Renthal or Pro taper??

12 replies to this topic
  • flintlock28

Posted May 23, 2005 - 06:54 PM


My 2004 Yz 450f handlebars have a slight bend in them from a low speed wash-out crash. I don't trust them now, and want to either use standard 7/8 Renthal's or Protaper 7/8 bars. I just want the dimensions to match the stock bars. Of the two bars, which ones would you go with, and why? I think the Renthal's Carmichael type are a direct replacement. Give me your opinions of both the way, I'm too cheap to upgrade to 1 1/8" bars , so don't bother trying to convince me to upgrade. Don

  • dunecj2a

Posted May 23, 2005 - 09:08 PM


Pro Taper 7/8 -Henry/Reed bend. Awsome bend for Yamaha's. Pro Tapers don't vibrate as bad and can take an a$$ kicking :D I know from experience :D . Team Yamaha bar :) Team Suzuki bar :) Ricky's a so so rider and he did pretty good at Supercross this year hangin on to PT's. Oh yeah and he didn't do too bad at Hangtown on Sunday :worthy:

  • 35yz450F

Posted May 23, 2005 - 09:12 PM


I have the Pro Taper 7/8. They are stronger, but heavier. I've been down numerous times (including a high speed bike tumble crash) and they haven't budged. The CR mid bend is pretty close to stock.

  • phat_450f

Posted May 23, 2005 - 09:51 PM


pro taper... want to get some for my 450 but havent bent my stock renthals yet and dont have the heart to replace a perfectly set of bars....

  • flintlock28

Posted May 24, 2005 - 02:17 AM


Thanks the way, since I'm just shy of 6 feet tall, Do you think the taller Henry/Reed model would fit me better than the CR mid bend????


  • Chris_from_Oz

Posted May 24, 2005 - 05:53 AM


Thanks the way, since I'm just shy of 6 feet tall, Do you think the taller Henry/Reed model would fit me better than the CR mid bend????


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  • mnm567

Posted May 24, 2005 - 06:36 AM


I'm 6'1" and I just replaced the stock Renthals with a set of moose bars (because that is all the shop had where I wrecked my bike) that are the CR high bend and they seem to fit me a lot better than whatever bend came on the '05 450. Be careful of the new Renthal 7/8" bars, they seem to be a lot thinner, less material than they used to be. Trying to save weight like everyone else. Matt

  • flintlock28

Posted May 24, 2005 - 12:27 PM


I think I'm gonna go with the Pro-Taper CR high bend. That info about the thinner Renthal material doesn't sound good.


  • tnl

Posted May 24, 2005 - 02:25 PM


Do a search on this topic!

  • MotoMike33

Posted May 24, 2005 - 05:06 PM


Pro tapers I know can take a lot more of a beating than the renthals.

  • flintlock28

Posted May 24, 2005 - 05:14 PM


Thanks everyone, I just ordered the Pro-taper CR high bend bars from Rocky Mountain atv/mc $ 58.99. I'm pretty happy with the stock fit, but I think the higher height will help out with less bending over.


  • Chipstien

Posted May 24, 2005 - 06:52 PM


No contest.... Pro Taper SE. You made the right choice. :)

  • Satch0922

Posted May 24, 2005 - 06:55 PM


Pro Taper oversize bars....Windham bend. Worth the money

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