CRF300L Handguard Guide - For Stock Handlebars
CRF300L Handguard Guide - For Stock Handlebars
CRF300L Handguard Guide - For Stock Handlebars
CRF300L Handguard Guide - For Stock Handlebars
CRF300L Handguard Guide - For Stock Handlebars

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Handguards are one of the most popular modifications for dual sport bikes like the Honda CRF300L. Handguards will protect your hands and the bikes controls from trail hazards, plus they can help prevent damage if you crash or drop your bike. Another side benefit is that they offer a bit of wind protection in cooler weather.

The standard CRF300L comes from the factory with handlebars that have threaded inserts in the ends, and the CRF300L Rally handlebars have bar end weights installed in the ends. This makes installing universal fitting handguards a little more difficult than with a standard hollow end handlebar. Here are a couple options on fitting handguards to your stock CRF300L handlebars...

OPTION #1: Barkbusters Handguard Kit
Barkbusters has specific handguard kits designed to fit the stock CRF300L and CRF300L Rally with no modifications to the stock handlebars. They include specific mounting hardware designed to work with the CRF300L stock handlebars...

  • Barkbusters Handguard Kit Honda CRF300L

    OPTION #2: Modify Stock Handlebars to allow fitment of universal handguards
    If you want to use a standard universal handguard kit like those from Zeta, Acerbis, Cycra on your CRF300L, you will need to modify the stock handlebars. For the regular CRF300L, you will need to drill and re-tap the threads that are in the inserts in the ends of the handlebars. For the CRF300L Rally, you will need to pull out the handlebars weights in the ends of the handlebars.

    The stock CRF300L (non Rally model) handlebars have threaded inserts in the ends, so you cannot use the handlebar insert kits that come with universal style handguards. Those insert kits typically have a long bolt that goes through an insert and has a nut on the end that, when tightened, expands the insert to grip the inside of the handlebar and hold the end of the handguard tight.

    Here's what we did to our bikes stock handlebars.... we drilled and tapped the handlebar inserts out so that they would accept the M8 x 1.25 bolts that come with most universal handguards. Once we drilled and tapped those inserts, we were able to install Zeta Armor handguards using their included M8 x 1.25 bolts to attach the handguards to the end of the handlebar, and then used the included 7/8" handlebar clamps to attach the in-board part of the handguard to the handlebar (and that's what you see in the photos above).

    One last thing, if your CRF has a closed end on the throttle tube/grip, you will need to cut/trim the end of it off to allow access to the end of the handlebar for the handguard insert. If you don't want to trim the throttle tube and grip, we do offer an aluminum G2 Tamer Throttle tube that has a removable endcap on it, and we usually pair that with a pair of Pro Taper Pillow Top grips.

    The following handguards should work well on the stock CRF300L Handlebars once you've drilled/tapped the handlebar inserts as described above... and they will work on the CRF300L Rally once you remove the handlebar weights inside the ends of the handlebars...

  • Zeta Armor Handguard Package

  • Zeta Adventure Armor Handguards

    If you've installed aftermarket aluminum handlebars on your CRF300L, we have a separate handguard guide you can view by clicking here.

    When adding handguards to the bike, many of our customers will also replace their grips, mirrors, etc. Since you're removing some of these items when adding the handguards, its much easier to do it at the same time rather than later. Some of these products are listed below...
  • CRF300L DoubleTake Enduro Mirror Package
  • CRF300L Supermoto Mirrors
  • CRF300L Zeta Pivot Levers
  • Pro Taper Pillow Top Grips
  • Renthal Tapered Dual-Compound MX Grips
  • G2 Tamer Throttle Tube for CRF300L

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