By Just Some Random Rider
I have a 2009 Klx250sf and am doing some dual sport modifications. I am having trouble removing the front sprocket. I am replacing the front sprocket, rear sprocket and chain. I went up to a 45 rear and kept the front at 14. I am turning the engine over and am unable to loosen it at all. I would have a friend hold the rear break but the rear tire and chain are not on the bike. Any suggestions or do I have to put the bike back together just to hold the rear brake? I am also running into an issue with putting on my barkbuster handguards because the ends of the bars seem to be plugged from the factory. I am tempted to drill out the thin plugs but am unsure what purpose they serve. Otherwise the only other way they would work would be to buy new handguards. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
Hi, I'm looking for a good set of hand guards for my CRF150RB. I've looked at the minnrally handguards from Acerbis due to the handlebar size but I'm not sure about the plastic mounting kit and how that will hold up. I was wondering if regular size hand guards would be too large for my size bike. I've raced motocross for years in Eastern NC where the terrain is mostly sand now we've moved to middle TN and there are no motocross tracks without traveling quite a distance so I've just started woods riding. I intend to change out my fly wheel weight and I already have a skid plate. I'm not going to switch to another bike because I'm 4'10" and I don't want some little air cooled trail bike, I love the torque and power I get from my bike especially with the Athena Big Bore. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Ready for flight! Installed my GL winter hand guards on the 500. I've used these guards on several bikes now and they are great for below 30 deg riding. I've used several other brands that didn't hold up over time, the GL guards are legit and hold up extremely well (this is the 3rd bike this set has been on). Very tough and resilient.
Just to answer a couple questions...no they don't catch wind and yank the bike all over, no they don't adversely affect handling, they DO help keep your hands warm and dry during the winter months, they DO look odd but I'll trade that for warm hands . They attach to the bike with the GL polyurethane possibilities straps (note: I always drill a hole and pin the GL guards to the bikes handguards to keep them securely in place and to keep from having to constantly readjust them).
If your looking for warmth I'd highly recommend the GL guards for wet/winter riding.
And there you have it.....KTM 500 Dumbo edition lol.
Mounting hole that I added...keeps the guards in one place and is easily removable.
Bar clamp-mounted handguard and adjustable steering damper mountCNC-machined aircraft spec 6061 T-6Precise fit and easy mounting of handguardsIsolate the steering damper in the precise location while allowing customized handlebar position (to the extent of triple clamp/bar clamp adjustment available, i.e., KTM stock triple clamp has four bar positions)Allow handlebars to naturally flex; quick removal for HGs and motoHandguards feature twist- and bend-resistant mountingCrossbars radius eliminates rider contact points and cablesWork with Scotts/Ohlins and GPR V1 or standard dampersInclude bar mount, handguards, damper mount and Grade 8 mounting hardwareBlack shields included