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For pre-2008 owners: get 22mm offset triple clamps!

Now I can take those flat, dry corners with ease.

No under-steer. Lighter turning.

I should have done it 4 years ago.

I also should have had my suspension done by AS Racing 3 years ago, when I first had it done by ESP.

What a difference! I can ride a gear higher NO problem, and the bike stays planted.

Hell, I can even scrub a little now.

I mean on jumps, not my hygiene.

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Before the changes, but mostly looked the same

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Now I just have to ride at night, to try out the Airtime HD lighting !!!

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My bank account damns you, lol...

Suspension is something I need to attend to, and OldMan gave me some great info a few months back that I should act on.

Any good resources for the clamps?

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My bank account damns you, lol...

Suspension is something I need to attend to, and OldMan gave me some great info a few months back that I should act on.

Any good resources for the clamps?

I saved for years, to do a complete motor rebuild and upgrade, suspension upgrade, etc. Now I have a practially new bike, for about 1/4 the cost.

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I saved for years, to do a complete motor rebuild and upgrade, suspension upgrade, etc. Now I have a practially new bike, for about 1/4 the cost.

...and a fairly custom setup, at that. Hard to beat. 👍

I plan on removing/pressing my own stem (freezer/oven method). How'd you do yours?

I got a great deal on my 07, so I should just bite the bullet and do it. I see the BRP setup (Scotts submount) will run about $450 with shipping.

BRP Upper & Lower Triple Clamp Set 02-07 CRF 250/450 X Model (22mm Offset) BRP Upper & Lower Triple Clamp Set 02-07 CRF 250/450 X Model (22mm Offset)

- Bar Clamp Style e) SUB Mount

- Bar Mount Height 1.240" 31.5mm Stock

- Bar Mount Option Rubber Mount Only

- Bar Position "RTS" 11mm

- Handlebar Size 1 1/8" Oversize

- Make Bike HONDA

- Model Bike CRF-X

- Model Size 450cc

- Model Year 2007

- Steering Stem Option None

- Triple Clamp Hardware
🤣
Headlight Mounts Only

- Triple Clamp Offset b: 22mm

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...and a fairly custom setup, at that. Hard to beat. 👍

I plan on removing/pressing my own stem (freezer/oven method). How'd you do yours?

I got a great deal on my 07, so I should just bite the bullet and do it. I see the BRP setup (Scotts submount) will run about $450 with shipping.

BRP Upper & Lower Triple Clamp Set 02-07 CRF 250/450 X Model (22mm Offset) BRP Upper & Lower Triple Clamp Set 02-07 CRF 250/450 X Model (22mm Offset)

- Bar Clamp Style e) SUB Mount

- Bar Mount Height 1.240" 31.5mm Stock

- Bar Mount Option Rubber Mount Only

- Bar Position "RTS" 11mm

- Handlebar Size 1 1/8" Oversize

- Make Bike HONDA

- Model Bike CRF-X

- Model Size 450cc

- Model Year 2007

- Steering Stem Option None

- Triple Clamp Hardware
🤣
Headlight Mounts Only

- Triple Clamp Offset b: 22mm

I went with BRP because of the good compatability with their bar risers and the scotts damper. I bought a full set with the stem, and sold the stock parts on ebay.

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Would a Recluse E-axle do the same thing?

It did wonders for my pumpkin.

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Would a Recluse E-axle do the same thing?

It did wonders for my pumpkin.

I read in Dirt Bike, I think, that its more of a temp fix for testing purposes to see what offset works best.

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I am running Highway Dirt Bikes hand guards which I love, but come with their own top and lower clamps (Fatbars in my case).

What are my options on changing to 22mm triple clamps???

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The change to the steering was one of my main reasons for buying an ’08. The ‘07s were only $100 less. I knew I would never get around to doing the 22mm offset mod. (plus I’m kind of a tight wad) I don’t think I’m completely used to the new bike yet but I sure like how it turns on tight trails. I have a tendency to over steer on flat corners. I thought my 450r turned fine until I got my new bike.

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I thought my 450r turned fine until I got my new bike.

Yep, no doubt...for $100 difference, there was only one choice, plus its a model-year newer. (doen't matter much to me, but it does come re-sale time to others)

What offset is your R?

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Nice, Krannie! I believe the investments in your X are well worth it. Sweet looking bike! The 22mm offsets are nice no doubt and BRP's are top of the line. If I were going to do new triples I would not hesitate on BRP, Ride Engineering, or Applied. All great IME.

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I would not hesitate on BRP, Ride Engineering, or Applied. All great IME.

Anyone got any helpful info on the best (or decent) deals? I am leaning toward the BRP due to the Scotts submount + riser capability, but am still tire-kicking.

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Krannie,

How did you get that brake loop giude (don't know what its called) to mount to your lower clamp?

The BRP clamp provides you with a threaded boss for the factory part.

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Anyone got any helpful info on the best (or decent) deals? I am leaning toward the BRP due to the Scotts submount + riser capability, but am still tire-kicking.

Applied, BRP, Scotts (which is brp) always have deals. Contact the TT store by phone and ask for deals.

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