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Old 04-22-2005, 03:22 PM   #1
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Real handguards... finally.

Got tired of OEM Acerbis plastic handguards breaking at the slightest provocation... so I bought some Moose guards.



The metal guards are about 5/16" thick and nicely finished. The plastic portion is held on with a slip fit and one screw. There are two sizes of cover, small and large, and a variety of colors... these are the small covers.



Fairly easy to install, but they only go on one way... straight ahead and level with the ground, so if you have your levers adjusted down for off-roading, the clutch will stick out the bottom a bit and the brake will be more or less level.



Installation is slightly tricky in that the bar clamps have only one position where they go and that is determined by the location of the guard loop. They are made to fit a variety of bends, but are specific... these are for KTM Maguara MX ONLY.



Available on line from various vendors and in the Parts Unlimited '05 Dirt catalog... About $60 - $80 retail depending on application and color.

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Old 04-22-2005, 03:49 PM   #2
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I'm surprised you didn't go with blue.

Those guards look great and are of excellent quality. We carry them in stock and sell quite a few.

I am curious though, shouldn't you be able to rotate them up or down to match your levers? I've installed them on standard, Renthal tapered, and Pro Tapers and I was able to rotate them on the bars. Is this not possible on the Magura's?
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Old 04-22-2005, 03:55 PM   #3
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I'm surprised you didn't go with blue.

Those guards look great and are of excellent quality. We carry them in stock and sell quite a few.

I am curious though, shouldn't you be able to rotate them up or down to match your levers? I've installed them on standard, Renthal tapered, and Pro Tapers and I was able to rotate them on the bars. Is this not possible on the Magura's?
Moving away from the blue.

Yep... they are nice kit for the money. I'll get some of the bigass covers in the fall.

You can rotate the clamps... you can rotate the guard... but there is only one place where they line up together and the bolt goes in straight and square.
Put on mine... then put a set on Godspeed's a few weeks later... same deal.
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Old 04-22-2005, 04:02 PM   #4
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i need some new bar brackets for fat bars...

carry those dirtrider?

wish i could just order them from the moose site.
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Old 04-22-2005, 04:02 PM   #5
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I'm surprised you didn't go with blue.

Those guards look great and are of excellent quality. We carry them in stock and sell quite a few.

I am curious though, shouldn't you be able to rotate them up or down to match your levers? I've installed them on standard, Renthal tapered, and Pro Tapers and I was able to rotate them on the bars. Is this not possible on the Magura's?
I have Pro Taper on a DR650. Been having problems with Acerbis bending every time they go down. Would Moose brand be a choice for my bike. Im not that familiar with what's available as a second alternative
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Old 04-22-2005, 04:05 PM   #6
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but there is only one place where they line up together and the bolt goes in straight and square.
They aren't slotted where it bolts onto the clamp? My tusks are very similar with the fatbar kit and they can be clamped in different positions.
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They aren't slotted where it bolts onto the clamp? My tusks are very similar with the fatbar kit and they can be clamped in different positions.
Negatory. But once bolted down, they are hell for stout.

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carry those dirtrider?

wish i could just order them from the moose site.
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Old 04-22-2005, 04:19 PM   #9
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Actually it appears that tusk doesn't make them with a slot any more.
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Old 04-22-2005, 04:26 PM   #11
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lookin good creeper!

i got some Acerbis Rallye Pro (II?) handguards used from a very nice feller - they seem stout as well.
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Old 04-22-2005, 05:30 PM   #12
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Moose or Maier both provide the same product which is nothing more than a clone of the original Bark Buster and yes, they are stout enough to take the bark off a tree while protecting your hand and controls. They are about as good as a set of mini Barden bumpers for your controls.

There is an outfit, ACN Machine and Welding, that makes a neat little "U" bar clamp that keeps the clamp from getting in the way of the cables and such. They have a few other interesting billet KTM goodies along with bar risers.
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Old 04-22-2005, 06:13 PM   #13
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Fairly easy to install, but they only go on one way... straight ahead and level with the ground, so if you have your levers adjusted down for off-roading, the clutch will stick out the bottom a bit and the brake will be more or less level.
Deal breaker for me.
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Old 04-22-2005, 06:40 PM   #14
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Ooopsie... forgot to mention, I have two left OEM Acerbis handguards... 1 orange, 1 black in mint condition, if anyone needs a replacement.
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yeah arch

all the hip kids use powermadds and cycra probends... or fastways!!!





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