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Will handguards that fir a KLR fit the V?:
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Will handguards that fir a KLR fit the V?:
Unless they are OEM, Most aftermarket handguards that I've seen are somewhat universal fit and as long as the handlebar size is the same they SHOULD work, maybe with a little tweaking. There is really only one way to find out.......Try and install them.


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The factory KLR handguards? No way they mount to the clutch and brake levers with studs and bolts. Besides that they are about as big as the fairing on a Versys!

Even an aftermarket guard will likely need a fair amount of work or new kit to mount.

Or was that look THEN leap?
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No sure about KLR handguards, but I bought a pair of generic, "universal" handguards off eBay at the suggestion of someone, and they were not "universal". I'd have to buy a bunch of hardware and do a bunch of drilling to get them to fit. They were only $25 tho (that was probably my first sign!).
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oOK, a little added information

I am looking for handguards in motorcycle super store & see these Western Power Sports handguards that "LOOK" identical to the old Acerbis I had on my KLR. says only for KLR. hence my question. The acerbic I had was almost bullet-proof & I would like the same here. Price is right too.
just wondering.
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I bought a pair of KLR handguards. They won't protect my hands in a crash, but they do help on cold days. I think I paid around $60 for the pair. They were real easy to install.
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I bought a pair of KLR handguards. They won't protect my hands in a crash, but they do help on cold days. I think I paid around $60 for the pair. They were real easy to install.

can you tell me were you got them
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I bought a pair of KLR handguards. They won't protect my hands in a crash, but they do help on cold days. I think I paid around $60 for the pair. They were real easy to install.
I believe those are KTM handguards. They discontinued that style for awhile but now they're back.
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Yes. I meant KTM, not KLR. Thanks David. I can't remember where I bought them, but an Internet search should prove successful. If my memory serves me, I found out which ones I needed on this forum

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I bought a pair of KLR handguards. They won't protect my hands in a crash, but they do help on cold days. I think I paid around $60 for the pair. They were real easy to install.
They look quite a bit like V-Strom guards to me.

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