790 R Handguards info

Discussion in 'Parallel World (790/890)' started by Piersonjc, Mar 19, 2020.

  1. [Art]

    [Art] Been here awhile

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  2. Piersonjc

    Piersonjc Adventurer

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    Ok, got them installed today. These are the Cycra Pro Bends with the 1-1/8" U-clamps. The only little thing during the install is that I had to pre-screw the end-bolt so the wedge widened before inserting into the bar-end. Otherwise, it wouldn't tighten. It needed some friction. It's too bad the orange alloy is so different from the orange plastic in color tone.
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  4. Gaulin

    Gaulin Orange (& Blue) Crush

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    I like that look with the trimmed down handguards. Here's what I did on mine:

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    Reused the stock handguards, which I think give the best appearance and cold weather protection from the wind. In summer two bolts and they're off. I plan to powder coat all of it matte black. Took some trimming, but fit pretty well. Drilled and tapped two M6 locations per guard to hold them on, really solid.
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  5. jmarleau

    jmarleau Been here awhile

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    I have had good success with Barkbusters. I have these on all my bikes.

    790 Adventure Kit = BHG-152
    There is a 10mm spacer that they recommend to clear the front brake lever. I did not require this.

    These have been great so far. They have the preferred expansion nut at the bar ends and a rotatable clamp proximal to the switch-gear and perch. This allows much needed dampened rotation in a crash and also cuts down on vibration and allows the bars to flex as they were designed. Barkbuster also has optional weights that you can use as well.
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  6. V1Vr

    V1Vr just an average Joe

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    Do you have mirrors for the HDB handguards? If so, do the OEM plastics interfere with them ?Looks like they might.
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  7. Gaulin

    Gaulin Orange (& Blue) Crush

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    No, I use the double take adventure mirrors. As the OEM guards wrap around the side, I suspect they'd interfere with HDB mirrors.
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  8. el Pete

    el Pete toda su base

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  9. Migolito

    Migolito Prognosticator and MotoYogi

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    Ended up installing the HDB Ultimate(same type I have on the 500exc). Fit like a glove, zero modifications needed to the bike or guards-otherthan the normal install bar end tapping.. However, I'm planning on using Durakote on the aluminum. I'll post up how the Durakote works when I'm done.
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  10. kubcat

    kubcat Riding is Eudaemonic Supporter

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    Have you used Durakote before? Specifically on plastics? I bought a can of rustoleum's version of it to see if the upper tank fairing would look good that way. I damaged the right side one ina low side last summer, so I thought I might as well see how it looks. Any thoughts or suggestions before I spray?
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  11. BobcatSig

    BobcatSig Fresh Off The Couch Racing

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    I managed to fit a set of Cycra Ultra Probends with a little fiddling. I like my levers just below level and slight inboard. This wasn't an issue for the clutch, but the brake required a bit more downward clocking so the backside of the lever, near the perch, as the lever was pressed, wouldn't hit the handguards.

    It's all good now with proper sturdy protection.
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  12. Migolito

    Migolito Prognosticator and MotoYogi

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    i'm using it just on the aluminum.
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    kubcat Riding is Eudaemonic Supporter

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    oh yep - I mixed that up with duraliner. I have been thinking of using durakote on the muffler to go with my planned blacked out rat-rod style.
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  14. a.c.e.

    a.c.e. U Mud, Bro?

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    What does this mean?
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  15. Migolito

    Migolito Prognosticator and MotoYogi

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    The way the HDB handguards install is by tapping the inside of the end of the handlebars. HDB supply's the tap with each set. I used a socket that fit the tap to install. The handguard then has a HUGE screw that passes through the end of the handguard and into the tapped section. Besides welding, just about as strong as it comes.
    BTW, I should add that the HDB have zero cable clearance issues and no need to bend the handguard to 'make it fit'.

    https://www.highwaydirtbikes.com/index.php?app=cms&ns=display&ref=FAQ
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  16. TrailTrauma

    TrailTrauma Nemophilist Supporter

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    I get slicker every time I tap bars for the HDB big bolts. This time around I taped a small plastic bag around the bar end so it hung down and then rolled back the top a few times so it would hold it's shape .. hanging down and just beyond the bar end like a feed bag, catching all the shaving. Takes 5 minutes to do each end. The aluminum cuts like butter.
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  17. Migolito

    Migolito Prognosticator and MotoYogi

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    Here's my single "complaint" about HDB. Make the Guardbars match the Top Clamp in color.
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  18. beaudaddy

    beaudaddy on the gravel

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    I’m a bark busters guy as well
    Anyone know when the correct kit will be available? You didn’t need the spacer ?!? I don’t want to buy some random kit and have the actual aluminum be too short for the controls.
    I’m sure between the fires down under and now the challenges of the virus are the issue.
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  19. kubcat

    kubcat Riding is Eudaemonic Supporter

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    Been out for quite a while. I bought mine in June 2019. No spacer no problem
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  20. beaudaddy

    beaudaddy on the gravel

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    Been out of stock all winter. All USA online suppliers. Emailed BB direct, never received a response
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