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Postby Hamie » Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:30 06

In looking through the forums I have found the Yamaha hand wind deflectors that can be ordered for $208 and the Isotta hand guards for $150 shipped to Texas. Are there any other options out there? What are you using? ... Thanks..
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Re: Hand guards..

Postby GrahamH » Mon Jul 25, 2011 18:15 18

A link to the Isotta website and their hand guards.............


http://www.isotta-srl.it/EN/SCOOTER/YAM ... 02008.aspx
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Re: Hand guards..

Postby Shinysideup » Thu Jul 28, 2011 16:11 16

Just installed the Isotta guards and they work very well in cutting down cold air. Look good too.

I had to bend the mount just a bit to make them clear the tupperware completely at the bottom and sit flat on the bottom of the lever.

I've never seen the Yammy ones except in photos, but they don't look like they would be nearly so effective in blocking air and rain.
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Re: Hand guards..

Postby Hamie » Thu Jul 28, 2011 16:44 16

Thanks ... ordered a set of the Yamaha ones along with the leg defectors.. will see how they work...
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Re: Hand guards..

Postby CRASman » Thu Jul 28, 2011 17:43 17

I don't see how you order them from that site...
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Re: Hand guards..

Postby bigwheelsturning » Thu Jul 28, 2011 17:50 17

I have a template made up to make some glass/carbon one's this fall.
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Re: Hand guards..

Postby CRASman » Thu Jul 28, 2011 18:15 18

Can't wait to see them. :)
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Re: Hand guards..

Postby Daboo » Thu Jul 28, 2011 18:29 18

Just a personal opinion here, but the hand guards I installed on my Burgman 400 didn't do much. I thought they did at first, but they didn't really. When the weather got colder, I added some plastic from a milk jug across the top to keep the cold air off the hands, but it still wasn't enough. The air just swirled over the top and the hands froze.

If you're serious about cold weather riding, and you're looking for hand guards to help you out, you might want to look into something like "Hippo Hands". The first time I saw some on a cruiser, I thought how ugly they looked, but had to admire the rider who was willing to ride in cold enough weather to need them. At the time, my commute was only 15 minutes and you can live through almost anything for that long. But when my commute went up to an hour each way, one of the things I had to find a solution for was cold hands.

I bought some handlebar muffs on Amazon by Ducks Unlimited that were made for ATVs. They fit motorcycle handlebars just fine. For the first time, I was able to ride in 35F weather and in the rain and not have cold, wet hands. They don't look pretty, but they do work. Cost was about $20. I have them on from about November till April now. And not only are the hands warm, but the gloves never get wet. Handguards won't do that for you.

Just a thought...

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Re: Hand guards..

Postby gtrdave » Thu Jul 28, 2011 21:58 21

Daboo wrote:Just a personal opinion here, but the hand guards I installed on my Burgman 400 didn't do much. I thought they did at first, but they didn't really. When the weather got colder, I added some plastic from a milk jug across the top to keep the cold air off the hands, but it still wasn't enough. The air just swirled over the top and the hands froze.


I would agree. I, too, installed the Burgman hand-guards and while there was a difference in the direct wind hitting my hands and fingers, the wind and cold still got to my hands and fingers by just swirling around the guards.
I'd vote instead for heated grips and some nice wind-blocking gloves.
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Re: Hand guards..

Postby Daboo » Fri Jul 29, 2011 0:16 00

I bought the Olympia Cold Throttle gloves last spring. They would work great with heated grips. The palms have less insulation than the back of the hand so you can feel the heat come through and keep the back of the hand warm.

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Re: Hand guards..

Postby misfitscooter » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:35 11

bigwheelsturning wrote:I have a template made up to make some glass/carbon one's this fall.


WOW! Cannot wait to see how they turn out! You might have to sell us some if they turn out as awesome as they sound! :wink:
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Re: Hand guards..

Postby ScooterPapa » Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:05 09

If it is the "Cold" and "Damp" weather you are seeking relief from (not flying objects) I would suggest a cheaper alternative that I went with. Scooter Mittens bought on Amazon.com. I spent $30 I think. They attach in seconds over the hand grips (two velcro straps to each mitten. I ride for an hour and half in 42 degree weather last winter, didn't even need the thin gloves I was wearing. They don't look very stylish, but they are very effective, don't cost much and go on & off in seconds. They hold their shape when on even at highway speed and I was using them on a bike that required clutch work (no problem). I will use them this winter on the TMax.
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Pair of Hand protectors for T-MAX (08')

Postby mistereri » Thu May 17, 2012 9:22 09

Hi guys,

Isotta Srl is based in Italy and they have their authorized dealer based in Austria,
https://www.euronetbike.net/isotta/scooters/yamaha-en/t-max-08/

They can ship everywhere and cheap too.
So far they are giving 10% discount on each item.

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Re: Hand guards..

Postby 100aces » Tue May 22, 2012 8:14 08

http://euronetbike.net/isotta/scooters/ ... ax-08.html

Above is the pic and site for the hand guards I installed. They are pricey because of the shipping cost from Italy. Total cost was 132.00 US. The transaction was quite smooth, You order, they send you an E-mail, you confirm and 5 days later I had them.

INSTALL INFO-- All nessacary hardware was included. each guard has 3 holes to attach to the mounting bracket. on each the TOP HOLE DID NOT LINE UP properly, but I was able to get a bite with the screw and it is solid. Thinking that if the weather was in 90's the guard might be more pliable to allow the proper alignment.

Each unit is attached to bike by using the break lever screw. Take the nut off the bottom, insert the bracket and re-apply the nut. NOTE, before putting bracket on, screw the bolt all the way back down-- you will NOT have access to it once the guards are on, but this is not an issue.

NOW-- the good part. Steering lock is NOT affected, guards clear everything, they are on solid and appear they are going to block all wind. and THEY LOOK COOL!!! :lol: :bom:

Though an email I was told these fit all models to 2011. even though the instruction (in Italian) said 2008, they fit perfectly. I have a 2009
I tried to add pics but copy/paste didn't work. Someone tell me how and I will add them
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Re: Hand guards..

Postby Riccardo62 » Tue May 22, 2012 18:56 18

I fitted them about a month ago. Perfect fit, clears eveything ,even with steering locked. Although not particular very cold over here, i did notice that my fingers do not go numb in the evenings even without gloves. Happy with them, besides they do look nice :)
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