2006 -- Q for those who have Henry bar bend

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  • 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.
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  • 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 ))


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