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Barkbusters STORM Handguard Kit for Honda CB500X '13-'16, NC700X '12-'17, NC750X '14-'17, XL1000V Varadero, VFR1200X, Suzuki V-Strom 650 '04-'17, V-Strom 1000 '02-'18, Kawasaki Versys 1000 '12-'14 & Ural models | BHG-046 Storm

Barkbusters STORM Handguard Kit for Honda CB500X '13-'16, NC700X '12-'17, NC750X '14-'17, XL1000V Varadero, VFR1200X, Suzuki V-Strom 650 '04-'17, V-Strom 1000 '02-'18, Kawasaki Versys 1000 '12-'14 & Ural models | BHG-046 Storm

$148.90
SKU: BB.BHG46.3.SBK

In stock


 

Keep your hands comfortable and your controls safe with the Barkbusters Storm lever and weather protection handguards. Full-wrap, solid heat-treated aluminum bars securely mount at two points for strength while stylish and generous guards provide shelter from the wind and weather. Ride longer with the Storm handguards and complete mounting kit by Barkbusters.

Features:

  • Two mounting points provide secure protection
  • Full wrap guards
  • Heat treated aluminum backbone bars
  • Easy installation
  • Tough and weather shielding Storm handguards
  • Compatible with Barkbusters VPS or CARBON deflector guards
What's in the box:
  • Left and right aluminum backbone bars
  • Inner and outer handlebar mounting hardware for both sides
  • Left and right Storm plastic handguard deflectors
  • Installation instructions

Barkbusters Handguards Fit Guide
ApriliaJET KitEGO KitVPS KitSTORM KitCARBON Kit
Pegaso 650 JET-001
with B-054 x2
  BHG-151 VPS
with B-054 x2
BHG-151 STORM
with B-054 x2
BHG-151 CARBON
with B-054 x2
BetaJET KitEGO KitVPS KitSTORM KitCARBON Kit
RR400 to '12 JET-002   BHG-152 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-152 STORM BHG-152 CARBON
RR 498 '13 on JET-001
with BSS-02
  BHG-151 VPS
with BSS-02
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-151 STORM
with BSS-02
BHG-151 CARBON
with BSS-02
BMWJET KitEGO KitVPS KitSTORM KitCARBON Kit
G450X JET-002   BHG-152 VPS BHG-152 STORM BHG-152 CARBON
HP2 Enduro '07-'09 JET-002   BHG-152 VPS BHG-152 STORM BHG-152 CARBON
R1200GS '13 on     BHG-050 VPS BHG-050 STORM BHG-050 CARBON
R1200GS Adv '14 on     BHG-050 VPS BHG-050 STORM BHG-050 CARBON
R1200R '15 on     BHG-050 VPS BHG-050 STORM BHG-050 CARBON
S1000XR '15 on     BHG-050 VPS BHG-050 STORM BHG-050 CARBON
BuellJET KitEGO KitVPS KitSTORM KitCARBON Kit
XB12X Ulysses JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS BHG-151 STORM BHG-151 CARBON
CCMJET KitEGO KitVPS KitSTORM KitCARBON Kit
GP450 Adventure
'16 on
JET-002   BHG-152 VPS BHG-152 STORM BHG-152 CARBON
Gas GasJET KitEGO KitVPS KitSTORM KitCARBON Kit
EC models JET-002   BHG-152 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-152 STORM BHG-152 CARBON
HondaJET KitEGO KitVPS KitSTORM KitCARBON Kit
CB500X '13-'16     BHG-046 VPS BHG-046 STORM BHG-046 CARBON
CR80R   EGO-004 Mini
VPS-MX Open    
CR85R   EGO-004 Mini VPS-MX Open    
CR85R Expert   EGO-004 Mini VPS-MX Open    
CR125R JET-001
  VPS-MX Open    
CRF70F     VPS-MX Open    
CRF80F   EGO-004 Mini VPS-MX Open    
CRF100F   EGO-004 Mini VPS-MX Open    
CRF125F '14 on   EGO-004 Mini
Adjust Brake Banjo
VPS-MX Open    
CRF150F   EGO-004 Mini VPS-MX Open    
CRF150R   EGO-004 Mini VPS-MX Open    
CRF150R Expert   EGO-004 Mini VPS-MX Open    
CRF230F JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-151 STORM  
CRF230L JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-151 STORM  
CRF250L '12 on JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-151 STORM  
CRF250L Rally JET-001
with B-054 x2
  BHG-151 VPS
with B-054 x2
BHG-151 STORM
with B-054 x2
BHG-151 CARBON
with B-054 x2
CRF250R
7/8in bars
JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-151 STORM  
CRF250R
Tapered Bars
JET-002   BHG-152 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-152 STORM  
CRF250X
7/8in bars
JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-151 STORM  
CRF250X
Tapered Bars
JET-002   BHG-152 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-152 STORM  
CRF450R
7/8in bars
JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-151 STORM  
CRF450R
Tapered Bars
JET-002   BHG-152 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-152 STORM  
CRF450X
7/8in bars
JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-151 STORM  
CRF450X
Tapered Bars
JET-002   BHG-152 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-152 STORM  
NC700X DCT     BHG-046 VPS BHG-046 STORM BHG-046 CARBON
NC700X  non DCT     BHG-046 VPS BHG-046 STORM BHG-046 CARBON
NC750X DCT     BHG-046 VPS BHG-046 STORM BHG-046 CARBON
NC750X  non DCT     BHG-046 VPS BHG-046 STORM BHG-046 CARBON
NX650 Dominator JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS BHG-151 STORM BHG-151 CARBON
VFR1200X     BHG-046 VPS BHG-046 STORM BHG-046 CARBON
XL1000V Varadero     BHG-046 VPS BHG-046 STORM BHG-046 CARBON
XLV750 Africa Twin JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS BHG-151 STORM BHG-151 CARBON
XR250 JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS BHG-151 STORM  
XR400 JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS BHG-151 STORM  
XR650L JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS BHG-151 STORM  
XR650R JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS BHG-151 STORM  
HusabergJET KitEGO KitVPS KitSTORM KitCARBON Kit
All models JET-002   BHG-152 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-152 STORM  
HusqvarnaJET KitEGO KitVPS KitSTORM KitCARBON Kit
701 Enduro '16 on     VPS-MX Open    
701 Supermoto '16 on     VPS-MX Open    
CR all models     VPS-MX Open    
SM models
Tapered Bars
JET-002
may need B-025
  BHG-152 VPS
may need B-025
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-152 STORM
may need B-025
BHG-152 CARBON
may need B-025
TC all models     VPS-MX Open    
TE models
7/8in bars
JET-001
may need B-029
  BHG-151 VPS
may need B-029
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-151 STORM
may need B-029
 
