Suzuki handguards survive a drop?
Anyone drop a V-Strom with OEM handguards and have the guards or more importantly the levers survive? Any better experience with Barkbusters?
I have a set of Suzuki hardguards on back-order at a local dealer and am thinking about switching the order to Barkbuster guards. I ordered the Suzuki handguards for my DL650 primarily for extra wind protection in the winter but also have had cause to replace levers in the past when my wife dropped the bike at intersections. I don't do much off-road riding so far but wlll be hitting a fireroad eventually. Anyone want to give me odds on the levers surviving a low-speed drop with OEM guards? Barkbusters? I realize the Barkbusters will do a better job but want to ask about just how much better? Any real world experiences people can share?
2006 V-Strom DL650