Barkbusters Storm Handguard Kit Triumph Tiger 800/800XC/Explorer 1200
great replacement for the cheesy stock plastic handguards on a Triumph 800 xc
These are very well made and do their job, two weeks after installing these I dropped my 800 XC in the garage while working on it during a DOH! senior moment, we all have these, just admit it, No damage to any of the levers and you can't even tell I dropped it. I have been enjoying the better coverage the plastic offers from wind compared to the stock plastic guards. I have no doubt these will protect my levers from damage if I have issues on any offroad excursions.
The fit and installation was a snap, seriously, it took maybe a half an hour to install and that was with a beer break and going super SLOW.
April 13, 2015
They do the job!
Great at keeping the wind off my hands, wore summer gloves on a cold-for-Florida morning and the Barkbusters worked well. I also have a Madstad screen, the sides of the screen and the bark busters just touch on full-lock, so I have added some small rubber pads so the screen doesn't dent the bark busters.
The bark busters should be great for protecting the levers etc. should I drop the bike. A great Aussie product!
January 5, 2015
Made for the Bike
As the weather begins to cool down, these hand guards do wonders for keeping the bark of the cold off your hands. Installed them on my Triumph Tiger Explorer in about half an hour using simple tools (most of which I got from the OEM tool kit!). The metal bars are really where your money goes as they are sturdy and will likely take a fall well, protecting the brake/clutch levers. The color of the metal matches pretty well with the original handlebar making them look the part. The black guards are mostly there for the wind protection and protect they do but can't say I won't have to replace them after a hard fall. Probably will stand up to loose gravel, though.
Can't comment on how much better they are then the handguards from triumph as I have never seen them side by side, but rest assured there is a forum topic out there about the subject I am sure.
October 6, 2014
This is really perfect fit to my Triumph 800xc pretty solid bar and I always feel secure using this hand guard.
February 10, 2014
Great for keeping the cold off your hands
I live in the NW where it rains and gets down right cold. This storm guards have helped keep my hand warm during the cold weather as well as deflect rain away from my hands. This is a great product and has helped my riding experience become more comfortable.
January 13, 2014
Very sturdy and huge upgrade from OEM guards.
Easy install and they seem like they'll provide much better protection on the trail. Wind protection is about the same as the OEM guards, but these definitely seem much beefier than Triumph's.
December 30, 2013
I purchased these for my Tiger 800XC and they work great. They block the wind and are rugged enough to take a hard fall, highly recommended for any serious rider.
December 16, 2013
The handgards installed in approximately 20 minutes,instructions were great
The main reason I purchased the handgaurds were for cold weather wind protection. They worked great, I was able to go to a lighter winter glover which increased the flexability of my hands on the controls. I love them
November 18, 2013