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Barkbusters on the DCT
« on: December 04, 2017, 01:23:07 pm »
DCT/ Manual diffs ??
Every vendor website I've checked lists "non-DCT" and I can't really see what the diffs would be. Barkbusters also shows as the same part number . BHG-062

Anyone fitted a set to a DCT?
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Re: Barkbusters on the DCT
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2017, 01:36:29 pm »
DCT has that funny handbrake on the left , I am guessing the std BarkBuster may interfere with that
 

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Re: Barkbusters on the DCT
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2017, 01:37:21 pm »
There is a specific set for the DCT - when I went on my Africa Trip with my AT it wasnt yet available - I just had to bend my parking brake handle by 15mm to make it fit  - no biggie

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Re: Barkbusters on the DCT
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2017, 01:46:32 pm »
brake lever on the other side is already bent so as you say @shanti  ... no biggie

Don't suppose you have a pic of that bend do you ? I've found the park brake thingy to be really useful on some steep downhill bits so if it is going to be difficult to get to then maybe I'll just wait till I can get the DCT versions
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Re: Barkbusters on the DCT
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2017, 01:54:02 pm »
will take a pic for you in the eve - it really wasnt a big bend - just the end of the parking brake handle was bent slowly and slightly towards the hand grip - cant say I have ever used the handbrake while riding - it runs off a considerably smaller brake pad at the back - lower -  the foot brake works for me . Took me 5 mins to modify - how do you manage to get your hand that far forward to use the handbrake effectively while you are riding ? Its a trick I haven't even considered  ;D
 
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Re: Barkbusters on the DCT
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2017, 02:01:26 pm »
brake lever on the other side is already bent so as you say @shanti  ... no biggie

Don't suppose you have a pic of that bend do you ? I've found the park brake thingy to be really useful on some steep downhill bits so if it is going to be difficult to get to then maybe I'll just wait till I can get the DCT versions

So you got a DCT then Mc?   
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Re: Barkbusters on the DCT
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2017, 02:42:11 pm »
brake lever on the other side is already bent so as you say @shanti  ... no biggie

Don't suppose you have a pic of that bend do you ? I've found the park brake thingy to be really useful on some steep downhill bits so if it is going to be difficult to get to then maybe I'll just wait till I can get the DCT versions

So you got a DCT then Mc?   
I did indeed boet . Some space issues at my spot at the moment. Think I am going to have to ship a couch and watch TV from the seat of my AT
Got to take it on a run down to Orange Elephant before it can be called a proper adventure bike though  :thumleft:
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Re: Barkbusters on the DCT
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2017, 02:59:48 pm »
brake lever on the other side is already bent so as you say @shanti  ... no biggie

Don't suppose you have a pic of that bend do you ? I've found the park brake thingy to be really useful on some steep downhill bits so if it is going to be difficult to get to then maybe I'll just wait till I can get the DCT versions

So you got a DCT then Mc?   
I did indeed boet . Some space issues at my spot at the moment. Think I am going to have to ship a couch and watch TV from the seat of my AT
Got to take it on a run down to Orange Elephant before it can be called a proper adventure bike though  :thumleft:

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Re: Barkbusters on the DCT
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2017, 03:56:59 pm »
Aint that the truth.
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Re: Barkbusters on the DCT
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2017, 04:33:55 pm »
Grant I have a set of Barkbusters on my DCT. The Africa Twin barkbusters comes with an extra little plate that needs to be fitted. On the manual AT the plate is just discarded. The plate that came with my Barkbusters had to be slightly modified as the red handbrake light was burning on the dash.
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Re: Barkbusters on the DCT
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2017, 09:34:53 am »
Grant I have a set of Barkbusters on my DCT. The Africa Twin barkbusters comes with an extra little plate that needs to be fitted. On the manual AT the plate is just discarded. The plate that came with my Barkbusters had to be slightly modified as the red handbrake light was burning on the dash.
Thanks Francois. Quick mod that one can do with a vicegrip and old file or did you have to send out for engineering worx?

Other bike is an old KLR fugly so I've had my fair share of making a plan to get things to fit... just don't want to be missioning on some fairly expensive kit on the AT and then it looks kuk
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Re: Barkbusters on the DCT
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2017, 09:43:55 am »
Grant I have a set of Barkbusters on my DCT. The Africa Twin barkbusters comes with an extra little plate that needs to be fitted. On the manual AT the plate is just discarded. The plate that came with my Barkbusters had to be slightly modified as the red handbrake light was burning on the dash.
Thanks Francois. Quick mod that one can do with a vicegrip and old file or did you have to send out for engineering worx?

Other bike is an old KLR fugly so I've had my fair share of making a plan to get things to fit... just don't want to be missioning on some fairly expensive kit on the AT and then it looks kuk

Off Road Cycles in Pretoria did the mod. Was quick and easy. You cant see anything once the plate has been fitted. so nothing looks modified! Still looks great.
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Re: Barkbusters on the DCT
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2017, 09:48:06 am »
Grant I have a set of Barkbusters on my DCT. The Africa Twin barkbusters comes with an extra little plate that needs to be fitted. On the manual AT the plate is just discarded. The plate that came with my Barkbusters had to be slightly modified as the red handbrake light was burning on the dash.
Thanks Francois. Quick mod that one can do with a vicegrip and old file or did you have to send out for engineering worx?

Other bike is an old KLR fugly so I've had my fair share of making a plan to get things to fit... just don't want to be missioning on some fairly expensive kit on the AT and then it looks kuk

Off Road Cycles in Pretoria did the mod. Was quick and easy. You cant see anything once the plate has been fitted. so nothing looks modified! Still looks great.
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Going to get luggage racks from them in any case so will just get everything done one time
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Re: Barkbusters on the DCT
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2017, 10:02:37 am »
Great. Just give Dave a call and ask him to reserve a set for you. :ricky:
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Re: Barkbusters on the DCT
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2017, 10:03:22 am »
Grant I have a set of Barkbusters on my DCT. The Africa Twin barkbusters comes with an extra little plate that needs to be fitted. On the manual AT the plate is just discarded. The plate that came with my Barkbusters had to be slightly modified as the red handbrake light was burning on the dash.
Thanks Francois. Quick mod that one can do with a vicegrip and old file or did you have to send out for engineering worx?

Other bike is an old KLR fugly so I've had my fair share of making a plan to get things to fit... just don't want to be missioning on some fairly expensive kit on the AT and then it looks kuk

Off Road Cycles in Pretoria did the mod. Was quick and easy. You cant see anything once the plate has been fitted. so nothing looks modified! Still looks great.
100's  :thumleft:
Going to get luggage racks from them in any case so will just get everything done one time

Mate of mine from PE has got one.
Went to mathew at Bikegear and about 30mins later had full soft luggage on the bike. Cant emember what the price was but didnt break the bank
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