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Old 08-05-2012, 08:10 AM   #7111
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I'm using the stock levers.
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:27 AM   #7112
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Stock levers, too.
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:17 PM   #7113
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Interesting because I have two different sets of hand guards (Moose and Acerbis) and my test fit shows they will both interfere with the stock length levers.

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Old 08-05-2012, 03:20 PM   #7114
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Yeah! More photos!

Let's see where you've been lately with those 351 kits, troublesome handguards, or big tanks!



'Switzerland Trail' last Monday. Historic old RR grade and classic easy ride above Boulder...


Nice! That's up by Nederland right? Seems a long way from the jungles of Malaysia!
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:45 PM   #7115
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Interesting because I have two different sets of hand guards (Moose and Acerbis) and my test fit shows they will both interfere with the stock length levers.

Jon...
I had to trim my levers a bit to fit with Cycra hand guards. When I get $25 or so with nothing better to spend it on, I'll order some short levers from here:

http://www.wheelingcyclesupply.com/s...11/index.shtml
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Old 08-05-2012, 04:12 PM   #7116
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Nice! That's up by Nederland right? Seems a long way from the jungles of Malaysia!

Yes indeed!
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:28 PM   #7117
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I had to trim my levers a bit to fit with Cycra hand guards. When I get $25 or so with nothing better to spend it on, I'll order some short levers from here:

http://www.wheelingcyclesupply.com/s...11/index.shtml
Are these the ones you are talking about?

----------------------------
OEM Replacement Levers
"Short" or "STD" OEM Replacement levers -Clutch and Brake !
----------------------------

Third item down the page in the link you provided.

If so, I'm assuming I would select the "08-" ones for a 2012 KLX250s

Is that correct?

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Old 08-05-2012, 07:08 PM   #7118
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Are these the ones you are talking about?

----------------------------
OEM Replacement Levers
"Short" or "STD" OEM Replacement levers -Clutch and Brake !
----------------------------

Third item down the page in the link you provided.

If so, I'm assuming I would select the "08-" ones for a 2012 KLX250s

Is that correct?

Thanks,

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I believe so. Looks like you need to order the clutch and brake separately. if you get them, please pos pics of them on the bike.
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:29 PM   #7119
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Interesting because I have two different sets of hand guards (Moose and Acerbis) and my test fit shows they will both interfere with the stock length levers.

Jon...
Yeah, I have Moose guards as well. I guess I should have mentioned that I did a whole bunch of tweaking to the guards to get them to fit right. If I hadn't tweaked the guards, there was interference with the levers. I guess it goes without saying that I also have the perches as far in on the bar as they can go.
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:59 PM   #7120
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Update:

Not wanting to give up I went back out and worked on the guard / lever fitting. I got them on with the stock levers but they will still need tweaking because I'm not happy with the clearance for the clutch cable and brake line.

I think some spacers and a little bending will take care of the clearance issues. As it is now the levers sit about 1/2" to 3/4" below the metal hoop of the guard with the guard sitting level. Nothing is binding when I turn the bars full lock but the right guard is making contact with the brake line at the master cylinder.

Sorry no pictures.......it got dark before I finished for the night.

I still may end up getting short levers but will work on the clearance issues first. I won't be able to get back to it until next weekend but once I finish it all up I'll post up some pictures.

Edit: I almost forgot to mention that I also installed some ProTaper SE CR High Bend bars at the same time.

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Old 08-06-2012, 08:54 AM   #7121
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I had Tusk hand guards on at first, moved those over to the KLR, and have Bark Busters on now. Shortened the stock levers with a hack saw and cleaned up with grinder and wire wheel, then used marine-grade heat shrink tubing to fashion "buttons." I liked it so much did the same to the KLR.
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:08 PM   #7122
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Yeah! More photos!
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:57 PM   #7123
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I trimmed my clutch lever a bit. For the right side I rooted through my collection of assorted bolts and found a stud as a custom mounting that made some clearance for the brake fitting at the master cylinder. I also detensioned the banjo ever so slightly which allowed a change of angle without having to bleed the front brake.

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Old 08-10-2012, 12:41 AM   #7124
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After installing some ZETA Armor handguards, the front brake line was chafing against the front left blinker, so it had to go.

I decided to go with the ZETA integrated l.e.d. blinkers which you can buy as an option for the ZETA XC potectors which in turn fit the armour handguards. But ever since I switched out the stock blinkers for these, they flash at least twice as fast a bit uncontrollably. The front and rear blinkers still flash in sinc, but way to quick.

How do I fix this ? What do I have to buy and where do I have to put/install it ? (on which leads ?) My knowledge of "electric stuff" is very low, so please explain thouroughly.

The 1 sheet manual that came with the blinkers gives 2 options that may solve the problem, but I have no idea what they are, let alone which to get:
  1. L.E.D. Registor Wire (enables power to be adjusted to "blink" turn signals correctly)
  2. L.E.D. IC Relay (Relay for Correcting power to the L.E.D. making it possible to operate at a low level of power.)




Any help here would be hot!
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:46 AM   #7125
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After installing some ZETA Armor handguards, the front brake line was chafing against the front left blinker, so it had to go.

I decided to go with the ZETA integrated l.e.d. blinkers which you can buy as an option for the ZETA XC potectors which in turn fit the armour handguards. But ever since I switched out the stock blinkers for these, they flash at least twice as fast a bit uncontrollably. The front and rear blinkers still flash in sinc, but way to quick.

How do I fix this ? What do I have to buy and where do I have to put/install it ? (on which leads ?) My knowledge of "electric stuff" is very low, so please explain thouroughly.

The 1 sheet manual that came with the blinkers gives 2 options that may solve the problem, but I have no idea what they are, let alone which to get:
  1. L.E.D. Registor Wire (enables power to be adjusted to "blink" turn signals correctly)
  2. L.E.D. IC Relay (Relay for Correcting power to the L.E.D. making it possible to operate at a low level of power.)




Any help here would be hot!
Install one of these in place of the stock flasher relay (located under the seat, on the right side):

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...+BLINKER+RELAY

It's plug and play, the LED blinkers work perfectly, and you don't have to mess with any wiring.
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