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Old 09-06-2012, 07:47 PM   #57
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Originally Posted by Wargasm View Post
Be patient this is sent from my phone.

For those of you looking to change bars and grips be forewarned, I've discovered why these bikes are so cheap. The stock bars have no less than three locator pin holes on them, meaning you can try drilling replacement bars which seems like and impossible task, or grind off the stubs in the switchgear pods, unfortunately when you do this you will discover that the switchgear does not clamp to the bars, it needs the pins to keep them from spinning around the bars. I solved this with a few wraps of self sealing wire sheathing, very rubbery and once applied rarely moves. On the grips front, Honda has seen fit to use one of the throttle tube grip combos that only work with each other and with no other grip or tube on earth. And the CRF250L does not use the same throttle tube as the MX models or the 230 I suspect. So if like me you wish to change your grips for grippier, higher quality grips such as renthals et al you will be left with a gap of about 1/2" and exposed plastic grip engagement molding.
I didnt have any of those problems simply filed down the raised part of the throttle sleeve so the new renthal grips slide right up to the switch gear I have no 1/2 inch gap
As for drilling the handle bars it was no problem at all and gives you complete piece of mind that everything is tight and cannot spin round for some people they don't like to drill their new bars but for me 100% drill the bars and not rely on tape or sticky wire to hold it all in place.
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