For the last year or two, I had been running Acerbis hand guards and still had the stock front turn signals on our Yamaha WR250R Project Bike. This spring I thought it was time to finally get rid of the huge front turn signals, so I decided to install a set of Zeta Armor Hand Guards with Zeta XC Flasher Protectors. This setup integrates the turn signals into the plastic Zeta XC Protector and makes for a nice clean look at the front of the bike.
When installing the aluminum Zeta Armor Hand Guards, I used a Zeta Triple Clamp Hand Guard Mount instead of the standard handlebar mount that comes with the hand guards. The triple clamp mount attaches the in-board part of the hand guard to the upper fork triple clamp bolts instead of to the handlebar itself (photo above, bottom left). I think this is the most secure way to mount the handguards and lessen the likelihood of them rotating on the handlebar in the event of a crash.
Because the Zeta XC Flasher Protectors use LED lights, you will lose the factory front turn signal running lights. So, when we wired the Zeta Flasher Protectors, we spliced in a 12oclockLabs Turn Signal Running Light Adapter between the factory wiring and the Zeta flasher wiring. This will make the Zeta XC Flasher Protectors work as running lights (and they will still flash as turn signals). I think doing this is important from a safety standpoint since the running lights will help drivers see you as you approach them, especially if you ride at night.
Turn Signal Flash Rate:
Because the Zeta XC Flasher Protectors use LED lights, they will flash at a faster rate than the stock turn signals do. I wanted the new Zeta XC Flasher Protectors to flash at the slower factory rate, so I installed a 12oclock Labs Fixed Rate Turn Signal Flasher. This is a very simple install on the WR250R/X and plugs in just to the right of the battery location.
Where To Buy:
• Zeta Armor Hand Guard Package Deal at SRmoto
• Zeta Triple Clamp Hand Guard Mount at SRmoto
• 12oclockLabs Turn Signal Running Light Adapters at SRmoto
• 12oclock Labs Fixed Rate Turn Signal Flasher at SRmoto