Toymaster Posted March 29 Share Posted March 29 (edited) Ok, I was an idiot and wasted money so I'm posting this to hopefully save someone time/money. I bought a T7 specific kit (which does not allow for much adjustment of lever location), didn't use the parts that are "bike specific" and bought other parts that I only knew I needed because of this forum. In short, my advice is buy a universal set and reuse the factory bar end hardware. On the barkbuster website I'd get the BHG-152 UNIVERSAL Hardware Kit -Two Point Mount (Tapered) - Barkbusters Moto The closest thing I could find stateside is this link Barkbusters Aluminum Handguard Kit Husqvarna Norden 901 2022-2023-2023 | 4% ($5.00) Off! - RevZilla and a ebay listing... Barkbusters VPS backbones and mounting hardware for tapered handlebars Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Barkbusters VPS backbones and mounting hardware for tapered handlebars at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products! Barkbusters Universal Two Point Mounted Handguards | Parts & Accessories | Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Shop for Handlebars & Controls, like Barkbusters Universal Two Point Mounted Handguards at Rocky Mountain ATV/MC. We have the best prices on dirt bike, atv and motorcycle parts, apparel and accessories and... Then whichever plastic guards you like. Will be cheaper than the route I did. To explain why.... Of the universal kit, below circled in red are the parts that are not included in the "bike specific" kit that you do need. I paid an outrageous price from them like $30 each. Discard the items circled in blue. On the bar end, the factory weight is heavier than the one you get in the T7 "bike specific" kit and I personally like the looks of the OEM one better anyway. The below is the beveled bolt that came with the kit, it was too long as the OEM bar weight is not drilled all the way through. I opted to cut the bolt, ~1/2" and use it. The inside of the OEM bar weight is a 12mm hex. What I did was use the metal spacer from the OEM plastic handguard, rotated 180 degrees, worked to support and center the screw. It is soft enough to conform to the 12mm hex. Tried the OEM screw first, which will work, but then decided to use the provided screw of the kit. You can also use the factory screw, it is button head instead of beveled however, there is plenty of mounting surface and would work very well. Below is a pic of the mating when I tired the OEM button head. Here is a link to the offset by themselves, no idea why they are that expensive. Last year they were 1/2 that price. Basically paid $50 more than I had to. Barkbusters Clamp Connector Spacer There are alternatives to the barkbuster offset, however you lose one pivot point. The BB offset has screws on both ends vs. the below cheaper pieces have no adjustment. RMATV sells some and these on ebay. 1-1/8" Tapered Evolution 2 Clamps Black Enduro Engineering 50-236B Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for 1-1/8" Tapered Evolution 2 Clamps Black Enduro Engineering 50-236B at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products! If I had to do it again, I'd buy this kit and be done with it. $175 and even has the bar skids included. I paid more, don't have the skids, and have parts I'll never use (face palm) Barkbusters Universal VPS Two Point Mounted Handguard Kit | Parts & Accessories | Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Shop for Handlebars & Controls, like Barkbusters Universal VPS Two Point Mounted Handguard Kit at Rocky Mountain ATV/MC. We have the best prices on dirt bike, atv and motorcycle parts, apparel and accessories and... Edited March 30 by Toymaster 2 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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