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Old 01-04-2013, 12:04 PM   #1891
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Lost riders post #1035 (I think) may be of help...Think he went with 1.5 with little issues

I should have enough control room to narrow the bars 1" or more. This will makeup for the extra height.

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Old 01-04-2013, 12:52 PM   #1892
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I don't have the Freestyle bars yet, but I like the KTM/Suzuki bend the best so far. I'm tall but have long arms.

I talked to the guy you did on Wednesday. He didn't like the Freestyle bars on his KTM. He tried to talk me out of them also. It didn't work.

..classic response, Just cause he doesn't like em, doesn't mean they wont work for you
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:11 PM   #1893
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Good, scientific approach. I like it.


How tall are you? I'm now considering the 'Woods/Freestyle' bend. I need something much higher then the stock bars to be comfortable standing up.
Only turn down about these handlebars is the hand-guards compatibility. I've searched a bit and only solution seems to be something like this:

http://www.5hmedia.com/xr650/bars_02.jpg
http://cruxstudio.com/portfolio/east...ard-mounts.php
http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/a...395995&thumb=1

Easton EXP M 72mm 56mm 14.6 degree bend CR Lows are about the same as the stock bars.

I'm 6'3" tall and have long arms and wide shoulders(part caveman I think).

I like a tall bar without much pull back since it's easier on my wrists.


I decided to buy Cycra Pro Bend Triple hand guard front mounts P/N# 165502

http://www.motosport.com/dirtbike/CY...LE-CLAMP-MOUNT



Now I'll just need 4 longer pinch bolts so my handguards fit.

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Old 01-04-2013, 01:55 PM   #1894
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In regards to the Easton handlebars, here is the email response I received from them today. Maybe they should look at making a note of this on their website to save us Canadian's the hassle ..
I very much apologize. I am currently restricted from shipping that particular bar combo internationally. I’m very sorry for any inconvenience.

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Old 01-04-2013, 02:11 PM   #1895
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Thanks guys for the heads up on the handlebar heights, 1" will work just fine.

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Old 01-04-2013, 02:38 PM   #1896
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In regards to the Easton handlebars, here is the email response I received from them today. Maybe they should look at making a note of this on their website to save us Canadian's the hassle ..
I very much apologize. I am currently restricted from shipping that particular bar combo internationally. Im very sorry for any inconvenience.

Rusty Olds

Not that I'm offering because I don't ship to Canada.(PITA)

I have shipped to a UPS store near the border for pick-up from a Canadian buyer. Just have them shipped to an inmates place for pickup, a UPS store or to have shipping across the border.

Set-up a group buy so the US shipping is free and work out the border crossing/shipping from there.

They are cheap enough that it is well worth the effort.

Just a random thought....

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Old 01-04-2013, 02:40 PM   #1897
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Thanks guys for the heads up on the handlebar heights, 1" will work just fine.

John
Remember the adapter adds about 1" also.

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Old 01-04-2013, 03:49 PM   #1898
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I have an unusual request. I just can't pull the trigger on buying a CRF250L without even a very short ride...5 min max. Is there anyone out there in the readership that has a CRF within 50 miles of Detroit that will let me ride it? I'll even let him/her ride my Kawasaki KLR650 while I ride the CRF. I've got a sweet price lined up at a dealer in Toledo, but I need to know I'm not buying a $4500 pig-in-a-poke. Send me a PM...I'll kick in $$ if it'll help.
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:23 PM   #1899
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don't know if anyone saw this but - q4 S/A for CRF250L for 265 -

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=851782
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Anyone order one of these from here? Price seems pretty good

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I did. Muffler and header are on their way. He only had 4 left at the time I placed my order, however.

I just did too - he might be down to 2 now....
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:58 PM   #1900
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I bought mine and didn't ride it before I purchased it, plus I drove 200 miles to pick it up. I did purchase it from a dealer who is a friend on mine and then didn't ride it for three days after I got it home, weather was just too cold to ride. Funny thing on my first ride I started just laughing and had this big smile on my face, it was just as if I were a kid again. It's nothing like your KLR is on the road and it feels half the weight of one.


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Old 01-04-2013, 05:24 PM   #1901
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I bought mine and didn't ride it before I purchased it, plus I drove 200 miles to pick it up. I did purchase it from a dealer who is a friend on mine and then didn't ride it for three days after I got it home, weather was just too cold to ride. Funny thing on my first ride I started just laughing and had this big smile on my face, it was just as if I were a kid again. It's nothing like your KLR is on the road and it feels half the weight of one.


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TRAINMAN (John): Yes, (probably) there will come a time when the KLR will be less fun than the CRF...it might be years away....or....that narrow little sideroad that makes the KLR groan...
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:54 PM   #1902
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I bought mine and didn't ride it before I purchased it, plus I drove 200 miles to pick it up. I did purchase it from a dealer who is a friend on mine and then didn't ride it for three days after I got it home, weather was just too cold to ride. Funny thing on my first ride I started just laughing and had this big smile on my face, it was just as if I were a kid again. It's nothing like your KLR is on the road and it feels half the weight of one.


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Alright John, that's what I wanted to hear!
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:13 PM   #1903
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I have an unusual request. I just can't pull the trigger on buying a CRF250L without even a very short ride...5 min max. Is there anyone out there in the readership that has a CRF within 50 miles of Detroit that will let me ride it? I'll even let him/her ride my Kawasaki KLR650 while I ride the CRF. I've got a sweet price lined up at a dealer in Toledo, but I need to know I'm not buying a $4500 pig-in-a-poke. Send me a PM...I'll kick in $$ if it'll help.
I have both a crf250l and klr650. The KLR has more Go but the CRF is a whole hell of a lot more fun off road. So much easier to tackle those hills, creek beds and trails. The only time I ride the KLR over the CRF is if I have hours of highway (5+) to eat up before we hit off road. Or if I have a ton of gear to carry. KLR is better setup for that right now
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:32 PM   #1904
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Also if it helps, I've had my CRF since September and considering selling the KLR to get an FJR.
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:07 PM   #1905
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Let me get this strait- All your past posts promoting Easton bars is because your a vendor?

EASTON BARS are not the way to go if you want to easily incorporate any other manufacturer's hardware- be it clamps, GPS, risers, stabilizer, etc.
Trust me, been down that road..

fuck easton bars..



I'm not a vender. Your sure are worthless fake n00b of a troll thou.

I've been trying to help others out and you give me shit... You have 2 worthless posts. Get back in your closet.

I've been down that road too, but I'm smart enough to know how to build my own mounts or find anything I need.





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UPDATE!!!

I see you deleted your 2 worthless posts and your hiding in your closet again....



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