Originally Posted by stickyweb
Anybody got opinions on the best handguard protectors to protect my levers on a trans African trip?
I'm riding a BMW Dakar and getting last minute jitters that the standard plastic ones aren't gonna hack it!
I'm going to have to agree with others about the Barkbusters but with a couple notes:
1) you'll need the adapter kit if you don't have the OEM heated grips
2) they include bar risers which make standing up much nicer.
3) be very careful when you install or adjust the one on the brake side.
My girlfriend's bike has had no issues but on mine it keeps getting set too close to where the lever comes in to the bar. It pivots on the bushing in there and when you pull in the lever the other end pivots out a little and, in my case, hits the barkbuster which does its job and doesn't budge, and results in you having hardly any usable pull on your brakes. I'm sure this is 100% user error
in the installation but it is something to be careful about.