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Old 02-03-2013, 04:42 PM   #2881
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I'm curious if you have inspected your subframe yet..after the trip?
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:28 PM   #2882
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I am about to purchase HDB hand gaurds and bar set up.

Does anybody know what Top Clamp I should order ? I'm thinking 100X38/40mm

link to site...

I am also having trouble finding the stock bar measurements

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I really like theem fit and finish.

top clamp 100x33/35mm bolt pattern

Go to page 52 in this topic and read post number #778-#780
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:45 PM   #2883
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I really like theem fit and finish.

top clamp 100x33/35mm bolt pattern

Go to page 52 in this topic and read post number #778-#780
I printed out the templates and did some matching up and then went with this set up ...

Build Your Own Handguards 1 1/8" Bars
Choose Your Top Clamp Bolt Pattern: 106x38/40mm Bolt Pattern.
Upgrade Your Top Clamp: SX Top Clamp
Add New ProTaper Contour Fat Bars: Carmichael Bend Black
Add a Lower Clamp: None
Add Black Anodize: Add Black Anodize, Set W/Guards
Add a Mirror: Two Mirrors.

I hope I got the size right. Also have ROX risers for the fat bars.
they sure look good on your bike.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:05 PM   #2884
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I printed out the templates and did some matching up and then went with this set up ...

Build Your Own Handguards 1 1/8" Bars
Choose Your Top Clamp Bolt Pattern: 106x38/40mm Bolt Pattern.
Upgrade Your Top Clamp: SX Top Clamp
Add New ProTaper Contour Fat Bars: Carmichael Bend Black
Add a Lower Clamp: None
Add Black Anodize: Add Black Anodize, Set W/Guards
Add a Mirror: Two Mirrors.

I hope I got the size right. Also have ROX risers for the fat bars.
they sure look good on your bike.
I use the Rox elite risers for the fat bars with the risers on the inside of the clamps. I ordered 96mm x 38/40 mm and the fit perfect. I don't think the clamp could have been any wider and fit.

I suggest you take the bars off and mount the Rox risers and measure the distance between the bolt holes. That's how I did mine and it was spot on.

It took over a week for them to ship...so you may have time to get it changed if you need to.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:31 PM   #2885
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Nice pile o' goodies there Gnath9! I went with the Flatland gear as well. I installed it this weekend and it looks to be very well made and fits like a glove. It says a lot when there is no bending, shimming, fiddling etc. to make parts fit...they just fit.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:02 PM   #2886
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I printed out the templates and did some matching up and then went with this set up ...

Build Your Own Handguards 1 1/8" Bars
Choose Your Top Clamp Bolt Pattern: 106x38/40mm Bolt Pattern.
Upgrade Your Top Clamp: SX Top Clamp
Add New ProTaper Contour Fat Bars: Carmichael Bend Black
Add a Lower Clamp: None
Add Black Anodize: Add Black Anodize, Set W/Guards
Add a Mirror: Two Mirrors.

I hope I got the size right. Also have ROX risers for the fat bars.
they sure look good on your bike.
Um, I have them mounted on my bike and it's the 100x 33/35.....when talking about mm it's easy to get those templates off.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:02 PM   #2887
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Headlight problems

Has anyone experienced any issues with their headlight? Riding home tonight, I realized that my running headlight won't turn on, but my high beam works. I pulled the headlight unit off tonight and found cracks in the plastic, and three of the connection points had been broken off. It may have been from a crash, but I don't remember crashing in a way that would affect the headlight unit. Could it be electrical like a loose wire or connection somewhere?
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:10 AM   #2888
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I use the Rox elite risers for the fat bars with the risers on the inside of the clamps. I ordered 96mm x 38/40 mm and the fit perfect. I don't think the clamp could have been any wider and fit.

I suggest you take the bars off and mount the Rox risers and measure the distance between the bolt holes. That's how I did mine and it was spot on.

