Handlebar risers or other route?
Posted April 12, 2005 - 09:30 AM
I am 6'2, and have a 05 450. When standing, I feel like I am not positioned very well with the stock bars. I am thinking about getting some risers to correct this but I am not sure if that is the best way to go or not.
Anyone have any suggestions about risers, or even aftermarket bars (that would be the preferred way).
Posted April 12, 2005 - 09:44 AM
Posted April 12, 2005 - 11:12 AM
- Not sure how high the jimmy button hi-bend bars are, but I got the Pastrana FMX Pro Taper bars. Didn't install them yet, but they were the highest I found and I found a thread in this forum about tall guys saying "never leave home without them" if you are tall. If you make a search for Pastrana FMX or something like that, you should be able to find them. Also, if you use the stock triple clamp, you will need an universal mount kit to go from 7/8" to 1-1/8", so this will also raise the bar a bit in addition to the extra you will get with the taller FMX bar.
-As far as risers, try to search the forum, but I recall a couple of discussions and think someone said Thumper Racing had some, but I think they were only for triple clamps that have removable mounts (a la CRF). Same goes for BRP, I think they are only for T-clamps such as the CRF.
- Also, look in this forum for mods on how to lower your stock pegs. Not sure if the peg setup is different on the 05, but it is likely that the mod will still apply. I haven't done it yet, but I will be doing it in a couple of weeks (03 WR450). I think if you do the mod, it drops the pegs by 1/2" to 3/4", but don't quote me on this.
- I think your last option is to change T-clamp. I'm going with the Pro Taper Rubber mount type so I can reduse the vibrations and move the bars forward. With the Pastrana FMX bar and lowered pegs, it should be pretty comfortable to stand up!! Only problem, my clamp is for YZF, so I have to make a bracket for my light and for the handguards (I want to triple clamp mount my Cycra handguards). Hopefully I'll get around to doing this soon.
Hope this gives you a couple of leads. Check out the Jimmy Button hi-bends suggested by Canuck and compare against the Pastrana. I think there is also a Brian Deggan FMX bar out there made by Factory 909 which is in the same ball park as the Pastrana regarding height.
BTW, I have a Pro Taper P3 clamp (not rubber mounted) for 03 YZ450F new in the box if you know someone than wants one. I got the rubber mount, so I will be selling this one eventually. You can move the bars further forward on the P3 than on the rubber mount. Won't work on your 05 WR450. Also, in case you go with Pro Taper clamp, it is possible to mount a Scotts or GPR damper. I know some of the older forums said you can't, but this year, Pro Taper offers a mount for their clamps (check Tucker Rocky catalogue). That's what I'll be using.
Posted April 12, 2005 - 12:10 PM
I did what Speed Blitz did also. I replaced the upper tripple clamp with an adjustable clamp, similar to the Pro Taper P3, but a generic brand ($99, same quality and features). I moved the tripple clamp bar adjusters all the way forward, and I also bought wider and higher bend bars, with very little sweep. Then I rotate the bars forward so I can extend my arms, and 'ride over the front end' better. I love the high bend bars, but I wish I went a little higher, like closer to 4 inches. When I finally crash and bend these bars, Ill definatly get taller ones.
The high bend REALLY helps!
Posted April 12, 2005 - 04:36 PM
Posted April 12, 2005 - 04:44 PM
Posted April 12, 2005 - 06:52 PM
It's a goos way to go if you don't want to change out triple clamps and want to stay with standard size bars. I know I loved having them on my XR and then my DRZ. I would still be running them but I went to fat bars and a Scott's steering dampener. Hope this helps your cause!
Posted April 13, 2005 - 05:44 AM
Posted April 13, 2005 - 11:02 AM
I know if you use Pro Taper, they make an adjustable damper mount on which you can slide the damper forward and backward to compensate for the handle bar position, but this mount won't fit these risers.