Handguard spoilers mount on top of the handguards to provide extra wind protection and to enhance the effects of heated grips. TT sells them for around $50, but if you are CBOA, here you go:
xxaarraa's home made hand guard spoilers.
**Posted: Mon May 28, 2007 12:00 am Post subject: Home-made hand guard spoilers - CBOAlicious!! **
I didn't want to spend the dough to get the TT spoilers so I fabricated my own. Painted them to match my newly painted windshield. Have to see if they do the job on a cold day.
**Posted: Mon May 28, 2007 3:29 am **
Made them with readily available fiber glass. Its the clear type and cost $3.75 for a big sheet/board. Cut them with my dremel and sanded them down with 220 grit paper. Spray painted the black metallic paint (Rustoleum - $4), drilled holes and mounted them with some random bolts/nuts. Total cost = ~$8 plus 2 hours.
I'm glad its now CBOA approved!!
Posted: Mon May 28, 2007 4:50 am
Quote: How will this material work in a crash? You don't want sharp edges cutting you.
Thorh, good question. I deliberately ground out the edges with my dremel and then with a concrete sanding board. Rounded the corners too. The fiberglass board itself is decently thick so I think the risk of it cutting into me is minimal. Having said that, I don't expect it to provide any sort of protection either; its sole purpose is to block wind on cold days and extend my riding season a bit.