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post #1 of 7 Old 04-01-2020, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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Tusk Chub CR high bend bars

Thinking of going to the Tusk Chub CR high bend bars and riser kit from Rocky Mountain for my 2014 KLR 650, does anyone have experience with these? Do the old cables need to be re-routed?

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post #2 of 7 Old 04-01-2020, 07:59 PM
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Paul, I put the Chub CR High Bends and 2" Rox risers on my 2017. Cable length was okay...no issues. Good luck.
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post #3 of 7 Old 04-02-2020, 09:48 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info Stunpohl, glad to know the cables still fit. How do you like the feel of the bars over stock? Why did you pick the CR high bend over the others?

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post #4 of 7 Old 04-02-2020, 11:44 AM
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Paul, unlike a lot of folks on this site, I'm no pro...only been riding a couple of years actually. I'm a tall guy, so knew I wanted the risers. Then I was faced with risers for a 7/8" bar, or 1 1/8", 'fat' bar. Risers were the same price either way. Figured for the relatively cheap price of the Chub bar I'd give it a shot vs. wishing I had later.

Which bend to go with was a crap shoot, but in looking at various threads it seemed like the CR High Bend was a popular choice for the KLR. Who am I to argue? Gave them a shot, and along with the risers, yes, I like the feeling a lot better...especially when standing.

Later, I added some Tusk hand guards. With the aluminum backing on those I unfortunately had to rotate the risers back about 1/2" so there was no interference between the hand guard and the fairing at full stop. I'd rather have that 1/2" back, but not worth damaging the fairing to me. Hope that helps.

Tried to include a pic, but clearly I'm not smart enough as the site seems to want a URL for the pic. Not sure how to include one from my phone or desktop.

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post #5 of 7 Old 04-02-2020, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
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Hello Dave,

I appreciate the info, Rocky Mountain has the CR Highbend and riser combo for around $69.00, I think I might give it a try.

Thanks again,
Paul
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post #6 of 7 Old 04-02-2020, 06:22 PM
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Stunpohl, Welcome to the forum.

Pics may become easier after you acquire the first 15 postings required by this forum as an anti-spamming measure.

Stick around and enjoy the forum.

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post #7 of 7 Old 04-03-2020, 07:14 AM
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Pdwestman, thanks much for the tip on posting pics. You, DPelletier, and a handful of others are the posts I most enjoy and get the most info from. Keep it up...and thanks again.

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