TE models
Tapered Bars
JET-002   BHG-152 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-152 STORM  
WR models
7/8in bars
JET-001
may need B-029
  BHG-151 VPS
may need B-029
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-151 STORM
may need B-029
 
WR models
Tapered Bars
JET-002   BHG-152 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-152 STORM  
KawasakiJET KitEGO KitVPS KitSTORM KitCARBON Kit
KL250 Super Sherpa JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS BHG-151 STORM  
KLE500 JET-001
Drill & tap bar end plug to M8x1.25mm
  BHG-151 VPS
Drill & tap bar end plug to M8x1.25mm
BHG-151 STORM
Drill & tap bar end plug to M8x1.25mm
BHG-151 CARBON
Drill & tap bar end plug to M8x1.25mm
KLR650 JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS BHG-151 STORM BHG-151 CARBON
KLX100   EGO-004 Mini
Adjust lever mounts
VPS-MX Open    
KLX110     VPS-MX Open    
KLX110L     VPS-MX Open    
KLX140 JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-151 STORM  
KLX140L JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-151 STORM  
KLX250 '86-'06 JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-151 STORM  
KLX250A '86-'07 JET-001
Drill & tap bar end plug to M8x1.25mm
  BHG-151 VPS
Drill & tap bar end plug to M8x1.25mm
or VPS-MX Open

BHG-151 STORM
Drill & tap bar end plug to M8x1.25mm
 
KLX250S SFF/TFF JET-001
Drill & tap bar end plug to M8x1.25mm
  BHG-151 VPS
Drill & tap bar end plug to M8x1.25mm
or VPS-MX Open

