Bar options for xr650r?


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  • Modsport02

Posted September 25, 2005 - 09:18 PM

#1

Wanted to know what options I have for bars, I ride my bike purly in the desert and wanted to know what bars will fit? thinking something like pro-tapers, or renthal fat bars....just have no clue what fits?

-thanks

  • Naru

Posted September 26, 2005 - 12:11 AM

#2

Any handlebar, be it for dirt, street or mountain bike, will fit the stock triple clamp if it has a 7/8" OD at the clamping surface. If you purchase aftermarket clamps, you can order them to use 7/8" bars or 1 1/8" oversize bars (Pro Taper, etc.), but the clamps are cast into the stock triple clamp so they are restricted to regular bars.

In the desert, CR Hi or even CR double-Hi bars work well, as they give much more room for standing than most other bars. For brand and type, at 7/8" you can run either steel bars (similar to stock) or aluminum (much stronger) with the latter costing ~$20-$40 more. Renthal offers a good bar, and Pro Taper has stepped up recently with a similar bar that costs less (~$55). At 1 1/8", you can run Pro Taper originals, any other 1 1/8" non-crossbar bar, or Renthal Twinwalls/Azonic Doublewalls. The difference between the Pro Taper originals and every other non-crossbar bar is that they offer more flex on large hits and cost ~$90. Most other 1 1/8" bars run $70 and up, including the Renthal Fatbar and Pro Taper contour bar. Lastly, there are double-walled bars from Renthal or Azonic that are stiffer than the previous two bars (due in part to a crossbar the others lack), but are extremely resistant to bending. Renthal even offered a garauntee against bending on their Twinwall bar for a short time, but the freestyle guys made short work of it. :banghead:

Oh, and then there's those FasstCo Flex Bars. If you've got $300 burning a hole in your pocket, they might be worth the look.

  • Ramcc4x4

Posted September 26, 2005 - 08:08 AM

#3

I recently bought oversize Pro Tapers in a CR Hi bend and bought the adapter kit to work with the stock triple clamp. I am very happy with the riding position and look. Total cost was around $100.00

  • Modsport02

Posted September 26, 2005 - 03:38 PM

#4

I recently bought oversize Pro Tapers in a CR Hi bend and bought the adapter kit to work with the stock triple clamp. I am very happy with the riding position and look. Total cost was around $100.00

where did you buy yours at? and do you have any pics of your bar set-up?

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  • Ramcc4x4

Posted September 27, 2005 - 05:43 AM

#5

I bought the bars and mount from Zoom Cycle in Santa Clara. These are the best pics I have of them right now.



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  • BWB63

Posted September 27, 2005 - 10:04 AM

#6

I like the Ricky Carmechiel bend. A little taller then the CR high with less back sweep, giving more room for my knees. I have them in Renthal Fatty Bar.
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  • Ramcc4x4

Posted September 27, 2005 - 11:26 AM

#7

I like the Ricky Carmechiel bend. A little taller then the CR high with less back sweep, giving more room for my knees. I have them in Renthal Fatty Bar.
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I liked them too. Unfortunately, the store only had one in stock and a guy beat me to it. My stock bars were bent and needed replacement before my next ride.

  • Modsport02

Posted September 27, 2005 - 05:06 PM

#8

I bought the bars and mount from Zoom Cycle in Santa Clara. These are the best pics I have of them right now.



http://i21.photobuck...x4/56d80a4b.jpg


http://i21.photobuck...x4/744937eb.jpg


http://i21.photobuck...x4/a5296edd.jpg

thanks alot guys, that set-up looks awsome......very cool!!





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