Best handguards for '08 WR 450 F?
Posted October 19, 2009 - 09:44 PM
I'm planning to buy a new set of handguards for my 2008 WR 450 F. I've been reading that there's a lot of trouble in the mounting process of handguards with the WRs. Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm looking for some guards which are easy to mount and provide good protection..
Thanks for your help!
Posted October 20, 2009 - 04:36 AM
I have since learned that Yamaha changed the bars slightly on the '09s and that is why they did not mount correctly. The KTM clamps apparently work for the '09 WRs. In my search I learned that a ton of guys mounted the Cycras on their '07 and '08 WRs with no problems. You have an '08 so you should be fine.
Finally, Yamaha has an accessory cateloge which lists handguards for the WR and YZ. They are similar in design to the Cyrcas and since they are factory they should bolt right on.
Posted October 20, 2009 - 05:22 AM
Posted October 20, 2009 - 07:46 AM
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Posted October 20, 2009 - 01:16 PM
Thanks! I think I'll try the ProBend then.. The only question now is.. If I'm not mounting the triple clamp ones, which are the right ones? Ubar mount?? And do I buy for Protaper bars or KTM as requested?
You want the u-clamps (bar to bar mount). I still have my stock bars on the '08 with just a riser as I like the bend. The Cycra's with the u-clamps were pretty easy to mount. You may need to swap the u-clamps to the opposite sides to have them clear the front brake line fitting, but no biggie. I don't recall if I had to or not, it really depends on what angle you like the hand guards at.
Posted October 20, 2009 - 08:24 PM
Posted October 21, 2009 - 02:39 PM
Having said that - and maybe I'm lucky cuz I have not hit any trees/rocks/buried VW Bugs - I've had good luck with the Fastway roost deflectors. Not as flimsy as the other shields I've tried.