BHG-151 STORM
Drill & tap bar end plug to M8x1.25mm
BHG-151 CARBON
Drill & tap bar end plug to M8x1.25mm
KLX450 '08 on JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-151 STORM  
KX65   EGO-004 Mini VPS-MX Open    
KX80   EGO-004 Mini VPS-MX Open    
KX85   EGO-004 Mini VPS-MX Open    
KX125 JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-151 STORM  
KX250 JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-151 STORM  
KX250F JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-151 STORM  
KX450F JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-151 STORM  
Versys 1000 up to '14     BHG-046 VPS BHG-046 STORM BHG-046 CARBON
Versys 1000 LT '15 on JET-002   BHG-152 VPS BHG-152 STORM BHG-152 CARBON
KTMJET KitEGO KitVPS KitSTORM KitCARBON Kit
65SX   EGO-004 Mini VPS-MX Open    
85SX '13 on
Tapered Bars
JET-002   BHG-152 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-152 STORM  
250 Freeride JET-002   BHG-152 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-152 STORM  
350 Freeride JET-002   BHG-152 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-152 STORM  
690 Duke '12 on JET-002
with B-079
  BHG-152 VPS
with B-079
BHG-152 STORM
with B-079
BHG-152 CARBON
with B-079
690 Enduro JET-002   BHG-152 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-152 STORM  
690 Enduro R JET-002   BHG-152 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-152 STORM  
950 Adventure JET-002   BHG-152 VPS BHG-152 STORM BHG-152 CARBON
950 models JET-002   BHG-152 VPS BHG-152 STORM BHG-152 CARBON
990 Adventure JET-002   BHG-152 VPS BHG-152 STORM BHG-152 CARBON
990 models JET-002   BHG-152 VPS BHG-152 STORM BHG-152 CARBON
1090 Adventure JET-002
with B-079
  BHG-152 VPS
with B-079
BHG-152 STORM
with B-079
BHG-152 CARBON
with B-079
1090 Adventure R JET-002
with B-079
  BHG-152 VPS
with B-079
BHG-152 STORM
with B-079
BHG-152 CARBON
with B-079
1290 Super Adventure JET-002
with B-079
  BHG-152 VPS
with B-079
BHG-152 STORM
with B-079
BHG-152 CARBON
with B-079
EXC models JET-002   BHG-152 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-152 STORM  
EXC-F models JET-002   BHG-152 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-152 STORM  
EXC-W models JET-002   BHG-152 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-152 STORM  
EXC Six Days models JET-002   BHG-152 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-152 STORM  
LC4 models
Tapered Bars
JET-002   BHG-152 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-152 STORM  
SX over 125cc models
Tapered Bars
JET-002   BHG-152 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-152 STORM  
SX-F over 125cc
Tapered Bars
JET-002   BHG-152 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-152 STORM  
XC models JET-002   BHG-152 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-152 STORM  
XC-F models JET-002   BHG-152 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-152 STORM  
XC-W models JET-002   BHG-152 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-152 STORM  
OSETJET KitEGO KitVPS KitSTORM KitCARBON Kit
20 inch     VPS-MX Open    
ShercoJET KitEGO KitVPS KitSTORM KitCARBON Kit
SE models '10 on JET-002   BHG-152 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-152 STORM  
SEF models '10 on JET-002   BHG-152 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-152 STORM  
SuzukiJET KitEGO KitVPS KitSTORM KitCARBON Kit
DR200SE JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-151 STORM  
DR350 JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-151 STORM  
DR650SE JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS BHG-151 STORM  
DRZ125L JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS BHG-151 STORM  
DRZ250 JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS BHG-151 STORM  
DR-Z400E JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS BHG-151 STORM  
DR-Z400S JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS BHG-151 STORM  
DR-Z400SM
7/8in bars
JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS BHG-151 STORM BHG-151 CARBON
DR-Z400SM
Tapered bars
JET-002   BHG-152 VPS BHG-152 STORM BHG-152 CARBON
RM80   EGO-004 Mini VPS-MX Open    
RM85   EGO-004 Mini VPS-MX Open    
RM85L   EGO-004 Mini VPS-MX Open    
RM125 JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-151 STORM  
RM250 JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-151 STORM  
RMX450Z JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-151 STORM  
RMZ250
7/8in bars
JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-151 STORM  
RMZ250
Tapered bars
JET-002   BHG-152 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-152 STORM  
RMZ450
7/8in bars
JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-151 STORM  
RMZ450
Tapered bars
JET-002   BHG-152 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-152 STORM  
V-Strom 650     BHG-046 VPS BHG-046 STORM BHG-046 CARBON
V-Strom 1000     BHG-046 VPS BHG-046 STORM BHG-046 CARBON
SWMJET KitEGO KitVPS KitSTORM KitCARBON Kit
RS300R '15 on JET-002   BHG-152 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-152 STORM  
RS500R '15 on JET-002   BHG-152 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-152 STORM  
RS650R '15 on JET-002   BHG-152 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-152 STORM  
SM500R '15 on JET-002
with B-079
  BHG-152 VPS
with B-079
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-152 STORM
with B-079
BHG-152 CARBON
with B-079
SM650R '15 on JET-002
with B-079
  BHG-152 VPS
with B-079
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-152 STORM
with B-079
BHG-152 CARBON
with B-079
TMJET KitEGO KitVPS KitSTORM KitCARBON Kit
EN models
Tapered Bars
JET-002   BHG-152 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-152 STORM  
MX     VPS-MX Open    
SEM models
Tapered Bars
JET-002   BHG-152 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-152 STORM  
UralJET KitEGO KitVPS KitSTORM KitCARBON Kit
All models '07 on
7/8in bars
No sidecar windshield
    BHG-046 VPS BHG-046 STORM BHG-046 CARBON
YamahaJET KitEGO KitVPS KitSTORM KitCARBON Kit
TTR125E JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-151 STORM  
TTR230 JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-151 STORM  
TTR250 JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-151 STORM  
TW200 JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-151 STORM  
WR250F
7/8in bars
JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-151 STORM  
WR250F
Tapered bars
JET-002   BHG-152 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-152 STORM  
WR250R JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-151 STORM  
WR250X JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-151 STORM  
WR400 JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-151 STORM  
WR450F
7/8in bars
JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-151 STORM  
WR450F
Tapered bars
JET-002   BHG-152 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-152 STORM  
XT125X JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-151 STORM  
XT250 JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-151 STORM  
XT600 JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-151 STORM  
XT660 JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-151 STORM  
YZ80   EGO-004 Mini VPS-MX Open    
YZ85 '02 on   EGO-004 Mini VPS-MX Open    
YZ125 JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-151 STORM  
YZ250 JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-151 STORM  
YZ250F
7/8in bars
JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-151 STORM  
YZ250F
Tapered bars
JET-002   BHG-152 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-152 STORM  
YZ450F
7/8in bars
JET-001
  BHG-151 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-151 STORM  
YZ450F
Tapered bars
JET-002   BHG-152 VPS
or VPS-MX Open
BHG-152 STORM  

