1. 2 Stroke Husqvarna Motorcycles Made In Italy - About 1989 to 2014
    WR = 2st Enduro & CR = 2st Cross

250-500cc Shortened the bars

Discussion in '2 Stroke' started by Chisler, May 4, 2020.

  1. Chisler Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    British Columbia, Chilliwack River Valley
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2010 WR 300 Husqvarna
    Not sure if this was a good thing to do .. Lol
    ( Magura ) and took them from 33” down to 30”
    Been clipping to many trees in the tight stuff .. took my Ridgid pipe cutter and went at er .. aligned up everything
    either I’m gonna like it or hate it ... Lol
    What are ya all running 463A8844-C224-44A8-AC06-A7614948F209.png FD0C7561-C320-4649-A7F0-6274D13DDA6C.png
  2. 2premo Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Northern NV
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    93 360, 87 CR250, 82 87 88 430
    Other Motorcycles:
    Sherco 300
    if you have lot's of trees, common sense is being applied
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  3. ptkatoomer Contributing Member

    Location:
    San Diego area
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    None
    Other Motorcycles:
    2017 ktm 300 xc, 2015 ktm 500exc
    I used to read about racers doing this all the time, but now you never really hear it mentioned. Is it just a given, or are they not doing this so much any more?
    Where I live they don't even let you ride in any kind of trees (SoCal), much less a real forest. Aren't you giving up a lot of leverage and control?
  4. Chisler Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    British Columbia, Chilliwack River Valley
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2010 WR 300 Husqvarna
    Up here we pretty well have no restrictions ... outside of riding in parks ..my buddy who rides a Tm 300 runs his at 30” and after watching me “ Batcrash” into trees lots he let me take his for a burn ... so I’ll see this weekend ... maybe I won’t hit as many of them trees ... Lol
  5. Chisler Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    British Columbia, Chilliwack River Valley
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2010 WR 300 Husqvarna
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    Still had room for placement of all the controls and hand guards .
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  6. Picklito Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Northern Kalifornia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    430, 430, 430...
    Other Motorcycles:
    KTM250xc, KTM500mx
    30.5"
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  7. 2premo Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Northern NV
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    93 360, 87 CR250, 82 87 88 430
    Other Motorcycles:
    Sherco 300
    wish my bars were narrower today
    lots of close trees and really tight single track
  8. Chisler Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    British Columbia, Chilliwack River Valley
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2010 WR 300 Husqvarna
    That’s awesome that you were out today ...looking foward also to getting out
    The more I see your bike the more I want to make mine a 6speed ... : )
  9. hesutton Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Kentucky
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2014 WR300 (SOLD)
    Other Motorcycles:
    2021 Sherco 300SE 2002 Honda CRF450
    I run 29 inches on my Honda CRF450. 30 inches on the WR300. Just wasn't enough room to take another inch off the Husky bars or I would have. Very tight trail riding in TN, KY, and GA. Even with cut bars, there are spots that are to narrow for my bars to clear without turning them or just bashing into the trees.

    I've not noticed any issue with leverage or control of the bike with narrow bars. But swapping with my buddies "wide" bar bikes, they feel weird and I know they hit stuff on the trail that I don't.

    Heath
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  10. Picklito Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Northern Kalifornia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    430, 430, 430...
    Other Motorcycles:
    KTM250xc, KTM500mx
    As the narrow bar thing has become more popular, most of the aftermarket bar specs now include the "control distance" which is exactly this important length of the straight part. First time I though I was smart and cut a bar, the levers would have had to be on the curved part, and the fit was horrible. Ruined that bar! Now I know to check this, first.

    And I think the narrow bar thing is more popular now because the bikes are so much more stable on the trail. You no longer need the 'longhorns' to keep control.
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