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Thumbs up Renthal medium & hand guards installed - Pics

Just wanted to share some pics of my Renthal medium & hand guards install with you. Some of you may scoff at hand guards, however I commute in the winter & at below freezing my hands start to numb even with heated gloves. With these I have noticed that my hands stay warm & I have excellent feel for the controls.

They are cheap Cyclegear hand guards currently on "sale" for $45. Probably useless if used on a dirt bike but for my intended use they are alright.

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Vibs better or worst then OE bars?

Are mediums close to OE bars?

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Prior to this I had the Ultra Low & the vibes were much better than OE. Heck, at 80 mph steady cruise on top gear you couldn't feel a thing. I didn't commute on my bike today so I don't know if the mediums are close/different vibes wise. However, a quick round in the parking lot at least confirms that I like the bend a lot better than ultra low.

As for the bend, yes the mediums are very close to OE. So if you like the OE bend, which I do, the mediums are a good choice. I didn't think the ultra lows were all that great but that IMO.

See my thread here, I have taken measurements & compared all the Renthal bars to OE & you can see the medium has the most features closest to OE.

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I've got Barkbuster Storms on Renthal ULs and grip heaters too. Keeping my hands warm is a safety issue for me.

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I have been thinking about putting some handgaurds on mine as of late just to help a little with cold weather and winter riding...

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I really could have used some this morning. 30 degrees on my ride in. I figure the windchill was between 11-14 degrees. Thick gloves just don't cut it in that kinda weather.

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The combination of heated gloves & hand guards cannot be matched by any fared bike. Your hands never get cold & you never lose feel. I have been cold weather commuting for 6 years now & every time my hands would just get numb & by the end of my 1 hour commute I could barely brake or feel the clutch action.

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I need to do something. That's for sure. Thankfully my commute is only about 20 min.

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I need to do something. That's for sure. Thankfully my commute is only about 20 min.

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This is a very good option for our wind protection needs. I found them after I installed mine, otherwise I would have gone with this route. I think it will right in with our hardware since it is identical to the V-Strom.

Suzuki Hand Guard Set for Suzuki V-Strom pt#57300-27822-291 : Amazon.com : Automotive

Installation video:

V-Strom Hand Guard Install Part 1 - YouTube

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This is a very good option for our wind protection needs. I found them after I installed mine, otherwise I would have gone with this route. I think it will right in with our hardware since it is identical to the V-Strom.

Suzuki Hand Guard Set for Suzuki V-Strom pt#57300-27822-291 : Amazon.com : Automotive
Don't get this. It doesn't fit on the 919. Don't ask how I know

Looks like I am going to order some Storms.

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