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Old 11-19-2011, 02:20 AM   #121
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Casejeep,

How well did those Altrider crash bars take the damage?

Did they get a big hit or was it a gentle lay down?

The radiator mounts got broken because the crash bar folded, or was there another impact that got past the bar?


I just accidentally bought some Altrider bars a couple of weeks back. I say accidentally because I was ordering something else and the person taking the call thought I wanted these ones.

I fitted them anyway and they seem ok so far. I haven't fallen off though. I don't really want to do it just to test them.


It's easier for me if you tested them. If you see what I mean.
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:48 AM   #122
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Casejeep,

How well did those Altrider crash bars take the damage?

Did they get a big hit or was it a gentle lay down?

The radiator mounts got broken because the crash bar folded, or was there another impact that got past the bar?


I just accidentally bought some Altrider bars a couple of weeks back. I say accidentally because I was ordering something else and the person taking the call thought I wanted these ones.

I fitted them anyway and they seem ok so far. I haven't fallen off though. I don't really want to do it just to test them.


It's easier for me if you tested them. If you see what I mean.
well they did bend, they didnt break.

i was going 30mph around a corner and the ties slipped out. so kinda

im not sure if that happened because of the impact but the bars didnt fold enough to break it. it could have been from going over the edge of when the person(s) pulled it back up the cliff.

It tweaked alot but i couldnt tell till after i took them off to repaint.

I dont think i would buy them again. maybe do with ones that are alittle more beefy
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:58 AM   #123
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I am really excited about my high fender and how it turned out. here are some pics of how i mounted it







i used these spacers i had laying around to brace the front 2 holes. by shifting the fender forward i get more clearance from the radiator and get alittle more protection on the tire.


since the bolts went flush, it made the whole mount rock back and forth, so by adding this hollow spacers to not just the 2 mounting bolts but i also did to the bolts that connected the mount to the bike.
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:59 AM   #124
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here is the finish product!

I think it is perfectly mounted and has the right angle.





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Old 11-19-2011, 09:44 AM   #125
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Your bike is coming along nicely Case.
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Old 11-19-2011, 03:35 PM   #126
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I'd say you nailed it, nice job.
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Old 11-19-2011, 05:13 PM   #127
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Thanks everyone. Next i have to figure out what the heck im going to do with the breaks....
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Old 11-22-2011, 09:57 PM   #128
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Nice so far. Thanks for the info on the crash bars.

The mudguard works perfectly with the lines of the bike, just need to sort the emptiness where the beak used to be.

Do you reckon you've changed the down force?










What? It's a legitimate question......
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Old 11-22-2011, 10:16 PM   #129
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Do you reckon you've changed the down force?
Don’t open that can of worms and ruin a perfectly good thread!
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Old 11-22-2011, 11:12 PM   #130
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Nice so far. Thanks for the info on the crash bars.

The mudguard works perfectly with the lines of the bike, just need to sort the emptiness where the beak used to be.

Do you reckon you've changed the down force?










What? It's a legitimate question......
Yeah I know. Im not sure what to do about it. For now im fine with how it looks.

Yes I have read everything about the downforce "problem", since im not racing the bike. Or really even ever going that fast. I don't think it will be an issue.
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Old 11-22-2011, 11:24 PM   #131
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In all seriousness I think the mudguard would actually provide more than the beak.

The biggest issue I had with the standard dirt bike mudguards at speed is that they wobble side to side. This transmits through the steering and creates a very high frequency mild head shake.

Not dangerous, but annoying.

But I'm talking about 150kph or higher, and that's "go straight to gaol" speed here. So it really is a moot point.

I didn't notice it on the XR650R with it's steering damper turned right up to "suicidal speeds through ruts".

But I was doing suicidal speeds through ruts. So my hands were full. So to speak.
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Old 11-22-2011, 11:54 PM   #132
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In all seriousness I think the mudguard would actually provide more than the beak.

The biggest issue I had with the standard dirt bike mudguards at speed is that they wobble side to side. This transmits through the steering and creates a very high frequency mild head shake.

Not dangerous, but annoying.

But I'm talking about 150kph or higher, and that's "go straight to gaol" speed here. So it really is a moot point.

I didn't notice it on the XR650R with it's steering damper turned right up to "suicidal speeds through ruts".

But I was doing suicidal speeds through ruts. So my hands were full. So to speak.
Yeah im wondering what the wobble will be like. The fender I got is pretty short so im wondering if it will at all. Ill let you know when I get a chance to ride it.

I've only taken my bike up to 90mph twice and im not planning on doing it again any time soon. I know the bike can do it but I didn't buy this bike for its speed.
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Old 11-23-2011, 12:05 AM   #133
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You know this attitude makes you a "realist" don't you?

One of the mud guard braces that a lot of dirt bike accessories places sell would provide enough bracing to reduce, if not eliminate, any shaking at higher speeds.

A steering damper would also help.



That's my plan.

I told the wife that a steering damper would greatly improve off road handling and prevent any more "unfortunate" incidents where she uses me as an airbag. She has given her complete support and approval for the immediate purchase of a steering damper.

How easy was that??
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Old 11-23-2011, 12:06 AM   #134
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Good call. I have a steering damper, and never notice my fender shaking unless I stand up and look down at it. Have fun, and congrats on convincing the Mrs!
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Old 11-27-2011, 05:48 PM   #135
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I just took my bike out for the first time since i added the high fender and new brake lines.

It went very well. the brake lines did fine.

the fender was fine too. got it up to 80mph and all i got was a little up and down wobble.




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