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Old 05-01-2013, 02:15 PM   #4576
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Question Cycra ProBend CRM (Center Reach Mount)

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The Cycra ProBend CRM (Center Reach Mount) for 7/8 inch bars is what I went with. They fit on the stock and on the new Renthal bars.
I just got those and have a question.

I held them up to the factory bars and it appears there may be clearance issues on the right side with the master cylinder, hoses, and cables.

Did you have to relocate/move around, adjust any of those things to get them mounted?

If you have a close-up picture of them mounted that would be great.

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Old 05-01-2013, 02:45 PM   #4577
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Welcome to the club!

You're right, this bike is a big deal!
It's opening the door for a lot of people to get into dual sport riding, along with being a perfect bike for not so new the adv life and that's a good thing.

Enjoy, and take some photos!
I will get some up when the exhaust comes in. Her is it the day it came home with me.
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:47 PM   #4578
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I just got those and have a question.

I held them up to the factory bars and it appears there may be clearance issues on the right side with the master cylinder, hoses, and cables.

Did you have to relocate/move around, adjust any of those things to get them mounted?

If you have a close-up picture of them mounted that would be great.

Thanks,

Jon...
Pretty sure those are the ones I've got. Mount them with everything loose, and jiggle them around until they kinda sorta fit, then tighten them up. I did have to take a hacksaw to the plastic part on the right side, so to clear the throttle cables, after all the metal stuff was tight. Also, the throttle tube has to be cut back 1/8" past the metal part, otherwise is will rub on it, and cause improper throttle return. Way easier to do this before the end thing is in. I think I had to cut one of the zip ties that holds the wiring thing on the left side also. Bars are likely to get scratched up, get over it...........
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:48 PM   #4579
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New Racetech Rear suspension, front springs and valves installed today. Gosh! It feels so different! Being a 200 LB Rider. I feel like like not only does the suspension feel more plush, but it ads way more "effective" suspension. As my weight alone probably killed an inch or two of stock, that is now available with aftermarket. Hitting trails this weekend!
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Congrats !!!
I believe the suspension is the best mod you can do to this bike. I also have the full Race Tech set up. It's just one of those things that no one can understand until they ride the bike.
It's a real nice feeling knowing your suspension can handle about everything you encounter including jumps.
I upgraded my suspension because I ride MX track with my boy but, I had no idea how well it would behave on the street !!!
Now I want some supermoto wheels and tires.
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:20 PM   #4580
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I just got those and have a question.

I held them up to the factory bars and it appears there may be clearance issues on the right side with the master cylinder, hoses, and cables.

Did you have to relocate/move around, adjust any of those things to get them mounted?

If you have a close-up picture of them mounted that would be great.

Thanks,

Jon...
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Pretty sure those are the ones I've got. Mount them with everything loose, and jiggle them around until they kinda sorta fit, then tighten them up. I did have to take a hacksaw to the plastic part on the right side, so to clear the throttle cables, after all the metal stuff was tight. Also, the throttle tube has to be cut back 1/8" past the metal part, otherwise is will rub on it, and cause improper throttle return. Way easier to do this before the end thing is in. I think I had to cut one of the zip ties that holds the wiring thing on the left side also. Bars are likely to get scratched up, get over it...........
Thanks for the reply, I kinda figured that would be the case. Just did not want to start cutting stuff up before checking first.

Regarding the throttle tube trimming. I noticed a lot of folks cut quite a bit off the throttle tube.

On my DR650 I purchased some spacers that went between the end of the bar and the guard that spaced them out to clear the throttle tube and also allow for full length levers.

From this page...
http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/dr650.html#controls



They have different tapers on each side to fit different size bars. If I had a lathe I would make some.

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Old 05-01-2013, 06:41 PM   #4581
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Ventura eh? I live near Ojai/Oak View, swing on by sometime to compare bikes or shoot the shit. I can't ride but am home all the time right now...
We could do some testing for bikes with and without controllers maybe...

Moving to westlake village in a week so make it quick, or come out there too if it's closer. -Finn
I spent 57 years in Simi Valley before I told myself I needed a change and moved half way across the country. Westlake Village is a nice area but Ojai offers some nice riding areas.
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:00 AM   #4582
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Hi guys. Dont know if this is the right thread. I also own a CRF 250 L, Great bike! I am from South-Africa.
Not much aftermarket parts availible here. See some nice US sites. Also want to put on a few aftermarket parts on.
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:10 AM   #4583
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Hi guys. Dont know if this is the right thread. I also own a CRF 250 L, Great bike! I am from South-Africa.
Not much aftermarket parts availible here. See some nice US sites. Also want to put on a few aftermarket parts on.
Cool,I'd trade rides with you today,I've never ridden around elephants and gazelles! Lol. That'd be awesome..

