I have the SW-Motech Kobras, got the little extension bits to put on come winter. I quite liked them, decided to go for them over Bark Buster Storms purely because of aesthetics. For a while the SW-Motechs were superior due to coming with replacement bar end weights, but I think the Bark Busters come with something appropriate now. Really, to me, there isn't too much of a difference between the two. It comes down to aesthetics and price mainly. And maybe replacement prices if you tend to be quite hard on the plastics, but in that instance I would suggest running just with the aluminium bars. For both the Storms and the Kobras, they seem to have a similar level of wind protection. That amount of wind protection seemed to be more than the Acerbis (think that's the brand) offered, which was consistent with the other styles of Bark Busters.
Getting everything lined up, how I want, after installing seemed to be a bit finicky. I don't see that being any different for any of the other manufacturers (at least if you are purchasing ones that have 2 mounting points on each side).
I am not totally into how they clamp into the tube. When I first installed them and ended up wanting to adjust them, and again now as I have installed risers and adjusted my bars a bit, I have found that it was difficult to get one of the clamps to engage. It just kept slipping in the tube, as it relies on friction from the bars to start widening its contact and locking into place. Once it has enough of a start on locking into place it works well, but before that it is quite annoying. Seems to only be an issue on my throttle side. Would help if I remembered not to loosen it too much each time. If the decision came up again, I would be happy to get the SW-Motech's again as it is a small enough quibble and I do like how they look.
If you do go with the SW-Motechs there is one small modification to their instructions I would make. Hell, it might even be in there and I just didn't read it. For both guards, there is a bolt that screws into a lock nut. I don't think it suggests a top and a bottom for those. On at least the right side guard, have the nut on the top. That point ends up sitting under the brake line/reservoir so there isn't much room to get an allen key in, but there is an angle to get a snapper in. Doing it this way means you can tighten/loosen that side much easier if you feel the need to.
Last edited by rambaldi; 01-01-2019 at 01:49 AM.
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