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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-22-2019, 03:12 AM Thread Starter
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Hand (lever) Protection

At the risk of being labelled a heretic (oh and I am ).



Hand protection. I don't mean those bar-end lever protectors. I mean protectors for my dainty pinkies when 'tis cold and damp. Yes 'tis cold and damp this morning.



KTM after all do make a fair number of off roaders. Maybe the ones from the 790 Adventure?


Has anybody done anything similar? - if so be interested to know what you went with.


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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-22-2019, 09:34 AM
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I fitted Powerbronze handguards to mine. Look okay & I have been out in heavy rain, & they do help with wind & rain.

My local dealer (Gear 4) took photos as other riders had been asking about them.

The 790 Adv guards donít fit the Duke.
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I got Sw-Motech Kobras https://www.sw-motech-shop.co.uk/ima...100_b_1_xl.jpg I think they look really cool. They can be upgraded to have indicators in them, and there are 2 versions for mounting. Since I got bar-end mirrors, I had to get the ones mounted from near the mirror.
Be warned - the right hand side one can impede the standard break lever. Not sure if bar-end mounted version would have the same problem or not.
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Thanks - I am going to see if my local KTM place (which is really an OFF ROAD dealer) has anything. tbh I rather like these KTM ones






Not expensive either.

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Thanks - I am going to see if my local KTM place (which is really an OFF ROAD dealer) has anything. tbh I rather like these KTM ones






Not expensive either.
Do they fit?
Plastic only or metal and plastic?
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Do they fit?
Plastic only or metal and plastic?
Do they fit - No idea (yet). I'll be going to collect some stuff I ordered from the local dealer later today - So I'll ask them.
Given the price - They are plastic.
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Do they fit - No idea (yet). I'll be going to collect some stuff I ordered from the local dealer later today - So I'll ask them.
Sadly - they do not fit. They foul the brake hose and maybe the adjustment knob. Dealer dug a set out and offered them up to a 790 in stock. They also looked at what KTM has in the pipeline - Nothing. Time to get "inventive".
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The brake hose has an extremely small play available
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The brake hose has an extremely small play available
Yup - even the dealer was complaining about it yesterday.

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I fitted SWMotech Kobra handguards straight away from getting the bike. They are easy to fit with no cable issues.
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