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Hand guards
« on: 21 December 2018, 08:34:55 AM »
Can we get hand guards for my FZS 600 I would use my heated gloves but my battery screws are not long enough

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Re: Hand guards
« Reply #1 on: 21 December 2018, 10:17:55 AM »
Don't think you can get hand guards been mentioned before, just get some longer M6 bolts for battery terminals, put nut on bolt up to head cut bolt length required then remove nut which should clean threads & remove burrs. 

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Re: Hand guards
« Reply #2 on: 21 December 2018, 11:03:43 AM »
No hand guards will fit I have looked into this quite a lot. The problem is that they all touch the fairing towards a full lock, someone on here has moved the fairing forward to accommodate and I think they still slightly touched.
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« Reply #3 on: 21 December 2018, 01:58:46 PM »
I've always wanted hand guards on my bike, but they simply won't fit.
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Re: Hand guards
« Reply #4 on: 11 January 2019, 01:18:19 PM »
I inherited my '03 with hand-guards and they seem to fit fine, it's gone through 6 MOTs and no one ever mentioned anything.  No idea of the make but they look very plasticky, I guess they 'just about' touch the fairing but it's never given me an issue.  Since I changed to Renthals they've not been secured to the ends of the bars, just on the brake/clutch bolts, but they don't flap around much. 
I can't imagine riding without them in winter, even with my heated grips... I'll try and get some photos over the weekend.
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Re: Hand guards
« Reply #5 on: 11 January 2019, 01:28:11 PM »
I inherited my '03 with hand-guards and they seem to fit fine, it's gone through 6 MOTs and no one ever mentioned anything.  No idea of the make but they look very plasticky, I guess they 'just about' touch the fairing but it's never given me an issue.  Since I changed to Renthals they've not been secured to the ends of the bars, just on the brake/clutch bolts, but they don't flap around much. 
I can't imagine riding without them in winter, even with my heated grips... I'll try and get some photos over the weekend.


You MUST have your fairing positioned more forward somehow, i can’t see how it would be possible otherwise?
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« Last Edit: 11 January 2019, 01:31:07 PM by darrsi »
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Re: Hand guards
« Reply #6 on: 11 January 2019, 05:56:35 PM »
I inherited my '03 with hand-guards and they seem to fit fine, it's gone through 6 MOTs and no one ever mentioned anything.  No idea of the make but they look very plasticky, I guess they 'just about' touch the fairing but it's never given me an issue.  Since I changed to Renthals they've not been secured to the ends of the bars, just on the brake/clutch bolts, but they don't flap around much. 
I can't imagine riding without them in winter, even with my heated grips... I'll try and get some photos over the weekend.
:useless I think that its a bit easier on a Foxeye --- is it a foxeye at 03 ? also is it possible they were after market bars to start with.
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Re: Hand guards
« Reply #7 on: 13 January 2019, 03:38:14 PM »
Here are some rubbish pictures...as I said, if I actually attached the guards to the bars then there would probably be about 1/2 cm restricted travel to full lock but seeing as I've also got short levers the fact the guards are pushed back a centimetre or so doesn't seem to matter. I've not failed an MOT anyway.


 
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Re: Hand guards
« Reply #8 on: 13 January 2019, 04:41:57 PM »
Maybe turn the phone sideways and stand back a bit?
All looks a bit tight still, but hard to tell?
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Re: Hand guards
« Reply #9 on: 13 January 2019, 04:47:31 PM »
They look like suzuki v strom hand guards which I have researched myself in the past for my boxeye.
 If you had bar ends fitted then the open "U" shape is supposed to clip onto the bar end weights. From the pictures it looks like you do not have bar ends so that the u shape without bar ends fitted now floats further towards the back of the bike meaning that the guard also sits closer to the leaver and so bringing it clear of the fairing on full lock. And the reason you can get away with doing it like that is because you have shorty leavers. Otherwise the guards would touch the fairing even with the non OEM bars.
 Have I got that right, and going by the mirrors looks like yours a Foxeye.

I am interested to hear that they do not press in at speed despite the lack of the end fitting. Personally I am not brave enough use them like that just incase any "off" resulted in an examination of the bike and it was used as an excuse not to pay out.
« Last Edit: 13 January 2019, 06:35:28 PM by fazersharp »
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