I have got to get some stronger handlebars
Posted December 21, 2003 - 07:20 AM
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Posted December 21, 2003 - 04:53 PM
For mounting, on my 250 I have a Applied triple clamp I think it was around $135. On the WR I have 909 adaptor that was closer to $45.
1 final thing to consider is if you use handguards the inside mount (closest to the the triple clamp) will be different and you will need an adapter kit. Usually about $30.
In the long run this stuff has saved me money, on the bars, and some saved rides I'm sure. Good luck.
Posted December 21, 2003 - 04:58 PM
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Posted December 22, 2003 - 02:29 PM
I bought my pro-tapers there, and they had adapters made by Tusk for $35.00. Rock solid, this combo has survived some pretty spectacular crashes... I also mounted up the Tusk D-Flex handguards at the same time, brought the total to $200, but way worth it. The handguards don't even move when I crash, and I think they add strength to the bars.
If you don't want your bars taller, buy one of the bends that say "universal", that will compensate for the 3/4" rise added by the adapters. The CR High bend is very comfortable. If you ride a lot of TIGHT woods, then you might look into one of the woods bends, they are narrower by an inch or two for fittin' between close trees (or through narrow doorways, see pics from 24 hour race in NW Forum).
Happy hunting. Oh yeah, and here is a picture of the finished product...
And one with the Handguards:
I love these handguards, but I must let you know, they required a little work to mount. They needed to be bent a bit to match the bend of the bars, needed a vice, a rag, and a big hammer. Also, I put grip tape around the bars and inside the clamps (from the handguard to the bar), this helped the clamps hold the bar better, and keep them from moving around. Whole project took maybe three hours (bars, grips, and handguards).
Posted December 22, 2003 - 06:20 PM
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Posted December 25, 2003 - 10:10 PM
Maybe I should just slow down and quit crashing as much ....................Naaaaahhhh
Ride faster and stop crashing sounds like a good option, try that.
Posted December 26, 2003 - 02:03 AM