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Old 12-28-2012, 07:48 PM   #15241
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I want handguards for my roadie to block the wind and rain. I was prepared to pay for the barkbuster storms, but most places are out of stock from what I've seen.

Is there any reason why I couldn't just order some of the MUCH cheaper moose aluminum handguards with the fat bar mounts and mount them on my tiger? What am I missing here? Why are the barkbuster / touratechs so freaking expensive?

I have the moose setup on my motard CRF 450, so maybe I'll try swapping them over to see...
I tried the Ascerbis, but the aluminum bar was hitting the brake reservoir, don't know about the Mooses (Meese?)
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:38 PM   #15242
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I want handguards for my roadie to block the wind and rain. I was prepared to pay for the barkbuster storms, but most places are out of stock from what I've seen.

Is there any reason why I couldn't just order some of the MUCH cheaper moose aluminum handguards with the fat bar mounts and mount them on my tiger? What am I missing here? Why are the barkbuster / touratechs so freaking expensive?

I have the moose setup on my motard CRF 450, so maybe I'll try swapping them over to see...
I'll just add a quick comment. I actually researched the whole hand guard issue at length before I bought my Barkbusters. I couldn't figure out why BB through TwistedThrottle were so much more than buying from BB.

I emailed BB and they spelled it out for me. Basically the Tiger has a different bar contour along with the placement of its controls so all the normal configurations don't match up. BB designed a special set to simply bolt up to the Tiger bars. That's what you're paying for.

I bit the bullet and bought them and it was worth every penny. I also got the bar end weights which are awesome too but did require me to purchase some additional bolts. I'll try to elaborate more later.

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Old 12-29-2012, 08:29 AM   #15243
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Or buy one of these things

http://www.triumph-sbf.de/Dateien/pr...76ba9ee1ae732e

seems a neat solution and not as prone to breaking as the larger huggers.
Holy crap 149 Euros!!!
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:26 AM   #15244
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I'll just add a quick comment. I actually researched the whole hand guard issue at length before I bought my Barkbusters. I couldn't figure out why BB through TwistedThrottle were so much more than buying from BB.

I emailed BB and they spelled it out for me. Basically the Tiger has a different bar contour along with the placement of its controls so all the normal configurations don't match up. BB designed a special set to simply bolt up to the Tiger bars. That's what you're paying for.

I bit the bullet and bought them and it was worth every penny. I also got the bar end weights which are awesome too but did require me to purchase some additional bolts. I'll try to elaborate more later.

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I have bark busters on my tiger and I completely, utterly HATE them. They don't fit unless you bend them a bit here and there, and then they are tight as buggery and require moving the banjo on the master brake cylinder -- no answer for the kink in the clutch cable. You can either run your levers too high or too low or else wedge the clutch cable over the mount.

Perhaps the fact that they suck on Tigers is why there is this "special set". DO NOT BUY THEM otherwise unless you're a short person perhaps things might line up for you then. I've been close to buying a second set of HDB guards and I'm still suffering because I don't want to throw away my investment. And I feel like I should use the Aussie product but it's hurting me let me tell you.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:23 AM   #15245
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I have bark busters on my tiger and I completely, utterly HATE them. They don't fit unless you bend them a bit here and there, and then they are tight as buggery and require moving the banjo on the master brake cylinder -- no answer for the kink in the clutch cable. You can either run your levers too high or too low or else wedge the clutch cable over the mount.

Perhaps the fact that they suck on Tigers is why there is this "special set". DO NOT BUY THEM otherwise unless you're a short person perhaps things might line up for you then. I've been close to buying a second set of HDB guards and I'm still suffering because I don't want to throw away my investment. And I feel like I should use the Aussie product but it's hurting me let me tell you.
Send them my way if you don't want them.........
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:51 AM   #15246
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I tried the Ascerbis, but the aluminum bar was hitting the brake reservoir, don't know about the Mooses (Meese?)
mine works fine. you can move the reservoir.
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:37 AM   #15247
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I have bark busters on my tiger and I completely, utterly HATE them. They don't fit unless you bend them a bit here and there, and then they are tight as buggery and require moving the banjo on the master brake cylinder -- no answer for the kink in the clutch cable. You can either run your levers too high or too low or else wedge the clutch cable over the mount.

