Which Set Of Bars to Buy?
Posted April 18, 2005 - 02:57 PM
Posted April 18, 2005 - 03:02 PM
Keep in mind that many of the aftermarket clamps allow a person to move the bars foreward. At 5'10" I appreciate the roomier feel. I can only imagine what the taller forks feel like.
Posted April 18, 2005 - 03:36 PM
Before my first race I put a Pro Taper 1-1/8 w/ PT top clamp. After the race I ordered a GPR and found that the top clamp would have to be modified on the PT to fit the GPR so instead I bought the package that includes the Applied Triple Clamp for fat bars. The Pro Tapers came highly recommended from all the young ‘ricky racers’ down at the cycle shop.
I also went with the V1 standard instead of the V2 with an inch riser. At 6’0” my bars are at a very comfortable setting.
Posted April 18, 2005 - 06:18 PM
If you are much over 5'10' the Windhams may be too low for you.
well, i'm 6'1 and i usually run the cr hi but i went with the windhams for my wr and they work fine. the windhams are at 99mm height & the cr hi is 95
and about 8 mm diffrence in pullback (whindam is less)
the cr hi is an old school desert racer bend, it works very nice
Posted April 18, 2005 - 07:15 PM
Posted April 18, 2005 - 10:48 PM
Well I ran my 1st desert race in over 23 years this weekend and discovered under competition that my stock Renthals are way too uncomfortable. Besides me being a dumbass and signing up for two loops (the 2nd loop whooped my ass) I found that my hands are too low and it really hurts the wrist over along period of time. I have a GPR stabilizer so I'll need a set of bars and 3 clamp that my GPR will fit on. Next time it's 1 loop for me!!
First off welcome back to dez racing. So Cal M/C is always looking for new members and if your racing D-37 dez swing by our camp and hang out for a bit. PM me for more info.
I race a 01 WR426 with a D1H upper clamp and a GPR with Pro tapers. Great set up. In the dez your always standing and I can see how your stock Renthals are to low.
I run Protapers the Windham bend. They have more rise then almost all other bars. That along with the D1H upper clamp on a V1 GPR is a great set up for me. I think the Pastrana bend in a Protaper may have even more rise.
Welcome back to the sport have fun that is what it's all about. Run a couple of one loopers to get back in the groove. After that go two loops.
Look for So. Cal M/C out in the dez. Welcome back to dez racing join a club and have fun!
Posted April 18, 2005 - 11:34 PM
other than that, close your eyes, reach out for your bars and see where your hands end up in relation to your grips. Then look at the tables of dimensions for renthal bars and see which one suits you the best.
Posted April 19, 2005 - 04:58 AM
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Posted April 25, 2005 - 07:44 AM
Posted April 25, 2005 - 11:51 AM
I went with the Henry/Reed protapers. The price was right-I took em off my buddies wrecked 450. No damage to the bars! Bought an applied 3 clamp and mounted his GPR (his was better than mine). It's sort of nice having a parts bike lying around Although he's not real thrilled about it. They feel good, but the ride will tell. I'm going to try and make the Dual Euro on May 8th if possible to give her a whirl.
Posted April 25, 2005 - 07:52 PM
Everything he said....
I want to say that my new Protapers are Windham/Reed instead of what I previously wrote (Henry/Reed). I too am 5'8 and love tall bars..