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post #1 of 7 Old 05-22-2019, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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Barkbusters - single point vs two point mount

I'm looking at a set of Barkbusters Storm hand guards. I'm buying them solely for wind and weather protection. The single-point mounting system is about $60 less expensive than the two point, and I like that it's essentially hidden. The two point would be a stronger system but I don't care for the look of the inner clamps on the bars. Can anyone comment on the pros/cons of both systems?

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All i can say is the two point system saved my hand in a wreck, it's ugly, but worth it to me, it's the first mod i do to my bikes..
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Simple tip-over can break a brake or clutch lever. Two point guards will prevent this. Indispensable insurance in my book. Every bike here has two point mount guards.
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Get the two point version. Better overall protection. Saved my levers in tip over situations.

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I'm looking at a set of Barkbusters Storm hand guards. I'm buying them solely for wind and weather protection. The single-point mounting system is about $60 less expensive than the two point, and I like that it's essentially hidden. The two point would be a stronger system but I don't care for the look of the inner clamps on the bars. Can anyone comment on the pros/cons of both systems?

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2 point with an aluminum bar is stronger of course, will protect the levers better.


Tusk D-Flex Pro handguards are a cheaper alternative to the BarkBusters

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where is the best place to buy them and how hard is the two point to put on a 03 vee?
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where is the best place to buy them and how hard is the two point to put on a 03 vee?
Can't steer you to the cheapest point of purchase as well as google can, but the guards are pretty easy to mount...if you have a way to make some mild "custom" bends. Most of these come with generic bends and every bar is slightly different. Every set I've mounted on various dirt or street bikes needed some tweaking to fit perfectly. It's very easy if you have a solidly mounted bench vise, but could probably be accomplished using some big vise grips or channel locks and a solid pry point. Once you have the angles right, they're very easy to install.
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