Handguard mounting question

8 replies to this topic
  • Bibleman

Posted September 02, 2007 - 11:04 AM


I see some nice handguards on ebay and alot of them say they will mount on 7/8 inch bars. HOWEVER, I just ordered a set of Pro Taper 1 1/8 inch bars. Does anyone know if they taper down to 7/8 inch fast enough to use handguards that are made for the smaller diameter?

  • husky123

Posted September 02, 2007 - 11:57 AM



No unfortunately you'll need the 1 1/8" pieces to mount your handguards to. Once past the grip/lever area they start to bulge out very quickly.

  • Bibleman

Posted September 02, 2007 - 01:07 PM


Thank you very much for that info Husky. At least I know what I'm looking for now:thumbsup:

  • Whiteman

Posted September 02, 2007 - 04:37 PM


You may also think about another type of mount. The mounts that mount to the bars will sometimes spin on a good get off. I have tried the triple clamp mounts and have no complains with them but by far the Bonz Mounts are the best I have seen.

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  • Bibleman

Posted September 02, 2007 - 04:49 PM


With a legal disclaimer like that you'll be the first person I call next time I end up in jail:p

Thanks for the link:prof:

  • Whiteman

Posted September 03, 2007 - 04:55 PM


Haaaa, just didn't want to offend anyone.

  • husky123

Posted September 04, 2007 - 03:59 AM


It's all fun and games until you're wandering around West Virginia looking for a brake line for a 92 XR6 isn't it Whitebone?

  • Whiteman

Posted September 04, 2007 - 09:10 AM


Right up to the point when you hear battling banjos in the woods.:thumbsup:

  • husky123

Posted September 04, 2007 - 11:45 AM


Right up to the point when you hear battling banjos in the woods.:thumbsup:

Glad you brought that up....here's our little thesbian in the woods at Hatfield-McCoy, WV!!!! Enjoy.

ps. This has nothing to do with handguards. Hijack off.

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