Barkbuster mounts

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Hatch, May 1, 2013.

  1. Hatch

    Hatch PAR OG

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    Ok, so I am gathering info on the different types of mounting systems available for barkbusters.



    I have cycra probends with triple tree mounts on my drz - by far my favorite.


    but I have a ktm 200 that has pinch bolts on the back of the triple, so that option is out.




    So that leaves a few other options.

    I have the typical handlebar mount, and they suck.
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    they scar up my nice protaper bars, they rotate in the event of a crash, and the enduro engineering bars are straight, and I have come to really like the curve like the cycra probend.

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    Next option is the cycra CRM that mounts right next to the handlebar clamps. I am very curious to hear some honest hard reviews of this, as this is a big contender.
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    the next most popular option I have been seeing is the bonz handlebar clamp mounts. this is probably the cheapest system, as it would utilize the bars I already have.
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    and the final option is the whole top clamp system. Fastway F.I.T. and Highway dirtbikes makes these systems. I would love to hear reviews on both...

    Fastway FIT
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    HDB
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    Some thoughts I have heard is that a whole top clamp system would make the bars too rigid, causing rider fatigue... I think that's black magic personally, but it keeps coming up.

    Another thought is that in the event of a big getoff, if you break that top clamp, you ain't ridin outta the woods, whereas a CRM or other handlebar mounted type would only break the bar/mount/one side of the handlebar. Which I can attest to, because I have bent one side of my handlebar down to the tank in a crash, and still rode out...
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  2. twistedthrottle

    twistedthrottle Been here awhile

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    Have you considered The Real Barkbusters? I think that the Jet line would be perfect for this bike. As you can see they are a full wrap solution.

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    There are two bar options:
    1. Standard 7/8" bars
    2. Tapered bars

    You have a range of colors to choose from including Black, Blue, Green, Red, White, and Yellow.

    You can get them from Twisted Throttle or any of our dealers.

    Kevin
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  3. Droptarotter

    Droptarotter Long timer

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    My $.02 is that the center bar clamp ones are the best.
    I have an old set of Fastway's on my 520 and love them.
    The 640 has a Highway Dirt bike set up and that is great.

    I don't think you will ever break the center bar clamp, but I do know from experience that the ones that clamp onto the handlebars will rotate in a heavy crash.

    The statement about rider fatigue is BS!

    Just get the Highway Dirt Bike set up and don't look back............unless you choose the mirror option!

    Cheers
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  4. Hatch

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    Thanks for the review dropta! :thumb
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  5. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander only happy when sad

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  6. Hatch

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    DON'T BUY THE FASTWAYS.
    They suck ass. nothing good about em. going to try and return em and buy bonz + cycra probends.

    Looks terrible
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    here's one to dispel the rumor that they're "licensed" by cycra
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    totally different bend.

    this is my buddy's cycra probend + bonz setup, which is what I shoulda went with in the first place.
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