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BrushGuards Acerbis vs FRP

Post by gtoron » 02:03 pm Jun 04 2006

OK KDXperts.
What do you guys recommed? Looking for overall fit least amount of headach to install and quality.

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Post by krazyinski » 03:41 pm Jun 04 2006

I like the Acerbis brush guards easy no hassle. offers a great deal of protection for me and the bike. they don't move much when you go down.
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Post by Colorado Mike » 04:47 pm Jun 04 2006

I actually hate the Acerbis ones. They're on my kid's CRF, and I am constantly jacking with them. the inside bar parts are the lamest metal made, and the outer plastic parts aren't replaceable , so they expect you to buy whole new bar gaurds when the plastic needs to be replaced. I never used the Fredette ones, but I recomend the Tusk units, mine have taken some huge impacts and never broken the mounts. I'm currently using the Cycra Pro bend ones, they seem well made, but no big impacts yet so I don't know how strong they are. The inside bar mounts seem very strong, and the other end mounts to the triple tree, so it keeps the bars less cluttered. I went with these when I converted to KX forks. The other nice thing about the Cycras is they don't interfere with the end of the clutch lever since they're kinda wiggly, hopefully that bend won't make them too weak.

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Post by canyncarvr » 02:28 pm Jun 05 2006

Acerbis? Not a good product, don't work, not worth the money. IMO. I've used them.

Or...what CM said.

I have not used them on my bike...but my research brought me to Cycra's as my next setup. I've talked to riders that use them and dealers that sell them...they have very favorable opinions of the Cycra stuff.

Some fabrication may be required...I recall some Cycra models are not available for the KDX.

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Post by Green Hornet » 03:04 pm Jun 05 2006

I have the FRP, they have taken good hits and have not bent a bit. The bruch guards are nice & wide also. I you have aftermarket bars, you will have to get the wider inserts that insert into the grip/bar area. Let Jeff know when you order, I did'nt but had a pair around. Also, I have my bars cut down to 30.5 inches and they fit tight. Might be able to go 30 inches, but thats it. Leave the brackets loose when installing, get them positioned and tighten.
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Post by canyncarvr » 03:14 pm Jun 05 2006

The FRP units are Enduro Engineering guards...correct?

Just to help keep names of stuff straight....

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Post by Indawoods » 03:22 pm Jun 05 2006

I thought they were MSR's.... look the same anyway.
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Post by Green Hornet » 03:27 pm Jun 05 2006

They do look almost identical.
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Post by kdennan » 08:52 pm Jun 05 2006

I think FRP is the first thing I buy everytime or something he uses/sells next.
I did, however go for the Cycra Pro-Bends and they are nice! I had always use Acerbis on previous rigs and the Moose/everyone else style one time recently. I liked everything and now have moved on to something better. No problems mounting up to my 7/8"s Pro-Tapers. They make a model that attaches directly to the top clamp, but I no likey!

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Post by crazybrit » 01:58 am Jun 07 2006

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Indawoods wrote:I thought they were MSR's.... look the same anyway.
MSR D'Flectors are made by EE (says so on the back of the item). Moose also. I think EE makes them for Fredette also.

The only difference is in the plastic deflectors. They all seem custom. The Moose ones being available in two different sizes.

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Post by quailchaser » 03:08 am Jun 07 2006

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MSR D'Flectors are made by EE (says so on the back of the item). Moose also. I think EE makes them for Fredette also.

The only difference is in the plastic deflectors. They all seem custom. The Moose ones being available in two different sizes.

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Correct! Moose and MSR do not make thier own stuff. Moose is Parts Unlimited's "Brand" product. MSR is Tucker Rocky's. As another example: MSR & Moose skid plates are made by UTAH sport cycle (actually that is not the manufacturing name of the company...for some reason it has slipped my mind)

I was running the Moose Alum on the KDX with Cycra plastic. I've got Cycra Probend Pro taper mounts on the KX. Both have taken hard hits and have held up well. For the money...the Moose/MSR/Fredette are great choices. I prefer the Cycra's for the same reason as Mike--that and they look "cool".

Scott's has the import rights to Acerbis. Scott's is a great company to deal with and builds/sells great quaility products with great support. Although I like Acerbis for many of thier products...I'm not a huge fan of thier most of thier handguard systems. The flag type handguards(read...MX roost guards) they sell are great---For MX roost. The rest of thier off-road handguard systems are more expensive than most other companies' better quality handguard systems.
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Post by Green Hornet » 07:15 am Jun 07 2006

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canyncarvr wrote:The FRP units are Enduro Engineering guards...correct?

Just to help keep names of stuff straight....
Fredette claimed to make the guards back when, I don't know about now, but outside of the brush guard, yeah they look close. I would think when a person comes up with a design they farm it out or sell the designs.
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Post by crazybrit » 11:11 am Jun 07 2006

As another example: MSR & Moose skid plates are made by UTAH sport cycle (actually that is not the manufacturing name of the company...for some reason it has slipped my mind)
D. H. Gibbs IIRC

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