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Handguards are one of the most popular modifications for the Yamaha WR250R and WR250X, or any dual sport / off road bike for that matter. Handguards will protect your hands and the bikes controls from tree branches and other trail hazards, plus they can help prevent damage if you crash or drop your bike. Another side benefit is that they offer a bit of wind protection in cooler weather.
We have simplified the whole process of buying the individual parts you need for handguards, by putting together a few package deals that allow you to select everything you need.
For the Yamaha WR250R / WR250X, we recommend Zeta's Armor Handguards or Zeta's PRO Armor Handguards. Listed below are some of the details and differences between the two...
Zeta Armor Handguard Package...
Available in anodized colors: Black, Titanium Silver, Red, Or Blue
Include bar end inserts for either steel or aluminum handlebars
Include your choice of either 7/8" or 1 1/8" handlebar clamps
Designed for use with aluminum or steel handlebars
Zeta PRO Armor Handguard Package...
Available in anodized colors: Black, Titanium Silver, or Orange
Include longer more durable bar end inserts to hold the handlebar tighter
Can be used with Zeta hand guard mount kits: side triple clamp, front triple clamp or BC type
Designed for use with aluminum handlebars
Feature durable plastic bumpers to protect outer handguard body
Are made from durable aluminum in the popular "Bend Style"
Are pre-drilled for mounting of optional Zeta XC protector shields
Work with the optional Zeta LED flashers/turn signals
OPTION 1: Zeta Armor Handguards
If you have the stock steel handlebars on your bike, or have aftermarket aluminum handlebars and are looking for a standard handguard that clamps to your handlebars, this is the way to go. It is our best selling handguard, because it does a great job of protecting your hands/controls, and for the vast majority of riders, they work great. They come pre-drilled for mounting of the optional Zeta XC protector shields and Zeta LED flashers/turn signals.
Zeta Armor Handguard Package
OPTION 2: Zeta PRO Armor Handguards
If you are running aftermarket aluminum handlebars and want a stronger more durable handguard, the PRO Armor Handguards is the way to go. The PRO Armor Handguards have a couple additional features like longer / stronger bar end inserts, protective plastic bumpers on the outside of the handguard, and stronger mounting kits that bolt to the triple clamps or handlebar mount (instead of clamping to the handlebars). They come pre-drilled for mounting of the optional Zeta XC protector shields and Zeta LED flashers/turn signals.
Zeta PRO Armor Handguard Package
OPTION 3: Cycra Probend CRM Factory Handguards
If you raise the handlebars on your Yamaha WR250R/X much more than about 30mm, the Zeta PRO Armor Handguards shown above with their triple clamp mounts probably won't work. The triple clamp mount on those will run out of adjustment if you raise the bars too much. We recently installed Pro Taper Contour 1 1/8" handlbars in the Woods High Bend with Pro Taper Universal Solid Handlebar mounts on one of our WR250R's and once we did that, the Zeta PRO handguards didn't fit that well. So, we tried to find something that would work with the new taller handlebars, and something that would clear all the cables. We settled on these trick Cycra Factory Probend CRM (Center Reach Mount) handguards and they work great on the bike. They work with the taller oversize bars, and they clear all the cables.
Cycra Probend CRM Factory Handguards Oversize Blue
OTHER PRODUCTS TO CONSIDER:
When adding handguards to the bike, many of our customers will also replace their grips, throttle tube, mirrors, etc. Since you're removing some of these items when adding the handguards, its much easier to do it at the same time rather than later. Some of these products are listed below...
Pro Taper Pillow Top Grips
G2 Tamer Aluminum Throttle Tube
Zeta Aluminum Throttle Tube
WR250R Supermoto Mirrors
WR250R/X Zeta Pivot Levers
WR250R/X Short Clutch And Brake Lever Set
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