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Oz1200Guzzi
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PostSubject: Barkbuster Storm handguards   Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:47 pm

As said in another part of the fine site, I recently installed some Barkbusters on "Black Betty". After the wee bit of rain of the past week or so, today I tested them out. Temp were ranging from 9-11 degrees C. Needed adjustment to stop the tops of my hands getting cooled by the breeze, but all in all a good purchase.

My index finger on the left hand has good old uncle Arthur in it, and this does not hurt anywhere near as it used to. As Pete says, ... chicken dinner.

Highly recommended - now just got to pull my finger out and get the running lights and blinkers installed on them.
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PostSubject: Re: Barkbuster Storm handguards   Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:39 pm

Do you think they would reduce the need for heated gloves? I've got a set of Stevio guards, but fitting them has vexed I, because of the radial m/c's.
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PostSubject: Re: Barkbuster Storm handguards   Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:48 pm

Remain unvexed. Extra geegaws?
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PostSubject: Re: Barkbuster Storm handguards   Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:49 pm

Oz1200Guzzi wrote:
As said in another part of the fine site, I recently installed some Barkbusters on "Black Betty". After the wee bit of rain of the past week or so, today I tested them out. Temp were ranging from 9-11 degrees C. Needed adjustment to stop the tops of my hands getting cooled by the breeze, but all in all a good purchase.

My index finger on the left hand has good old uncle Arthur in it, and this does not hurt anywhere near as it used to. As Pete says, ... chicken dinner.

Highly recommended - now just got to pull my finger out and get the running lights and blinkers installed on them.


Cool.

I have the Stelvio version on mine.  Even mounted my conspicuity lights on them recently.

Originally installed those during my exile to the tundra at Rock Island, with the hope that I could, along with heated grips, eke out an extra week or so of riding when the temps dropped.

That worked so well, along with the extra protection from rain (at least while moving!  Rolling Eyes ), that I have kept them on even tho Kathi says they are ugly.  Wimmen  Razz

So, as beetle is wont to say (but, oddly, didn’t), "pix?"  cheers

beetle wrote:
Do you think they would reduce the need for heated gloves? I've got a set of Stevio guards, but fitting them has vexed I, because of the radial m/c's.

I have, but rarely use, heated gloves on the GRiSO.  With heated grips and guards, less need.  There are, however, days that … well, mebbe we should take the cage. Yes, I am a wuss.  Wink

Do not understand "radial m/c’s.”   scratch

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PostSubject: Re: Barkbuster Storm handguards   Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:15 pm

Radial master cylinders, Bill. I have them for both brake and clutch. No mirror mounts on either to attach guards too.

I agree with Kathi. There as ugly as a hat full of farty arseholes. But I likes me hands warms.
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PostSubject: Re: Barkbuster Storm handguards   Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:26 pm

heated gloves can probably be done without providing the temperatures are north of 0 C or 32 F 0 below that, not sure I want to ride but having warm hands/fingers would be a must from my perspective.

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PostSubject: Re: Barkbuster Storm handguards   Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:15 am

I have some fleabay cheepo hand guards on mine, they are a bit smaller than the barkbuster ones, but they do seem to deflect most of the rain, a good quantity of the frozen breeze, and almost all the spring bugs!
But when the temps drop below +3℃, on go the electric liners I'm afraid.
I'd take the cage and race Bill, but The Beautiful Wife bogarts the keys....
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