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Old 01-30-2013, 08:49 PM   #32836
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Are you running the stock muffler or something else?
I would like to know too...........
I've been having some trouble with "top end" power. A clean air filter doesn't change anything. The bike doesn't want to pull 65, 70 mph in 6 th like it used to................................
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:16 PM   #32837
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Awesome, those are really nice.
Worth the investment in my experience.

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Old 01-30-2013, 10:18 PM   #32838
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One reason to stick with 21/18 is that they will use the same brake caliper location and disc size. Also, I would think you would need to adjust the suspension to go 21 > 17 in the front, and 18 > 17 in the rear. Ditto the chain length. No big deal maybe, but messing with brakes and forks with every wheel swap would be a turn-off for me.

Just buy another set of 21/18 wheels, and mount some Trailwings or Shinko 700s on one set, and run DOT knobbies on the other.
Huh?

You can use whatever rotor on the front and whatever sprocket you want on the rear regardless of wheel size. Wheel size itself does not have a direct impact on caliper location or chain length.

I have a set of 17s for my WRR that swap out in 10 mins. 17s with sticky rubber dot compare to a 21/18 set up with ok street rubber.

My bike is set up for dirt but I can run a good pace at the motard track without adjusting the suspension, but I'm light.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:47 PM   #32839
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Worth the investment in my experience.
I wonder if they'll work with Easton fat bars?
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:45 AM   #32840
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rear brake lever bolt

Is there a proper torque for the bolt that goes through the rear brake lever? Or do you just make it tight enough and then slide the clip through the back end?
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:10 AM   #32841
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I wonder if they'll work with Easton fat bars?
Paul, the owner at HDB would be able to tell you. He could also probably change the clamp to fit if you wanted. Go to his site, and contact him for a direct answer.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:52 AM   #32842
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I wonder if they'll work with Easton fat bars?
Fat bars are a common width.......shouldn't be an issue.......I just threw a set on my KTM along with a dash mount to move the instrument cluster up top, Powerlet, pushbutton for heated grips....

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Old 01-31-2013, 08:37 AM   #32843
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Paul, the owner at HDB would be able to tell you. He could also probably change the clamp to fit if you wanted. Go to his site, and contact him for a direct answer.
Cool, I will put that in the vault until the time comes.


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Fat bars are a common width.......shouldn't be an issue.......I just threw a set on my KTM along with a dash mount to move the instrument cluster up top, Powerlet, pushbutton for heated grips....
That setup is tight, and looks exactly like what I would want.

I've got the bars, now I just need to get my bike sold, find and retrieve a Wrr, then I'll be all over it. With luck *knocks on wood* this will be happening within the next 2 weeks.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:46 AM   #32844
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Is there a proper torque for the bolt that goes through the rear brake lever? Or do you just make it tight enough and then slide the clip through the back end?
Just snug against nut. Should give plenty of room to get on the washer and clip through there. Clip will keep nut from coming off if it loosens up. Also, it is a pivot point, so remember to lubricate( I like waterproof bearing grease) the shoulder of the bolt( non threaded) section, where the lever pivots on.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:52 AM   #32845
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I wonder if they'll work with Easton fat bars?

...HDB guards work with any fatbar. He sends you threaded inserts including a tap to thread it in. I've been down with mine more than I like to admit and they are killer strong.
And the mirrors work great.
I like crashin' thru thangs...
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:55 AM   #32846
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Why aftermarket bars?

I noticed a lot of people in this thread have replaced the stock bars with aftermarket bars. What is the main reason for doing so, is it ergonomics or are aftermarket bars less prone to damage during a crash? Given that most aftermarket bars are aluminum and the stock are steel, I would have thought the stock would be stronger. Thanks for the feedback.
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:01 AM   #32847
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Most aluminum fat bars are stronger than the cheap steel 7/8" OEM bars. Also, lighter.

And in most cases, the fat bars will not have the silly cross bar that seems to just be in the way when you want to add things like RAM mounts, or hand guards.
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:16 AM   #32848
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I noticed a lot of people in this thread have replaced the stock bars with aftermarket bars. What is the main reason for doing so, is it ergonomics or are aftermarket bars less prone to damage during a crash? Given that most aftermarket bars are aluminum and the stock are steel, I would have thought the stock would be stronger. Thanks for the feedback.
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:28 AM   #32849
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Just snug against nut. Should give plenty of room to get on the washer and clip through there. Clip will keep nut from coming off if it loosens up. Also, it is a pivot point, so remember to lubricate( I like waterproof bearing grease) the shoulder of the bolt( non threaded) section, where the lever pivots on.
+1 on the grease. I was going to use waterproof grease

I was referring to bolt 2 in this diagram:



I'm not sure what nut you are referring to
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:59 AM   #32850
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I noticed a lot of people in this thread have replaced the stock bars with aftermarket bars. What is the main reason for doing so, is it ergonomics or are aftermarket bars less prone to damage during a crash? Given that most aftermarket bars are aluminum and the stock are steel, I would have thought the stock would be stronger. Thanks for the feedback.
More bend resistant in a crash or a drop.
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