Next up was more protection. (If you hadn’t gathered, I consider myself awkward and accident prone, so this was all quite important.) I wanted handguards with a full backbone and both a bar end and bar clamp mount for maximum impact protection. Sadly, any company who actually made guards for the FZ didn’t offer both mounts, given how little space is available on the FZ’s bars. So, After doing even more research, I ended up with the Zeta Handguards, which many people had had luck fitting. The bar ends had to be both drilled and tapped to make them work—thank God for friends who own drill presses and actually know what they’re doing. While I was in there, I also took the time to swap out the stock grips for some pro grips that matched the blurple ever so nicely, attach a fuel canister to the rear of one of my panniers, built a radiator guard for myself, and also I built a headlight grill from scratch with some crap from home depot. After all was said and done, we had progress!