24-2006, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
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I got the NC guards. The mirrors are a PITA to get off. After some break away and some nasty words I finally get them loose. I still don't know how everything tightens.

Installation isn't complex but those F'ing plastic screws pissed me off to no end. You're going to snap them. Might as well just buy some 1/4 5/8 screws when you get the set. Lucky for me I had some metal ones in the right size to finnish the job.

The right one hits the cables a little, but it works. Test ride to come.
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post #2 of 12 Old 10-24-2006, 02:42 PM
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look good awaiting how well they work... what is the best price on those things?

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Is it just me or do those things make it look like a girls bike? Do they come with tassles?

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post #4 of 12 Old 10-24-2006, 03:07 PM
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An update on how they work would be cool. Thanks

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Well it's 42 degrees out and I put some of my summer thin leather gloves on for the test. My fingers are compleatly out of the wind. That doesn't make them automatically toasty warm, but if you have a warm glove on the wind won't be a problem. I just fee a little wind on the top of my hands.

I got them from the NC web site so they weren't cheap. I would recommend these if you don't want dirtbike guards. They look good and are functional.

True they arn't very manly, but if I had to choose between style and function, in this weather I choose function hands down. They will come off when it warms up again. The windscreen too. There lies one of the biggest advantages. I can take them off in a few seconds now that my mirrors are broke loose.

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post #6 of 12 Old 10-24-2006, 04:38 PM
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you could always shoot them with some rattle can paint on the back side and maybe make them look more manly (or girly if that's your thing).

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Is it just me or do those things make it look like a girls bike? Do they come with tassles?
I wasn't going to say anything, but mk pretty much covered it for me. I have Gerbing heated gloves that keep my mitts nice 'n' toasty. I don't even have to plug them in if the temp is above 35.

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I would recommend these if you don't want dirtbike guards. They look good and are functional.
Yikes!



Do you already have heated grips and vest?

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I don't have a heated vest or gloves yet. I'm going to try this first because it doesn't draw on the battery and I'll have to cables to forget to unhook.

I may need to go that route, but not just yet.

The Tourmaster Winter gloves I just bought should make an awsome combo with these guards. I'm very happy.

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I got the NC guards. The mirrors are a PITA to get off. After some break away and some nasty words I finally get them loose. I still don't know how everything tightens.

Installation isn't complex but those F'ing plastic screws pissed me off to no end. You're going to snap them. Might as well just buy some 1/4 5/8 screws when you get the set. Lucky for me I had some metal ones in the right size to finnish the job.

The right one hits the cables a little, but it works. Test ride to come.
It does look like a "bumble bee" (hornet to be politically correct) from the front

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I don't have a heated vest or gloves yet. I'm going to try this first because it doesn't draw on the battery and I'll have to cables to forget to unhook.
Try a vest. You'll love it and they only draw 45 watts or so. Get an Aerostich if you can.

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post #12 of 12 Old 10-25-2006, 05:41 AM
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you could always shoot them with some rattle can paint on the back side and maybe make them look more manly (or girly if that's your thing).
lol. then that might make it look like a mickey mouse 919!

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