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I'd appreciate suggestions regarding handguards that work with the Givi windscreen. My primary objectives are wind/rain deflection and ease of installation. Not interested in "hand protection guards" like those produced by Barkbusters. My preference is for something like the KLR and BMW GS guards.
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I posted this yesterday Has anyone tried
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Been lots of conversation about handguards. Don't plan on busting bark. But like on my 08 KLR I'd like something that simple provides a wind shadow for the hands.


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I have not problems with this Acerbis Dual Road working with Givi Windscreen. They are not as strong as some of the other guards though. You can't use a Throttle Lock with these from what I can tell.
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I have not problems with this Acerbis Dual Road working with Givi Windscreen. They are not as strong as some of the other guards though. You can't use a Throttle Lock with these from what I can tell.
+1 here's a few photo with them on the bike
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Thanks, weljo2001, for the great photos. The Acerbis Dual Road handguards should work quite well.
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I understand what your saying about the bark buster being overkill for the versys but from what Ive seen on the market and installed on bikes on the street the barker busters with the storm shield guards is the best wind and rain protection on the market. http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...view/5145/652/

Heres the kicker, they will help a little keeping rain and wind at bay but none of them are going to keep your hands completely out of the wind and rain. My hand s stay warm because of heated grips and heated gloves. They still get wet even with the storm guards in place after about an hours riding in heavy rain. The best bet is glove covers, heated grips and gloves.
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Thanks, weljo2001, for the great photos. The Acerbis Dual Road handguards should work quite well.
Check out motorcycle superstore Found them there after i bought mine i got raped on the shipping. Motorcycle superstore has free shipping with them.

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Don't waste your money on their LED light kit. First they are white LEDs and second they don't hold up. I have had three sets in mine and they all had LEDs that failed.

As for strength, they are a lot stronger than you would think. I have been down twice since I installed them and they have down a great job of protecting my hands and the levers. They don't provide great wind protection, but they do help.

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Handle guard choices like:
1. KTM guards
2. Barkbuster
3. Acerbis
4. Zeta

There are a few other makers...

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Two questions about the KTM handguards.
1. Do they work with the Givi windscreen?
2. Do they require modification to fit the V?
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