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I bought a set of Cycra pro bend and the standard U clamps for pro taper handlebars. The problem is I chopped a little off of each end of the handlebars and now I can not get the pro bends to install. The standard U clamps are in the totally wrong spot and nothing lines up.

Did I waist my money on the pro bends if I am going to run shortened bars? I see there are different ways to mount the bars but I don't want to just keep throwing money at it and not have it fixed. I would prefer to get something that will work for me. I am thinking about taking a little more off of the bars in the future.

Any advice or suggestions?

Sorry for posting another Cycra issue.

Edited by neckrom

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Do you have the Pro Taper adapter blocks? If so, they're asymmetrical and can be flipped to have a wider "stance" or a narrower "stance". I have pro taper EVO pro CR HI bars that have not been cut and I used the Pro Taper adapter blocks in the wide configuration and the Cycra guards just barely fit on the bars. Hopefully you can just switch the blocks and gain 1/2" on either side.

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Do you have the Pro Taper adapter blocks? If so, they're asymmetrical and can be flipped to have a wider "stance" or a narrower "stance". I have pro taper EVO pro CR HI bars that have not been cut and I used the Pro Taper adapter blocks in the wide configuration and the Cycra guards just barely fit on the bars. Hopefully you can just switch the blocks and gain 1/2" on either side.

The mount blocks for the handle bars are not the problem unfortunately. I have the Pro Taper Contour and because I have cut them the Cycra U clamps are trying to attach on the fat part of the bars. Even if I modified the U clamps to fit the fat part of the bars the angles are all jacked up because of how far down the clamps would attach.

I saw that Cycra makes a triple clamp mount but I am unsure how they work and the Cycra bar actually sticks in past the outer part of the triple clamp because of the shortened bars so I am not sure they will work either.

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The mount blocks for the handle bars are not the problem unfortunately. I have the Pro Taper Contour and because I have cut them the Cycra U clamps are trying to attach on the fat part of the bars. Even if I modified the U clamps to fit the fat part of the bars the angles are all jacked up because of how far down the clamps would attach.

I saw that Cycra makes a triple clamp mount but I am unsure how they work and the Cycra bar actually sticks in past the outer part of the triple clamp because of the shortened bars so I am not sure they will work either.

i had the same issue with my cyra pro bends, i used a dremel tool to make the correct andle on the clamps and a peice of billet aluminum that was lathed to the correct lenght and diameter and it works out great!:thumbsup:

heres a link to what the look like now

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=779066&highlight=

Edited by Jake400sm
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IF you take off alot, like I did for the woods, you will need to drill a new hole. For mine I had to not only drill a new hole but bend it a lot because I shortened the bars 28.5" IIRC and put on bar risers (1.5") and used the triple clamp mounts.

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I went to a set of Team Enduro / Moose / MSR hand guards. Everything fits up pretty good. I am going to have to take off a bit of metal from the lower bar mounts but it will be 1/8th the drama that I would have gone through with the Cycra. I would have had to rebend the guard bars, Modify the mounts, Shorten them both up. The only thing that sucks is that I am stuck with the Cycra Pro bends now as I opened them up and they got a little scratched while I was initially fighting with them. . What a waste of money. Well Lesson Learned. :thumbsup:

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