Failed Generic Hand Guards – 6/24/2018

In an effort to save money and make my motorcycle more safe, I decided to get a set of hand guards. I went to Cycle Gear in town as I try to support the local guys and found this generic set.The handlebar guards are designed to to do two things. First, keep wind and branches off your hand when riding. Second, should the bike be dropped (and yes, I’ve done that twice already), protect the clutch and brake levers from bending/breaking.

I spend a long time trying to get this Trackside set to go on and it just wasn’t happening. In the end, I had to get the bike back to stock and would have to spend more money on a brand (Barkbuster) that was designed to fit my V-Strom 650.

Hogan Haake