My fingers are cold!
I saw hikrynut's DIY extended handguards here and think they look great.
Unfortunately it looks like hikrynut hasn't been active in about 18months --hikrynut, are you there? :-)
I sent him a PM, but just in case he isn't active anymore, I figured I'd ask the community.
I want to do the same thing. I bought a $5 black wastebasket with plenty of flat sections to scavenge (Rubbermaid #4 plastic from Home Depot). And I bought a pack of 15 small black plastic pop rivets for $5 from the Auto parts store. So my total cost will be $10 for the upgrade. I'm trying pop rivets, since I like the look and I'd like to take them on/off depending on the weather.
I think I can make a prototype out of paper and use it as a template to cut my plastic.
My big question is about forming the guards. There are several long bends to make. I'm not sure if I must heat it or if there is anything I need to do to keep it from discoloring at the bend. Has anyone done this before?
Also, I can't tell from the picture if there is a seam where the side panels meet. It seems like there should be. I guess I could try to tastefully hide it glue it together the side pieces unless there's a better way.
Anyway, I have some ideas for the project but wanted to see if anyone else has some experience here and can improve on my plan. Thanks!