Customer Reviews
Review by slandi
Rating
I bought these hand/lever guard protectors about 2 weeks ago now and the installation went very smoothly. I have heated grips on my VStrom and the controller was placed very close to where the inner attachment of the aluminum backbone connects to the handlebars, so it took a bit of finagling to get it to work, but once I had it the rest went very smoothly. The backbones are very strong so it gives me confidence that in the case of an accidental drop while on the trail my clutch and brake levers won't get damaged. The plastic hand guard themselves are great, they are big enough so that my entire hand is protected from wind and road hazards such as rocks, etc... thrown up by cars and trucks. I haven't tried it in cold weather yet, but I anticipate that my hands will be toasty behind the shield and with the heated grips combined. Definitely a great addition to your adventure touring bike and they look great. (Posted on 6/3/2016)
Review by LightRider
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I bought this a month ago and they were back-ordered from Barkbuster. Fortunately, I was in no rush, and it was worth the wait. Twisted Throttle was very communicative about the delay, and even gave me an extra credit.

Installation was fairly painless. I had trouble removing the factory bar-ends. They were secured with bolts that were REALLY tight. I had to get a friend to loosen them with his impact screw-driver. Once bolts were loos, the internal weights weren't too much trouble to remove. I found an installation video on YouTube for an NC700, which has identical handlebar setup to my bike. That person had a lot of trouble getting the internal weights out. So I was worried. But I had no trouble at all. Fitting the new ones on was easy and uneventful.

