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Hi All,
 
I commute all winter by moto. First winter was on a Ninja 250R. Second winter was on a SV650SA. Both had plenty of fairing protection for my hands. I use Dainese Scout gloves which offer pretty much some of the highest wind protection available. This is my third winter riding, and first on a naked bike.
 
Today it was below 30 on my ride to work. I was warm enough but my fingers about froze off with the wind blast. Can someone recommend a good handguarf that will mount up to a Rental bar to keep the wind off my hands. I know nothing about handguards, haven't ever used or bought them.
 
Thanks in advance,
Christopher.

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I picked these up and used them last winter! They worked great, I used summer unlined leather gloves all winter. Very easy to mount and take off if it warms up on ya.
 
Linky...http://www.twistedthrottle.com/blizzard-universal-fit-clod-weather-handguards-from-barkbusters
Oh, already test fitted them to the FZ and no problems there.
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YZEtc
I'm using these on my FZ-07.
I added a second shield above the original to increase the coverage (by bolting them together with small fasteners), and while your hands won't be toasty-warm, it makes a difference with blocking the wind, or else I wouldn't use them.
I had to rotate my handlebar switches slightly to clear the wires, but no other modifications needed as they simply clamp to the handlebar and do not touch your hands at all which lets you operate the bike normally:
 
http://www.protaper.com/images/products/brush_guards/brush_guard_kit.jpg
 
 
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fzyurkoc
I'm sure you have great gloves but I just the Alpine stars winter gloves for 80$ and its been amazing so far, a couple 30 degree rides up north and no problem. revzilla
 

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kamalv
Thanks for these links guys! I have been looking as well. Those clods sure look effective. Do you wanna post a pic of the bike front with those on :P? While I would like to keep my finger tips, gotta keep a bit of style as well :)

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Thanks for these links guys! I have been looking as well. Those clods sure look effective. Do you wanna post a pic of the bike front with those on :P? While I would like to keep my finger tips, gotta keep a bit of style as well :)
 

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I rode with those last year on my Bonneville. They work, and are easy to take on or off. That's a nice feature here in Georgia as we can get many seasons in one week!

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kamalv
Nice. Thanks for the pic! Looks cozy. They don't really interfere with the handle bar mounted mirrors on the FZ eh?

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hippiebikerchick
I picked these up and used them last winter! They worked great, I used summer unlined leather gloves all winter. Very easy to mount and take off if it warms up on ya. 
Linky...http://www.twistedthrottle.com/blizzard-universal-fit-clod-weather-handguards-from-barkbusters
Oh, already test fitted them to the FZ and no problems there.
The first thing that gets cold for me is my throttle hand so I'm really interested in these! According to the Twisted Throttle website you also need the B-083 adapter at $14.99 to make it fit our bike. Did you use that or did you make it fit some other way?

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Nice. Thanks for the pic! Looks cozy. They don't really interfere with the handle bar mounted mirrors on the FZ eh?
They don't interfere with the mirrors at all on the 07.  They may or may not even touch the mirrors depending on how you rotate them.  They are fairly flexible in any event.  I posted a few pics on about page 70 of the 'what did you do to your bike today' thread.  They worked pretty well on my commute in 34-40 degrees weather, but I'm going to be testing them for a least a couple hour or more ride this weekend in the same temps. 
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I picked these up and used them last winter! They worked great, I used summer unlined leather gloves all winter. Very easy to mount and take off if it warms up on ya. 
Linky...http://www.twistedthrottle.com/blizzard-universal-fit-clod-weather-handguards-from-barkbusters
Oh, already test fitted them to the FZ and no problems there.
The first thing that gets cold for me is my throttle hand so I'm really interested in these! According to the Twisted Throttle website you also need the B-083 adapter at $14.99 to make it fit our bike. Did you use that or did you make it fit some other way?
I have Renthal bars with different bar ends if that is what B-083 is referring to? I had planned on drilling and tapping the stock bar ends before I changed over the bars. There are no other mounting interference's that I can see. They do work very well IMO.

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The first thing that gets cold for me is my throttle hand so I'm really interested in these! According to the Twisted Throttle website you also need the B-083 adapter at $14.99 to make it fit our bike. Did you use that or did you make it fit some other way?
I have Renthal bars with different bar ends if that is what B-083 is referring to? I had planned on drilling and tapping the stock bar ends before I changed over the bars. There are no other mounting interference's that I can see. They do work very well IMO.
Ah, so they really don't fit the stock bars of the fz07.  :(  
The B-083 adapter is bar ends that replace the stock ones.

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novatiger
You definitely need the adapters with the factory bars. There is no easy work around.

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hippiebikerchick
You definitely need the adapters with the factory bars. There is no easy work around.
Ok, got it. So is it a simple thing to change the bar ends and put the guards on?
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novatiger
Super easy. Just an allen wrench. The adapter is basically just an aluminum bar end that replaces the original but it is tapped so you can screw in the hand guard supports.
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I have the BarkBuster Storms (hard plastic) on mine and plan to leave them on all year round. But yeah, they come off real quick as well and go back to the original bar end weights in a just minutes.
 
