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Another thread about Hand Guards

I searched and couldnt find the answer... so I ask the question:

Has anyone tried the Buell Handguards on the Versys ??? Seem like they would be a possible fit?

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guessing not....

guess ill be the first
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I searched and couldnt find the answer... so I ask the question:

Has anyone tried the Buell Handguards on the Versys ??? Seem like they would be a possible fit?

thanks
Yes, I have the Buel handguards on my V.

They fit fine. I had to leave off the bar end weights. The bar ends could be modified to fit with the guards. But I've not noticed any difference in vibration without them.

The guards will hit the Givi windshield at full lock. I still need to make some cutouts in the Givi shield. I've heard that a scroll saw on low speed with water for cooling will work for that. The guards with not interfere with the stock shield.

I posted a parts list for the guards on this site somewhere. I will look for it.

I like the way they look. The are a bit more compact than other handguards out there, and they match the look of the stock Versys mirrors. They keep the cold rain and wind off your gloves/hands.

I take them off for the hot summer months. But use them for Spring and Fall. I may add "extension flaps" for the colder weather, one day.
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i used this to make room for the handguards no cutting so no breaking
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Here is the link to my parts list.

There is one additional non-Buel part needed. Its a long threaded bolt, and a couple of nuts, for the clutch lever pivot/hand guard mount.

If you buy all the parts on the list, you will end up with some extra parts, though.

I will see if I can find my assembly sketches to post on the forum tomorrow.

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...t=buell&page=2
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i used this to make room for the handguards no cutting so no breaking

What is it called? Where can I buy one? Will in fit in a Dremel tool? What speed works best?

Thanks!
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bought it at a local hardware shop in dutch it's called lamellenwiel don't know how it's called in english it fits on a powerdrill or batterypowered drill that's what i used at high speed bike got covered i white powder but works great
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found it it's called wheel flap or flap wheel
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Good find Trialsguy, thanks for the part #'s.
You've almost sold me on the Buell gaurds.

Any chance you could post pics of the handgaurds on the bike?
Also a clarification of the what those parts are would be nice.
The screws and nuts I'm sure I can snag from the hardware store for cheaper.
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Good find Trialsguy, thanks for the part #'s.
You've almost sold me on the Buell gaurds.

Any chance you could post pics of the handgaurds on the bike?
Also a clarification of the what those parts are would be nice.
The screws and nuts I'm sure I can snag from the hardware store for cheaper.
I will see what I can put together. I can show you what parts I used (and what I didn't use) and what the parts look like, and how they go together, but you may need to go on the buel parts website to correlate the part # to the part (or go to a HD dealer, and have him pull up a parts diagram/picture). It may take me a couple of evenings to pull this together, with photos.
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I'd be happy with a simple photo of the handguards on the bike, hopefully with some detail of the attachment points and clearance to the controls.

Obviously, any further detail you can add would be appreciated.

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I will see what I can put together. I can show you what parts I used (and what I didn't use) and what the parts look like, and how they go together, but you may need to go on the buel parts website to correlate the part # to the part (or go to a HD dealer, and have him pull up a parts diagram/picture). It may take me a couple of evenings to pull this together, with photos.
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Buel Handguard on V photos

I hope this works
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Buel Handguard on V photos

I hope this works
What kind of windshield is the tinted one in the first pic?
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Another thread about Hand Guards

Hi Trials guy, Gr8 pic's and I'm more confused than ever as to which hand guards to use but as a side issue what are the pannier racks you used with your givi e21's they do look smart and don't seam to add to the overall width of the bike.....still need to filter a linky dink to part would be handy
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Thanks for the handguard pics.
I definitely want to do this sometime this winter.
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What kind of windshield is the tinted one in the first pic?
It's cut from this windshield fairing

http://www.jcwhitney.com/SPORT-STYLE...;0;2000644;0;0

I bought mine several years ago, for a Yamaha XS 650. The tint on the one in the link appears lighter, so call and ask them about that, or source from some where else. This unit has been on the market for decades.

I just unscrewed the windshield from the fairing, then used my angle grinder/cutoff wheel to cut it to shape. The difficult part was fabricating the brackets to the attach the hemisphereical windshield to the rather flat stock mounting brackets. I spend a whole Saturday fidding with that.

As it turned out, I liked the way it looked, but it did not do much for deflecting the wind or reducing the turbulence.

Also - I will post more info on the hand guard mountings soon.
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I don't understand why this forum will not let me insert the link i want.

Here is a photo of the original windshield fairing.
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Hi Trials guy, Gr8 pic's and I'm more confused than ever as to which hand guards to use but as a side issue what are the pannier racks you used with your givi e21's they do look smart and don't seam to add to the overall width of the bike.....still need to filter a linky dink to part would be handy
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Pannier racks - I have the standard Givi racks. The nice thing about these is that if I need to carry more stuff, Givi sells several other larger hard bags that fit these same racks.

Another reason I chose the Buell handguards is that I don't plan on doing any tight woods / single track riding with this 400+ lb bike. Therefore I don't need all that extra aluminum and steel to protect my fingers from tree trunks and branches.
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Buel Handguard on V photos

I hope this works
Here are sketches as to how I attached the Buell guards.
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