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post #1 of 21 Old 12-06-2013, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
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Bought a set of OEM DL650/L2 hand guards from out of state dealer. Followed instructions to the letter, but cannot get the guards to mount per the instructions.If I use the cover spacer the original or included screw is not long enough to reach the expander inside the handlebar.
Has anyone else had this problem? Any advice other than going to nearest dealer(70 mi. away)?
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Bought a set of OEM DL650/L2 hand guards from out of state dealer. Followed instructions to the letter, but cannot get the guards to mount per the instructions.If I use the cover spacer the original or included screw is not long enough to reach the expander inside the handlebar.
Has anyone else had this problem? Any advice other than going to nearest dealer(70 mi. away)?
This is for a 2013 base DL650.
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The usual problem is the wrong kit was purchased. The kit for the older bikes has a shorter screw due to a smaller clutch lever switch. 57300-27831-291 is the proper part number.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
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The usual problem is the wrong kit was purchased. The kit for the older bikes has a shorter screw due to a smaller clutch lever switch. 57300-27831-291 is the proper part number.
57300-27831-291 is the part I purchased. Called a friend that has a 2011 DL650, he removed the a screw from his Strom handlebar. It was 5.5" or 140MM. I assume my 2013 would take one appx. the same length. Perhaps the wrong screw was included by Suzuki. Thanks greywolf.
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I mistakenly thought you were talking about the pivot screw on the lever. The bar end weight screw on the kit, for the first time, is shorter than the original. Read the instructions. You aren't supposed to use the internal spacer. The screw goes through the weight and the new external spacer directly into the rubber expander with its nut.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
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I mistakenly thought you were talking about the pivot screw on the lever. The bar end weight screw on the kit, for the first time, is shorter than the original. Read the instructions. You aren't supposed to use the internal spacer. The screw goes through the weight and the new external spacer directly into the rubber expander with its nut.
Internal spacer removed, handguards installed. Thanks greywolf.
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I mistakenly thought you were talking about the pivot screw on the lever. The bar end weight screw on the kit, for the first time, is shorter than the original. Read the instructions. You aren't supposed to use the internal spacer. The screw goes through the weight and the new external spacer directly into the rubber expander with its nut.
Same issue here.

I have a 2012 DL650a and Suzuki OEM knuckle Cover set 57300-27831-291 (note: On instructions lists .. Applications listed DL650L2/AL2)



Suzuki Instructions (drawing page 5/5) Spacer Cover (C) and Balancer from stock bike installed with a 75 mm screw while the original screw is 105 mm.

Not sure what the internal spacer is ...

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The stock weight setup is #2 in the picture.



The knuckle cover kit at 2012 Suzuki V-Strom (DL650A) KNUCKLE COVER SET (OPTIONAL) | MRCycles requires disuse of #4, #5 and #6. #7 and #8 plus the weight, washer and cylindrical part the guard clips to are the only parts held together by the new shorter screw. Just don't assume anything and follow the instructions that come with the kit.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
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Why do people bother with the OE ones? I'd like some crash protection for my levers with my hand guards.
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Why do people bother with the OE ones? I'd like some crash protection for my levers with my hand guards.
Some people just want some protection from the wind and rain on their hands on a cold day.

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