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post #1 of 18 Old 01-27-2016, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
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Hand guards?

Are there any hand guards that can be installed without any modification to the grips, or control cables? ( Like a "plug-and-Play)

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post #2 of 18 Old 01-27-2016, 10:05 PM
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No mods to grips means you would be using wind guards. aka same as stockers.
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post #3 of 18 Old 01-28-2016, 09:00 AM
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Not exactly what you asked for, but on Revzilla I noticed Acerbis has a model that doesnít have bar clamps; however, it still has the bar insert expander. Kind of the opposite of the stock wings. Still have to cut the grip/tube but might make working around the cabling easier and not interfere with other gizmos on the bar.

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Iíve also been researching/shopping handguards. Just looking for something cheap and not too hard to fit on the bike. Havenít found them yet.
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post #4 of 18 Old 01-28-2016, 09:43 AM
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Not exactly sure what you're looking for. I have Barkbusters and I consider them plug-and-play. Remove the bar end weights and screw in the Barkbuster end, then clamp the other end to the bars. I didn't have to do anything to the grips or worry about rerouting any cables. To be true, while I didn't reroute the clutch cable, it is very close to the bar clamp and could be moved if I felt there was an issue. Ridden two years and 15,000 miles without any issues.

Is this the type of information you're looking for?
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post #5 of 18 Old 01-28-2016, 12:12 PM
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No. Without modifications to the grips (and throttle tube) you cannot install hand guards......I don't consider the stock wind guards or MX style roost guards to be real hand guards.

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post #6 of 18 Old 01-28-2016, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
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I guess I jumped the gun on my question. I checked a few videos, and now realize that some modification has to be done to the end of the grip.

My main concern is how much the bikes cables will interfere with the part that clamps to the handlebar.
I did see there's another method to connect to the Triple Clamp. Any input on that would be appreciated. ( Clearing cables, interference, etc. )

Any links to specific guards that would work on the Gen-2.
I'd like a shield as large as possible for wind protection.

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I'm planning to install barkbusters with the "storm" shields tonight! I'll let you know how little mods are required to make this work.

However, I believe there are several other members that have already done this and will tell you there are no mods required other than removing the bar ends (and MAYBE adjusting the routing of the clutch cable)..... similar to tjduexjr's post.

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post #8 of 18 Old 01-28-2016, 06:07 PM
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I've found Tusk handguards readily mountable on my Generation 1; crashworthy and affordable.

From Rocky Mountain ATV/MC. Mine have a metal backbone, plastic covers, and are pre-drilled and tapped for screws attaching color-matching plastic "spoilers," which I also purchased.

The spoilers only cost around $ 10 a pair, give added wind protection, and can be replaced in cases of road rash, at low cost.

https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p...lex-Handguards
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I guess I jumped the gun on my question. I checked a few videos, and now realize that some modification has to be done to the end of the grip.

My main concern is how much the bikes cables will interfere with the part that clamps to the handlebar.
I did see there's another method to connect to the Triple Clamp. Any input on that would be appreciated. ( Clearing cables, interference, etc. )

Any links to specific guards that would work on the Gen-2.
I'd like a shield as large as possible for wind protection.
larry31,
On your Gen 2, you just remove the bar end weight and bolt the aluminum spine to the that bolt hole. Your grips are already 'open-ended' and the bar end is plugged and tapped. No additional insert required.

The inner bracketry varies with brands and I'm of little help.

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post #10 of 18 Old 01-28-2016, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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Anybody have experience with triple clamp mounting?

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Power socket, L.E.D. Battery Indicator, Camera bag holder
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Custom Aluminum Skid Plate.
Cut down seat with Custom pad.
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