The Barkbusters look awesome and give a more "adventure" feel to my CB500X. I've experienced no noticeable increase in handlebar vibration. The product works great! We have a lot of bugs in Charleston, especially on warm spring evenings. Now the bugs can commit suicide on my Barkbusters instead of on my knuckles!!! :-)

My only wish is that the company would powder-coat the aluminum spine black. It would look SO MUCH better!!! Barkbusters, if you're reading this down under, at least consider offering an all-black "upgrade". People like me would buy it!!! (Posted on 4/28/2016)
Review by BusyBob
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Purchased these to replace the all plastic stock hand guards. Ran into a bit of a fitment issue on the throttle side. The Kaoko cruise control increases the overall length of the handlebar (on that side), such that the inner bracket rides up the bar and makes contact with the brake master cylinder housing. This then severely restricts mounting position, and also causes the backbone to rub against the brake lever near the pivot end. However, this can be remedied by adding a spacer between the backbone and inner bracket (see photos). A longer screw is recommended.
The Kaoko cruise control installed on my DL was meant to be used with the OEM guards, and therefore, not compatible with the Barkbusters. After some experimentation, I concluded that by cutting off just the 45 degree part of the Kaoko shaft (the part inside the handlebar), the Barkbuster expanding plug could be used, although with a longer bolt. A welcome fix, as I did not want to pay for another Kaoko (they're expensive).
I am convinced the aluminium backbone will add valuable protection against impact. The plastic parts, I fear, will not do so well in a spill. I do not see how 3 small screws (set in plastic) will survive a fall. Luckily (or not), replacements can be purchased.
I think this is a useful upgrade, and recommend it. (Posted on 4/11/2016)
Review by FastFreddy
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I first bought the Kaoko throttle lock that was made to go with Barkbusters. I quickly discovered that you cannot install the Kaoko without the BB's. When the BB's came in, I wrestled with my Honda NC700X to get the handlebar inserts out, what a chore, but no fault of the BB's or Kaoko. I have a GPS, clock, Cell Phone holder on the handlebar and feared that the BB's bracket would not work, but happily, to my surprise, there was enough leeway to get everything in place! The BB's and the Kaoko now work outstanding! (Posted on 4/7/2016)
Review by wakjer
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Excellent service and a great product. Thanks for another satisfying transaction, Twisted Throttle! (Posted on 2/25/2016)
Review by Ken
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Great wind protection, solid build and they look great! Install was easy if you follow the directions and torque the bolts in the correct order. (Posted on 12/3/2015)
Review by Briski
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After extensive research I bought these guards to reduce the cold wind of winter months. Many reviews warned of the time it took to install. Although installation did take a while as others experienced, the installation was rather smooth. The right guard is a tight fit but is installed just where it needs to be. In the end they look like an OEM part and function perfectly. Highly recommended for any bike! (Posted on 12/1/2015)
Review by Moto Geez
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Barkbusters heated grips and Kako all work very well. (Posted on 11/3/2015)
Review by Wardie
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I kit was very well laid out and the instructions easy to understand. The hardest part was getting the old vibration dampners out of my handlebars so I could install the barkbuster ones. Fit and finish excellent and they really cover the tops of my hands well. An excellent purchase for my Honda CB 500 X! (Posted on 8/29/2015)
Review by Brian
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These are significantly sturdier than the cheapo V-strom guards I had on my Gladius. I was on the fence about spending this much cash on handguards, but after seeing how solid they are, I have no regrets. I was able to use the OEM handlebar internals and the bolt just gets enough thread in there to work. Only downer at the moment is I can't go quite lock-to-lock with a MRA Vario touring screen on. It's close, but does smack the shield. (Posted on 6/7/2015)
Review by Auclairphoto
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very easy to instal,,,,

but the plastic part is not tight to the metal frame,,,,it s a little bit loose,,,,,,,, (Posted on 4/10/2015)
Review by Guest
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The hand guards were easy to install and are much sturdier than they appear on the website pictures. (Posted on 12/4/2014)
Review by actiongarrett
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I purchased these hand guards when my fingers started going numb on my commute each day. I bought a pair of Icon Patrol gloves with liners which worked well, but the wind chill was still getting to me after about 20 minutes of riding at an average of 30 mph at anything below 50F.

