Got the 'ugly' XR650R triple clamps installed


14 replies to this topic
  • Krannie McKranface

Posted November 18, 2007 - 07:02 PM

#1

They are a tad ugly, but they are really beefy!
Finish is a C+, but for 1/3 the cost of other american billet clamps, who cares......
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I also did the side panels with UNI air ports: it looks ok from a distance, but not so good up close...
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  • Maroast

Posted November 18, 2007 - 07:16 PM

#2

How much did they cost.........and whats the point?

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted November 18, 2007 - 07:36 PM

#3

How much did they cost.........and whats the point?


It cost $95.00 from ebay.
What's the point ???
- stiffer than stock
- multiple bar positions and heights
- oversize 1 1/8 bar clamp
- bling

  • Big Red Paul

Posted November 19, 2007 - 04:24 AM

#4

Your bars look considerably higher than stock now.
Did your cables reach ok ?

  • absynth01

Posted November 19, 2007 - 06:14 AM

#5

I like it Krannie. It looks custom, and really BEEFY.

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted November 19, 2007 - 06:58 AM

#6

Your bars look considerably higher than stock now.
Did your cables reach ok ?


No, the cables don't reach ok with the stock routing. The cables for the motion-pro throttle that comes with the edlebrock are a bit short. I have to re-route them on the right side next time I take off the tank. The idle raises just a bit when I turn hard right. I am 6'4" so I had to raise the bars, or not stand up for very long...

  • dezracerE

Posted November 19, 2007 - 08:04 AM

#7

Krannie- lose that speedo and get a computer...
As cheap as $75 (trail tech)

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  • martinfan30

Posted November 19, 2007 - 08:16 AM

#8

i'm sure they are tough.

  • knuklehead

Posted November 19, 2007 - 10:56 AM

#9

Not that ugly,might hit an o.z.tank tho.

  • GlobalWarmer

Posted November 19, 2007 - 11:36 AM

#10

RSW racing out of gilroy. I put a pair on this summer. I got the 3 inch risers. The first thing I noticed was that the riser bolts are undersized and the base of the risers is too narrow. First low speed over the bar crash on trail 6 at Foresthill knocked them loose. Beginning of a 14 hour trail ride with the front end twisted. Their really tight now but I'm still wary. :thumbsup:

  • exaresix

Posted November 19, 2007 - 01:35 PM

#11

Krannie- lose that speedo and get a computer...
As cheap as $75 (trail tech)


I like that speedo — it is made of metal. The trail tech looks too chintzy. Difrn't strokes...

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted November 19, 2007 - 08:25 PM

#12

Krannie- lose that speedo and get a computer...
As cheap as $75 (trail tech)


It's on the list, just not near the top:
- suspension (I'm heavy)
- tall seat (I'm tall)
- lower pegs (still tall)
- body part fixes (previous owner neglect)
- chain and sprocket (more neglect)
- Trail Tech
- Lighting

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted November 19, 2007 - 08:26 PM

#13

RSW racing out of gilroy. I put a pair on this summer. I got the 3 inch risers. The first thing I noticed was that the riser bolts are undersized and the base of the risers is too narrow. First low speed over the bar crash on trail 6 at Foresthill knocked them loose. Beginning of a 14 hour trail ride with the front end twisted. Their really tight now but I'm still wary. :thumbsup:


Yes, I too noticed this design flaw. They twist way too easy for me. You get what you pay for....

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted November 19, 2007 - 08:27 PM

#14

I like that speedo — it is made of metal. The trail tech looks too chintzy. Difrn't strokes...


What I would really like to put on is one of those huge Polaris Snomobile Speedos with a white face. Retro-coolness.

  • exaresix

Posted November 19, 2007 - 08:33 PM

#15

i just like a regular analog speedo/odo. No frills, no programing.





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