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Bike fell on its side breaking the aluminium fixing holding the hand guard to
the bar end.The dealer said he's had another one with the same problem.
He told me you can't get the sheared fixing out, and would I like some new
bars £ 90 please+ labour and new hardware for the hand guard.Err ! No thanks.
I thought the part has been spannered on its got to come off. It can be
persuaded to come out. The bar ends are threaded inside and the part screws
into them. Trouble is you can't buy the part seperate from the bars..
The issue may not be a problem with more substantial hand guards .
With some thought you can successfully bodge it and make it stronger
than the original part.
 

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once bitten.

Cheers jefff1 .With hind sight and all that.
To fit new hand guards I still have to fit new bars.

I guess the barkbusters are American.
Anybody know if these are stronger than touratech.

If I have to change the bars at some stage I'll go
for non triumph . One of my pet hates bad design.
 

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barkbusters & acerbis use a expanding sleeve inside the bars, they fit to a standard set of bars.

Might be worth looking into !!!!

cheers Terry
 

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Cheers jefff1 .With hind sight and all that.
To fit new hand guards I still have to fit new bars.

I guess the barkbusters are American.
Anybody know if these are stronger than touratech.

If I have to change the bars at some stage I'll go
for non triumph . One of my pet hates bad design.
:) I ordered the Barkbusters through Twisted Throttle....they have a strong aluminum frame that the molded plastic hand guard fastens to..
 

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Cheers jefff1 .With hind sight and all that.
To fit new hand guards I still have to fit new bars.

I guess the barkbusters are American.
Anybody know if these are stronger than touratech.

If I have to change the bars at some stage I'll go
for non triumph . One of my pet hates bad design.
Barkbusters are actually Australian.
 

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confusion!

Cheers terry I'll def look in to that.


I ride 4u.
A bit of confusion here?
If your talking about the bolt in my handle ends ( sicsinik )
The bolt is,nt the problem it's the bolt carrier which is designed
to spanner off the handle bar ends. It does require a lot of effort
because the thread is loctited up.If the stainless bolt gets bent
it will break the aluminium carrier which is tapered to a
narrow weak section.
 

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Cheers terry I'll def look in to that.


I ride 4u.
A bit of confusion here?
If your talking about the bolt in my handle ends ( sicsinik )
The bolt is,nt the problem it's the bolt carrier which is designed
to spanner off the handle bar ends. It does require a lot of effort
because the thread is loctited up.If the stainless bolt gets bent
it will break the aluminium carrier which is tapered to a
narrow weak section.
I thought that the bolt was broken and that drilling a hole in it might help.
Just trying to help.
 

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:) I've managed to knacker my XC over twice in the past month on his right side and the aluminum backed Barkbusters have done their job excellently...glad I put them on right away
 

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Barkbusters are another excellent upgrade. Thankfully I haven't had to test mine out yet but it obvious how much sturdier and useful they are than the stock handguards. It's almost as if the stockers were put there for looks not for any sort of true functionality.
 

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:) Another plus is the excellent wind coverage they give as I experienced on a recent road trip....Temps were in the low 30's and I found the heated grips were sufficient because of the coverage...didn't even bother to put on my heated gloves although I was using my Gerbing socks...pant and coat liner....
 

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Good point Jeff! I haven't decided whether or not to put on the heated grips. I have gerbing heated gloves already so not sure whether I really need the grips.
 
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