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post #1 of 7 Old 12-06-2015, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
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Barkbusters?

I found a couple of old threads about handguards, but mostly people seem to be using the Barkbuster Storms that only have a single mounting point. Anyone tried this style? I already figured out that the stock levers won't work and I have shorties coming. Just wondering if anyone has insights about whether I'll need a spacer or maybe one of these for the inboard clamp to clear the master cylinder. Just to complicate things, I have Renthal ultralows and the Galfer braided brake lines that stack two lines on a longer banjo bolt at the master cylinder...

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post #2 of 7 Old 12-06-2015, 04:24 PM
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I have the single sided Storms, I had to make the mounting bracket narrower to get them on the stock bars, They work well.

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I also have the inner mount Barkbusters and want to change to the Renthal UL bars... No issue with mounting Barkbusters on standard bars. I have concern that the standard mount might hit the tank with the UL's.

Definitely don't want to give up on Barkbusters if I go to Renthal UL's. I really like the wind protection!

Interested to see what you learn.

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Mine are the single mount to the end of the bars, I had to cut the balls off (yeouch) the stock levers but the CRG's fit fine


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I've got the BB.BHG15 ones with BB.S3.BK Storm plastic guards on my 9er on Renthal Ultralows. My bars have Vibranator inserts so I already had female threads at the bar ends. I had to add some big box store cheapy spacers to the inside ends of the backbone bars to get everything to fit. I've got a lot going on in my cockpit - windshield mounts, GPS, other junk - so space is at a premium for me.

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Update: got my shorties in the mail, so I threw everything together today. It's not the prettiest, but it can be done with just the provided hardware. The backbones touch the clutch and throttle cables, and the right side bracket just barely clears the banjo bolt on the master cylinder, but nothing binds or interferes and everything bolts up securely. The brake fluid reservoir pushes pretty hard on that little top inside flap of plastic on the guards themselves, so I think I might try some small spacers just to get a centimeter or so of clearance there.

Went for a ride and nothing shook or rattled, and even with the relatively low profile guards my hands were much less cold than normal. Success! Here's a bad backlit picture because it gets dark at 4:30 here now (also featuring my other favorite wintertime mod):


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Great Antlers!
I agree - the barkbusters do a good job keeping your hands warmer. I had to do some shaving of the plastic to clear the throttle cables for my assy. even using the standard bars.
Are your ultralows full width or have they been shortened? (A lot of folks cut them down and that might make the fit up tighter than it should be.)
Thanks for sharing.

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