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Question Handguards!

I'd love a set, but don't know what I need.
I see most people had to do modifications to get them to fit correctly. So my question is... if I want the cheapest (but still effective) handguads, that would require the least amount of modification to get onto the bike.... what do I look for? and Where do I look?
any links, part #s, etc... would be very helpful.


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Acerbis Rallypro II. Check them out at www.motosport.com. Just get them with the stock mounting kit.

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Acerbis Rallypro II. Check them out at www.motosport.com. Just get them with the stock mounting kit.
The stock mounting kit, as in the one that comes with the handguards yes?
also, do you have these? If so do you happen to have a pic or two that I can view.
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Correct, the ones that come with the kit. I actually use them on my dirt bike. I will take some photos tomorrow and post them for you. You may also want to use the search feature located in the top header on this page. Type in handguards. There may already be some photos posted.

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saw this thread the other day but didn't have time to reply and then promptly forgot about it.

I saw these Zeta guards on the black V and I must say they look good to me.

Zeta Handgaurds

Still trying to find out where I can source them locally. I know a buddy of mine had some Zeta's on his KTM I took for a spin, but forgot to ask him where he got them from.

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I have the Zeta armor XC handguards with flushmounted led turn signals and love them. High quality. Here is the info where I bought them.

http://www.langstonracing.com/default.asp

Part numbers:

Zeta Armor Straight Handguards
ZE72-STRAIGHT-ARMOR

Zeta Armor Handguard XC Flasher Protector
ZE72-XCFLASHER

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cool,

thanks Li432Paul, will go and look, and thanks for the part numbers!

Two places I mailed yesterday haven't responded yet.

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I like the KTM handguards, but didn't want to lose the vibration canceling of the bar end weights. Did anyone figure a way to mount the KTM guards without losing the weights?

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I like the KTM handguards, but didn't want to lose the vibration canceling of the bar end weights. Did anyone figure a way to mount the KTM guards without losing the weights?
I have done this. Just bought longer similar screws and "tube spacers" that I cut to the right length to put the preasure on the middle of the weight. It works ok. Here's some more info about it.

Lots of info about fitting here (also detaild info on how I fitted mine)
http://www.versys.co.uk/index.php?op...39692#msg39692
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I like the KTM handguards, but didn't want to lose the vibration canceling of the bar end weights. Did anyone figure a way to mount the KTM guards without losing the weights?
I don't think the bar end weights do as much as you think. I installed mine without them and have had no more vibration at the bars than before.

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You are probably right, but sometimes "it just make you feel better"

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Amir, if you've not purchased any guards yet, check this out...
The "CalSci Fairing" post in the "Cosmetic Modifications" section has some Acerbis guards that look the mutt's nuts!!! I will be ordering mine very soon here. They are either Acerbis Multiconcept "E" or "T" hand guards. Here are the links for the Acerbis site.
http://www.acerbis.com/p106_handguard/129107.html
http://www.acerbis.com/p106_handguard/129108.html
Hope this helps.
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Erik!!!
*EDIT* They look to go on with little to no mods, with the swivel mount.
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I have a set of Barkbusters from Twistedthrottle, they just bolted on, no modifications. Photos attached, great quality but expensive.
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I installed the Acerbis Rally Pro II handguards this week, went on easy and the only modification needed was cutting the plastic wiring retainers which were replaced with more sturdy zip ties.
I also did an unplanned destruction test on the bar end weights. Got some longer bolts to go through both the weights and handguard and tightened them down, but not excessively - or so I thought. I pushed the centers out of the bar end weights and they fell off So, like Gustavo, I'll be running mine without the weights
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This thread has given me a quick question about handguards so I'll ask here.

Do they all have a metal backbone, or are some of them just plastic? I'm just curious.

EDIT: NM, Google had the answer for me.

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DBD34,

Could you provide the part numbers? It looks like BB.BHG6 for the guards. Is the mounting kit BB.BSC.STD?

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Stargazer, those are the correct part numbers, but you have to add BB.B56 Versys bar ends, another $45.00. I should also mention that there was no conflict with the stock windscreen but we had to shim my Givi to make it work..
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Thanks very much and for the info on clearing the windscreen. $45 for the bar ends seems a little high but I like the way they fit and the other features so this is what I am going to buy.
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DBD34, do you have any issues with the Handguards with the Givi screen installed? I've been looking to do some hand guards but have been worried about clearance with the Givi screen.
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Enemy Zero, Yep, there is a conflict between the Barkbusters and the Givi windscreen, the Givi is flexible enough so they will work together. To be safe
by buddy installed longer bolts and shims between the Givi and the windscreen mounts. The Barkbusters barely touch the Givi, I should be OK.

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