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Old 09-25-2012, 11:27 AM   #226
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Just started installing new pro tapers last night. cr high bend with adapters which gave me about 3/4 in rise on the bars.
Cool, 1-1/8" ? . Want to add the Renthal Fat Bars as I seen on RideVictoria's WR to do away with the crossbar. He didn't add an adapter though, just the Highway Dirtbikes top clamp . Thought the WR also came with 7/8" bars stock.
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:54 AM   #227
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:17 PM   #228
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Joe they are pro taper 1&1/8 bars. pretty positive the adapters would be only way the new bars are way larger. The bonus is I can stand up on it way easier and the crossbar is gone too
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:09 PM   #229
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Looked at one today in the dealers here in UK. Quite impressed by what is in my eyes, a funky commuter bike, does have some good points. The sign on the bike is rekoning 90mpg.. quite an impressive figure although real world riding, will almost definately see a lesser figure. Seemed a good ride height with enough suspension travel and very well balanced. Big lump of an engine mind. The frame looked like it will need a new coat after a couple of years and definately needs new bars.. they look like they are made of cheese!!
I guess it will suit a gentle bimbler, probably over 45 year old and wanting to be getting away from hustle and bustle, rather than riding it like they stole it. not bad for what it is mind, in a couple of years second hand will be fairly cheap and be ok.
Do wonder at what speed they like to do a road mind, may have a test ride if I can get around to it
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:18 PM   #230
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Just started installing new pro tapers last night. cr high bend with adapters which gave me about 3/4 in rise on the bars.
I want to replace the bars on mine, can't decide on 11/8 or 7/8. I won't be riding it hard off road. All the ram mount balls I have are 7/8. Did you have any issues with cables etc?

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Old 09-25-2012, 07:37 PM   #231
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Where are you guys getting your oil filters? My local dealer didn't even have it in there system. Of course we call them Honda Worst for a reason. Are they that incompetent? I'd like to purchase about 6.
Just so you know its the same filter as CBR250R filter...
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:46 PM   #232
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Bars are done! Just gotta figure out where to put the mounts for phone and go-pro
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:57 PM   #233
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yyz I went with 1-1/8 pro taper cr high bends. See my pic below this is the only mod I needed to do with the throttle cables, it was tight in the retainer with bars full left but did not mess with the idle just took up 100% of the free play. I am overall happy with it, the adapters for the big bars gave me about 3/4 in height I needed to stand in comfort
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:14 PM   #234
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roxy 2" swivel bar risers work perfect with no mods and using stock bars is a 10 minute job
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:38 AM   #235
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One thing to keep in mind about intake and exhaust mods is not to focus solely on top end horsepower figures. Most 4-stroke engines respond very well to these mods for the improvement of throttle response, low end torque, and overall driveability enjoyment. A handful of small but important mods might indeed only add a couple of horsepower, but where, when, and how that power is distributed in the powerband is what can make a given bike much more pleasurable and useful depending on how you ride... ...The Honda is probably going to respond in similar if not exact manner to the type of intake and exhaust mods that many apply to the WRR and KLX. There's no requirement for owners of these bikes to apply any of these mods, but don't poo-poo them based on a personal bias.
Sure, I don't doubt that some improvements could be made - although when the majority of the reports here seem to suggest owners are very happy with the fueling/power response as stock, it doesn't seem to make a lot of sense to buy a $4000 bike, and put a $700 exhaust on it?

As I said in my post you quoted - I'm all for swapping out parts if they help to reduce weight and improve performance, but was questioning why anyone would want to swap an exhaust to simply 'make the bike louder'?

My response was initially to the youtube link a couple of pages back which showed a very loud aftermarket exhaust - my point in all of this was simply that fitting dual-sport bikes with excessively loud pipes and riding them in public areas is going to get [more] trails closed down...

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Old 09-26-2012, 02:39 AM   #236
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Sure, I don't doubt that some improvements could be made - although when the majority of the reports here seem to suggest owners are very happy with the fueling/power response as stock, it doesn't seem to make a lot of sense to buy a $4000 bike, and put a $700 exhaust on it?
Does it really make sense to ride a motorcycle when you're so much more protected in a car?

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My response was initially to the youtube link a couple of pages back which showed a very loud aftermarket exhaust - my point in all of this was simply that fitting dual-sport bikes with excessively loud pipes and riding them in public areas is going to get [more] trails closed down...
Do you really think loud exhausts are what's closing down public riding areas? Oh boy.
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:06 AM   #237
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Do you really think loud exhausts are what's closing down public riding areas? Oh boy.
Loud exhausts alienate trail riders from the general public, farmers and the like. They also lead to tighter noise regulations and heavier exhaust systems.

It's a look at me thing for twats when all is said and done.
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:18 AM   #238
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I'm not an owner yet, but I'm pretty set on getting this bike. So I've been following this thread closely.

Glad to see the aftermarket picking up with this bike!

I'm hoping to be able to pick one up sometime next year.
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:47 AM   #239
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Loud exhausts alienate trail riders from the general public, farmers and the like. They also lead to tighter noise regulations and heavier exhaust systems.

It's a look at me thing for twats when all is said and done.
Aside from the fact that trails are not where you'll find the general public, the general public has little to nothing to do with closures of public riding areas.

Some people like loud, others don't. I'm sure if you stop calling one side twats, they will stop calling you a fuck face.
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:56 AM   #240
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I'm not an owner yet, but I'm pretty set on getting this bike. So I've been following this thread closely.

Glad to see the aftermarket picking up with this bike!

I'm hoping to be able to pick one up sometime next year.
Good for you Shooter! It's a great little bike and the more people who own one, the less BS about other junk will be in this thread.
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