Barkbusters Blizzard Universal Handguards
best cold weather upgrade
Quick install on a Super Tenere using stock bar end bolts. Plenty of clearance. Better bang for the buck than heated grips. Magical.
April 26, 2016
Don't fit a CB300X
I bought these for my stock CB300X, but the mirror stems were all sorts of in the way. To install, I would have either have had to remove the mirror, cut a hole in the barkbuster, and then reattach the mirror, or just leave it awkwardly kind of pulled around the mirror. Either way, not a great fit. Will be returning. I'm going to go for Heaterz instead and hope that Hippo Hands makes a model for the CB300X.
April 18, 2016
Good performance, fitment could be better
I've used these now in temps from low 50°s to upper 20°s, and they do a good job of blocking the wind, keeping my hands warm. I haven't had to use the grip heaters or glove liners with these, even at the lowest range of temps. They maintain their shape, even at "highway" speeds, and don't interfere with the bar controls in any way.
My main issue with these is the fitment, as my mirror stems deform the top margin, so there's a little bit of back flow around the top, but again, not so much as to eliminate the primary job—blocking the wind. I'm going to try to reposition these to minimize that interference, but may have to cut into it for optimal fit.
Overall, I'm happy with this purchase.
February 23, 2016
Really does work to keep your hands warm.
Great product for use during the winter months when it's cold outside. Used them in 40 degree temps and honestly you can either use summer exposed finger gloves or nothing at all. Keeps the wind off your fingers (and the bugs) which is really the only thing that gets cold.
February 23, 2016
Easy to install and should fit any bike
Very easy and quick to install -- and with all of the mounting hardware -- should fit any bike. For me ( with a grey bike) it is a perfect color match! Does keep your hands warmer, but when it gets very cold (below freezing), you will need supplemental heating. ( I use heated gloves.) Am seriously considering leaving it on over the summer for protection from the rain. It seems as though these should work. Have used them a good bit this winter, and they still look like new. Oh, and they don't move once you tighten them in place!
February 9, 2016
Easy installation and immediate cold relief
I appreciate that the Handguards attach to the bar ends; this was a major factor in my purchase, even though the price is high, because I assumed it would give durability to the product. I assumed correctly. I do wish that the guards extended towards my arms just a little more (beyond the bar), for more protection, but my fingers are protected from the cold wind that before would bring me such pain! I commute daily and ride in as low as 10 degrees. My heated grips are much more effective now that the wind has been blocked.
January 27, 2016
No more cold hands
Works great, easy to install (should fit on most motorcycles). The only downside is that they look kind of silly, but my hands stay warm, so I don't care how they look! Even better when coupled with heated grips.
January 22, 2016
Awesome investment for those cold or wet rides
I wanted something that helped keep my hands warm while riding in the winter but didn't want the hassle of being wired into heated gear. I have heated grips but the wind was making the backs of my hands unbearably cold. The Blizzards were extremely easy to mount and divert the air and rain away from my hands. I can even keep my heated grips on low most of the time. They do have a tendency to rub on my windscreen when I turn the handlebars all the way and I've noticed some slight fraying which I'll protect with some tape but overall these are a great investment
January 19, 2016