The one tip I would pass along is to use a tie wrap and tie the lever to the handlebar so you have better access to the two screws on the back of the handguard.
Same here, and I agree. The OEM handguards offer good wind protection but won't protect the bike.I've used both. The stockers are not bad for wind protection but that's about it. They won't protect the controls even in a standing tip over situation.