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Old 03-06-2011, 09:00 AM   #20311
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Question WR250R/X Crash Bars anyone?

I have this idea to make crash bars for the WR250R/X. I need to know how much interest there is for these to go ahead. Some initial ideas:
1) Complete bolt on
2) Use OEM mounting points
3) Powder coated
4) Provide place to mount driving lights
5) Ultimate radiator protection
6) All TIG welded DOM Steel tubing

Here are some quick views of how they will look:




So, any thoughts? How much would you be willing to spend? Options?

I am pretty confident I can bring this to market but I need to know what you guys think/want before I jump into this. Also, to the Safari tank owners, how much wider is that compared to the stock shrouds? Would you folks be interested as well?

Thanks!
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Old 03-06-2011, 09:09 AM   #20312
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Ivan,
I am interested but like a lot of folks I'm waiting for the IMS 4.5 gallon tank. Dimensions unknown.
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Old 03-06-2011, 09:18 AM   #20313
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Ivan,
I am interested but like a lot of folks I'm waiting for the IMS 4.5 gallon tank. Dimensions unknown.
BTW, any new word on the new 4.5 tank??
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Old 03-06-2011, 09:27 AM   #20314
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BTW, any new word on the new 4.5 tank??
Nothing good, here-say is it's been put off by IMS while they work on a project for a factory tank.
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Old 03-06-2011, 09:39 AM   #20315
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I have this idea to make crash bars for the WR250R/X. I need to know how much interest there is for these to go ahead. Some initial ideas:
1) Complete bolt on
2) Use OEM mounting points
3) Powder coated
4) Provide place to mount driving lights
5) Ultimate radiator protection
6) All TIG welded DOM Steel tubing

Here are some quick views of how they will look:




So, any thoughts? How much would you be willing to spend? Options?

I am pretty confident I can bring this to market but I need to know what you guys think/want before I jump into this. Also, to the Safari tank owners, how much wider is that compared to the stock shrouds? Would you folks be interested as well?

Thanks!
A few fly's in that ointment vwsandman. Fender clearance, leg clearance, the weight of you design being made of steel and the fact the steel would transfer the load back to the aluminum frame in case of a crash.

Now, if you moved that idea more forward in front of the rad and found a way to incorporate it with a skid plate, had the ability for attaching small bags, tool kits, whatever and kept it light, I think you would have a winner!

Key words. Functional, low and light.
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Old 03-06-2011, 09:46 AM   #20316
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Nothing good, here-say is it's been put off by IMS while they work on a project for a factory tank.
Well, that's a chunk blower.....
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Old 03-06-2011, 10:40 AM   #20317
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I have this idea to make crash bars for the WR250R/X. I need to know how much interest there is for these to go ahead. Some initial ideas:
1) Complete bolt on
2) Use OEM mounting points
3) Powder coated
4) Provide place to mount driving lights
5) Ultimate radiator protection
6) All TIG welded DOM Steel tubing

Here are some quick views of how they will look:




So, any thoughts? How much would you be willing to spend? Options?

I am pretty confident I can bring this to market but I need to know what you guys think/want before I jump into this. Also, to the Safari tank owners, how much wider is that compared to the stock shrouds? Would you folks be interested as well?

Thanks!
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Old 03-06-2011, 10:51 AM   #20318
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I have this idea to make crash bars for the WR250R/X. I need to know how much interest there is for these to go ahead. Some initial ideas:
1) Complete bolt on
2) Use OEM mounting points
3) Powder coated
4) Provide place to mount driving lights
5) Ultimate radiator protection
6) All TIG welded DOM Steel tubing

Here are some quick views of how they will look:

So, any thoughts? How much would you be willing to spend? Options?

I am pretty confident I can bring this to market but I need to know what you guys think/want before I jump into this. Also, to the Safari tank owners, how much wider is that compared to the stock shrouds? Would you folks be interested as well?

Thanks!
I don't think I would be interested. Crash bars have a place on the bigger bikes but not smaller ones like WR. Plastic is cheap enough to replace if someone found it necessary. I would rather go that route than to add even more weight. If you do make some, I'm sure they will be of good quality. I have your case saver and guard which are very nice.
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:48 AM   #20319
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Rydnseek: What brand rear sprocket is that, please?

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Here's the post of the story:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...3#post15316453
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:17 PM   #20320
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Ah! I read that thread when you put it up...didn't remember you mentioning the sprocket was a Renthal. I like alloy sprockets and I like the looks of that one. Thanks for the info.

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Old 03-06-2011, 01:35 PM   #20321
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Hope you don't mind skierd, but I worked on your shot a little bit just to show what you can do with the $70 post processing software. You were a little out of focus and since you already resized the image, there wasn't a lot I could do.
I highly recommend this software.
Don't mind at all, always looking for ways to get better. I'll probably pick up a DX lens that will AF tomorrow if I decide to keep with the digital body, right now I have to focus manually with the lenses I have.
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Old 03-06-2011, 01:59 PM   #20322
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when you remove the battery from the WR , does the FMF programmer lose its settings and need to be re programmed ?
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Old 03-06-2011, 02:58 PM   #20323
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Made a few new mods to my wr. Trail tech HID race light, 2011 yz450f fender and seat concepts seat. What do you guys think?


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Old 03-06-2011, 03:04 PM   #20324
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Made a few new mods to my wr. Trail tech HID race light, 2011 yz450f fender and seat concepts seat. What do you guys think?

That looks great! I was just looking at that light today. How do you like it? Also, how has the exhaust shield paint held up?
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Old 03-06-2011, 03:21 PM   #20325
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That looks great! I was just looking at that light today. How do you like it? Also, how has the exhaust shield paint held up?
I like the light a lot, very bright. Not sure how much on coming traffic like it though. Its a tight fit with all the wiring yamaha has behind the stock light.
The paint on the exhaust shield is fine, I used some bumper and trim paint on it. I have scraped it on rocks and trees, some comes of but its easy to touch up if i ever feel like it.
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