What size do I need?
The size charts on this site's product pages
list the widest bars that each size Bar-Harness and Bar-Harness II will fit. They will fit any bar of that size or smaller, measured from end to end of the bar including any bar-end weights or caps.
Is there a way to use the original Bar-Harness without scrunching my grips?
The problem can be minimized by rotating the cuffs down and forward toward your tie-down points and ALL THE WAY ON so that when you tighten your tie-downs the cuff is already in the final position and won't have a tendancy to pull the grips with it. Also keep in mind that the Bar-Harness shouldn't be over-tightened. Compressing the fork spring half way is plenty. Bt the way... The Bar-Harness II uses a hard Polycarbonate "cup" that eliminates that problem.
Are there any tips in caring for the Bar-Harness?
Yes. The three "S"'s to avoid are... Sun, Solvent and Sharp edges. The sun's untraviolet rays tend to damage most man made fibers over time, including polyester and nylon. Polyester seems to withstand untraviolet damage better than nylon which is why we use the more expensive polyester webbing and thread, but your Bar-Harness should last longer than the average motorcycle if it's stored out of the sun and washed only in mild detergents, never solvent. It goes without saying that sharp edges will damage any webbing.
I know that plastic gets brittle and breaks in the sun. Should I worry about the Bar-Harness II?
The Bar-Harness II is made of glass filled injection molded polycarbonate which is very resistant to the sun's UV rays, but to get the longest possible life out of your Bar-Harness II store it out of the sun. The Bar-Harness II also has a built-in safety feature, It has a steel "D" ring molded into the cup that internally connects the webbing to the handlebar. If the cup ever gets damaged or broken there is still a steel backup inside to keep your bike from coming loose.