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Old 03-18-2012, 02:32 PM   #5
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I decided to go with the HighwayDirtbikes (HDB) handguards/mirrors/switchgear on my XCW. This is my 5th bike that I've put HighwayDirtbikes hand guards on because they work so well.



Paul is making a really nice billet computer guard that integrates well with the risers/topclamp/damper mount.. along with the handguards & mirrors.

First you need to disassemble the computer from its stock plastic mount



Here's the billet computer guard.. mine is anodized black. Everything is a very precise fit



You use the stock hardware to mount the computer into the new guard



To remove the fuel indicator and FI lenses from the stock guard, I warmed the outside black edges a bit with a heat gun first.. then they popped right out with little effort


The billet guard has the key pre-cut into it for alignment (the yellow lense has a key)


It is an interference fit. I put the plate face down and then used a socket that was larger diameter to hit on the billet frame and seat the lense fully in flushly


perfect


...both lenses seated

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