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Handguards on ebay. none???

Hi guys
its cold in here during the winter ,and i try to fish a new handguards for my V.
but while searching "handguard kawasaki" on ebay ,i dont get any match

should i search in other words? ,and if so, what should i search ?

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Try this one:
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from...All-Categories
I searched "motorcycle handguards".

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If you only want to use the handguards for the wind and the occasional small stones and insects, you can use KTM handguards with very slight modification. Got mine from local shop for less than $60.

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Talking Barkbuster/Storm hand guards

I bought the Barkbuster Storm handguards from Twisted Throttle.
Inexpensive, fit well, and easy to install. They block the wind well also.

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These?

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/image...view/5145/652/

I'm interested in just the wind screening aspect of them.
Are they large enough to function well for that?
Is there any down side to removing bar end weights?

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I bought the Barkbuster Storm handguards from Twisted Throttle.
Inexpensive, fit well, and easy to install. They block the wind well also.

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Is there any down side to removing bar end weights?
Not on either of my Vs - removed the bar-ends to install the Zetas.

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thank U all for update
so i understand there is no specific item for the V ,and i should look for regular handguards

ill check again with your tips

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/10-11-KAWASA...#ht_942wt_1061
for 2010 and 2011 kawasaki Versys specific hand guard
If you type simply "Versys" into the ebay search bar you come up with alot of cool stuff, including hand guards
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I have the KTM handguards on my 2011 V. They work rather well as wind blocks. Seem pretty sturdy too. I think a parked drop would protect the brake and clutch from a break but not a bend. At anything moving I highly doubt it.

Had to remove bar ends and to me I actually feel less vibe. I think it is because the hand guards act as a damper by being secured mid handle and end handle.

I picked mine up from a fellow forum member. When I get ready to get an extra set of tires for doing some gravel and off road fun I'm looking at a good set of high quality handguards with the metal bar in the middle.
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Hand guards are expensive and not a mod I would consider doing again. It cost me about ~$120 for a comparatively high quality BarkBuster Storm hand guard kit. $60 for the hand guards themselves and $60 for the Versys specific mounting kit.

I find they don't make any difference when it comes to keeping the hands warm. They are mostly there for appearances. They do protect the levers in a drop though but replacement levers only cost $20.

In comparison Oxford heated grips cost $80, good insulated gloves start at $100, heated glove liners are $80+, and heated gloves are $150+ -- all are going to offer a lot more value than hand guards if warm hands is the goal.
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Hand guards are expensive and not a mod I would consider doing again. It cost me about ~$120 for a comparatively high quality BarkBuster Storm hand guard kit. $60 for the hand guards themselves and $60 for the Versys specific mounting kit.

I find they don't make any difference when it comes to keeping the hands warm. They are mostly there for appearances. They do protect the levers in a drop though but replacement levers only cost $20.

In comparison Oxford heated grips cost $80, good insulated gloves start at $100, heated glove liners are $80+, and heated gloves are $150+ -- all are going to offer a lot more value than hand guards if warm hands is the goal.
+1 on that information

I think my cost for warm hands atm is about 200$. Thats with the KTM Handguards (they actually do well for my tiny hands) for wind breaking and my heated gloves.

P.S. Where did you get a replacement clutch lever for 20$!?! Mine cost me $40 and 7$ for shipping. I have an extra one now but I like to keep my options open in case I need another one.

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+1 on that information
Where did you get a replacement clutch lever for 20$!?! Mine cost me $40 and 7$ for shipping. I have an extra one now but I like to keep my options open in case I need another one.
My dealer sells after market clutch/brake leavers for ~$20. Also avail on ebay. Sounds like you got a Kawasaki branded one. The aftermarket ones look and feel identical to the OEM ones. The only difference is the price.
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you are correct. I'll make sure I find one aftermarket instead of OEM.

Thanks.
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I'm using kuryakyn iso grips, so I had to use the universal ones. Can't use the threaded bar end with those grips.


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