new bars


9 replies to this topic
  • DanHarrington235

Posted October 23, 2006 - 09:06 PM

#1

im going to put some new bars on my yz450f, what do you recommend?

  • mxpro125

Posted October 23, 2006 - 09:19 PM

#2

do you have the pro tapers? if not go with a set

  • cowboyona426

Posted October 23, 2006 - 10:20 PM

#3

Since this is your first post, let me say welcome to TT :mad: It's kind of hard to make suggestions when we don't know much about you (height, year of bike, etc) but I will say that Pro Tapers or a similar fat bar are really the way to go. If you have an 06-07 they will bolt right into stock clamps, on 05 and prior bikes you need a new top clamp or adapters to use oversize bars like Pro Tapers. Also, the bend of the bar will depend on your height and riding style- I have long arms, so I went with Windham bends on my 06. If you have shorter arms or just plain don't like tall bars, then you can go to Pro Taper's website and view a chart of the different bar bends they offer. Hopefully that helps, and enjoy the forums, there is a wealth of information here.

  • BDOG510

Posted October 24, 2006 - 03:24 AM

#4

Flexx bars by Faast Co. The difference is amazing.

  • 642MX

Posted October 24, 2006 - 04:00 AM

#5

Another vote for Pro Tapers.

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  • byggd

Posted October 24, 2006 - 04:10 AM

#6

Pro Tapers or a similar fat bar are really the way to go. If you have an 06-07 they will bolt right into stock clamps, on 05 and prior bikes you need a new top clamp or adapters to use oversize bars like Pro Tapers.

Not completely true. Pro Taper also makes a bar for the 05 and older (7/8) bikes that does not require an adapter. Check out the SE.
http://www.protaper.com/sebars.html

  • grayracer513

Posted October 24, 2006 - 08:01 AM

#7

A lot of people make 7/8 bars, and good ones, too. But what the cowboy is saying is that there is an intrinsic advantage to running fat bars without a cross brace like the Contour. None of those will fit the '05 or earlier clamp without buying, building, or boring something.

  • XR250_RIDER_14

Posted October 24, 2006 - 09:03 PM

#8

Buy Renthal Twinwalls THEY WILL NEVER EVER EVER BEND BELIEVE ME. And if they do send them back and they will send you new ones.

  • cowboyona426

Posted October 24, 2006 - 09:16 PM

#9

Twinwalls may never bend, but I've heard several instances of them cracking from vibration. Myself I'm just not a Renthal fan, and with the price difference between even Renthal Fatbars and the Twinwalls I don't think the Twinwalls are worth it.

  • DPW

Posted October 25, 2006 - 05:52 AM

#10

I have also heard that the Twinwalls are very rigid and transmit(vibration) a lot of the track to the rider...just what I have heard never tried a set myself.





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