MOTO HACK: Installing XR250’s Lever Dust Guard to the CRM250R

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I will introduce the passionate story of "MIRRORMAN" who rides a CRM250R, from the Webike Community "MOTO HACK" campaign!

MIRRORMAN will show how to divert the OEM hack for CRM250R!

Brief self-introduction

Honda CRM250R '89

How I enjoy my motorcycle every day?

I enjoy touring along the forest road with Otsuna, enjoying the quiet mountains, and eating lunch. It's an old motorcycle, so I maintain it carefully so that it rides safely. Because it's old, you can try various kinds of maintenance that are difficult to do with a new motorcycle and learn a lot of things.

Brief description of this HACK

Here's how to protect the lever after replacing the knuckle guard by diverting the OEM Honda XR250 parts. Plastic knuckle guards are standard in their normal state, but they are only effective as a wind and glass barrier. Falls are common when playing in the mountains, but in the past, I've broken levers and injured myself by catching my fingers. That's why I installed an external aluminum core knuckle guard connected to the bar end. However, as it is, the lever and the wire are bare. I don't want dirt and dust to get into it, so I decided to take measures.

It is a normal component configuration. Plastic knuckle guards keep mud and bushes out and protect the sliding lever area. If this is replaced, the lever sliding part will be bare.

Parts, tools, and things needed for this HACK

Left side

Item: Cover L Handle Lever
Part number: 53177-KS5-700
Number required: 1

Right side

Item name: Cover R Handle Lever
Part number: 53176-KJ1-701
Number required: 1

How to do the HACK, explanation, work instructions, etc.

Left side

  1. Removing the clutch lever
  2. Remove the wire from the lever (adjust the adjustment nut to fit the wire groove)
  3. Thread the wire through the cover.
  4. Attach the wire to the lever.
  5. Locking Lever
  6. Adjust the adjustment nut.
  7. Aligning the cover position

Right side

  1. Put the cover on and that's it. (Master cylinder, bolt position, etc. fits perfectly.)

HACK Summary

It protects the lever sliding parts from rain, dirt, and dust and keeps them moving with a fit as if it were a standard feature.
A small amount of money and effort.
It's probably a place where others won't even notice. It's completely self-congratulatory.

As a side note, knuckle guards are good. It's a universal cheap one that you can often find on mail-order sites, but it doesn't break the lever when I fall and I don't get my fingers caught in the lever anymore. Some modification is required for installation. I had a short lever so there is no interference. With the stock lever, this guard will interfere. If I had the money, I would add a Zeta or something similar.

Thank you, MIRRORMAN, for posting that valuable OEM diversion HACK!

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