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Old 03-18-2012, 09:01 AM   #1
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Question Crash Test of TT Hand Guards

I'm sure no one here has ever crash tested the all plastic TT hand guards : http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/P...M-Aluminum-bar But maybe someone has heard some stories from a "friend" who has. If so, what are the reports on how they hold up when dropped? Can they take it?
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Old 03-18-2012, 05:25 PM   #2
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I had those but never crashed them.. However, I can tell you they will most likely flex upwards and not protect the levers. I used them as wind guards. Go with Barkbusters, they have an aluminum backbone if you want real protection in a get-off.
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:23 PM   #3
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I've used my TT hand guards to plow several acres by now. After three years, they still carve a nice, straight furrow.
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:24 PM   #4
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I bought the BMW guards and I have crash tested them several times. They hold up well and protect everything.
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:46 PM   #5
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I'm sure no one here has ever crash tested the all plastic TT hand guards : http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/P...M-Aluminum-bar But maybe someone has heard some stories from a "friend" who has. If so, what are the reports on how they hold up when dropped? Can they take it?
I got them after watching a buddies bike hit the ground a few times and they worked well.

I have also "tested" them on both sides (fairly severely including one high-side on pavement down a hill) and I can tell you they work very well!

The big trick with them is their resilience. They don't bend like my old Acerbis I had on another bike but they will rather flex and absorb the impact. The flex is not nearly enough to allow contact of the levers. My levers don't have a mark on them.
They can twist a bit but it's never been an issue for me. I just move them back and re-tighten.

I have seen different types of bar clamps on different generations though...mine are alu.

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Old 03-19-2012, 05:07 AM   #6
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Thanks for the replies, folks. Anyone else?
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:13 AM   #7
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I am using the TT guards for my F650 twin, they work for me and I love em! Super light, easy to install/adjust and will take a beating. I have “utilized” both sides as well, and they hold up extremely well, with no damage to levers. When I had my shiny sportbike I freaked out when I scuffed my bar ends, so silly really. Now on the GS, I love the way they look when they are worn in, they sure have character.
Hope this helps,

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Old 03-20-2012, 10:41 AM   #8
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I have the TT handguards as well. At the time they were the cheapest. Did I say TT was cheap?? Anyway, after extensive involuntary testing I would say they work very well. They don't even twist in the handlebars like some handguards do when they take a hit.
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:27 PM   #9
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I laid my bike over on the highway a couple of years ago... the bike slid on the crash bars and the TT hand-guards ... i slid in riding position on the bike most of the way... who ever said that the hand-gaurds would flex and not protect is full of hooey... me on the other hand still busted my ribs... but i rode the bike home before going to the hospital, thanks to the crash bars and the hand-gaurds... (edit-should also give a big thank you to the Shoei helmet i was wearing and destroyed)

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Old 03-21-2012, 04:53 AM   #10
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These TT hand guards sound pretty good. Thanks to all you crash testers. I hope you are all well.
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