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Offline OneBlackDog

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Barkbuster Installation - I did it!
« on: Jul 13, 2020, 04:09 AM »
Well folks, it was a cold & cloudy day with a chilling breeze and the threat of rain in the hills...

So I gathered my thoughts, the packet of Barkbuster bits & some tools.


Everything that I think I will need

6mm Allen key to remove the bar-end weight;
5mm Allen key (one for the driver & a T-handle), 10mm spanner & a JIS screwdriver; and, of course, some lock-tite.

And finally, the day, the hour, the minute, to fit the Barkbusters had come upon me. Finally.


The bar-end weight - held in with lots of lock-tite


The bar-end without weight

Loosley place the handlebar clamp. It fits just above the cable/wire locator.


The shorter bolt goes to the front - through the clamp connector


Shorter bolt to the front, longer bolt to the rear


Longer bolt

Attach (loosely) the handguard backbone



And finally, attach the backbone to the handlebar end - use the new bar-end weight.



So far so good.

Offline OneBlackDog

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Re: Barkbuster Installation - I did it!
« Reply #1 on: Jul 13, 2020, 04:41 AM »
And on with the show - sorry, just a series of pictures this time - I couldn't be bothered making a video.

Hand tighten all the bolts, just enough to hold everything in place, but loose enough to allow some movement as the final adjustment & tightening is done.

The instructions are very specific about the tightening order.

Position the backbone so that it is horizontal (when viewed from the side when the bike is on a flat surface) & start by tightening the bolt through the backbone & into the bar-end.


I put threadlock on this

Tighten the bolt through the other end of the backbone into the connector.


And I put threadlock on this one too

And now, tighten the front clamp bolt through the connector - a bit awkward to get the spanner on, but I found the angled ring-end to be helpful. (I have just found a small print note on the instructions that claims that the nut will pull into a recessed hole & therefore there is no need for a spanner. Mine didn't)

And finally, tighten the rear (longer bolt) through the clamp. The ring spanner wouldn't fit, but the open end did.



Not done yet!

Check that you did it right - turn the handlebars fully and check for clearance - there's not much.





Since I did it right, now it's time to install the wind guards. As you are screwing into the aluminium backbone you need quite a bit of force which is why I use a quality JIS driver. Start with the inner screw, then clip the guard over the backbone & install the outer screw. When you are happy with the position, tighten both the screws.





DONE!


Roll on Tuesday - the forecast is for a beautiful sunny day and I can not work... so ride day it is!

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Re: Barkbuster Installation - I did it!
« Reply #2 on: Jul 13, 2020, 06:38 AM »
Fitted 2012






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Re: Barkbuster Installation - I did it!
« Reply #3 on: Jul 13, 2020, 11:52 AM »
That's one of the clearest instruction posts on here.

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Good work fella.  :028:

Offline OneBlackDog

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Re: Barkbuster Installation - I did it!
« Reply #4 on: Jul 14, 2020, 07:36 AM »
*Originally Posted by jonnster71 [+]
That's one of the clearest instruction posts on here.

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Good work fella.  :028:

Thanks, don't worry - my standards will drop over time  :008:

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Re: Barkbuster Installation - I did it!
« Reply #5 on: Jul 14, 2020, 08:47 AM »
I hope they drop quickly, I think it took longer to read than it did to install them.

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Re: Barkbuster Installation - I did it!
« Reply #6 on: Jul 14, 2020, 09:08 AM »
*Originally Posted by Stewie [+]
I hope they drop quickly, I think it took longer to read than it did to install them.

I always knew you were a pictures man and didn't like reading the words.
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Re: Barkbuster Installation - I did it!
« Reply #7 on: Jul 14, 2020, 10:28 AM »
*Originally Posted by Stewie [+]
I hope they drop quickly, I think it took longer to read than it did to install them.


Read slowly  :008:



and use a Boris Johnston accent if it gets boring

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