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Old 12-18-2012, 09:03 PM   #1606
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I thought they were like the KTM risers that clamp to triple tree...

I used these ROX risers 7/8" OEM Bar Mount to Use 1 1/8" Bars. ProTaper KX High bars on Nancy's LRP, look back in this thread for more.

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/43/53/218/1316/-/27406/Rox-Speed-FX-2%2522-Handlebar-Risers
Thats about the same combo.

I like them because you can use either 1 1/8" or 7/8" bars. I have long arms and they move them forward enough so I'm comfortable. I prefer the solid mount they use. I do like like the KX high bend. My Eastons are just like a KX high.

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Old 12-18-2012, 09:19 PM   #1607
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I hear some are changing bars. I understand the stock bars are a bit weak, so educate me on why larger 1 1/8" bars are better?
Then does one need different risers/clamps?
What bars are best? Guessing that is up for discussion.
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:32 PM   #1608
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I hear some are changing bars. I understand the stock bars are a bit weak, so educate me on why larger 1 1/8" bars are better?
Then does one need different risers/clamps?
What bars are best? Guessing that is up for discussion.
1 1/8" bars are stronger and don't bend when you drop the bike, like the OEM ones can/did for us. Plus aftermarket bars allows a different style bend to suit your needs, I didn't like the further swept bend of the OEM bars that seem to be more of a "street" riding bend, it made standing up awkward. That's just me.

See posts above for a few options in getting risers/adaptors, and look back in this thread a bit for what it takes to change bars.

The best bars are the ones that fit you personally. Protaper is probable the most popular brand with many choices, most good bike shops will have a variety of them in stock to get a feel of what you like. The Protaper website has a good page to compare the various bars, with measurements for rise, sweep, etc.


Lots of options and opinions, but I can only recommend getting Highway Dirt Bike hand guards, the strongest guards you can buy hands down, along with the bars of your choice you can purchase pre tapped from HDB while getting the guards. Tapping and installing the inserts is pretty easy too and HDB guard orders come with the tap and inserts if you want to source new bars on your own.


Getting quality protection and setting the LRP up for YOU is the first thing anyone should do. Forget squeezing a few more HP out of it IMO, get comfortable first, especially when standing if you want to ride off tarmac, then worry about making it louder or "faster". Risers, bars, hand guards, seat, etc.

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Good Luck getting your LRP sorted for you!
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:06 PM   #1609
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Im just gonna give AirHawk a +1
Thanks for your response. Thing is, I had a custom seat made already by a local Thai craftsman, he did a great job. It looks great, sits great.

The actual sitting place is a bit further back (so a bit higher) than stock and with the extra padding a tad higher still... Putting an air cushion on top of that I'm getting a bit high or have to redo the seat..... You understand my reservations

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Old 12-18-2012, 11:11 PM   #1610
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No problem for Cogent Dynamics to provide the new softer spring rate for your OEM shock. A new shock from us would be MUCH cooler though
Well, nice to know I have that option! What price (ballpark) would you say we're talking, for a spring only option? Have to be careful, thai import duties are stiff and sometimes (even worse) unpredictable!

And in view of the current spring rate, what kind of new spring rate would you suggest would give me considerable softening without getting unsafe? (I'm 65 kg but frequently ride with my daughter on the back which adds 28 kg). I'm talking street use here.

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Old 12-19-2012, 08:16 AM   #1611
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Well, nice to know I have that option! What price (ballpark) would you say we're talking, for a spring only option? Have to be careful, thai import duties are stiff and sometimes (even worse) unpredictable!

And in view of the current spring rate, what kind of new spring rate would you suggest would give me considerable softening without getting unsafe? (I'm 65 kg but frequently ride with my daughter on the back which adds 28 kg). I'm talking street use here.

Thanks!
The spring will be a custom so what ever rate that is needed can be engineered. $135 for the spring, fits right on the shock with no adapters or mods needed. Can't help with duties and or shipping/tax fees but we do ship internationally frequently.
I expect that the stock spring works OK riding two up? We would suggest a spring rate that is 20% to 30% softer than stock.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:24 AM   #1612
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Are you making a rear shock specific to the CRF250L? Anything for the front suspension?
Yes we do now offer a shock for the crf250l we have one of our customers with the first shock posting in this forum. Forks can be mild to wild. At this time, the mods must be done here at Cogent Dynamics. Spring upgrades are the most basic but we can re valve and even add a second cartridge. Our 25mm cartridge conversion is also an option.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:11 AM   #1613
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Yes we do now offer a shock for the crf250l we have one of our customers with the first shock posting in this forum. Forks can be mild to wild. At this time, the mods must be done here at Cogent Dynamics. Spring upgrades are the most basic but we can re valve and even add a second cartridge. Our 25mm cartridge conversion is also an option.
Rick, I figured you guys wouldn't be long before providing a shock for this bike. Good stuff.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:20 AM   #1614
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Lost Rider raised the handlebars quite a bit so maybe he can say how it went.
No custom cables needed, at least for me. I rerouted the clutch cable behind the triple and that was it. I think I posted most of the install info back a ways in this fast moving thread.

Here's the link to my LRP photos:

http://lostrider.smugmug.com/Motorcy...5838&k=MHvdGpx


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Old 12-19-2012, 10:58 AM   #1615
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Does anyone know anywhere i can get aftermarket plastics? Also i just ordered the 12oclocklabs crf250l fender eliminator. Has anybody tried it yet?

Im not sure if it was already posted on here but for pretty cheap OEM parts try:

www.hondapartshouse.com
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:42 AM   #1616
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I know these are new but let see some mud!!!!
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:56 AM   #1617
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I know these are new but let see some mud!!!!

Here's one from Lost Rider of izzyblue gettin it done...





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Old 12-19-2012, 01:13 PM   #1618
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:59 PM   #1619
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Nice!!! I realized I need a new rear tire after spinning out today.
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:17 PM   #1620
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Damn, I want one of these bikes!
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