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Handguard mounting issue

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I already destroyed one brake line after crashing on ice by the means of acerbis handguard. That was last year's bike. Now installed a new set and that's what I see after the first ride - a dent by the brake line fitting thing in the inside of the handguard.... they are in close contact and I guess after a serious encounter with mother earth or something away goes by another front brake line....

I keep the levers at approx 40 degrees turned down and try to keep the handguards horisontal (as its not obvoius from the pics) to keep the branches on narrow forest roads off...

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Any suggestions to keep these in harmony? :thumbsup: Thanks

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I have Cycra Probends with the front mount. The aluminum bar had to be 'influenced' with a vice and dead blow hammer to fit properly with my setup. The bars will reshape without too much effort if they can be separated from the plastic guards.

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I suggest you look at loosening the brake and guard attachments so they will just move when you give them a firm tap with your hand i.e. not so loose they will turn too easily. By doing this they can turn when they hit something and without damaging each other. I have saved lots of guards and levers this way.

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The only thing I can think is to make an extention on the inside bar mount to clear the brake fitting,my 07 has the same issues

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Ideas:

> Round off the corners of the guard/mount at the critical area and push a short piece of soft tubing over them.

> Roll a metal sleeve over the brake hose.

> Re-form the brake hose fitting to clear better.

> Leave the lever loose enough that the hand guard can move it if th eguard moves in a crash.

> Run the guards lower and/or the levers higher.

> Reduce the size of the pictures you put on you put on Koreshock to a lower resolution. Their bandwidth isn't very good, and they take forever to load.

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I run Acerbis Rally Pro's with GYT-R triple clamp mounts... no problems on my bike. I had to tweak the Rally Pro's to get them to fit but they are solid as a rock and will not interfere with any of my controls. The triple clamp mounts make them sturdier too- no more twisting in a crash. I'll try and find a photo later, I think I posted one some time back but can't remember.

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Ideas:

> Round off the corners of the guard/mount at the critical area and push a short piece of soft tubing over them.

> Roll a metal sleeve over the brake hose.

> Re-form the brake hose fitting to clear better.

> Leave the lever loose enough that the hand guard can move it if th eguard moves in a crash.

> Run the guards lower and/or the levers higher.

> Reduce the size of the pictures you put on you put on Koreshock to a lower resolution. Their bandwidth isn't very good, and they take forever to load.

Noted - especially the bandwidth issue :thumbsup:

I think bending the guard to a wider shape so it is not so close to the brake master seems an attractive option. will report when done... AND keeping them looser.

Thanks everyone.

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Another idea, hard to tell if it would work for you:

What about flipping the inner bar mount over so that the hose runs under it, rather than over?

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Put a spacer on the inside end of the bark buster. That way it sits out a bit from the brake line and wont hit it. A couple of washers would probably do the trick with minimal work needed.

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