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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old Oct 25th, 2005, 8:16 am Thread Starter
 
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02 K12RS wind on hands

Now that it's cooling off, I need to protect my hands better. My heated grips are struggling to keep up with 50-60 degree temperatures. My R1150GS has handguards that covers the levers which greatly help with the cooler air. Is there anything like this for the K12RS?

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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old Oct 25th, 2005, 8:37 am
 
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I found that the hand guards still don't keep my hands warm at high speeds on cold days. Above 60 mph it's hard to tell the heated grips are working, the only way I can tell they are working at high speeds is to turn them off.

My solution was to buy the Gerbings glove liners. Now I get heat on the top of my hands where I need it and my fingertips stay warm. I can turn the heat up as needed also.

Since the heated grips quit working every once in a while I figure the glove liners are less expensive to replace and they actually work better. Combined with the Gerbings jacket liner, I now stay much warmer overall. I also found some lightly lined waterproof gloves that I bought in a larger size to accomodate the glove liners so I'm not fighting all of that insulation under my hand trying to grip the hand grip. My hand doesn't cramp from holding the hand grip with all that insulation now.
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post #3 of 26 (permalink) Old Oct 25th, 2005, 8:39 am
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What you want is:46 63 7 663 201/202 these are european police handguards at $25+ apiece.
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post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old Oct 25th, 2005, 8:43 am
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What you want is:46 63 7 663 201/202 these are european police handguards at $25+ apiece.
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I also use these and install them when the temperature drops. They take just a couple of minutes to install/remove.
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post #5 of 26 (permalink) Old Oct 25th, 2005, 10:13 am Thread Starter
 
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Awesome, thanks for the part numbers.
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post #6 of 26 (permalink) Old Oct 25th, 2005, 10:18 am
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What you want is:46 63 7 663 201/202 these are european police handguards at $25+ apiece.
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Do these handguards look anything like the ones in the BMW accessories catalog?
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They ARE the ones in the accessories CD. They are ABS plastic in flat black.
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post #8 of 26 (permalink) Old Oct 25th, 2005, 10:55 am
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I forgot to add that they are NOT listed in the US parts catalog. Your dealer has to use the Europe version parts catalog.
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post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old Oct 25th, 2005, 10:18 pm
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any pics of the handguards...?
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post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old Oct 25th, 2005, 10:42 pm
 
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i ordered the ones out of the catalog and they look just like the gt ones. i have found the same thing on the highway after about 55 or 60mph its hard to tell the heated grips are on.
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