S10 Hand Guard Extensions

yoyo

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That looks really good. I've made something to go under my hand guards as I find the wind whips under them, I'll have a go at making these. Thanks for sharing!

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Effectively directs air over hands to upper arm. Made from 1/16" black ABS textured 1 side material (matches material used for dash in-fill plate) fastened to oem hand guard via stainless hardware, hole location will vary as per your preference, 2' x 4' stock ($8) is enough material for 3 extensions.

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Can I ask what you used to cut the ABS? Did you just score it and snap off the excess? Thanks

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If you don’t want to make your own you might be interested in these
https://obradvgear.com/moto-grip-mitts/
I’ve been using them for a couple years and they work fairly well, very easy to put on or take off, they use Velcro straps to hold them in place nicely, I was hoping they would keep my gloves dry when riding in rain but I have never had to ride in a lot of rain since getting them.
the Price seems to have gone up think mine cost more like $60.00
 

Venturi

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I had some kydex laying around from when I was making knife sheaths. Should work fine. ProwlnS10, did you use a heat gun to mold them? Did you just use the brush guards themselves as a mold?
 

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If you have a couple sheets laying around, it also makes good guards for things like the ABS sensors and side-stand switch.
 

Venturi

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Can I ask what you used to cut the ABS? Did you just score it and snap off the excess? Thanks

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In my work with kydex, I’ve found the best thing is to use a dremel with a cutting wheel to cut the shape and then the dremel with a sander (sanding drum) to smooth the edges. Cutting and snapping only works with straight lines.
 

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In my work with kydex, I’ve found the best thing is to use a dremel with a cutting wheel to cut the shape and then the dremel with a sander (sanding drum) to smooth the edges. Cutting and snapping only works with straight lines.
See, and I like a bandsaw or scroll saw for major cuts/rounded/angular cuts. I can do the score and snap for straight edges, as well. Dremel is okay, but not ideal as it generates a lot of melted thermoplastic.
 

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See, and I like a bandsaw or scroll saw for major cuts/rounded/angular cuts. I can do the score and snap for straight edges, as well. Dremel is okay, but not ideal as it generates a lot of melted thermoplastic.
I defitely agree. My scrollsaw isn’t ready atm so I use my dremel for a lot. But yes, it causes some waste.
 

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Here’s what I was able to do with kydex. I used a dremel to cut and shape everything but I agree with elricfate that a scrollsaw would’ve been better. The cuts would be a little more clean. Overall the template that ProwlnS10 provided was great! I had to straighten a couple of edges to get it to line up on the backside of the handguard. I used a heatgun to initially curve the kydex to the inside of the guards. I drilled and mounted them then used the heatgun to really conform the kydex to it’s new home and get a more pleasing curve. Thanks prowlnS10 for your post!
 

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