2006 -- Q for those who have Henry bar bend

4 replies to this topic
  • sic

Posted May 26, 2006 - 07:32 AM


2006 YZ450 handlebar question: I know the Henry bar is taller. But, does the Henry bar have more or less sweep than the stock Pro Taper ???

Sorry to have to ask this but I can't find the specs for the stocker bar (5xc-90) ANYWHERE ! I've emailed ProTaper, I've searched the Yamaha website, and this site too.

Thanks in advance,

  • SureBlue

Posted May 26, 2006 - 08:15 AM


I had the Henry/Reed bend on my '06. It is a bit taller than stock, but it also has a bit more pullback, but not disturbing much. The stock bar is excellent apart from it's too low for me. Not any more, I now use it with the BRP SUBmount.
Posted Image

Visit the ThumperTalk Store for the lowest prices on motorcycle / ATV parts and accessories - Guaranteed
  • cowboyona426

Posted May 26, 2006 - 01:49 PM


sic, I would suggest the Windham bend, it's taller than the Henry's and pretty straight (not much pullback). I have them on my 06 and I'm very happy with them.

  • cowboyona426

Posted May 26, 2006 - 01:51 PM


PS, the stock bend for the 06 is "close to our current Carrmichael bend" according to Pro Taper.

  • sic

Posted May 27, 2006 - 06:56 AM


Thanks guys.

Decided the get the GYT riser based on everything here.

I tend to always run my bars in the negative position, and since I'm crowded already in the cockpit I'm afraid that when I rotate a tall bar into -1 position it will crowd me out even more. The flat, low stock bend, with the 10 mm GYT riser and 5 mm forward will probably do it for me since when its in the -1 position this low bar won't "lever over" and crowd me. I really like low bars and all I'm really trying to do is push the bars away from me a bit, and maybe tops, a 10 mm height adjustment. So the GYT seems to be the answer.

I was going to go with the Fastway pegs in lowboy, which should achieve the same thing (and a virtual "tall seat" to boot) but I just don't trust them in lowboy. They have a countersink option (modifying the YZ frame mounts) for getting rid of that protruding bolt issue, but I don't know. It gives me the willies. I just don't trust the engineering.

(( must admit though, I still would feel better if I had a spare set of bars in my truck. the GYT option doesn't leave me with a spare set ))


Related Content


Megabomb Fitment by 288yz450

Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Yamaha   YZ 400/426/450
  • 1 reply

yz250x vs 450 4t comparisons (preferably desert riding) needed by JakeNorthrupYZ450F

Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Yamaha   Yamaha 2-Stroke
  • 9 replies

James Stewart back on a YZ450F by YamaLink

Dirt Bike   Special Interest Forums   Pro Racing
  • Hot  47 replies

Wilson the Blue Privateer by jetfuel

Dirt Bike   Special Interest Forums   Pro Racing
  • Hot  50 replies

The "going back to the other darkside" adventure... by Monk

Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   KTM   250/350/450/505 SX-F & XC-F (4-Strokes)
  • Hot  113 replies

Join Our Community!

Even if you don't want to post, registered members get access to tools that make finding & following the good stuff easier.

If you enjoyed reading about "" here in the ThumperTalk archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join ThumperTalk today!

The views and opinions expressed on this page are strictly those of the author, and have not been reviewed or approved by ThumperTalk.