Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Eagle County, CO
I dont currently have these installed but plan to add them this winter and have done a lot of reading on them. And have had Barkbuster Storm handguards for a while, the Storm does a very good job of deflecting the wind
The lights install on the barkbusters without any mods to the structure of the hand-guard, but if you fall the corner of the lights could get smashed I think. I think the aluminum piece you refer to is integral to the handguard and nothing would stay on if it were removed, so the hand protection isnt going to be compromised by adding the lights. Barkbuster would be pretty foolish if adding lights took away the initial function of the product.
On Twisted Throttle they sell inline resistors so that the turn signals flash at the proper rate with the rest of the turn signals, extra $20 but worth it for those not excited about wiring in the first place.
I am interested in seeing how bright these are, the running light and turn signal should be a great combo for visibility. Good luck with your install!
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