Install Video – New Bars, Clamps & More

Install Video – New Bars, Clamps & More

In this little video I show you how I installed new ProTaper EVO bars, Highway Dirtbikes custom top & bottom clamps, grip heaters and grips on my WR250R.  Hope you enjoy!

My upcoming video shows how I installed the Eastern Beaver 3 Circuit Solution.

Install Video – Part 1 : Pulling the wires
Install Video – Part 2 : Making the connections

  • Chris Luhman
    Posted at 17:58h, 28 January Reply

    Great install video! It will help me when I go to install mine in a few months.

  • Basher
    Posted at 18:31h, 28 January Reply

    Awesome! I enjoy doing the videos and for me I always love to see beforehand what I’m getting into.. hope it helps ya out bro!

  • sal
    Posted at 09:27h, 23 February Reply

    Great video. Will you also be doing an insrtuctorial video on the installation of the HDB hand guards? I just ordered my hand guards last night and I cant wait to install them.

    • Basher
      Posted at 10:12h, 23 February Reply

      Hey sal.. unfortunately I don’t have HDB’s handguards, I had my Cycra’s before I even heard about HDB. If for some reason my Cycra’s need to be replaced, I’ll be picking up HDBs instead!

  • Bobby D
    Posted at 21:33h, 13 June Reply

    Great video! Thanks a ton for taking the time to post this. It’s a huge help to see how it’s done before doing it myself.

  • Ryan
    Posted at 13:22h, 02 July Reply

    Great writeup – thanks for your efforts – I know this is a lot of work to make the vid.

  • Travis Fields
    Posted at 21:14h, 21 June Reply

    Thanks for the video man, in the video you take the gas tank off for the right side of the clamp bolt installation. I turned the front wheel to the far right put the socket on the bolt then held it why I turned the wheel far left. After this I used a extension rod for the socket and removed it no problem. Kept me from removing the gas tank. Thanks for all your vids big help. If that’s not clear let me know I’ll take some pics.

  • Matt
    Posted at 16:34h, 27 February Reply

    Any concern about the heated grips not working well with the aluminum bars?

    Great Vid. Thanks for doing it!

    • Basher
      Posted at 23:16h, 27 February Reply

      Matt, yea I hear people talk about losing the heat down the bars, and there’s some truth there but I know my grips heat the HECK out of my hands.. I usually turn them on High just to get them going, then back to low. I’m sure you could put a piece of heat tape or similar over the bars first.. Mine work great and have no complaints… they still work to this day!

      Good luck & Ride safe!

  • Chickenmunga
    Posted at 14:31h, 12 December Reply

    Hey Basher, I’m currently in the middle of this and thought I’d add a few notes so far:
    1. Your video didn’t show how the throttle tube comes off. For those who are doing this sort of job for the first time, you can start leading down the path of disassembling things… you don’t have to! The entire assembly slides off once you take off the old bar.
    2. To remove the right lower clamp, I used a 17mm box end wrench on the nut. To get the nut to break free, tap a bit with a hammer. Your choice in box end wrenches may vary how successful you are; some are thicker material and may not fit. I was barely able to squeeze my Craftsman on there.
    3. I wish I could fast forward the video. Every time I try, it restarts 🙁 I also have to watch from the beginning if I leave my PC unattended for too long .

    Finally, thanks for doing this, it adds a lot of confidence to those of us doing bike mods for the first time (I typically mod trucks, so this is kinda different!).
    I have similar garage music tastes – try out Russian Circles and Sea In the Sky!

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