Which bars to buy?
Posted August 09, 2001 - 03:45 AM
Posted August 09, 2001 - 04:22 AM
Posted August 09, 2001 - 05:46 AM
Posted August 09, 2001 - 07:01 AM
Got any thoughts on the Renthal McGrath bend bars? I have been toying with the Idea lately. I have bent way too many bars (Not in the last month though)to buy a set of million dollar pro-taper bars. The Moose bars I use have been ok (I bought them cause they're blue).
[This message has been edited by YAMAKAZE (edited 08-09-2001).]
Posted August 09, 2001 - 07:22 AM
I personally don't care for Pro-Tapers, they flex and don't give me the feedback from the front wheel that I want.
99 WR400f, YZ timed, MX-Tech suspension, Scotts steering damper, White Bros E-Series (12 discs), tapered header and a/f. Kouba T-handle for the fuel screw. Works Connection billet throttle tube and frame guards. Cycra Pro-Bend, triple clamp mount handguards. Thumper Racing rad guards, Renthal Jimmy Button highs, YZ Tank and IMS seat, YZ number plate, odo removed, EKP #4, 50PJ, 175MJ at 500-1000' Thanks James Dean!
Posted August 09, 2001 - 09:09 PM
Posted August 09, 2001 - 09:26 PM
I wish I could help you on the bars, but there are just too many out there and I have never tried the McGrath bars. I would say if you can't stand comfortably, you probably need a taller bar. I rode a bike (wr) with the origonal bars and it almost forces you to sit, becuase it feels like the bar is in your lap. I instanly gained speed and agility by being able to stand all the time comfortably. It also helped reduce my forearm pump.
Posted August 09, 2001 - 10:06 AM
The Buttons look like motocross "Ape Hangers" compared to the other bends I looked at. Kind of reminded me of something out of the movie "Easy Rider" . I think I'm going to try the McGrath bend and hope I didn't make a $70. mistake.
Posted August 09, 2001 - 10:11 AM
Posted August 09, 2001 - 10:24 AM
I wanted the extra strentgh so I got the TAG's. I've bent 4 or 5 renthals before and didn't want the expense of Pro-tapers (and the new damper brackets, etc).
If you want tall, the Button bend is the ighest out there. Otherwise use risers with your favorite sweep.
Posted August 09, 2001 - 01:00 PM
Check out Renthal's websight for dimensions.
'99 WZ/YR (you choose!) with ALL YZ mods, de-octopused, DSP Doug Henry airbox w/ velocity stack, FMF PowerBomb header, Stroker SX-1 silencer, SS front brake line, OEM YZ tank, IMS YZ seat.
Posted August 09, 2001 - 01:28 PM
I ordered mine (JB highs) through Chaparrel ($65 or 69). Look in the mags, usually the rider replica bars are all the same cost.
Posted August 09, 2001 - 04:19 PM
Posted August 09, 2001 - 06:43 PM
Posted August 10, 2001 - 11:00 AM
On a related note, has anybody installed acerbis ralley pro handgaurds onto their Jimmy B highs? I have heard various things from the local shops but nothing consistent(as I expected). Why is it so difficult to find a knowledgable shop )
Posted August 11, 2001 - 07:23 PM