Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Conifer, Colorado
I just bought a new 2014 650 ABS a few weeks ago and last week I added handguards and a centerstand. My choices:
1.Barkbusters Storm Handguards. I've had Barkbusters on my DR650 for several years, through many, many drops and crashes. They help keep the bars from bending, protect the levers, and are tough. Installation is fairly simple, although there is some room for confusion. Do a search on this site for tips. In particular, read about how to take the OEM bars weights off.
2. SWMotech center stand. This stand works very well, literally stand up on the foot and the bike goes up and back- no pulling, no lifting needed. It is a very simple design and really is 'bolt-on'. A pleasure, actually, to install. I don't plan on using this bike off road, I kept the DR650 for that, so I don't have a skidplate. I'm not sure what skidplates would be compatible with which stands. If you're planning to get off-highway you'll be wanting crash bars, skidplate, etc and they will need to be compatible, obviously.