Barkbusters Blizzard Universal Handguards
They are a breeze to pop on & off from season to season
As a lifetime high-speed downhill skier, I was thrilled to have found & bought these ultra warm and deep hand guards. Once
in place, they are quite firm & big enough to cover and more so protect your hand, wrist, brake lever, throttle and forearm from the whipping & otherwise most chilling winds and precipitation. My goodness, talk about extending the riding season. With the barkbuster blizzards - it's a No Brainer.
In 2 words,.................. AWESOME - - - - - WARM !!!!!
June 28, 2016
Great idea and easy to remove for summer riding
I installed these on my Yamaha FJR1300es and was very happy with the results. I had tried the Vstrom molded plastic guards first but was unhappy with them hitting my fairing before the stops in the steering radius. After speaking with another guy who used these on his FJR I opted to try them and they are exactly what I was looking for. They are easy to install & remove and don't impede my steering the way the Vstroms did. I would strongly recommend these for the guys that don't like to use heavier gloves in the colder months. I use my summer gloves with these and the grip warmers keep my hands nice and toasty in the colder months. I have one gripe and that is it would be nice to have a spacer that inserted into the bar end and kept the mating surface off of the bar end to keep it from wearing so that when they are removed for summer riding the black paint would still be on the bar end.
June 21, 2016
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