Cycra ProBends with Triple Clamp Brackets- How To


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  • ADVnaut

Posted June 04, 2007 - 09:27 PM

#1

I noticed a week or two back that someone was discouraged from getting Cycras with triple clamp mounts for their WR because they would lose the top plastic brake line guide. I put this together to show how to avoid that issue.

Take this bracket off and gently bend the
small tab around to the other side.
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Remove the guide nut with a dremel.
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Trim the guide down to the depth of the existing
gap shown with a razor blade.
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It will go like this. The bracket is not completely
symmetrical so the headlight will have to bend
down about a 1/4" to be bolted.
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You place the headlight tab on the reverse side
and bolt as normal but the threads are outboard
instead of the head. Put a small nut on the
guide bolt to replace the one you removed
and you are done.
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Finished Product. Is this brake line guide
necessary? Probably not. But hopefully
somebody as willing to waste their time
as me will benefit from this.
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  • xrmarty

Posted June 04, 2007 - 09:42 PM

#2

Nice write-up. Very informative.

  • ADVnaut

Posted June 05, 2007 - 08:23 AM

#3

Thanks Marty. I didn't realize how tweaked my Bendthals were until I put the guards on. I guess it's time to upgrade.

  • jams229

Posted June 05, 2007 - 11:10 AM

#4

I've got the same set up, and rigged mine a little bit differently.
(It's always fun to MAKE things work...)
Unfortunately, I am not as generous as blackcyprus!
I told the folks at Cycra that their set up was not a perfect fit for
the '07 WR450. They were appreciative of the feedback.
I have had good experiences with the Cycra's in the past, and I have no reason to believe this set will not perform as well.

  • old man dan

Posted June 05, 2007 - 11:33 AM

#5

Good idea, I had the same problem and just trimmed the cable guide and flipped it over. Works almost as well but your lookes better. I'll give it a try tonight.

  • ADVnaut

Posted June 06, 2007 - 12:14 PM

#6

Good idea, I had the same problem and just trimmed the cable guide and flipped it over. Works almost as well but your lookes better. I'll give it a try tonight.


Dan,
Did you have a chance to try it out? I am interested in seeing the setup you came up with and how other people have rigged it.

BC

  • BigcahunaK

Posted July 31, 2007 - 02:49 AM

#7

Blackcpress
First, thanks for the writeup. I bookmarked it when you first had it up, but only now got my bike to see how it works for me.
Well, your setup solves one problem (the cable guide), but not the second one, which you didnt have as it looks to me that your bike is an 06. on the 07s the bracket is smaller and the headlight bolt is located behind the handguard mounts (when you put them on). I did solve it all, and will take some pics and upload tomorow.
Thanks again

*edit*
Just had a second look and the bracket holes location does look the same as the 07.
anyway, I solved it differently by leaving the bracket in place and having the guide (took a lower guide off of a 02 426) bolted from the inside.
BTW: I did have a major break line failure once when I rode without one of those guides.

  • Mutu

Posted July 31, 2007 - 03:10 AM

#8

I would NEVER buy anything else other than triple clamp mounted handguards.
They are 10x stronger than bar mounted ones and WON'T move!. I've had both types and test them out every ride! :ride:

Best thing is that they put the hand guard in the right position, they can't rotate or move on the bar.

I notice that most of you with them on that the guards are pointed way down and aren't doing anything. :naughty:

The hand guards are are designed to protect the hands. Most of you would go home with broken knuckles if you ever needed them. :prof:

  • knucklehead

Posted July 31, 2007 - 11:00 AM

#9

I would NEVER buy anything else other than triple clamp mounted handguards.
They are 10x stronger than bar mounted ones and WON'T move!. I've had both types and test them out every ride! :ride:

Best thing is that they put the hand guard in the right position, they can't rotate or move on the bar.

I notice that most of you with them on that the guards are pointed way down and aren't doing anything. :naughty:

The hand guards are are designed to protect the hands. Most of you would go home with broken knuckles if you ever needed them. :prof:


i have the triple mount and was thinking about going to a bar mount b/c i crashed once and the triple mount broke my pinch bolts out and bent my triple clamp so i was riding with just my lower triple clamp. i would rather have my handle bars bent than triple clamps. just my $.02.
anyone ever had to straighten out the triple clamp mount?

  • BigcahunaK

Posted July 31, 2007 - 10:42 PM

#10

Yes, the tripleclamp mounts are great. The fact that I saved and transfered them from my old bike to the new WR says it all for me. It saved me lots of levers and helped finish races, where in the past with the handlebar mounts... never mind; to each his own (opinion).

