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Old 05-01-2013, 01:36 PM   #4576
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Finally got to take my bike properly onto the trails. Went with a buddy who also has a LRP...





What a fapping great bike this is!!!
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:39 PM   #4577
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Finally got to take my bike properly onto the trails. Went with a buddy who also has a LRP...





What a fapping great bike this is!!!
Twins! Is that a rear tire swap out already? And somebody's swapped out the front brake loop.
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:51 PM   #4578
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Twins! Is that a rear tire swap out already? And somebody's swapped out the front brake loop.
Those are the tyres that come as standard here (Turkey). They're pretty good on tarmac, and I found them fine on all surfaces so far (I'm no dirt bike expert mind).

I think the dealer mounted the brake hose in a different way so it doesn't stick out as much.

I think the US version may have slight differences, like the tyres and also the license plate light....which is smaller on our bikes?
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:15 PM   #4579
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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   #4580
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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   #4581
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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   #4582
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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   #4583
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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,

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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   #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
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   #4585
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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   #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.
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   #4587
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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   #4588
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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   #4589
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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   #4590
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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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