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Re: Fitting Barkbuster Handguards to a K1300S (with Helibars!)
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2016, 07:28:57 pm »
Yep, got the MoT in the morning and mine will going back on after that ready for the sweltering winter to come  8)

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Re: Fitting Barkbuster Handguards to a K1300S (with Helibars!)
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Re: Fitting Barkbuster Handguards to a K1300S (with Helibars!)
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2019, 02:39:26 pm »
I know this is an old thread but...
This happened!






Still needs minor tweaking to eliminate a minimal rub against the speedo bezel by the LHS handguard on full right lock. Will post better pics when I've eliminated that issue.

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Re: Fitting Barkbuster Handguards to a K1300S (with Helibars!)
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2019, 09:27:35 pm »
Nice one!

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Re: Fitting Barkbuster Handguards to a K1300S (with Helibars!)
« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2019, 01:06:00 pm »
can you add link for the hand guards and led please.
Trying to find these for ages.
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Re: Fitting Barkbuster Handguards to a K1300S (with Helibars!)
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2019, 02:04:46 pm »
Mmm, those let's are great
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Re: Fitting Barkbuster Handguards to a K1300S (with Helibars!)
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2019, 05:50:58 pm »
Here's the LINK
https://chainspeed.co.uk/barkbusters-stm-007-universal-handguards-with-handlebar-end-mounting-6mm-or-8mm/

I went for the VPS model as it's adjustable in terms of the wind protection.
I'm not convinced the Storm would fit with stock K13s bars.

LED Running Lights are here
https://chainspeed.co.uk/barkbusters-led-white-running-light-kit-for-storm-vps-pair/

LED Indicators are here if you're so inclined
https://chainspeed.co.uk/barkbusters-led-indicator-kit-for-storm-vps-pair/

Service from Chainspeed was top notch.
They called me next day to confirm what I ordered was actually what I wanted/needed (international call remember) and I had the goodies in my hands within 2 days.
« Last Edit: February 08, 2019, 05:54:50 pm by howlindawg »
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Re: Fitting Barkbuster Handguards to a K1300S (with Helibars!)
« Reply #22 on: February 09, 2019, 04:04:22 pm »
We've got them here too, and the price is exactly the same, great news .
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Re: Fitting Barkbuster Handguards to a K1300S (with Helibars!)
« Reply #23 on: February 09, 2019, 10:36:10 pm »
It's meant to be bad luck to keep Xmas decorations up / alight after Twelfth Night... :)

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Re: Fitting Barkbuster Handguards to a K1300S (with Helibars!)
« Reply #24 on: February 10, 2019, 04:42:42 pm »
Still needs minor tweaking to eliminate a minimal rub against the speedo bezel by the LHS handguard on full right lock.

Rubbing issue now sorted.

Nothing fancy needed, I just bent the end of the mount back about 8mm towards the bars and there's ample clearance.



And the full Christmas Tree effect, just for Brian.



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« Last Edit: February 10, 2019, 08:53:16 pm by howlindawg »
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Re: Fitting Barkbuster Handguards to a K1300S (with Helibars!)
« Reply #25 on: February 10, 2019, 09:46:10 pm »
...my car is already drifting across the white line toward you and I'm not gonna die...

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Re: Fitting Barkbuster Handguards to a K1300S (with Helibars!)
« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2019, 12:24:21 pm »

words and bright lights

No excuses for SMIDSY here!

'They' never need an excuse for SMIDSY!

I like the idea of hand guards, maybe without the lights i'd like them with my entirely subjective tastes. But either way, you gots to get the kelvins lined up boyo! :P
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Re: Fitting Barkbuster Handguards to a K1300S (with Helibars!)
« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2019, 01:15:02 pm »
Is there a danger of your front indicators being overwhelmed?

It came to mind because it occurred to me that strip LEDS along the mirrors would work, but they would need to dim/switch off when indicating.
(When I say 'work', I mean you would be big & bright, but possibly look like a small car, or a big car a long way away, c.f. https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/MMiKyfd6hA0.)


But either way, you gots to get the kelvins lined up boyo! :P

Kelvins - had to think about that for a bit. Agreed!

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Re: Fitting Barkbuster Handguards to a K1300S (with Helibars!)
« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2019, 08:14:41 pm »
Turn signals are still clearly visible. There's enough distance between the LEDs and indicators for them to appear as discrete light sources and the LEDs are angled down to avoid glare.

Barkbusters missed a trick there though. They could have had Bi-colour LEDs that switched from white position lights to strobing orange turn signals as required.

The motolights on the forks are a tight 8 degree beam and angled for a 2 inch fall over 25ft so no glare from them either.
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Re: Fitting Barkbuster Handguards to a K1300S (with Helibars!)
« Reply #29 on: February 11, 2019, 08:26:27 pm »
But either way, you gots to get the kelvins lined up boyo! :P


With LED, HID and Halogen it's a Kelvin free for all!  8)
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