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dual road Acerbis handguards hit my Givi

I have read that the DR handguards won't hit the Givi screen. According to other riders. But since mine do hit, anybody know a good fix. I don't really want to push my screen out with washers and I don't wanna cut slots in my screen. My bars are all the way back. If anyone has a better idea, please help me out. Thanks.
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I have the same issue with the Buel handguards hitting my Givi windscreen.

My temporary solution was to remove the handguards, and install Warm N Safe grip heaters. I did this last August. On hot afternoons - I can get airflow to my gloves/hands and up my sleeves into my jacket - to stay cool. When it gets cold, I put on medium weight gloves and crank up the heated grips. This is good down to about 42 degrees or so, for me. I have bad circulation in my hands and feet.

Also the Givi, when set in the middle position, and with spacers under the bottom bolts will deflect some of the windblast off my hands.
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You can install a Madstad bracket. It worked with my Acerbis Multiconcept Touring handguards.
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They hit the Givi screen but they are so flexible that it shouldn't cause a problem. Mine hit the Givi screen and the only problem that it has ever caused is a rattle if the bike is on the side stand idling with the guard making contact with the screen. That was only a problem because it took me a minute to figure out what the rattle was from. The contact doesn't hinder locking the front forks.

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Hello !
I have large GIVI and DR h.g.. I put two gummi washers ( 1 cm. thick ) to fix buffeting on the upper GIVI holes ( WS in in the lower pos.).
When I put DR handg. on, with appropriate hardware ( you must take off original counterweights ) in the last months supplied from Acerbis, still some touching remains, that I reduced to a minimum by latching with small black plastic ties ( used for electric cables fixing ) the h.g. to levers attaks on the bar.
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I have read that the DR handguards won't hit the Givi screen. According to other riders. But since mine do hit, anybody know a good fix. I don't really want to push my screen out with washers and I don't wanna cut slots in my screen. My bars are all the way back. If anyone has a better idea, please help me out. Thanks.


Ok. I cut my Givi. Instead of notching the windscreen, I just cut a few inches off of the bottom quarter on each side with a jig saw fit with a fine hack saw blade. Then used emory cloth to smooth and round things off. It looks stock and the DG Acerbis don't hit anymore.
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Has anyone seen this problem with Barkbuster hand guards and the Givi screen? I'm looking into adding both to my bike. Thanks!
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Ok. I cut my Givi. Instead of notching the windscreen, I just cut a few inches off of the bottom quarter on each side with a jig saw fit with a fine hack saw blade. Then used emory cloth to smooth and round things off. It looks stock and the DG Acerbis don't hit anymore.
Can you post a picture of your modified windshield?
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I wouldn't bother cutting anything. They don't hinder anything and they only touch in a full lock, but it doesn't take any noticable extra force to lock the bars. They handguards are very flexible at the ends, but provide good protection in a fall.

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Has anyone seen this problem with Barkbuster hand guards and the Givi screen? I'm looking into adding both to my bike. Thanks!
I have done this, and modification is necessary if you want full lock without touching;

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I have been in touch with Kawasaki UK and we should be able to get the hand guard that is standard on the 2010 Versys but not till early 2010. It will be interesting to see if Kawasaki have engineered it themselves or adopted one of the aftermarket products that are out there. If I can stand the wait I will hold fire till I get site of the Kwak offering. A trip to the showroom is needed.
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I have been in touch with Kawasaki UK and we should be able to get the hand guard that is standard on the 2010 Versys but not till early 2010. It will be interesting to see if Kawasaki have engineered it themselves or adopted one of the aftermarket products that are out there. If I can stand the wait I will hold fire till I get site of the Kwak offering. A trip to the showroom is needed.
I was just looking at the UK site and didn't see any handguard. Do you by chance have a part number? If there as a srock handguard coming, I am interested!
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Can you post a picture of your modified windshield?
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Kwak UK seem to be on standby and not saying anything except watch this space. I hope to get more from my dealer but dont hold your breath.
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Hi Drake,

Pushing the screen out using washers and using a longer bolt could help.
It's only hits if it's at the full lock which I hardly do.
Using Zeta guards and didn't cut the Givi.
Had fixed the stock screen in between the Givi and it doesn't touch.


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