Crash Test of TT Hand Guards

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  1. malloy

    malloy Been here awhile

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  2. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    I had those but never crashed them.. However, I can tell you they will most likely flex upwards and not protect the levers. I used them as wind guards. Go with Barkbusters, they have an aluminum backbone if you want real protection in a get-off.
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  3. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks House Ape

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    I've used my TT hand guards to plow several acres by now. After three years, they still carve a nice, straight furrow. :muutt
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  4. sorebutt

    sorebutt Long timer

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    I bought the BMW guards and I have crash tested them several times. They hold up well and protect everything.
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  5. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    I got them after watching a buddies bike hit the ground a few times and they worked well.

    I have also "tested" them on both sides :lol3 (fairly severely including one high-side on pavement down a hill) and I can tell you they work very well!

    The big trick with them is their resilience. They don't bend like my old Acerbis I had on another bike but they will rather flex and absorb the impact. The flex is not nearly enough to allow contact of the levers. My levers don't have a mark on them.
    They can twist a bit but it's never been an issue for me. I just move them back and re-tighten.

    I have seen different types of bar clamps on different generations though...mine are alu.

    Dave
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  6. malloy

    malloy Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the replies, folks:clap. Anyone else?
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  7. longwayaround

    longwayaround Female Adventurer

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    I am using the TT guards for my F650 twin, they work for me and I love em! Super light, easy to install/adjust and will take a beating. I have “utilized” both sides as well, and they hold up extremely well, with no damage to levers. When I had my shiny sportbike I freaked out when I scuffed my bar ends, so silly really. Now on the GS, I love the way they look when they are worn in, they sure have character.
    Hope this helps,

    Cheers,
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  8. wizze

    wizze Wizze = Wise

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    I have the TT handguards as well. At the time they were the cheapest. Did I say TT was cheap?? :eek1 Anyway, after extensive involuntary testing I would say they work very well. They don't even twist in the handlebars like some handguards do when they take a hit.
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  9. Dadayama

    Dadayama Constant Adventurer

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    I laid my bike over on the highway a couple of years ago... the bike slid on the crash bars and the TT hand-guards ... i slid in riding position on the bike most of the way... who ever said that the hand-gaurds would flex and not protect is full of hooey... me on the other hand still busted my ribs... but i rode the bike home before going to the hospital, thanks to the crash bars and the hand-gaurds... (edit-should also give a big thank you to the Shoei helmet i was wearing and destroyed)

    Peter in OKC, OK
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  10. malloy

    malloy Been here awhile

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    These TT hand guards sound pretty good. Thanks to all you crash testers:rofl. I hope you are all well.
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