This is meant to be a walk through of the order page for HDB NexGen™ Handguards to assist in explaining the options while putting together your order.
The NexGen™ Handguards are our universal fit versions, they come in 2 sizes, for 7/8" handlebars and 1 1/8" tapered handlebars.
7/8" handlebars are 7/8" all along their length and typically have a cross bar. If your cross bar is welded to the 7/8" section or your bars are magnetic you have steel bars and they will need to be upgraded, see below.
1 1/8" tapered handlebars or fat bars taper from 1 1/8" where they bolt to the motorcycle at the handlebar clamps to 7/8" at the grips and controls. All known fat bars are aluminum.
To begin with you'll need aluminum handlebars, our threaded inserts are the best, most secure way of attaching the handguards to the bar ends, we support no other way. If your bars are steel, you will need to upgrade to aluminum bars.
Choose the color, Black, White, Orange, Blue, Red, Yellow or Green.
Let's talk about your bars for a moment, threaded inserts are by far the best mounting method out there, so we only support this form of mounting. To tap the bar ends the ID needs to be around 9/16", some bars will need to be drilled out before you can tap. HDB can do this free of charge.
Are your bars on the extreme side, very high, very low or a lot of pull back on the bar bend, then you’ll be looking at doing a bit of prebending of the guards prior to installation.
Woods guys, have you cut your bars down? Keep the tools out, although the HDB Guards can fit many bar bends without any modification, if you've cut your bars down too narrow, you might need to drill a new inboard mounting hole to attach to the swivel bosses.
Are they steel? Twin wall? They'll need our new 18mm inserts, we can tap them here and install the inserts, no charge, but you have to get them to us. HDB does not supply 18mm taps with any of the handguard sets or contact us about our loaner plan. Please be aware that even these do not work with all makes and models of steel bars.
If you’re interested in new bars or upgrading to Fat Bars (1 1/8” Dia.), they’re next. We pretap the bar ends and install the threaded inserts for you.
We currently only offer cockpit parts anodized, no longer offer the guards in black, please see the drop down menu.
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