Posted June 13, 2003 - 12:18 PM
I know the topic has been discussed but I would still like to hear from all in the "know" which handguards are the best. What I mean by best are the kind that hold up without bending when you drop your bike. The kind that can stand a good whack into a tree now and then without bending.
Currently I am running Acerbis Rally Pros. I liked the look of them but........ lets just say I wreck too much and bend them frequently as if they were butter. Not that there is anything wrong with that !!!!
I am just looking for a, not necessarily better, but different, handguard that can stand abnormal abuse from its master.
My requirements are as follows:
Single track, big branch smackin your knuckles, ohhh no! I just low sided my bike on a 30^ rocky trail, damn, nope they are not interferring with my levers~~!! type of situations.
Anyone have any suggestions? Enduro Engineering?
Any others that offer solid protection without slipping on taper bars? Obviously, aluminum types are what I am
I bet that Yamakaze guy knows which kind......
Any suggestions appreciated,
Posted June 13, 2003 - 12:25 PM
Posted June 13, 2003 - 01:11 PM
The moose fit great on my standard Renthal bars. The front brake lever line was a bit of a tight squeeze next to the bracket that mounts to the bar but they are sturdy. The stock clutch lever on a WR450 will clear the guard as long as you move it in a little, works out great if you plan on dual sporting you bike and need some lighting/blinker controls next to your grip anyway.
The Fastways are cool, free up some space but more money that I couldn’t justify. Everything will bend in a hard enough crash!
Posted June 13, 2003 - 02:21 PM
Posted June 13, 2003 - 03:08 PM
Posted June 13, 2003 - 03:41 PM
Posted June 14, 2003 - 08:56 AM
If you want TP mounts, you now have four choices:
I just got the Fastway pieces, they have extra gusseting to better resist twisting.
Posted June 15, 2003 - 07:22 PM
Anyone else have any input?????/
With the drop down type handguards I've never bent or broke a lever. Fastways look nice.