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post #1 of 14 Old 08-09-2016, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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Ebay Hand guards

On my first bike, a KLR, I had Acerbis hand guards. I fortunately never had to use them in a dropped bike situation, but I appreciated they were there. I wanted to add a nice set to my new Vstrom (2012 Adventure 650 ABS), but didn't want to push the luck with my wife and order a set over $150. So, with some help from the good people on this site I found a set on ebay for $28. (7/8" Dirt Bike Scooter ATV Motorcross Motorcycle Brush Bar Hand Guards Handguard) I have included pics of how they arrived, the parts contained and the final fit on my bike. I will take a test ride with them this weekend, but I found them to be of pretty good quality. The only issue I have is that one of the threaded holes was not threaded all the way. I am going to ask the seller to send me a new one. I will report back on how he/she handles that issue and the performance after the weekend ride. Let me know if you have any questions.
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more pics of the parts kit and on bike
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Them's little dudes compared to the Suzuki guards.
hope they do the task as you imagine it.
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They are reinforced. I don't think the Suzuki guards are for impacts. These are built very similar to my prior Acerbis guards.
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I have similar from EBay "possibly same ones" and those don't appear to be mounted correctly, the bar insert should be flush and not sticking out like that, and the bar stock end of guard should be flush with end of bar.

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I have similar from EBay "possibly same ones" and those don't appear to be mounted correctly, the bar insert should be flush and not sticking out like that, and the bar stock end of guard should be flush with end of bar.
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I would love to see a pic of yours installed. The instructions they posted showed them no being flush. I would love to see how you made them flush, as that would be optimal.
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They should deffinately be flush. If when moving them inbound the levers hit, you will have to forcibly bend the guards. This may also bring the guards opposite end mounting point to a bad location on the bars and you will need to get creative. Using generic guards can have that downside but are generally mountable. Maybe Brian has a tried and true idea for the Strom though.

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I would love to see a pic of yours installed. The instructions they posted showed them no being flush. I would love to see how you made them flush, as that would be optimal.
Looks like my EBay guards are different, and believe mine were around $40. Two of my buds with Stroms also run the same guards I do, they are extremely well made and nice for the price. I would say that your guards are not going to work/fit if the bar insert is flush, did they specify working for V-Stroms?

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I have similar from EBay "possibly same ones" and those don't appear to be mounted correctly, the bar insert should be flush and not sticking out like that, and the bar stock end of guard should be flush with end of bar.
Can you post or pm me a link to the hand guards you bought.
My bike fell over on a soft gravel trail while I was repairing a flat tire and the OEM hand guard and brake lever broke. I'm looking for something with a bit more protection but can't afford bark busters right now.

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