Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: East TN and NOVA
the CTX700 handle bar is tapered. didn't even notice until someone told me.
that means not every Handguard kit will work.
also explains why when using the bike finder on Barkbusters website the only thing that came up for the CTX700 were single point mounts.
but I think I can make a Barkbusters kit work
and keep my OEM bar end weights
it involves al longer bolt for the bar end that will go through the thick aluminum of the hand guard, and through the OEM bar end weight.
and it involves some judicial work with a Dremel on the handle bar clamp to open up the clamp enough to fit the tapering larger diameter of the bar.
I saw another set of guards that looked interesting. not a 2 point mount. but fairly robust. The Cycra Rebound Handguard. Its a single point mount flag style Handguard but it looks tough, and there is video of some guy bashing one repeatedly with a big stick.
don't much like the looks of Cycra, but that is a minor thing.
another thing I realized about the cheap plastic hand guards you can see on the Outie555 vid is there is no easy escape for the hands in case of a rapid unintentional dismount. that is the purpose of the swoop down frames and clear sides on most of the better hand guards.