Goldentaco Posted July 18, 2020 Share Posted July 18, 2020 (edited) I've had a pair of ADVance handguards on my GS for a few years and really like the look and usefulness of the design so I began trying to fit them to my Tenere 700. The ADVance kits all use the same aluminum backbone but utilize a variety of kits to fit different bikes. The BMW kit #2 didn't fit so I contacted Andrew at Machine Art Moto to discuss kit #3. We decided on replacing the stock M8 bar end bolt with a longer one. I ordered the kit and it arrived today so I started in on fitting. Everything fit as required but the longer end bolt we decided on wasn't working. It had a shoulder and was too long. I didn't realize how deep the recess in the handguard spacer was. Turns out, the stock bolt fit. The handguard spacer is drilled for a 10mm bolt so I needed a spacer to fit the M8 bolt and securely fit in the 10mm hole. I had some WR250R side panel washers laying around so I drilled two of them out to fit the M8 bolt. I didn't want to remove too much material so instead of drilling them so the bolt slips through, I drilled enough to thread them for the M8. The O.D. of the washer was too big so I ground it down with my Dremmel to fit the 16.5mm opening in the handguard end spacer. I had some metallic silver rattle can in the garage so I hit them with it to keep from rusting. Mounting the kits follows MAM's instructions so I'll skip that. There's a few videos on Youtube covering that. The MAM The kit #3 has an angled inner mount that positions the guards almost perfectly but the brake hose banjo fitting is just a tad in the way. This places the guards just a tad higher than I think I would want but still covers the levers and aligns nicely. I'm not sure how I want to address the brake hose. I'm toying with grinding off the pin on the hose fitting so I can rotate it down 45deg. If anyone has any suggestions here I'm all ears. All in all, I would still order the kit again if the little machining I did was all that was necessary. I will be passing my fitting process on to Machine Art so they can tailor the kit to the Tenere 700. I would expect they would supply the spacer I made. I'm happy with the result and I think they look great. J Edited July 18, 2020 by Goldentaco 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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