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Old 12-18-2012, 01:30 PM   #1591
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I see DSA has a vendor package (Flatland) for the CRFL
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=849451
see post #1619
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:32 PM   #1592
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I tried to ask about this before, hoping to get some input.

I need to get a skidplate, how do you guys feel about this one versus a traditional skidplate that doesnt have the engine gaurds? Some skid plates wrap up and around a little bit so I dont know if this will actually help anything.

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Old 12-18-2012, 03:49 PM   #1593
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Like I said before...butt ugly, but REAL stout
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:59 PM   #1594
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New Shock

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No problem for Cogent Dynamics to provide the new softer spring rate for your OEM shock. A new shock from us would be MUCH cooler though
Are you making a rear shock specific to the CRF250L? Anything for the front suspension?
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:36 PM   #1595
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Looks like the "low" version of the Seat Concepts seat is now for sale for the CRF250L.

Ordered mine this evening. Merry Christmas to ME!!

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Old 12-18-2012, 06:45 PM   #1596
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I'm A huge fan of the protection that bulky skid plate provides.
Question, for those of you running 1 1/8s" bars What throttle set up are you using ?
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:48 PM   #1597
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I'm A huge fan of the protection that bulky skid plate provides.
Question, for those of you running 1 1/8s" bars What throttle set up are you using ?

Stock works fine.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:20 PM   #1598
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eh, guess i Figured the increased diameter wouldnt make the squeeze but ill take your word for it. Never had one apart to say any differently. Any recomendations on bars. I need something taller.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:25 PM   #1599
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I just performed my first valve adjustment thanks to the confidence Lost rider's write up gave me. Pretty straight forward. I did the oil change as well. Only one valve was out of adjustment. The total cost for the maintenance was $26 and change. That included the feeler gauge, Oil, filter and one new shim. BTW shim was free haha. Thank you Lost Rider!!
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:32 PM   #1600
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eh, guess i Figured the increased diameter wouldnt make the squeeze but ill take your word for it. Never had one apart to say any differently. Any recomendations on bars. I need something taller.

1 1/8" or 1 3/8" bars taper down to 7/8" diameter so all your controls will work. The triple clamps require the proper adapter bar mounts for the increase in bar diameter.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:42 PM   #1601
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I like these risers with a CR high bars or a woods bend.

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...e-Block-Risers

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Old 12-18-2012, 07:48 PM   #1602
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I like these risers with a CR high bars or a woods bend.

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...e-Block-Risers



* EDIT*

I thought they were like the KTM risers that clamp to triple tree...





I used these ROX risers 7/8" OEM Bar Mount to Use 1 1/8" Bars. ProTaper KX High bars on Nancy's LRP, look back in this thread for more.

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...ndlebar-Risers
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:03 PM   #1603
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* EDIT*

I thought they were like the KTM risers that clamp to triple tree...

I used these ROX risers 7/8" OEM Bar Mount to Use 1 1/8" Bars. ProTaper KX High bars on Nancy's LRP, look back in this thread for more.

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/43/53/218/1316/-/27406/Rox-Speed-FX-2%2522-Handlebar-Risers
Thats about the same combo.

I like them because you can use either 1 1/8" or 7/8" bars. I have long arms and they move them forward enough so I'm comfortable. I prefer the solid mount they use. I do like like the KX high bend. My Eastons are just like a KX high.

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Old 12-18-2012, 08:19 PM   #1604
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I hear some are changing bars. I understand the stock bars are a bit weak, so educate me on why larger 1 1/8" bars are better?
Then does one need different risers/clamps?
What bars are best? Guessing that is up for discussion.
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:32 PM   #1605
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I hear some are changing bars. I understand the stock bars are a bit weak, so educate me on why larger 1 1/8" bars are better?
Then does one need different risers/clamps?
What bars are best? Guessing that is up for discussion.
1 1/8" bars are stronger and don't bend when you drop the bike, like the OEM ones can/did for us. Plus aftermarket bars allows a different style bend to suit your needs, I didn't like the further swept bend of the OEM bars that seem to be more of a "street" riding bend, it made standing up awkward. That's just me.

See posts above for a few options in getting risers/adaptors, and look back in this thread a bit for what it takes to change bars.

The best bars are the ones that fit you personally. Protaper is probable the most popular brand with many choices, most good bike shops will have a variety of them in stock to get a feel of what you like. The Protaper website has a good page to compare the various bars, with measurements for rise, sweep, etc.


Lots of options and opinions, but I can only recommend getting Highway Dirt Bike hand guards, the strongest guards you can buy hands down, along with the bars of your choice you can purchase pre tapped from HDB while getting the guards. Tapping and installing the inserts is pretty easy too and HDB guard orders come with the tap and inserts if you want to source new bars on your own.


Getting quality protection and setting the LRP up for YOU is the first thing anyone should do. Forget squeezing a few more HP out of it IMO, get comfortable first, especially when standing if you want to ride off tarmac, then worry about making it louder or "faster". Risers, bars, hand guards, seat, etc.

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Good Luck getting your LRP sorted for you!
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