Call some of those u.s. suppliers direct and tell em your deal.
Same story way way way up here a few hours from the u.s. border and on average the promised 5-6 day shipping usually takes 3 weeks..overnight if I was the few hrs further south tho.
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:38 AM   #4584
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Ventura eh? I live near Ojai/Oak View, swing on by sometime to compare bikes or shoot the shit. I can't ride but am home all the time right now...
We could do some testing for bikes with and without controllers maybe...

Moving to westlake village in a week so make it quick, or come out there too if it's closer.



-Finn
Yes sir, Thousand Oaks actually so westlake village is extremely close. A daily ride in fact, the girlfriend lives in oak park so I'm constantly traveling through the area. I'd love to compare and tinker. I don't see myself heading to Ventura before your move, but let me know when you're here, I can tell you where to get the best bagels in town.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:22 PM   #4585
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Cool, will let you know. The LRP and the rest of our bikes are there already, some ADV folks helped me move them. We move Wednesday, right on lake Sherwood.... If it all doesn't burn down...;(

Would be cool to meet and compare.... I might have some goodies for your bike too.


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Awesome, looking forward to it. Sherwood is a very nice place to call home. A very close friend of mine lives there behind the gates. We spent many a day cruising around the lake, good times.

I got pretty far behind enemy lines today regarding the fire. I do believe there were some people mentioned on the news that I may or may not have been associated with At one point I was standing along a ridge-line, where after several vocal attempts by a heli to get us away, he instead doused everybody on the ridge with about 500 gallons. I suddenly found a new pep in my step.

In other news, I installed the Q4 today (sans header and fuel programmer) and am pleasantly surprised. There is definitely more volume pumped from the LRP now but not too much. Definitely a bit more scoot too. The muffler is louder when accelerating but once up to speed quiets significantly. Now I can't wait to get the header and programmer. I'm certain that boost in power will be noticeable, and I've heard adding the megabomb will actually help quiet the machine down if even one db.

In short, Q4 is great!
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:24 PM   #4586
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Hi guys. Dont know if this is the right thread. I also own a CRF 250 L, Great bike! I am from South-Africa.
Not much aftermarket parts availible here. See some nice US sites. Also want to put on a few aftermarket parts on.


Welcome to the party, you are in the right spot!

I hope you can post some photos of your bike and where you ride.





Right on Brandon, I'll be in touch.


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Old 05-03-2013, 02:05 AM   #4587
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Front sprocket change, any tips as I've never changed one before?

Does the chain need to be slackened first? Bike in gear? Any info appreciated ;)
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:15 AM   #4588
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Front sprocket change, any tips as I've never changed one before?

Does the chain need to be slackened first? Bike in gear? Any info appreciated ;)
I did the 13t, and also had never changed one. It was easier than expected. The torque figure for those 2 bolts is only 7 ft/lb, which is basically nothing, I didn't even use a torque wrench. I didn't need to loosen the chain, but you want the bike level, not on the side stand. I had 1,200 miles on mine, so the chain had more slack in it than when new, so you may have to loosen the chain.Those two bolts don't really hold the gear to the shaft the way you might think. There's a "fixing plate" that's bolted to the sprocket, and the gear can float a bit on the shaft. Difficult to explain, but when you get in there you'll see what has to be done. Make sure the stamped 13 is facing out. The fixing plate won't line up with the holes on the sprocket, but there's a cut out in the shaft, which allows the plate to move to the right position once it's in that groove. Way easier to do, than explain. With the rear wheel off the ground, getting the right amount of slack in the chain, will be too tight once it's back on the ground, I had to re-adjust it. You are going to love the way the bike is after the swap, good luck! Oh yeah, your speedo will read high after. Axle nut torque 65 ft/lb, adjustment lock nuts 20 ft/lb., page 69 in owner's manual.
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:45 AM   #4589
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SABP covered it pretty well. If you need to loosen the chain, it's no big deal. You are going to have to adjust tension when you're done anyway, so you might as well loosen the rear axle nut and chain tensioner bolts first.


I am in charge of maintenance on three LRPs, and one has the 13/42 setup. The more I commute on my stock-geared bike, the more I realize the gearing is just silly tall. I need to at least put the 13 on mine, if not the 13/42.
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:46 AM   #4590
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SABP covered it pretty well. If you need to loosen the chain, it's no big deal. You are going to have to adjust tension when you're done anyway, so you might as well loosen the rear axle nut and chain tensioner bolts first.


I am in charge of maintenance on three LRPs, and one has the 13/42 setup. The more I commute on my stock-geared bike, the more I realize the gearing is just silly tall. I need to at least put the 13 on mine, if not the 13/42.
I'm doing the 13/42 on my LRP. The front was easy. I had to take the rear to the LBS. My HF tools weren't tight enough and I was starting to round off the hex head bolts. The LBS had to torch a couple of the nuts too.
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