Highway Dirt Bike (HDB) top clamp and handguards

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Chadx, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. Jettn Jim

    Jettn Jim This is Liv'n!!!

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    Yuuup… Your gonna want to tighten everything down. Getting ready to install my third set tomorrow, this time on the 990. :D
  2. sprouty115

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    Same with me.
  3. mr2autoxr

    mr2autoxr Been here awhile

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    Can anyone help me determine if the HDB top clamp with the hand guard bolt area will fit the Cycra CRM hand guards? This is on a KTM 350 using Renthal 822 (KTM low rise bars).

    It seems I can only find pictures of the HDB top clamp along with their hand guards. I have the Cycra CRM and they are in good shape so I'm trying to use those to save money if I can. I really like the top clamp and the options it provides. I'd like to use the top clamp with a RAM mount for my GPS.

    Thanks.
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  5. clax

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    Hey amigos. Did anyone get the HDB complete setup on the 640 adventure? ie. Barkbusters, top and bottom clamp and mirrors. I want to mount a scotts dampner too. probably on here somewhere but I can't find it. I'm looking for pics and any suggestions before ordered. I have the setup on my wr250r and really liked it, so round two coming up!
  6. clax

    clax Been here awhile

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    Opps found this right after that last post.

    Very Cool setup! Which parts did you use and did you have any trouble with cables and controls? How much higher are your handlebars now?

    And why are you utilizing that old bottom clamp?

    thanx
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  7. moto_dmitriy

    moto_dmitriy que?

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    Sent you a PM earlier hopefully it made it clear. As for the cables I was able to use the stock throttle cables only. The decomp & choke both needed to be longer as did the clutch and brake lines. My bars are probably 3" higher + a bit forward now (much more comfortable standing now!)

    By the old bottom clamp you mean triple or bar clamp?
  8. twiget

    twiget Proud to be Awesome

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    Is the top clamp required for these handguards? I've got a KLR and it looks like HDB doesn't make a top clamp with a hole pattern to fit my bike.
  9. oldfuddy

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    Send an email to Paul to see if he'll make one. KLR is a very popular bike.

    To answer the question, no. Not required, but preferred and you'd probably have to modify them to fit without the top clamp.

    I didn't have the top clamp, had no need for any of the bells and whistles the top clamp offers so I used my BRP top clamps I already had and then cut the HDB wrap arounds to fit. Works perfect, but, they will not work in any other bike or an HDB too clamp now.

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  10. twiget

    twiget Proud to be Awesome

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    That's a nice looking setup @oldfuddy.

    I did send them an email, I'll let you know what he says.
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  11. team ftb

    team ftb Befuddled Adventurer

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    Has anyone fitted them to Faast Flex Handlebars?

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    Specifically ath the point that provides the flex capabilities of the bars? I checked Pauls website but no mention of this and would like to mount at this point on the Faast Flexx bars.

    Thanks in advance.
  12. shrederscott

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    Hi

    I use flexbars

    Keep in mind that flexbar sells matching hand guards

    Scott
  13. team ftb

    team ftb Befuddled Adventurer

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    Thank you for the reply. Yes they do sell handguards but ones i don't like. I have attached my HDB guards to the bike, however not using the handlebar pivot point on the Flexx Bars which is what I would like to do. I also snapped a pair of the EE handguards Faast Flexx sell when i hit a tree with them on another bike with Faast Flexx bars. On my DS KTM 500 I like using the HDB guards because of the decent mirrors , that also can get out of the way.



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    ..........sadly not out of the way enough at times.

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  14. jasonmt

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    I have a set on the 300, pretty much just installed with the fasteners about a thread loose and loctite / safety wired to stop from spinning. I think when discussed with Paul we may have pit in some delrin washers as well, can shoot pics of what I did tomorrow for you.

    Paul will happily send out mirror glass separately:

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  15. team ftb

    team ftb Befuddled Adventurer

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    Cheers for posting Jasonmt. Funny I asked for a spare mirror glass and he sent me a whole mirror. Lol.

    Looking forward to seeing your mount pics when you have a chance. Thanks in advance. Was his mount designed specifically for the FF bars or just Delrin washers on the original top clamo mounts?
  16. jasonmt

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    Original top clamp mounts, the pivot point on them is fairly close to the pivot point on the flex bars.
    I think we went with a split pin and zip tie for field serviceability, when we used loctite that would not allow the bolt to loosen we melted the Delrin washers heating the bolts to loosen the loctite.

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  17. team ftb

    team ftb Befuddled Adventurer

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    Thanks for your pics.

    I was hoping Paul had come up with something mounting into the pivot bushing on the handlebars instead of still going into the top clamp.

    I run FF bars on two bikes. One has the HDB handguards and mounts same as yours and another the EE handguards that bolt into the pivot pin on the bars. The EE handguard mounts offer much more flex of the handguard, indicating the handguard mount is allowing additional movement the HDB handguard mount is inhibiting.

    Again thank you for the pics and a good idea on utilizing a split pin for the handguard mount:clap.
  18. econwatch

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    I have them on my AT DCT....bolt right on, bar weights intact, just remove the little spring clip inside the throttle side which retains the weight and is now not needed....the parking brake lever just fits, it just barely contacts the plastic shield right at the end of its movement, no problem, you could always put a washer between the plastic shield and the aluminum guard bar but it's not really necessary

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  20. Burgermeister

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    Has anyone come up with a killswitch solution that will fit in a HDB mount? I know the On/Off "works" but it definitely is not an improvement over a standard killswitch except for the positioning.