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Added 3 Farkles Today - 1 Problem

Added 3 Farkles - Vario Wing, Barkbuster Storms and a Kaoko Cruise Control



The problem is with the Barkbuster on the throttle side. The Kaoko adds just enough on the end of the handlebar to put the Barkbuster handlebar support right into the brake reservoir. I can make it work, however it makes the barkbuster lower than I would like compared to the clutch side.



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Can you add an extension piece to the bark buster (such as the mirror extension bracket)? Post good pics when done , got a blue one myself
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Time for some galfer lines.... and then mount the lines above the hand guard bracket...

question too. are you using the stock bar end weights? what if you changed out the bar end weights to move the hand guard over more?
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Time for some galfer lines.... and then mount the lines above the hand guard bracket...

question too. are you using the stock bar end weights? what if you changed out the bar end weights to move the hand guard over more?
I am using the bar end weights that came with the Barkbuster Kit for the Versys.
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I would brake loose the banjo bolt and move the lines to ontop of the BB or moving the front break lever up
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I thought the Kaoko for use with the Barkbusters replaced the bar end weight on the throttle side.....
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I thought the Kaoko for use with the Barkbusters replaced the bar end weight on the throttle side.....
I tried that, but the end screw bottomed out before getting everything tight.
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Looks like the brake reservoir bolt is not allowing the barkbuster to clear and come up.

You could put a small nut at the barkbuster's allen bolt to clear the brake reservoir bolt.( cheaper)
Or you could buy longer barkbuster extension piece to clear the same.

Or lower down the left barkbuster to match the right.


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Do you have to have the bar end weight?

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Do you have to have the bar end weight?

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I thought I did... but now that you brought it up, I dont think I do. I just took a look at a sample image on twistedthrottle (where I bought the Kaoko).



The picture shows it mounted without the bar end. I tried this, however as I mentioned before, when I went to tighten everything up, the bar end bolt bottomed out before getting tight.

Since this Kaoko Kit was made specifically for Barkbusters, I am surprised it did not come with a short bolt to compensate.... or am I doing something wrong here?

Update: The resistance I mentioned about tightening the bar end bolt was probably due to some residual lock-tite. Donn is right, the bar end weight is not needed on the Kaoko side. Everything is now hunkie-dorie!

Thanks Donn!

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I'd call Twisted Throttle. They are usually very helpful & knowledgeable.
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Just found your thread to see what you ended up with. glad it worked out. I have the road guards on my bike only good for wind protection and want a stronger set up like yo have there. Nice to know it will work.

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Here is my solution for using the stock end weights with Kaoko. Takes a bit of work with the dremel...but worth it. I have since then, went back and cleaned up the edges a bit.
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Here is my solution for using the stock end weights with Kaoko. Takes a bit of work with the dremel...but worth it.

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