Just added handguards to my R1100R
I look forward to my next cold ride.
I got these from Bob's for under $50. It's a BMW part. Bolts right on in about 10 minutes.
Nice looking cycle...Good cold weather riding to you.
I like 'cheap' solutions to common problems. Cold hands bad, warm hands good. I run the same hand guards on my R1100RS, considered it money well spent.
I have a 2001 R1100R and have been thinking about retrofitting a pair on the bike. However, I have a Throttlemeister and was wondering if the cap extension ( for the Throttlemeister) on the end of the handle presents a problem for attaching the handguards. I ask this as I assume that the guards are attached (bolted?) into the end of the grips and the extra length added to the grip by the cap extension might prohibit my installing them. The idea of virtually eliminating wind-induced frostbite of my fingers is most appealing.
These do not attach at the bar ends so no interference with the Throttlemeister which I also have. These are mainly for wind, rain, and light debris deflection, not branches and such like the more heavy duty ones found on the new GSs. Here's a link to a diagram and part number.
Originally Posted by Daedalus214
Thank You! Next week it should be in the 40s so I'll get to test my "cold-weather package" - handguards, silk liners and Gerbings G3s, over pants, down vest, 1st Gear heavy jacket, balaclava, boots, etc....
Originally Posted by RJM2096
Thanks for the info and link. These will be perfect for me, exactly what I need. I assume that these hand guards make a big difference in keeping the hands warm, since the wind is directed around and not on the hands. Have you experienced any problems or interferences during clutching or braking?
I have yet to ride the bike with them on - too busy. However, I have "garage tested" them by running through the operations with thick gloves on. No problem. Seeing as they are an OEM part, I expect they will work quite well being designed for that bike and purpose. I've ridden newer GSes with handguards and they were excellent.
I hope to take the bike out for an actual test ride tomorrow or the next day, weather permitting (we're due for some snow tonight!). I just got some Gerbings G3s so I'm anxious to see how warm and cozy I am using my three-part hand warmth program - handguards, silk liners, and the G3s.
I'll update soon.
We did this to my wife's '96 R1100R way back around then. Worked great. Liked it so much when she got a 2000 R1200C, we ordered the Aeroflow handguards for it...never got them mounted but after a particularly cold day on my '00 K1200RS (all fingers numbed out despite the heated grips), I realized the mounting areas were pretty much the same. I mounted and trimmed them up so there was little or no bodywork contact, and what a difference. They also help deflect the air off the torso when the Aeroflow screen is in the high position. They are clear so the aren't too conspicuous...