I took my hand guards off, then put them back on, then took them off. They are off for good now because I sawed the funky end of the handlebars off and put Rizoma bar ends on. Then I got track 77 indicators and mounted them up top, just to take them off after a week. Then mounted below the side panel with the Rizoma front indicator light adapters. One snag was that the stock bolt was not long enough to comp the thickness of the bracket. Longer SS screw solved the problem. Next step will be CRG lane splitter mirror.I got rid of the hand guards and put on the CRG lane splitter mirrors, but now I want to find the good solution to installing the turn signals with LEDs in the side panel slits? Ideas?