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Hodakaguy
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PostSubject: Giant Loop Hand Guards   1/30/2014, 5:14 am

I've ran MSR hand guards during the winter for the past couple seasons and really like the added weather protection they offer.  I recently ordered up a set of the GL hand guards to replace the MSR units with and finally got them mounted up.  

I really like the new GL guards, they are bigger/taller and should do a better job at keeping the cold wind off my hands.  I also like rubber strap system for mounting and the lack of Cordura fabric covering that the MSR units had (they got torn very quickly).  Top notch :thumb

With either units I like to drill a small hole in each hand guard and mount them to my plastic guards with a bolt.  This makes the whole unit super solid and keeps them from moving around while on the trail.  

Comparison shot between the MSR and the GL guards.  I also prefer the looks of the GL units!  




And mounted up.  








You can see the bolts I added to keep the guards rock solid.  




Rubber mounting straps, these work great and are a big improvement over the MSR fabric straps.






They come in real handy on rides like this  deal 




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PostSubject: Re: Giant Loop Hand Guards   1/30/2014, 5:55 am

Man, they are just hideous looking!  I'll admit, there have been a couple of rides I've gone on where they would have been extremely welcome though.
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PostSubject: Re: Giant Loop Hand Guards   1/30/2014, 9:18 am

your bike has dumbo ears now  big  grip heaters?
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PostSubject: Re: Giant Loop Hand Guards   1/30/2014, 5:00 pm

LOL....I've gotten where I actually like the looks of them on the bike  big  After using the MSR's for a couple seasons I don't ride in the winter without them, they work great! I hate being cold!

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PostSubject: Re: Giant Loop Hand Guards   2/2/2014, 9:10 pm

Did your gas milage drop ? scared  find a big windshield and you have yourself a fully dressed KTM ! big
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PostSubject: Re: Giant Loop Hand Guards   2/15/2014, 1:11 pm

your guys bikes over there on the east side are way to clean... when u all want to come over the west side and ride some real singletrack?  make a weekend at walker valley and have some fun with inspector and i and the whole west side gang. we can give u a single track tour you will never forget....

let me know we would love to have u boys this way
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PostSubject: Re: Giant Loop Hand Guards   2/25/2014, 8:01 pm

Chris6_85 wrote:
your guys bikes over there on the east side are way to clean... when u all want to come over the west side and ride some real singletrack?  make a weekend at walker valley and have some fun with inspector and i and the whole west side gang. we can give u a single track tour you will never forget....

let me know we would love to have u boys this way

We just keep them clean, we have naches fairly close and blue mountians...some gnarly root/mud/rock infested single, I need to go soon.
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PostSubject: Re: Giant Loop Hand Guards   3/4/2014, 9:30 am

How much top speed did you lose?  ;-)
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