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Old 04-25-2013, 08:30 PM   #2056
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:14 AM   #2057
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HDB for sure!
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:26 AM   #2058
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Hey, what are people running for hand guards? I bought a set of Cycra Pro Bends thinking they would be great, but it looks maybe "ain't gonna fit". The long end could be bent easily enough, but it looks like there isn't enough clearance for the stock levers.

Hmmm.

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I have Cycra ProBends on my '10 690 and they are fine. Cycra has some different mounting options available if they don't quite fit with the standard mounts.
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:33 AM   #2059
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Hey, what are people running for hand guards? I bought a set of Cycra Pro Bends thinking they would be great, but it looks maybe "ain't gonna fit". The long end could be bent easily enough, but it looks like there isn't enough clearance for the stock levers.

Hmmm.

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I had to make spacers and change some hardware to get my Cycra Pro Bends to fit but they have been crash tested and worked.
If I had to do it again I would have returned them.
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:11 PM   #2060
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I was looking at the Cycra ones but after reading this I will get some Bark Busters in orange/black writing. I ordered a scotts damper and risers from Rbott, will post pics once fitted
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:01 PM   #2061
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Hey, what are people running for hand guards? I bought a set of Cycra Pro Bends thinking they would be great, but it looks maybe "ain't gonna fit". The long end could be bent easily enough, but it looks like there isn't enough clearance for the stock levers.

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Barkbusters - look great - super strong and fit perfectly ...

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Old 04-26-2013, 06:02 PM   #2062
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I really like the HDB hand guard design, but it looks like the upper handlebar center clamp blocks the entire gauge cluster?


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Old 04-26-2013, 06:08 PM   #2063
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See my above pics...HDB. Liked them enough to put them on 3 bikes.
Yeah, those HBDs look great in black.
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:25 PM   #2064
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I really like the HDB hand guard design, but it looks like the upper handlebar center clamp blocks the entire gauge cluster?

I have a hefty amount of rise under the bars which might be causing this but it's never been much of an issue for me. I do have the bars rotated pretty seriously forward as I prefer the position when riding while standing...this speaks to the guard position and not so much the top plate though...

I use the GPS for speedo when mounted.

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Old 04-27-2013, 05:05 AM   #2065
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Hoots: What model Barkbusters are you using? When I looked at their site, I didnt' really see a specific model that looked right for the 690...
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:30 AM   #2066
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Riding season in Arctic Circle with studded tires has ended. That means riding season with knobbies has started!

More info about my bike in the video. Please apply some volume.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zt4hf23zOWM

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Old 04-27-2013, 10:41 AM   #2067
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I really like the HDB hand guard design, but it looks like the upper handlebar center clamp blocks the entire gauge cluster?



It is a bit of a problem as I use a 2" riser and the forward bar position for comfortable standing position similar to Turn_One. Paul at HDB has made a mount for the 2008 and current instrument as well as one for the EXE style instrument which attaches to the top clamp. I use the GPS mostly, but have missed seeing the fuel light a couple of times. A Rotopax tank saved me. I am working on a new mount for the 2008 instrument which attaches to the HDB and moves the stock cluster up a couple of inches as well as forward.



Here's Paul's HDB mount. I think there may have been an issue with the brake line when using this mount.

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Old 04-27-2013, 10:46 AM   #2068
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Great video Ama and bike seems to work as it should be
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:15 AM   #2069
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Turn One, Windscreen and mounting

Turn One, what brand of windscreen and standoff mounting do you have on your bike?
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:29 PM   #2070
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Turn One, what brand of windscreen and standoff mounting do you have on your bike?
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