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Does anyone know the model number or even which other make/model will fit our MP3 500's?

I already had on a pair of powermadd handguards, and found them to restrict my steering since I had an old model Givi series windscreen. The Acerbis are expensive, but it is worth not being restricted.
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I have these installed in my mp3 500:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005NESATQ

When fully steering, they reach the Madstad windshield, but they are flexible so no problem.
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Thanks! I just ordered a pair. They give you the price of one on the website, but they do charge you for two.
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Re: Acerbis for MP3 500
There are new at Acerbis regarding handguards ....

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The pair I just ordered has a row of LED lights on them that are battery powered. I don't ride at night much anymore, but a nice option if and when need them. Looking at the Acerbis website they want $139 for the new ones with those lights on them.
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Thanks for the review and links, guys. I just clicked through (hooray for supporting MV!) and nabbed a pair in Silver used for just $9.03

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Don't really spose this helps, but I fitted a lovely pair of "Acerbis Flash Scooter Handguards" (battery powered, led strips). They fit great on my 2011 Mp3 300ie LT (though I have the standard screen). Mostly bought for extra light and a little help keeping the winter wind off me paws!

At the same time fitted some Renthall (medium) bar grips, which I find a BIG improvement over the fat standard ones: much more feel etc.
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Don't really spose this helps, but I fitted a lovely pair of "Acerbis Flash Scooter Handguards" (battery powered, led strips). They fit great on my 2011 Mp3 300ie LT (though I have the standard screen). Mostly bought for extra light and a little help keeping the winter wind off me paws!

At the same time fitted some Renthall (medium) bar grips, which I find a BIG improvement over the fat standard ones: much more feel etc.
where's the pics?
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Pics to follow.. I promise....

In the mean-time checkout the link below for a guy doing the very same hand guards on utube:

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It's supposed to be that easy as in the video... until your allen bolt get rounded and you have a lot of fun trying to extract it Facepalm emoticon

I added some black tape on top the "acerbis" logo. No ads, thank you.

BTW: I found that is really easy to forget to turn them on/off, I'm thinking in a mod to add another inner led so you know from the riding position if they are on or off.
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Very easy mod. biggest problem for me was a seized allen screw in one of the bar-end weights (drilled it out). Bolts "arrowed" in the vid fitted just fine.

Agree with your comment on on/off issue. I now turn on before donning gloves and eyeball before takeoff...

Think rechargeable AAAs will be next ...

Also (as year round commuter) stuck some cool "stealth" reflective stickers on the bike & helmet for safety. Black on black particularly nice (on my black scoot):

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/MOGLO-STICKERS?_trksid=p2047675.l2563
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For those of you who have these, does much air get through the vent holes? The lights are nice and all but I am generally looking for something to primarily keep my hands warm. Just wondering if these are doing the trick for ya, and how cold is the weather y'all are riding in?
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So far this winter 3 degrees C (37F). Guards + winter gloves on half hour commute (some of it @ 70 mph) = Good, no problems...

Will be getting colder we're promised, so ask again soon!!

Hope this helps?
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For those of you who have these, does much air get through the vent holes?
I haven't installed mine yet, so I really can't say. But if you're worried about it, you could always cover it on the inside with a strip of duct tape...
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I was hoping that they would have included some covers for those two openings. The only real bad thing I can figure is that I have to remove my heavy bar ends. I was hoping to add them at the end of the bar ends. I might check into a little longer bolt at my local Lowes.
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TIDWILLOW wrote:
For those of you who have these, does much air get through the vent holes? The lights are nice and all but I am generally looking for something to primarily keep my hands warm. Just wondering if these are doing the trick for ya, and how cold is the weather y'all are riding in?
Have tried both but went back to the Powermadd's as I can customize the wind/rain protection. The Powermadds are a bitch to set up properly but once you do their fine. The others look better and I love the led lights, but nothing protects better than the Powermadds.

My 2 cents.
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TIDWILLOW wrote:
For those of you who have these, does much air get through the vent holes? The lights are nice and all but I am generally looking for something to primarily keep my hands warm. Just wondering if these are doing the trick for ya, and how cold is the weather y'all are riding in?
Have tried both but went back to the Powermadd's as I can customize the wind protection. The Powermadds are a bitch to set up properly but once you do their fine.
I like the customizable wind protection as well of the Powermadds as well. The open screen in summer provides cooling air but pretty good protection from road debris, and the full on covers are very good wind protection in colder weather. But they do contact my OEM windscreen at full lock-to-lock turn of the bars - not enough to bother me. But biggest issue is the Throttlemeister / heavy bar ends won't fit with any other handguards I've seen.
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I am really looking for as much wind and cold protection as possible from handguards. From what I've seen the ones at pedalo power parts http://neu.3ppp.de/dreiraeder/gilera-fuoco/342/gilera-fuoco-500-handprotektoren?c=92 seem to be the front runners for me. They are made specifically for the 500 and no adjustments seem to be needed and the bar ends stay in tact without having to get longer screws. The circumference overall seems bigger with no vent holes. I wouldn't have the fancy led lights but function before fashion I always say. Does anyone here have experience with these? Thx..
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I am really looking for as much wind and cold protection as possible from handguards. From what I've seen the ones at pedalo power parts http://neu.3ppp.de/dreiraeder/gilera-fuoco/342/gilera-fuoco-500-handprotektoren?c=92 seem to be the front runners for me. They are made specifically for the 500 and no adjustments seem to be needed and the bar ends stay in tact without having to get longer screws. The circumference overall seems bigger with no vent holes. I wouldn't have the fancy led lights but function before fashion I always say. Does anyone here have experience with these? Thx..
Now those are nice looking units!
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TIDWILLOW wrote:
I am really looking for as much wind and cold protection as possible from handguards. From what I've seen the ones at pedalo power parts http://neu.3ppp.de/dreiraeder/gilera-fuoco/342/gilera-fuoco-500-handprotektoren?c=92 seem to be the front runners for me. They are made specifically for the 500 and no adjustments seem to be needed and the bar ends stay in tact without having to get longer screws. The circumference overall seems bigger with no vent holes. I wouldn't have the fancy led lights but function before fashion I always say. Does anyone here have experience with these? Thx..
Now those are nice looking units!
Agree with that, they look good. And even better, it's product "made to fit"!
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