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post #1 of 52 Old 10-02-2009, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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919 Hand Guards

Has anyone tried to mount handguards on their 919? They work really well in keeping your hands dry and warm in bad weather. Any sugestions as to type/ brand. Thanks, rainy day rider.

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post #2 of 52 Old 10-02-2009, 07:06 PM
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I havn't tried them yet but Barkbusters Storm looks like they may be able to be modified to fit the 919...?

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I'm guessing when the dual sport 919 project is completed it will have hand guards.

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I just saw a pair in an SV650 the other day and was contemplating how they'd look on a 919. Let us know if you find any!

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I saw some on ebay #320330823229 . They don't look too good, but they would protect your hands during winter riding, I guess.

I've got BMW hand guards on my '04 BMW Rockster, they're a dirt bike style guard, and do a great job. But I've not found anything similar for the 919, unless it's got Renthal bars.

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If you can't get them to fit your just not trying hard enough.

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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.

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post #8 of 52 Old 10-03-2009, 02:11 PM
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^^ +1
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.

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Hey Whazn, how's it look on the bike? Out of place or good fit?

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919 Hand Guards

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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

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I'm guessing when the dual sport 919 project is completed it will have hand guards.
LOL......It will.

I have a set from a 2002 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 and they are not only a great design but they're cheap as well.

Here's what they look like.


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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.




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It's got that transformer look!

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How is the vibration from those tag bars?

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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.

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Looks good jay313. I might have to get me some now.

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KTM puts these in the packet of stuff when you buy a dirtbike from them. Hardware is included. They attach to the clutch and brake perches. I'll bet they could easily be adapted to a 919.
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Here is a photo of the Zeta small hand guard on my 919;



Halfway down a page on the Zeta website ([ZETA] - High Performance Products -) you can see several different mounting systems, including a simple handlebar clamp mount.

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I might have to look into something like this now that the mornings are down in the low 40's.
I wonder if the stockers I pulled off the XR would work? Hmmmmm?

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Here is a photo of the Zeta small hand guard on my 919;



Halfway down a page on the Zeta website ([ZETA] - High Performance Products -) you can see several different mounting systems, including a simple handlebar clamp mount.
That's pretty cool. I was thinking the same thing yesterday, after riding in to work in a 5 deg C (40F) blizzard (not that this morning was any better). What flyscreen are you running? Pic?

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Farab,

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.

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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.

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Here is a photo of the Zeta small hand guard on my 919;



Halfway down a page on the Zeta website ([ZETA] - High Performance Products -) you can see several different mounting systems, including a simple handlebar clamp mount.
Those hand guards look really cool. I like the idea of the integrated turn signals also. That may be the best way to clean the front end up a bit.

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Thanks for the Zeta link, Tom. I just ordered the Impact model from Wheeling Cycle for $39.95 including freight.

They're black with just the handlebar mount, no bar end mount. I have Buell S3 bars with extra heavy throttlemeister kit installed and these ought to fit.

I'll post up a pic when they're mounted.

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Sorry for the lag, the screen makes the bike look a lil cruiser like. but from a distance it's not that noticable if you keep it clean.

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I just got mine in today. I won't be mounting it until sometime next week, but when I do, I'll take some pics and post them up. Looks like it'll do good in 40* weather. Warm hands/upper body.

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I like the looks of the Impact guards, I've been looking at the Acerbis Uniko's for winter use, $34.99 at Rockymountainatv.com

It was 42 when I rode in this am
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My KTM handguards say Acerbiz on the inside.

My Acerbiz barkbusters say "Made in Italy".

My KTM dirtbike plastics all say "Made in Italy".

I kind of think Acerbiz is making KTM plastics.... Anyway, they make good stuff. A pair of handguards and a set of grip heaters, you'd never get cold hands.

I've always though a little shroud on each side of the radiator, would keep you a bit warmer. Mount it in the holes that are already there. Take em off when warm weather returns.

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Farab,

Two photos associated with a question you asked yesterday...

The photo immediately below shows the Buell M2 flyscreen on my 919:



The photo below shows that flyscreen with the Laminar Lip product attached. I have not finished experimenting with it, but so far the ride is better w/o it:


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I just put on a set of those...need some colder weather to test em out


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Looks good. Cold weather will be here soon enough without wishing it upon us all. Shame on you!

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I like the look of the Acerbis handguards. were they hard to install, any mods required.. how did they hook up.

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I like the look of the Acerbis handguards. were they hard to install, any mods required.. how did they hook up.
Not too bad, but you have to remove the old bar ends. The handguards install like bar ends.

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I just put on a set of those...need some colder weather to test em out
Looks good! but why the bark buster style? Mine work well in cold weather, but still pretty cold
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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

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Looks good! but why the bark buster style? Mine work well in cold weather, but still pretty cold
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I just liked the look of the Acerbis Dual Road. They help some but no miracle. I have heated gloves now for the cold stuff (under 40 F)

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I use MSR hand guards. They cut down considerably on wind on the hands, and they've both taken a few gravel hits.
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I just liked the look of the Acerbis Dual Road. They help some but no miracle. I have heated gloves now for the cold stuff (under 40 F)
What is this "under 40 F" that you speak of?

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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.

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What is this "under 40 F" that you speak of?
its what you cal trolls call "OMFG i'm freezing to death!" and what people who experience winters say "thank god it's not freezing"

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