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Offline Bill the Bong

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Re: Barkbusters- risk of causing injury
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2018, 06:29:17 pm »
Learned my lesson the hard way,  the XL still had those stupid useless bat wings on the handle bars. Rear wheel lost grip in a loose gravel corner about 30 km/h. Scuff mark on the bat wing, broke the clutch lever ( stand switch not eliminated )  and tore the pinkie off my GS pro glove which then tore my pinkie nail completely off as well as getting the wound infused with sand ( very painful to get it cleaned up in surgery ). Nowadays its Barkbusters and a very good set of expensive off road gloves  :deal:

If you put your hands out, a very expensive set of off road gloves wont help.
 

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Re: Barkbusters- risk of causing injury
« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2018, 06:51:33 pm »
Watched a Chris Birch tutorial about bike setup on YouTube but cant find it now. He explained that lever setup is much more important than hand guard setup.

Lever setup should have your wrists bent down so that palms act as a stop to prevent hands from sliding in between grip and handguard....
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Re: Barkbusters- risk of causing injury
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2018, 07:51:21 pm »
Handguards is probably the first accessory I fit.

My take on the subject is like this; Something is gonna get hurt.

Option 1:
 It's either your wrist, but the levers are intact and you ride home.

OR

Option 2; your feet hurt, because your  wrists are in good shape, but your levers are broken and your walking home.

You chose.
 

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Re: Barkbusters- risk of causing injury
« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2018, 07:56:50 pm »
I agree with Dan and Cycra are the best.
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Re: Barkbusters- risk of causing injury
« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2018, 08:47:26 am »
Learned my lesson the hard way,  the XL still had those stupid useless bat wings on the handle bars. Rear wheel lost grip in a loose gravel corner about 30 km/h. Scuff mark on the bat wing, broke the clutch lever ( stand switch not eliminated )  and tore the pinkie off my GS pro glove which then tore my pinkie nail completely off as well as getting the wound infused with sand ( very painful to get it cleaned up in surgery ). Nowadays its Barkbusters and a very good set of expensive off road gloves  :deal:

If you put your hands out, a very expensive set of off road gloves wont help.

Agree that it will not prevent broken wrists, but it will protect better against serious scuff wounds which can sometimes be more dangerous than a wrist break  ::)
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