Barkbusters Storm Handguard Kit Honda/Kawasaki/Suzuki
Helps cut the wind on those cold Montana days.
Definitely helped cut the wind on those cold (28'-40'F) days, keeping the hands a bit warmer. Nice to know the added protection of the levers is there should I ever drop the 650 VStrom. Seems to be a stout bar, though I've just seen the HighwayDirtBike- HDB Ultimate handguards and they seem to be much burlier for less money. I would go with those if I were to do it again. But still satisfied with the Barkbusters!
March 23, 2015
The Barkbusters were an easy install and are well built, a bit on the spendy side but I guess that's what it takes to get something that works.
March 23, 2015
Easy install, good price
I purchased these when they were on sale at $130, but well worth the full price if you can't wait for a sale to come around. Install is much easier than you would think. 30 mins max and you'll be ready to ride. Good wind protection, which was the main reason for my purchase. I have no doubt that they'll protect the levers in the event of a fall.
March 7, 2015
What a big DIFFERENCE
I purchased and installed these after riding in the cold without. After 100 miles in 40 degree temp my hands were frozen. I added Barkbusters and heated grips. What a difference! First trip with this setup was a 700 mile trip through Western North Carolina mountains over a weekend. It rained the first three hours and temps varied from 57 to 20 degrees. My hands remained warm (or at least fairly warm) the entire time. They did not interfere with my bulky gloves and the controls at all. I strongly suggest these for anybody riding in colder weather
February 2, 2015
Heavy Duty hand protection, great quality and finishing.
January 26, 2015
First of all let me say this is my first time reviewing a product on Revzilla. That being said I am very impressed with the handguards. My friend and I are going on a 6,000 mile 6 week motorcycle trip around the country this summer. I wanted handguards that were able to provide drop or crash protection as well as keep the wind and bugs off my hands. These handguards do just that. They are designed well and fit my bike (2013 Honda nc700x) well. The only recommendation I would make would be to have 2 people to install the handguards. It's a little tricky to try and get them level and secure with just one person. Besides that I really like handguards and would highly recommend them.
January 19, 2015
Not bad product, very poor directions
The product itself seems fairly robust. The included directions are pretty abysmal. Took 3 attempts to figure everything out correctly. Removing them at a later date might be difficult.
December 26, 2014
Easy to install on Suzuki '14 DL650
It can be challenging to find metal-reinforced, wrap-around hand guards (you know, actual hand guards, not windshields for your hands) that easily mate to the V-Strom's somewhat wonky bars. I was able to install these before work, with numb fingers, in about twenty minutes with nothing but the DL650's stock, rather minimalist, tool kit. Great wind protection, haven't hit tree limbs or taken a fall yet but they seem very robust. I'm certain my handlebar would yield before these Barkbusters would. I really appreciate the replacement bar-end weights that come with, since the stock ones have to be removed. Great product.
November 30, 2014