Anyway, here is how I mounted it up.
grind some of the mount flesh (perhaps weaken its strength) and took a 02 426 lower break line guide (which is identical to the 07 lower guide) and placed it from the inside.
Here are the pics
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  • ADVnaut

Posted August 03, 2007 - 08:39 AM

#11

Thanks for the compliments y'all.


Anyway, here is how I mounted it up.
grind some of the mount flesh (perhaps weaken its strength) and took a 02 426 lower break line guide (which is identical to the 07 lower guide) and placed it from the inside.



I doubt it loses much integrity, especially with the way you kept the trimmed area round to eliminate stress risers. Looks a whole lot better than mine too.

  • Demo_Slug

Posted February 20, 2008 - 01:06 AM

#12

Thanks for the compliments y'all.


I doubt it loses much integrity, especially with the way you kept the trimmed area round to eliminate stress risers. Looks a whole lot better than mine too.



bent my cycra triple clamp mount, first ride with them on my 08WR450:rant: . The bike fell over in the parking lot. they bent bad enough that I couldn't engage the clutch. lucky I was right by the truck and my tools..

FYI. I had ground down my triple mount too... :applause: IMHO it would have bent anyway. the mount gets a cantilever load if the bike falls on its side..

  • bg10459

Posted February 20, 2008 - 06:48 AM

#13

i have the triple mount and was thinking about going to a bar mount b/c i crashed once and the triple mount broke my pinch bolts out and bent my triple clamp so i was riding with just my lower triple clamp. i would rather have my handle bars bent than triple clamps. just my $.02.
anyone ever had to straighten out the triple clamp mount?

I've bent and straightened two sets of Cycra triple clamp mounts. I then had to make a custom set to work with my CR high bars and BRP submount and I bent those, too. The last time, the handguards were pointed way down with no way to move them back up.
I switched to the "U" clamp because I'd rather not do any damage to my triple clamp, or worse, fork tubes. Plus, if they do rotate down, it's pretty easy to move them back.

  • Evad101

Posted February 20, 2008 - 10:38 AM

#14

bent my cycra triple clamp mount, first ride with them on my 08WR450:rant: . The bike fell over in the parking lot. they bent bad enough that I couldn't engage the clutch. lucky I was right by the truck and my tools..

FYI. I had ground down my triple mount too... :applause: IMHO it would have bent anyway. the mount gets a cantilever load if the bike falls on its side..



I did the same exact thing. Stupid me, I left my bike point slightly down hill on the kick stand. Walked a way for a moment, heard it hit the ground. :)

Bent the Cycra bar in enough that I could not engage the cltuch, the lever would hit the bar. Had to take it of to bend it back. In doing so, I stripped the allen head of the bolt holding it to the bars! :cry:

  • Demo_Slug

Posted February 20, 2008 - 11:22 AM

#15

I did the same exact thing. Stupid me, I left my bike point slightly down hill on the kick stand. Walked a way for a moment, heard it hit the ground. :)

Bent the Cycra bar in enough that I could not engage the cltuch, the lever would hit the bar. Had to take it of to bend it back. In doing so, I stripped the allen head of the bolt holding it to the bars! :cry:


:applause:

yeah my bolt on the bar end clamp got bent too. it would have stripped if I had tried to put it back together. but I was right next to the truck, so I just removed it and tossed it in the truck. I rode around with one guard all day:ride:

  • ADVnaut

Posted February 20, 2008 - 02:23 PM

#16

I didn't expect this to come back from the dead. That sucks about the clamps bending. I haven't bent the triple mounts but my end bolts have pulled out of the bars a couple times. Luckily, the end bolts didn't bend so I could just stuff them back in and tighten them down (scared to strip the alum. anchors though).

  • tacotory

Posted February 20, 2008 - 06:09 PM

#17

I've had amazing luck with my triple clamp cycras. Not only have I not bent one of the hand guards (not from a lack of trying :applause: ), but I'm pretty sure they have saved me some bent bars...

  • Diesel_Junkie

Posted March 10, 2008 - 08:32 PM

#18

I have an 08 with the triple clamp mounts. The brake line guide was in the way of the new mount, So I drilled and tapped the meaty part of the mount and bolted the brake line guide to the mount. This worked really well and put the guide to within about 1cm of where it was originally.

  • ADVnaut

Posted March 10, 2008 - 08:38 PM

#19

I have an 08 with the triple clamp mounts. The brake line guide was in the way of the new mount, So I drilled and tapped the meaty part of the mount and bolted the brake line guide to the mount. This worked really well and put the guide to within about 1cm of where it was originally.


Good idea as long as it doesn't weaken the mount too much, let's see a pic.

Welcome to TT.

  • Diesel_Junkie

Posted March 20, 2008 - 10:49 PM

#20

OK, I finally took a pick of where I drilled and taped the cycra mount to remount the brakeline guide. This worked great for me.

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