Hand guards make a huge difference in hand comfort when it gets down into the 50s and below.
 
I can post up a pict later if yer interested
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hippiebikerchick
I have the BarkBuster Storms (hard plastic) on mine and plan to leave them on all year round. But yeah, they come off real quick as well and go back to the original bar end weights in a just minutes.  
Hand guards make a huge difference in hand comfort when it gets down into the 50s and below.
 
I can post up a pict later if yer interested
That would be great if you would post a pic! I was wondering if after I change the bar ends to accommodate the guards could I later change back to original bar ends for the summertime. It sounds like that's possible. I'll probably put these on my Shadow too.

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The guards come with a generic sort of mount assortment. Some bars will need an adapter. Some will not. The FZ07 and 09 have internally threaded bars - which I've never seen before. You'll need the "S7" kit http://www.barkbusters.net/products/155.html'>http://www.barkbusters.net/products/155.html and the B-083 adapter http://www.barkbusters.net/images/stories/whatfits/barkbusters_what_fits_my_bike.pdfThe'>http://www.barkbusters.net/images/stories/whatfits/barkbusters_what_fits_my_bike.pdfThe bar ends have a male thread to match and they just unscrew with an allen wrench as novatiger mentioned. The adapter, that must be bought separate, has the same (I think it was 16 mm) OD threaded portion and then have an 8mm threaded hole that now pokes out at the bar's end.
 
Once the guard is mounted to the bracket with a couple screws, the bracket is then bolted to the adapter.
 
Your Shadow might need an adapter, might not
 
If you go here, you can see bike specific applications and the entire line-up. http://www.barkbusters.net/
 
Ooooo, have a look at the carbon ones - Some day I'll upgrade http://www.barkbusters.net/products/292.html

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cassecou
Super easy. Just an allen wrench. The adapter is basically just an aluminum bar end that replaces the original but it is tapped so you can screw in the hand guard supports.
Thanks for the clarification ;) 

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This is what the bar ends look like out 
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f216/rashapir/IMG_1176_zps5c136db2.jpg
 
The adapters replace them and have a threaded hole thru the middle that the frame bolts to
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f216/rashapir/IMG_1253_zps87424952.jpg
 
The Storms will likely not protect your hand from the cold as well as the Blizzards. So if yer going distances in the winter, I'd say go with them. Only thing worse than cold hands on the bike is cold and wet hands. 
 
Oddly, the Storms made the front of the bike look incomplete - like I'd forgotten to bolt up the screen. Well, that'll get fixed soon enough. But they do look more like they belong. 
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f216/rashapir/IMG_1192_zpsee3c5089.jpg
 
 
 
 
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hippiebikerchick
Thanks @rick, very helpful pics! I think the Blizzards look like mittens on the bike, LOL! The website states they are for faired bikes but I want maximum warmth so I'm hoping it'll work for the 07.

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Have no idea if these things will work. But if yer really into keeping the cold off your hands, there's these http://www.hippohands.com/HIPPO%20HANDS.htm
 
Imo, heated grips (had them on my last BMW, a K1100RS) are nice for when it's cool out and you still want to wear summer gloves. But when it's really cold, ya wind up wearing heavier gloves and they insulate you from the heat of the grip as well as the cold (aluminum levers suck the life out of fingers when cold)
 
The solution is heated gloves. OF course, ya have to deal withe wires running up your sleeves. It's always a trade-off.
 
Ya can't go wrong with the Barkbusters. They make a nice quality product that will fit.

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SW-MOTECH KOBRA Handguards For Yamaha FZ-07 '14-'16, FZ-09 '14-'16, XT1200Z Super Tenere '14-'15 & XJR1300 '15
 
Twisted Throttle LLC... http://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-motech-kobra-handguards-for-yamaha-fz-07-14-15-fz-09-14-15-xt1200z-super-tenere-13-15-xjr1300-15
 
I am extremely happy with mine... Took about 20 minutes to install.  You could easily remove and replace the original bar ends in about 10 minutes total time. 
 
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Bucaro_FZ07
I was doing a quick research and read some guys with FZ-09 and FZ-07 using the Powermadd.
below a link to their website store, also you can find them on amazon.
 
http://powermaddstore.com/pm/product.php?productid=135&cat=162&page=1
http://powermaddstore.com/pm/product.php?productid=161&cat=162&page=1
 
Apparently you have to get the hand-guard and the ATV/MX adapter
 
http://www.fz09.org/forum/attachments/1039d1385602503-mt-09-street-rally-img_7387.jpg
http://www.fz09.org/forum/attachments/1037d1428680435t-mt-09-street-rally-img_7376.jpg
 
I think I'll go with this ones, not expensive, and needed for the mid 20s to upper 40s riding

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huskydave
I noticed the ones from SUPER TENERE on yamaha parts are cheep. They hook up on the handle bar end bolt, the rest on your own

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