Might not be the best looking thing, but I just shelled out some dough for this one. <-- Link It'll make riding in the cold a lot better. Figures with the gas money saved from the driving the V8, it'll pay for itself by next Feb.
I might catch some flack for saying it gets cold here in the high desert, but that plexifairing windscreen helps quite a bit in the cold/rain. I took it off once the weather warmed up but am planning to put it back on in a week or so.
P.S. It's quite easy to remove and put back on if you keep the mounting hardware on the bars.
I just installed a set of hand guards on my 919. I got Zeta Armor Hand Guards and Zeta X1 Protectors. I got the X1 Protectors because they are the smallest. I might try the larger ones in the weeks ahead. Zeta offers 3 different kinds of plastic protectors to use with the hand guards.
Webbikeworld.com has an article about Zeta installation on a Kawasaki Versys. If you go to that web site and search for "zeta", you can find the article and see the photos.
My own installation on the 919 was complicated by the fact that I wanted to retain my beloved Manic Salamander bar end weights and the CRG Lane Splitter mirrors on each side of the bike and the unavoidable fact that the stock perches for clutch and front brake are configured so differently...but I got the hand guards on.
If you would like to see this particular installation, let me know, and I will post some photos
I installed barkbusters on a tag metals mini bar. Used to have the DL650 (V-Strom) handguards on my old SV650. Be warned, though, that the barkbusters will not work with your stock clutch and brake levers. I have ASV shorty levers, so no issues.
No buzz, but I threw in a bar snake just for good measure at the same time that I installed them, so I can't say definitively that there is no buzz at all in the bar by itself.
By the way, anyone interested in dirt bike bars should definitely check out the bars meant for 80-150cc mini dirt bikes. The length on these was exactly the length of the stock bars plus bar ends, so I didn't have to break out a hacksaw to make them work. Perfect length right out of the box.
The flyscreen on my 919 is a Buell M2 screen. Now I have added a Laminar Lip extended screen to the M2 screen. I have used the M2 screen for years, and like it.
The new setup has moved the windblast from the center of my chest to my shoulders, which will make cooler temperature rider more comfortable, but there has been no reduction in wind noise at highway speed...and there has been a big reduction in motor noise for some reason, which I didn't want to lose.
I don't know if I will keep this setup of go back to the solo M2 screen. The new setup is going to take some time to fully weigh the benefits and drawbacks.
I will post a photo of the M2/laminar lip setup tomorrow.
Looks good jay313. I might have to get me some now.
Thanks. I really like the handguards on cool days. Cold fingers were always what got to me first, even through the gloves, but now I can ride comfortably at much lower temps than before.
I like the look of those Zetas. I went with the barkbusters just because I wanted something in plain black, which knocked out a whole lot of other options. Just remember that whatever you choose, make sure it will work with your stock clutch and brake levers. I have shorty levers, so that wasn't a concern in my case.
i've had the barkbusters and currently have national cycle handguards. the barkbusters were super easy to install and you can get them at twistedthrottle.com. the national cycle handguards are clear but i spray painted them black and they flow a little better with the 919's lines. http://shop.nationalcycle.com/perl/c...h_model=hd-101
i've had the barkbusters and currently have national cycle handguards. the barkbusters were super easy to install and you can get them at twistedthrottle.com. the national cycle handguards are clear but i spray painted them black and they flow a little better with the 919's lines. National Cycle
any interest in getting rid of the barkbusters? i'd be interested if you are.