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Handguards?

I like the look of handguards (black) and would love some wind/rain protection for my poor fingers.

What brand is recommended for Versys?

I'd prefer plain black ones without any logos or text on them.

Thanks! (2008 Versys)
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and are they good for a 2010.
sorry to jump on your thread
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I have the Vstrom's on mine...great wind protection...does require some modification on the left side, I think I paid $50, theres a thread for them somwhere on here.


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I used Barkbusters with Storm plastic in front.
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I like my KTM hand guards. They are smooth, no logo, nice shape and look like they belong on the V.

Here is a very informative thread on these guards.



Bones' V with KTM hand guards:

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i used the aprilia dorsoduro solution.
dorsoduros hand guards cost 3.7 euros each
i bought some connecting screws-nuts also for 10 euros.
total cost almost 18 euros.
i cut the plastic of the handguards (this photo doesnt show this part ) in some places especially on the clutch cable side ,i will show tomorrow in another picture the sides i modified to properly fit
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I have the Powermadd Handguards. I also got the wing extensions for them for extra coverage. The wings defiantly add some extra protection.
They do have a logo, but it is only raised lettering. I bought the black on black option.
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I have Acerbis Dual Roads. Won't help with trees or concrete but keep the wind and rain off well.
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OK.

Funny picture, BTW.
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These are barkbuster frame with Zeta CF guards. I likee.
Here is a link. http://www.versysfarklefest.com/mybike.html Scroll down and there is a manufacturer link and larger pic.
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I like my KTM hand guards. They are smooth, no logo, nice shape and look like they belong on the V.
Oh wow those are really great-looking. Thanks Pretbek - I think I'll go for these!

Thanks all!
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Those mirrors look cool! What kind are they?




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I like my KTM hand guards. They are smooth, no logo, nice shape and look like they belong on the V.

Here is a very informative thread on these guards.



Bones' V with KTM hand guards:

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Those mirrors look cool! What kind are they?

Those are Emgo Mark II mirrors. About $25, don't shake loose and don't vibrate as much as the OEM mirrors.

Yeah, Bones has got it going on...
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Those are Emgo Mark II mirrors. About $25, don't shake loose and don't vibrate as much as the OEM mirrors.

Yeah, Bones has got it going on...
Thanks for that information. I have some Emgo Roadhawks, but although they are better than the stock mirrors, they still aren't what I am looking for. I'll look around for a pair and try them out as the price isn't bad at all....

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I have the Vstrom's on mine...great wind protection...does require some modification on the left side, I think I paid $50, theres a thread for them somwhere on here.
Are they the Vstrom 650 or 1000 version? I have DL650 knucklegaurds that were on my SV. I was just gonna sell them, but if they fit, I won't.
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I love the look of the KTM hand guards...so much so that I have just ordered a pair.
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the KTM ones look nice does the 09 and 10 have the same handle bars
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Are they the Vstrom 650 or 1000 version? I have DL650 knucklegaurds that were on my SV. I was just gonna sell them, but if they fit, I won't.
They were the DL1000, but they may be the same...not sure


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