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Old 07-10-2013, 10:29 AM
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Just bought a 2012 Adventure. Can anyone recommend a handguard that works best on the handlebars? Thanks everyone, and this is my first post, just joined the group today
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:50 AM
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:59 AM
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Default Barkbusters

for sure. Protects you levers in case of a drop (it will happen), good fit and lessens the wind off your hands if you get the Storms.
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OEM Suzuki or Barkbusters.
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:46 PM
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I put the Suzuki parts on mine. I don't need ultimate protection as I do not plan to take the bike off road very much. Also the price was reasonable and I knew everything would fit like it was supposed to. Also I had them on my DL1000 and they worked well for keeping bugs/rain/cold off my hands.

Installation was a bit more complicated than I expected, though.
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:44 PM
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I put on the Suzuki from here:

Suzuki Genuine Accessories Hand Guards - Black | MotoSport Welcome!
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:34 AM
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I originally had the OEM handguards, but I switched to the Barkbusters after they finally got the fit right. A lot of folks had major problems with the Barkbusters not fitting right when Twisted Throttle and Barkbusters were recommending a different model for the 2012+ Wee. They have since changed the recommended model, and I can attest to the fact that the current TT recommended Barkbusters fit the 2012+ very well.
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:15 AM
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Barkbusters now fit perfectly. And you will drop the bike, usually in the garage or driveway and it would suck to cancel a trip because you have a busted lever. The OEM guards are plastic and provide 0 protection.
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The OEM Suzuki Guards offer wind protection......about $60 +/-.
The Barkbusters offer the same........plus busted knuckle/lever/handlebar controls protection.......about $155 +/-.

What do you want to use the guards for??........and how much $$$ are you able to spend??
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