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Old 12-19-2012, 04:53 PM   #1621
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Bottomed out

Was hitting a few jumps the other day and managed to bottom out the front and rear shocks. Wasn't getting to high either. But this bike is made to stay on road/dirt and not in air haha. Debating on how bad I want a new rear shock
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:34 PM   #1622
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:55 PM   #1623
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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 12-19-2012, 06:13 PM   #1624
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just noticed on their website, not that I own a CRF, but thought you would like to know... Maybe it has already been posted.
Has anyone purchased the DirtBagz brackets yet? I'm curious to know how badly the rear mount for the bracket interferes with mounting any of the rear rack designs that use the same mounting point.
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:15 PM   #1625
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:47 PM   #1626
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Handlebars

kinda new to this dual sport thing (or actually buying parts for modifications) seeing alot of talk about Handlebars. Lots of ppl replacing the stock (7/8) bars with the (1-1/8) bars. Do you have to replace throttle tubes, grips (different diameter?), need the risers e.t.c for the thicker bars? Just trying to visualize all this before I get too into it...Thanks
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:57 PM   #1627
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1 1/8" or 1 3/8" bars taper down to 7/8" diameter so all your controls will work. The triple clamps require the proper adapter bar mounts for the increase in bar diameter.

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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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I like these risers with a CR high bars or a woods bend.

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...e-Block-Risers

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* EDIT*

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/...ndlebar-Risers

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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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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 12-19-2012, 08:58 PM   #1628
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Bob,

If I can interpret the multiple cuts/pastes, I think the Guru is saying that if we want to replace our bars with 1 1/8", then we need an adapter or riser to bind the fatter middle section of the new bar. The bar tapers at the ends to accept our original throttle and grips. I don't know about you, but I despise condescending answers to legitimate questions. I suspect a number of ass kickings as a teen, or perhaps a lack of breast feeding.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:04 PM   #1629
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Bob,

If I can interpret the multiple cuts/pastes, I think the Guru is saying that if we want to replace our bars with 1 1/8", then we need an adapter or riser to bind the fatter middle section of the new bar. The bar tapers at the ends to accept our original throttle and grips. I don't know about you, but I despise condescending answers to legitimate questions. I suspect a number of ass kickings as a teen, or perhaps a lack of breast feeding.
lol...was a round-a-bout way to answer the question, fast moving thread, at least he took the time to somewhat put all the answers together. I enjoy all the info. that is on here just tends to get buried quick.We now know the answer and that the Guru can multi-quote....I haven't quite figured that out yet!!
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:18 PM   #1630
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See above...

Now that's just good stuff

I can't figure out that mufti-quote thingy either, I'm impressed
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:58 AM   #1631
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About exhaust mods and EJK, what you think of unplugging O2 sensor and fresh air line, as explained here (middle of the page)
http://bestdualsportbikes.com/dual-s...honda-crf250l/

Always about exhaust, did someone "reset" the ECU and got results ?
http://www.cbr250.net/forum/cbr250-p...e-sure-do.html
and "how to" (parts 1 to 3)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jlS5...1F0745&index=1

Hesitate to go into that ..
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:12 AM   #1632
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Ive had my drz 400e for a few years now and fancy a change of bike. Do you think i would regret changing it for this? power etc? I use it for trail riding here in the UK and sometimes commuting when the weather is bad.


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Old 12-20-2012, 04:25 AM   #1633
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lol...was a round-a-bout way to answer the question, fast moving thread, at least he took the time to somewhat put all the answers together. I enjoy all the info. that is on here just tends to get buried quick.We now know the answer and that the Guru can multi-quote....I haven't quite figured that out yet!!

The responses where from 12/18 or about 36 hours before.

It bothers me to type due to nerve damage so I just quoted the answers for you.

To multi quote click the box next to the quote box on each post you want to quote(up to 3, more require copy and pasting). After you click the small box on the last post you want to quote click the quote button and you will have 3 quotes. To add more open a new window, start your quote, then copy and paste it to your other response. Then you have 6 quotes in one post.

I have my post count set to 100 posts per page so the handlebar answers were on the same page. I thought it was easier to bump all the replies at once.

Tough crowd...

If you have any further questions fire away.

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Also if you don't like my answer please ask to speak to one of the other voices in my head. It's less stressfull that way.


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Old 12-20-2012, 06:06 AM   #1634
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Seeing those pictures, I really envy some of you guys for the trails you have! Nothing like that over here, 99% is tarmac And if there is a stretch of dirt road, it's usually not more than a few kilometers long.

Still, I ordered the AXP skidplate and will also get the FMF Q4.

On another note, an acquaintance of mine had his CRF 250 L modified by our local bike shop:



Not exactly an adventure bike anymore, but a CRF 250 L nevertheless

He has a Dirt-Bike for off-road courses and a Supermoto for track only, so this is actually his new street bike.

And for those interested, this is the shops blog post to the bike (in Japanese though): http://dunemota.exblog.jp/18260918/
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:20 AM   #1635
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