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Puig windscreen + barkbusters storm + Progrip 714: Will they play nice together?

Took a three-hour ride from Seattle to Cashmere (over two mountain passes, one in the 40s and raining, nearing 150 miles each lególongest ride so far in the 2018 Versys 300-X) and loved many aspects of it, but it also pronounced the problem areas:
-the seat slowly castrates you
-the windscreen is no protection for a 6' 3" guy like myself
-the grips are cramp-inducingly thin and too hard
-barkbusters storm needed for wind chill coverage, not to mention obvi protection next spring when I take it off the pavement

So seat concepts for the seat, that's addressed.

Thinking about the Puig windscreen, barkbusters aluminum hand guards + storm covers, and Progrip 714 grips on my 7/8" handlebars.

I've read that some aftermarket windscreens rub up against barkbusters/storm hand guards on the 300, and wonder if the progrip ends will work flush up against where the barkbusters connects to the grips (in place of the grip weights).

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Any advice? Warnings? Better configurations/options?

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https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...2018?rrec=true
https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...-300-2017-2018
https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...ards?rrec=true
https://www.revzilla.com/dirt-bike/p...al-sport-grips

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I have the puig windscreen coming next week so I can let you know, the group likes the givi but the puig is taller. I agree with the thin grips and the hand cramps, very annoying.
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I have the puig windscreen coming next week so I can let you know, the group likes the givi but the puig is taller. I agree with the thin grips and the hand cramps, very annoying.
Do you have new grips and/or barkbusters on yours yet?

Thinking about rolling the dice on the Puig as well and then dealing with the barkbusters/grips next...but would sure like to get it right the first time. Will look forward to your feedback.

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And something about the Givi...looks really blocky to me...like all of the windscreens other than the Puig hurt the overall look of the bike...maybe in person they look better?

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Sorry for the multi-reply...for the cramping/grips, this has also been recommended to me for longer rides:
https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...hrottle-assist

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I have a Puig on my 2019 V650LT , it works great for town & especially Roads at highway speeds. Also I use a Go-Cruz throttle lock for longer trips.
My next add on before my next trip will be Highway pegs.
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I have the Puig screen on my 650. I like it very much.

I don't know If the grip on the v300 is thinner than on the 650 but I love the feel of the grips.

On my previous bike I had grip Puppies. It makes it about 1cm thiker to grip. I found it good at first (I had it installed because of the vibration not the thickness) but for long rides my hands got tired. But could be a cheap way to get there with the added bonus of damping some vibration.

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Thanks Modene and NunoMT! Ordered my Puig windscreen and will (hopefully) find it to be the right solution before tackling the hand guard + grip situation

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I have the Puig screen and I am totally fine with it. I also put some foam covers on my grips that you should find on Ebay cheap. They improve those skinny grips great. I also have foam covers on the brake n clutch levers, I think these were for a bicycle but they will work on a cycle too.

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The Puig windscreen works fantastically and it looks great to boot. I looks very much like the stock, only much taller. Highly recommended. Here are some photos before, after and comparing side by side.
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