Perhaps the fact that they suck on Tigers is why there is this "special set". DO NOT BUY THEM otherwise unless you're a short person perhaps things might line up for you then. I've been close to buying a second set of HDB guards and I'm still suffering because I don't want to throw away my investment. And I feel like I should use the Aussie product but it's hurting me let me tell you.
FWIW and maybe only pertinent to those seeking the extra weather protection of the bark buster storm guards over OEM and not worried about having a full aluminum brace attaching to the inner part of the handlebar, the bark buster end mount only guards work fine on the tiger and are a little cheaper. They bolt up in a few minutes.
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/barkb...ar-end-inserts
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:47 AM   #15248
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I have bark busters on my tiger and I completely, utterly HATE them. They don't fit unless you bend them a bit here and there, and then they are tight as buggery and require moving the banjo on the master brake cylinder -- no answer for the kink in the clutch cable. You can either run your levers too high or too low or else wedge the clutch cable over the mount.

Perhaps the fact that they suck on Tigers is why there is this "special set". DO NOT BUY THEM otherwise unless you're a short person perhaps things might line up for you then. I've been close to buying a second set of HDB guards and I'm still suffering because I don't want to throw away my investment. And I feel like I should use the Aussie product but it's hurting me let me tell you.
Interesting, I put mine on with minimal effort and everything lines up pretty well. I did have to adjust the brake line a smidge, and ran left side bark buster between the clutch cable and the electrical wires. Everything seems fine to me. Did you get the "non-special set" or something?
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:16 AM   #15249
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Bark busters fit well on my (wife's) Tiger, nil adjustments required.

Very pleased with the product.

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Old 12-30-2012, 01:42 PM   #15250
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Thanks guys, I figured as much. Just eying up the handguards between my CRF and the tiger bars, I could tell there would be interference on the left side with the cables. I know they make some of the mounts that go around the cables, but then there's the bar contour issue. In all honesty, I'll probably just go with the barkbusters. I'll just have to stay home and drink for a few weekends instead of going to the bar to justify it

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I'll just add a quick comment. I actually researched the whole hand guard issue at length before I bought my Barkbusters. I couldn't figure out why BB through TwistedThrottle were so much more than buying from BB.

I emailed BB and they spelled it out for me. Basically the Tiger has a different bar contour along with the placement of its controls so all the normal configurations don't match up. BB designed a special set to simply bolt up to the Tiger bars. That's what you're paying for.

I bit the bullet and bought them and it was worth every penny. I also got the bar end weights which are awesome too but did require me to purchase some additional bolts. I'll try to elaborate more later.

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FWIW and maybe only pertinent to those seeking the extra weather protection of the bark buster storm guards over OEM and not worried about having a full aluminum brace attaching to the inner part of the handlebar, the bark buster end mount only guards work fine on the tiger and are a little cheaper. They bolt up in a few minutes.
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/barkb...ar-end-inserts
I'd honestly probably be fine with something like this as I don't see myself going offroad.

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Old 12-30-2012, 06:34 PM   #15251
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Handguards

I installed Acerbis Mutli-Concept guards. They come with large and small shields, and metal mounting hardware. Probably not as strong as HDB, but a lot cheaper than Barkbusters from Twisted Throttle. I didn't have any interference with the bike controls.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:45 PM   #15252
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Barkbusters work great protecting the bike:

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Old 12-30-2012, 11:30 PM   #15253
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BarkBuster Mod

I wasn't to happy about the BarkBuster mounts. So I threw more money at it!
I didn't like how the clutch cable had to go up and over and if you adjusted the clutch mount below it wasn't comfortable.
So I found some Moose racing mounts that you could buy separately.





Of course the brake side wasn't really a problem but I needed symmetry.



I need to find some better wind protection than the Barkbuster covers provide. Sometimes form doesn't provide function even with the little lip extensions in place.

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Old 12-31-2012, 12:07 AM   #15254
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I wasn't to happy about the BarkBuster mounts....
Those Moose mounts look really good. I just did a quick search for them and found loads of different types. Which model is the one you fitted?
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:19 AM   #15255
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Interesting, I put mine on with minimal effort and everything lines up pretty well. I did have to adjust the brake line a smidge, and ran left side bark buster between the clutch cable and the electrical wires. Everything seems fine to me. Did you get the "non-special set" or something?
Yeah. I just went into the Peter Stevens dealer where I bought the Tiger and asked for the Barkbusters. Figured that because I am tall and have the bars rotated up and the risers etc, it must be my fault... so I popped them in the vise and did some gentle persuading. They got lined up good but then I realised when I did the left side that the clutch cable was smack dab in the middle of the mount... after I had just moved the banjo to get around the other one.

I don't have a good idea to fix the clutch as it's not movable like the master cylinder banjo bolt. So I have it jammed against the mount with some sheet metal wrapped around it as sacrificial rub protection. Looks shit and when I decided I would adjust my bars a bit different I realised I had customised the bend for this specific configuration so I would need to take the vise to them again.. And then they'd be hard-wired for THAT config. feck that.

Those moose mounts look like they would solve the clutch cable problem though. Thanks for telling us about those.
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