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Someone will have to make a wider windscreen first. With those handguards being a stock piece, don't know how likely someone will be to make a screen that requires their removal.
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I have been thinking of removing mine for the winter, and put the mitts on. The mitts won't fit over the handguard bars.

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[div align=left]I'll probably keep them off, and will add bar end weights.
I have been thinking of doing the same thing. Mine are 3' wide, tip to tip! What is the measurement tip to tip with the guards off? Bar end weights will be a must, as there is sometimes vibrations that might need to be dampened out.
 
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[div align=left]I'll probably keep them off, and will add bar end weights.
I have been thinking of doing the same thing. Mine are 3' wide, tip to tip! What is the measurement tip to tip with the guards off? Bar end weights will be a must, as there is sometimes vibrations that might need to be dampened out.

The whole hand guards assembly off, 31". That's 5" less! Mirrors tip to tip, 34.5" With these $7-a-pair aluminum bar end weights added, 34":
http://i.imgur.com/NbwPOSN.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/EMFQnR5.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/tUFjZRK.jpg
If those cheap aluminum weights aren't heavy enough for vibration damping, there are heavy mid-2000's Kawasaki weights that are 8 mm. They might be less wide too. But they're CDN $21 each!
 
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Another trick to reduce vibrations is to fill the bars full of silicone.
 

I have been thinking of doing the same thing. Mine are 3' wide, tip to tip! What is the measurement tip to tip with the guards off? Bar end weights will be a must, as there is sometimes vibrations that might need to be dampened out.

The whole hand guards assembly off, 31". That's 5" less! Mirrors tip to tip, 34.5" With these $7-a-pair aluminum bar end weights added, 34":
http://i.imgur.com/NbwPOSN.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/EMFQnR5.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/tUFjZRK.jpg
If those cheap aluminum weights aren't heavy enough for vibration damping, there are heavy mid-2000's Kawasaki weights that are 8 mm. They might be less wide too. But they're CDN $21 each!

 
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I took mine off last night to install the Yamaha heated grips and to use the Oxford Muffs but will put them back on in the spring when I quit using the muffs. I think the handguard design is cool and with all the angles matches the bike design. I am now thinking of adding turn signals to the handguards. Revzilla ha Admore LED type and they just fit but maybe more work than I want to do.

Ken, Candy Ass L.D.R. Sleeps 8 hours
(2)2005 FJR1300abs:  230,000 m
2015 FJ-09:  106,000 m (Lost compression in #2 Cyl.)

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Redfjniner ,do you think with the handguards off that you could replace the screen with a wider one e.g. from Super T or V-strom ?
This is my bike with the guards off, and the stock Yamaha screen in the low position:
http://i.imgur.com/jo69KT5.jpg
Same but with bar end weights added (and my luggage)
http://i.imgur.com/xER3Fju.jpg
If you filled in the screen from the upper rightmost edge of the fairing up to lower widest point of the screen, that would be great for me. Without the hand guards, the handle bars at full lock would not hit that screen.
It would be even better if this CalSci screen was filled in that way:
http://i.imgur.com/z0YuQQr.jpg
(above pic still has hand guard bars, but not the guard)
I asked CalSci in an email, after stating the quality of their screen is excellent, if they would make a screen like that, ie wider at the base. They never replied to me. :-(  They did reply to an earlier email when I had a problem ordering from their site....
 
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Redfjniner ,do you think with the handguards off that you could replace the screen with a wider one e.g. from Super T or V-strom ?
Here is picture of me holding up a Touring Windscreen for an FJR, 22x22 with it about 16" at the point where the mirror arm touches.  The handlebar is at full lock.   It would work with 1/2"-3/4" spaces, and these could be nylon which are easy to get at any hardware store, and you can cut to the exact length you need. 52fJyih.jpg
You can always use a reciprocating saw to cut down any windscreen.  Just cover it on one side with blue masking tape where the saw will be against.  One or two layers.  Mark out the design you want and make sure you are cutting next to a support that you are pushing the windscreen in to.  Set the screen on a towel or two folded.  The saw blade will want to pull the screen up,  so you have to make sure you are holding it down.  I sometimes use clamps and move them and cut some more.  Don't hurry as it is easy to nick the plastic and it will crack real easy.  After cutting, smooth all edges so there are no nicks with a file, belt sander or just sand paper on a sanding block.  The file makes a perfect edge.   You can even round it at the edges.  Buy a used one off some forum and cut to fit.  You can get these for 25-40 used.  Use it in the winter and then put the stock one on for the summer.
 

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(2)2005 FJR1300abs:  230,000 m
2015 FJ-09:  106,000 m (Lost compression in #2 Cyl.)

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