It took over a week for them to ship...so you may have time to get it changed if you need to.
Thanks for the reply ...
When I get off work today I will install the ROX risers and measure again. Mine will be mounted on the outside to allow for a Scotts damper and I did go with the fat bars. I really did take my time with them templates

Now I am a little concerned
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:20 AM   #2889
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Um, I have them mounted on my bike and it's the 100x 33/35.....when talking about mm it's easy to get those templates off.
Thanks for your input ... I am confident about the 38/40 part of it because, I had the ROX risers in my hands and not on the bike. It's the 100 or 106 I am worried about. I even went out 3 different times to double check my numbers before committing
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Nice pile o' goodies there Gnath9! I went with the Flatland gear as well. I installed it this weekend and it looks to be very well made and fits like a glove. It says a lot when there is no bending, shimming, fiddling etc. to make parts fit...they just fit.
Thanks ... the Flatland stuff does look very nice
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:11 AM   #2890
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I couldn't take the chrome cap anymore so I taped off the bottom and sprayed 3 coats of plasti dip on it. Had to rotate the key flap a bit to get the one side. then let it dry and had to take an exacto and cut around where that little flap rotates so it woudln't rip the coats.

First impressions are it looks WAY BETTER.. durability... not sure yet. snow on the ground here so i will have to talk about that later.. but it is plasti dip so it really doesn't matter if it scratches off or rips off i can just peel it off and do it over again,it only took 10 minuets total time not counting drying time, or wait till an aftermarket one is available.

got done at night so the photo is a little dark but you get the idea.. no chrome, black!
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:30 AM   #2891
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I couldn't take the chrome cap anymore so I taped off the bottom and sprayed 3 coats of plasti dip on it. Had to rotate the key flap a bit to get the one side. then let it dry and had to take an exacto and cut around where that little flap rotates so it woudln't rip the coats.

First impressions are it looks WAY BETTER.. durability... not sure yet. snow on the ground here so i will have to talk about that later.. but it is plasti dip so it really doesn't matter if it scratches off or rips off i can just peel it off and do it over again,it only took 10 minuets total time not counting drying time, or wait till an aftermarket one is available.

got done at night so the photo is a little dark but you get the idea.. no chrome, black!
Damn you !!!
That looks really nice, Great Job !!!

I really didn't mind the chrome cap so bad but now .... I'm gonna need to fix that
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:55 AM   #2892
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This was taken back in November shortly after I bought the bike.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:11 AM   #2893
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I was thinking of keeping the steel shifter because if it bent you could straighten it, vs a cast aftermarket one snapping. Then I saw this post on RideAsia.net! .

"a fall on a CRF 250 L resulted in a broken gear lever which sheared the selector shaft off at the engine casing, meaning the rider had to ride all the way back in 3rd gear. This is the 3rd CRF 250L this has happened to in Chiang Mai."


Anyone else have this happen?

Bear in mind there are a lot of CRF250Ls in Chiang Mai and they're "ab-used" as rentals.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:28 AM   #2894
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I was thinking of keeping the steel shifter because if it bent you could straighten it, vs a cast aftermarket one snapping. Then I saw this post on RideAsia.net! .

"a fall on a CRF 250 L resulted in a broken gear lever which sheared the selector shaft off at the engine casing, meaning the rider had to ride all the way back in 3rd gear. This is the 3rd CRF 250L this has happened to in Chiang Mai."


Anyone else have this happen?

Bear in mind there are a lot of CRF250Ls in Chiang Mai and they're "ab-used" as rentals.
I have watched their youtube vids .... and yes they do have lots of idiots renting those

but just hearing of this .... I may need to buy a folding lever as well.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:32 AM   #2895
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Me and friend recently road our bikes to Mazatlan. Here is a picture of the 250L all loaded as I had it set up on the trip. it performed perfectly as we went over 3000 miles...the biggest issue was probably the rear shock in that it does not have much rebound. With the load, I had to always make sure i was on a slope or had kickstand in a hole.

One of my favorite pictures. I have more pics and information if anyone would like.
I don't own one of these so I hope it's OK if I say that that bike is set up very nicely.
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