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    What Type of Hand Guard

    I'm in the market for hand guards, but don't know what to buy. Don't anticipate any thick brush or trees. I mostly want clutch lever, brake lever and hand protection from dropping the bike. Any suggestions?
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    I've had two of these....They are tuff! Stay away from the cheapo Chinese clones, but why pay $70 and up for a logo? Slightly fussy to install around cables but OK if you leave all the mounts loose until you get everything in the right place. Hint: wrap the expanders with as much electrical or duct tape as you can get on them before inserting and they will never loosen.

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    I agree not to get cheapos. If they fail, you’re not only out the money you paid for them but chances are you’ll be replacing a lever and possibly a turn signal.
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    Every bike that I own (other than the 2 scooters), 2 or 3 wheels have Tusk D-Flex.
    Inexpensive but not cheaply made at all. They do work and I can attest to their strength & structure when hitting the deck (or perhaps a tree).

    I even dropped the used Acerbis one's on my old xr250L and threw a new pair of D-Flex's on.
    I got the recommendation for these from the good folks on this forum. Really a No-Brainer unless the logo of a more expensive brand is your thing?
    I mean... it's a TW!


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    Got the Tusk ones on the Dub and KLR. I can tell you I've tested them and except for a few scrapes on the plastic hard guards they have held up well.
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    I'm running the Cyra Pro Bend handguards on my TW and TTR230, both with the stock bars. They are tough, but not cheap. Some people claim to have had difficulty installing them, but I found it all pretty simple.
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    I have the Barkbusters and I'm sold on them. They proved their worth when I dumped it last year. Hard enough drop to bend both the guards and the bars (and put a slight bow in my front axle bolt), but my fingers and all the controls came out of it unscathed. If only they made ankle guards.

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    Tusk brand without any plastic covers. They now have several deep gouges in them and have successfully saved my hands and control levers from damage many times. I also like to think they may even help strengthen the aluminum Pro-Taper ATV High handlebars...
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    Thanks to everyone for your input.
    I ordered the Tusk D-flex in white. Thanks for the pictures stagewex.
    I found a very good video on Rocky Mountain.

    https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p...ards-p?v=13358
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    2017 TW200
    Shrinko SR241 front tire
    Seat Concepts seat
    DID XV428 xring chain
    JT sprockets - 47T rear
    WPS Lithium battery
    IMS Super Stock footpegs
    Small rear luggage rack
    Removed front fork side reflectors
    Removed passenger foot pegs and mounts
    Removed some decals
    Modified license tag mount
    White front fender
    White headlight cowl
    D-FLEX handguards
    LED headlight - soon

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    I think I have one brand or the other on all of my TW's (and other bikes). They all seem the same to me. I'm not a brand specific fellow...or can't remember to keep buying the same brand. Whatever! Soon have to put my ATV mitts on as it's getting chilly. Hand guards help keep the mitts from interfering with the clutch handle.

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    Hidden Content A ride in the woods helps me relax and release tension. The fact I'm dragging a body should be entirely irrelevant?

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