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technology is no longer just for jet fighters and
bombers. It's now available to you and I via Cycra's
Stealth Hand Shields. If you're all about motocross
you're probably getting ready to bail on this product
review. Besides Pastrana and the off-road crowd who
else runs with hand guards right? Well, perhaps that's
because there hasn't been a viable option for motocrossers...until
makes Cycra's Stealth handheld so unique? First, they
are not the "wrap-around bar-end" style
that is probably in your minds eye right now. These
guards mount to your handlebars and don't interfere
with your controls or your hands. They are designed
to protect your hands not your controls.
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Any CRF model.
Included: Everything required for installation.
mounting bracket is aluminum and contoured to mount
directly on the handlebars next to your normal controls.
It mounts very securely and moves the Stealth's shield
out far enough as to not restrict access to levers.
Since they do not wrap around to the bar ends there's
absolutely no chance you'll have issues there either.
plastic is of a high quality and the red matches well
with the stock Honda red plastics. The shape of the
shields isn't boring like so many others. If it's
possible for a hand guard shield to look "fast"
these definitely do.
design and quality
no interference with controls and hands
and easy installation
is quick and easy with only one exception. The stock
throttle housing has an extension that provides the
proper spacing from the front brake perch. In my opinion,
this is an obvious lawyer design "feature".
If the front brake perch were installed too close
to the throttle housing there wouldn't be enough clearance
to actuate the lever. Hence the "need" for
a spacer to make sure this doesn't happen at the factory
or with the consumer. To install the Cycra Stealth
Hand Guards you'll need to remove this extension.
This can easily be accomplished with the use of a
hacksaw and file. Once removed the hand guard mounts
quickly and easily.
the clutch side, you'll need to move the kill switch
to the other side of the guard mount to achieve maximum
hand shield coverage.
are absolutely the best hand guards for motocrossers
who are looking to keep fingers and knuckles from
becoming roost wreckage. The guard is adjustable allowing
them to be positioned to provide the best possible
protection. Their look and function are excellent.
They provide the roost protection you need without
making your bike look like a trail bike. Definitely
consider adding Cycra's Stealth Hand Guards if your
favorite tracks are laden with knuckle busting sized
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you ride with your controls in an extreme
upward position, your perches will force the
guard upward where they will provide little
Only Staff Review September 2005
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