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Just picked up my new 400exc, first order of buisness, cut the bars down to 29", buy a set of cycra pro-bend bar guards, now the problem is that since I cut the bars down about an inch on both sides, the clamp cant slide far enough down the bar because of the taper, does anyone make a clamp with a larger opening to fit maguara bars that have been cut?

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Originally posted by katoom300:

Just picked up my new 400exc, first order of buisness, cut the bars down to 29", buy a set of cycra pro-bend bar guards, now the problem is that since I cut the bars down about an inch on both sides, the clamp cant slide far enough down the bar because of the taper, does anyone make a clamp with a larger opening to fit maguara bars that have been cut?

Katoom300 - re-drill a hole back an 1" or whatever it takes on the metal Barkbuster

part. Mount the holder on the bar wherever

it fits corectly then mount the BB in the

end of the bar and then you'll be able to see where to drill a new hole. Hope this makes sense... it's easy fix just hard to explain.

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TBob

"01" KTM 520 EXC

Mesa, AZ

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Thanks for the reply, I understand what you are saying, but the problem is that with the bars cut, and the big diameter of the magura bars, the furthest place down the taper the clamp can go interferes with the brake line.

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here's one for ya!

go to your lcal plumbing wholesaler and ask for 3/4" split pipe clamps they look just like pro taper clamps but the hole that is used for the bb is a 3/8" threaded whole,coarse thread.this is what ive done and both clamps with screws only cost 7$ canadian(jeese......thats only 3$ american)

email me with any questions if this does not make sense.

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Another solution is to call Bluegrass Cycle Coral in Lexington, Ky. The number is on the www.ktmusa.com dealer list for KY. They have a custom made mounting bracket, made by a local machinist for the 00 and up KTMs. It is a make shift bracket the simulated the Scott Summers hand guard mounts that mount to the triple clamp bolts. This bracket uses the three threaded holes on the front of the triple clamp where the trip odometer mounts. This costs about $35 and is well worth it. I have had 4 rides and have put it to the test of the eastern, ky tight woods. The bracket is very durable and the install is clean looking. The big benifit is it frees of the bars and alows them to flex like pro-tapers are suppose too. Try it.....you won't regret it.

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Sounds cool! Is it pretty beefy to take the abuse? Where does the odo mount or do you have to remove it to use these mounts?

Thanks.

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John Brunsgaard

01 400 EXC, 99 250 EXC, 99 200 EXC, 98 125 EXC, 98 380 MXC (long gone)

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I saw the clamps captain krash used and they are fairly sturdy,and you can't beat the price. OPPs did I say captain krash ----I think I mean captain KTM??????? No not really

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YAMAHA 250--sold

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