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    Default Modifying my Honda Hornet 160R with KTM Duke handle guard

    Hello Hornet users,

    I recently brought KTM Duke handle guard to fix it with my Hornet. If anyone of you have fit this before please help me with how I can fit this.
    The problem here is hornet does not have bar end weights like other bikes or similar to Duke. So the mechanic asked me to weld a piece of metal that can hold the bar end weights from Duke or Pulsar. If I don't weld this, the handle guard will not be fitting the bike as it gets in contact with the clutch. Is there any other way other than welding?

    Help me.

    Thanks,
    Sagar
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    Default Re: Modifying my Honda Hornet 160R with KTM Duke handle guard

    Thread approved.

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    Default Re: Modifying my Honda Hornet 160R with KTM Duke handle guard

    Quote Originally Posted by SagarSamal17 View Post
    Hello Hornet users,

    I recently brought KTM Duke handle guard to fix it with my Hornet. If anyone of you have fit this before please help me with how I can fit this.
    The problem here is hornet does not have bar end weights like other bikes or similar to Duke. So the mechanic asked me to weld a piece of metal that can hold the bar end weights from Duke or Pulsar. If I don't weld this, the handle guard will not be fitting the bike as it gets in contact with the clutch. Is there any other way other than welding?

    Help me.

    Thanks,
    Sagar
    A bit if common sense is all you need.

    Honda commuters generally come with a pair of plastic bar end inserts. Get a pair and then drill holes in them, then attach them to the handguard using a sizeable bolt such that the nut locks inside the bar end, now insert bar end on motorcycle and clamp the other side down.

    This is how I'd installed them on my CT100B, though instead of the crappy plastic KTM ones I'd gone for metal reinforced ones from Acerbis.

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    Default Re: Modifying my Honda Hornet 160R with KTM Duke handle guard

    Heyy,

    If I imagine what you just suggested me, I can all think of a long handle from the sides which doesn't make any sense. And doing this sort of 'jugaad' will not be usable in future.
    From my past experience, I have broken few bar ends from Honda as these are only plastics and can easily be broken when gets in contact with the wall which parking. They cannot support the KTM handle guard and i need something that will look good and is also rigid in the same time.

    Anyways thanks for your suggestion.

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    Default Re: Modifying my Honda Hornet 160R with KTM Duke handle guard

    Quote Originally Posted by SagarSamal17 View Post
    Heyy,

    If I imagine what you just suggested me, I can all think of a long handle from the sides which doesn't make any sense. And doing this sort of 'jugaad' will not be usable in future.
    From my past experience, I have broken few bar ends from Honda as these are only plastics and can easily be broken when gets in contact with the wall which parking. They cannot support the KTM handle guard and i need something that will look good and is also rigid in the same time.

    Anyways thanks for your suggestion.
    On its own the Honda bar end cap is crap.

    Hence why I mentioned drilling and inserting a metal bolt. The cap just acts as a filler the rest of the load would be on the nut inserted inside the cap.

    The KTM ones are plastic they would break before the modified bar ends go for a toss, the Acerbis on mine are metal reinforced and I've had quite a few spills yet they hold to get her well.


    This was the cheap way. If you don't mind spending some moolah then get yourself a pair of RTR bar ends, they're insert type but made out of metal rather than the flimsy Honda ones.
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    Default Re: Modifying my Honda Hornet 160R with KTM Duke handle guard

    Quote Originally Posted by ashwinprakas View Post
    On its own the Honda bar end cap is crap.

    Hence why I mentioned drilling and inserting a metal bolt. The cap just acts as a filler the rest of the load would be on the nut inserted inside the cap.

    The KTM ones are plastic they would break before the modified bar ends go for a toss, the Acerbis on mine are metal reinforced and I've had quite a few spills yet they hold to get her well.


    This was the cheap way. If you don't mind spending some moolah then get yourself a pair of RTR bar ends, they're insert type but made out of metal rather than the flimsy Honda ones.
    Is the Acerbis handle guard metal alloy? Something like this one - TRP TRADERS Black Universal Motorcycle Hand Guard, Knuckle Guards (Pack of 2) https://www.amazon.in/dp/B07QYRF4CF/..._ll7EDbHXMJP92

    Can you share some pics of how you bolted the sides?

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