How tall is your handlebar?



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  • faggio40

Posted January 11, 2004 - 02:32 PM

#1

Hi guys, some days ago I did this question in General Forum, but only one answered to me (thank you very much, kev_xr :)), so now I try again: the question is about handlebar: how tall is yours?

I’ve a Yam WR 400 ’01, that I bought used some monuths ago. The handlebar isn’t original, but looking other WR I think that its measures are very similar.
I suspect that this handlebar is too much low for my stature (I’m tall 1,8 meter i.e. 5,9 ft), infact when I ride on foot for a long time, my back begins to hurt . This afternoon I’ve changed the handlebar with a taller type, that another my bike has kindly lended for a test; this “new” handlebar is 7 cm – 2,7 in taller, 15 cm – 5,9 in instead of 8 cm – 3,2 in.

What’s your opinion? This change it’s ok or it’s too radical? In a small ride closer home (ten minutes, on the road), it seems a good idea, but unfortunatly now and for next weeks I’ll have no time to ride , so I won't be able to test this “new” handlebar, so your opinions are very useful .

All this story has suggested me another question, for wich I don’t know the answer: it’s better a tall or a low handlebar ? In wich situation it’s better the first one and in wich it’s better the second one?

Hi boys, and thank you for your answers

  • Brian_in_Long_Beach

Posted January 11, 2004 - 11:15 PM

#2

The best handlebar is the one you are most comfortable with. I'm 6'4" I have bar risers that move my bars 1.5" forward & 1.5" higher AND I have Pro Taper Enduro High bars. It feels like a Harley with ape hanger bars to most people but for me it's great - I can ride all day without my lower back going into spasms.

Brian

  • Bill

Posted January 12, 2004 - 06:48 PM

#3

Jimmy Button highs from Renthal are a popular choice. I used to run them and have swithed to the Hawkins highs from Pro-Taper. You can go to either of their web sites and get all of the bars....specs ie width, height and pullback.

Bill

  • MOmilkman

Posted January 14, 2004 - 11:37 AM

#4

The best handlebar is the one you are most comfortable with. I'm 6'4" I have bar risers that move my bars 1.5" forward & 1.5" higher AND I have Pro Taper Enduro High bars. It feels like a Harley with ape hanger bars to most people but for me it's great - I can ride all day without my lower back going into spasms.

Brian


Exact same setup I have and its still too short for my 6'7" monkey frame.

BTW: Did I read it wrong or did faggio say that 5'7" is tall in his above post?
Where does he live "Uumm-Pa Land"? :)

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  • Brian_in_Long_Beach

Posted January 14, 2004 - 07:11 PM

#5

My next bars will probably be the TAG CR Double Hi bend. I think it's about another inch taller.

Brian

  • faggio40

Posted January 15, 2004 - 02:49 PM

#6

BTW: Did I read it wrong or did faggio say that 5'7" is tall in his above post?
Where does he live "Uumm-Pa Land"?


Ah ah ah! Ok MOmilkman you like very precise words. I'm 5'7" high, a regular height where i live, in Italy :).

Thank you for your and all other guys advice

  • mike73

Posted January 15, 2004 - 04:59 PM

#7

What website has the bar risers? I have protaper bars with the scotts tripple clamp, stabilizer.

  • Brian_in_Long_Beach

Posted January 16, 2004 - 12:09 AM

#8

https://www.bajadesi...e.jsp?login=YES

I have the +1.5" on my WR and the +1" on my KX500 - I can't ride w/o them.

Brian




 
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