extreme noob question-mounting handlebars?


5 replies to this topic
  • dirtman22

Posted January 29, 2007 - 10:28 AM

#1

hey i just bought a renthal fat bar for my 03 yz450 and i have never changed handlebars before so i dont know wat i need to buy to make them fit. I know that it will not fit in the stock clamps so do i need to buy new clamps or are there adapters or something else that will help me out. Thanks

  • Reyndogg

Posted January 29, 2007 - 10:45 AM

#2

you will need adapter or new upper triple clamp that supports big bars.

The adapters are, obviously, much cheaper
http://shop.thumpert...tCode=TR_024899

  • grayracer513

Posted January 29, 2007 - 11:17 AM

#3

The adapters are, obviously, much cheaper

They also raise the mounted height of the bars by a considerable amount (20mm or more). Something to keep in mind. It's a good idea to use a lower bend of bar if going that route.

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  • YZ426F Rider

Posted January 29, 2007 - 11:36 AM

#4

They also raise the mounted height of the bars by a considerable amount (20mm or more). Something to keep in mind. It's a good idea to use a lower bend of bar if going that route.

...unless, of course, you are 6' + tall in which case you are killing two birds with one stone by having the adapters also act as risers. I have put 25mm risers on both my bikes. I'm 6' 2".

  • Ga426owner

Posted January 29, 2007 - 01:34 PM

#5

Also if you do not know the correct way to tighten the handlebar clamp bolts down -
torque the front bolts all the way first and then the rear bolts :ride:

  • dirtman22

Posted January 29, 2007 - 04:56 PM

#6

hey thanks ill definately be going with the adapters cause as YZ426F Rider said i am 6'2 so that would be good for me anyways, and Ga426owner thanks for that advice i was just looking through the manual and i saw that so ill make sure to do that. Any suggestions for the adapters or they will all work fine?





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