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Framesliders and Engine Guards

I just picked up my new '09 Versys this week and was wondering if anyone has a recommendation on framesliders and engine guards for the bike.

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There are lots of threads on both just do a search in the forums you will find plenty if info and pics and opinions. I installed Hepco and becker crash guards on my V and Im happy with them and the way they look I got them at http://www.adventurersworkshop.com/M...awasaki_Versys


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I'm using the SW Motech Engine Guards from twistedthrottle.com .. I'm very satisfied.
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Whatever you do Jman do it quickly. i procrastinated about getting some engine guards, and then had a low speed off and now i have to get the cowl scratches repaired and get the Hepco and Becker guards.
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If there was one thing I bought for the V that was worth every cent it would be the H&B Bars.. Did a zero speed drop and zero damage...Has they not been there the repairs would fair exceed the price of repair...Frame sliders would make a good addition to the bars but not as a replacement for them..

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How difficult is installation on the H&B guards? Says "Instructions only in German", and while I could get Mom to translate, that might make installation more difficult... ;-)
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Here is a link to the PDF file on the H&B site it has English also

http://www.hepco-becker.de/anbauanle...01220.0001.pdf

Also again do a search in the forums on crash bar install. I had to add couple spacers(washers) on the engine mount bolts because they were a bit long. One of the engine mount bolts that came with its threads werent fully cut and had to put a die on them and clean them up. I remember that being really the only issue I had. took me a couple hours to get them on.

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Thanks RedRiquez! I assume these will protect the bike (and engine) if you lay it down?
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Thanks for the reply! How did you find the install?
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Nice link (and instructions)!

Thanks again. They are on my list!
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Here is a link to another thread, there are more just search hepco becker. I dont know if there is one describing a full install but you will get some insite on what to expect on your install when you do.

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...t=hepco+becker


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There are lots of threads on both just do a search in the forums you will find plenty if info and pics and opinions. I installed Hepco and becker crash guards on my V and Im happy with them and the way they look I got them at http://www.adventurersworkshop.com/M...awasaki_Versys

The description on Adventurers Workshop says they are black, but the pic is of a brushed/stainless guard. Are there two versions, and which do you have? I kinda like the looks of the brushed steel.
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I have the black, its a nice accent to the color sceme of the bike I have a red 08.

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Since the HB bar are not fixed yet, spraying to a colour you like is a good move.

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Just my humble opinion, but my guess id they only come in black. The pic on the site was photoshopped a bit so the bars would show more contrast...I'm with stlee on this one, paint before you putum on....Good luck

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