bark busters, yes or no
Posted April 08, 2003 - 05:19 PM
I am not using them at the moment, wern't on the bike when i got it. I went to get some, and when looking round i was told that they can break ya wrist in a crash if ya hand goes through. I hadn't heard of this happening so does anyone know of any cases? haven't broken a bone yet and would like to keep it that way.
don't know wyat to do.
Posted April 08, 2003 - 05:27 PM
Posted April 08, 2003 - 05:32 PM
Broken wrists? Mabye if you use them to MX.
Chances are more likley you going to have broken hands/fingers if you are not using them trying to navagate the trees.
Posted April 08, 2003 - 05:53 PM
Posted April 08, 2003 - 05:59 PM
Posted April 08, 2003 - 06:06 PM
Posted April 08, 2003 - 06:12 PM
I would use them if you like your fingers. Plus they protect the clutch perch and front brake M/C which is worth more than a good set of handgards. I would also consider the handgards that have plastic spilers, they are great for deflecting small branches and brush. I have used Answer "Bark Busters" in the past but I now use Acerbis Rally Pro and in my opnion they are far soperior in fit and mounting strength. If you have 1 1/8" bars you will need different bar clamps. Hope this helps. Good luck in your search, I hope you never have to put the handgards to a test!!!
Posted April 08, 2003 - 06:26 PM
I have a hard time imagining a wreck where they would break a wrist, but agree with MOmilkman, maybe in MX.
Posted April 09, 2003 - 03:04 AM
Posted April 09, 2003 - 04:18 AM
Peace Eh - P.Z.
Posted April 09, 2003 - 05:36 AM
Posted April 09, 2003 - 07:33 AM
Posted April 09, 2003 - 04:59 PM
The danger (very slight) in having these on the bike is for when you endo and for some reason continue to hold onto the bars (personally, I push "off" the bars to get the hell away from the thing), your hands and wrists could become "caught" in the guards - hence, the broken wrist scenario. Never known anyone that this has happened to, but I've heard the warnings from quite a few people.
Overall, I think that the additional protection they afford your hands and your bars/levers significantly outweigh the small risk. My Acerbis guards fit great, and seem extremely strong for plastic without aluminum reinforcement.
Go get 'em!!
Posted April 10, 2003 - 06:12 AM
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Posted April 14, 2003 - 11:18 AM
"I had alluminium handlebar on my XR600 two years ago and hit a broken trunk hiden in the grass, I flew over but my wrist got stocked between the grip and the "f´kng" alluminium.
Posted April 14, 2003 - 12:37 PM
Posted April 17, 2003 - 03:41 PM