These guards have excellent coverage, I was a bit concerned that they would direct air at my body, but this does not seem to be the case. My fingers still get cold, but it takes longer, and in all fairness, I am wearing a Joe Rocket Phoenix Jacket with the WP liner and a Thermal layer, but my core is still getting pretty cold so a lot of it is reduced circulation. I believe I am going to add heated grips in the next few weeks to see if that will help any. I will add that I have noticed a huge improvement while using my Icon 29er mesh gloves. I can wear these in the 60's without issue now which is wonderful as they are a lighter glove with much more feel than my other gloves.

Installation was very straight forward with the exception of the l shaped bar that goes from the backbone to the handle bar. (2013 Vstrom 650) I was getting very frustrated with the bracket because the head of one of the bolts is in an awkward place. The brake line connector fits right into the crook of the L bracket, and is directly over the head of one of the bolts. It didn't want to go at first and I tried all kinds of things like mounting it upside down and what not until I realized that I could just loosen the whole brake assembly, tighten the bolts and then put the brake back where it needs to go, there was plenty of room after the bolt was tightened. I had no issues on the clutch side.

Also, the SW-Motech Center stand made leveling the handgaurds much easier. (Posted on 12/2/2014)
Review by drzdirtrider
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I added these on a 2014 Suz DL650 Adventure. The installation instructions were excellent. The metalwork and fit up was very good. The only problem is the Storm plastics. They don't fit up tight. One screw on one side and a plastic clamp over the bar on the other side. I would recommend these bars, but with different plastics. (Posted on 11/11/2014)
Review by Greycap
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I put these on to protect my levers all the time and add the Storm cover to keep my hands warmer in winter. I had an off road incident, the Barkbusters took a hit with no damage to them or the 650 V Strom. Pay special attention to pictures of how they mount. The little elbows from the handle bar brackets and the lever protector are not marked left or right and there are several ways to put them on wrong. (Posted on 10/30/2014)
Review by Slow_Glow
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A little tricky to fit on 2014 VStrom 650. Perfect coverage. Peter A from support chatted with me and helped with both before purchase and after when I ran into trouble installing. Shipping was super quick! All around awesome experience. (Posted on 10/21/2014)
Review by Johnado2112
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A great addition to my 500X! Received them in a timely manner and installed them that weekend. They came with adequate instructions and though not difficult to install, took a little while. Most of the work was removing the OEM bar weights. I have factory heated grips and the pad they use covers up the little hole you need to depress on the clutch side to release it. I had to make a make-do puller out of the new bar weight to pull it out. No biggee, just took a bit of think time. Went together easy. My only gripes are: A) the aluminum parts are raw. It would be really nice if they were black (or colored) anodized. I'm anticipating them to start getting oxidized and crusty. I'm considering removing and either anodizing or powder coating, B) The bar weights that go in the bar could be heavier. The handlebar vibration increased a bit, but not bad. This is good product. I have ridden in the rain many time since installing and my gloves stay relatively dry. Can't say anything about cold weather since it has not been cold yet. (Posted on 10/15/2014)
Review by whiskeredjim
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Bought these to keep lessen the wind on my hands now that the colder riding weather is here. The do a great job. Easy install on my 2012 NC700X DCT. (Posted on 10/15/2014)
Review by Morgan
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These were a fairly easy install, other then having to clean all the buildup out of the handlebar to get the flared plug into it. The instructions said to mount the aluminum horizontal but on my 2007 V-Strom 650 the nearer mounting bracket interfered with my brake reservoir so they're a little lower then level. Still work great though. (Posted on 9/11/2014)
Review by Jason
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Was bought together with the SE Motech crash bar. Item packed nicely. Good job Twisted Throttle!! (Posted on 7/16/2014)
Review by nickstromtrooper
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These have already saved my 2007 vstrom from an embarrasing tip over in a grocery store parking lot. Previously I had the suzuki OEM handguards and they were very flimsy. Have shown these to a few fellow riders and they sell themsleves in terms of security, safety, and comfort. (Posted on 7/16/2014)
Review by John
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Fine tough product easy fitment
Works well with Kaoko throttle lock (Posted on 7/15/2014)
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