Handlebar recommendations for XR650L?


5 replies to this topic
  • jonr3

Posted June 20, 2007 - 11:37 AM

#1

I'm kind of stuck in a big loop and I'm hoping you guys can help me out. It all started when I decided I wanted to change my handgrips on my 2000 XR650L. That started me thinking that maybe I should add a GPR stabilizer at the same time. Since the stabilizers appear to be determined by the handlebars, I thought I should probably replace my stock bars with something better BEFORE I order some handgrips and a stabilizer. (This is starting to get expensive!)

I like the height, width, angles, and bends of the stock bars so I am looking to keep the general shape of them. Any recommendations or brands, model numbers, etc. would help a lot!

Any comments on stabilizers would be great too. I mainly do a lot of highway riding with some mild off-road thrown in. Thanks!

  • goblin127

Posted June 20, 2007 - 04:45 PM

#2

Renthal cr high bends are what most have changed too.

  • tggray01

Posted June 24, 2007 - 07:49 PM

#3

I have a 2000 XR650L also (great bike!!). I put a "Moose Racing" handlebar on it (mainly for the price) and it works great and costs a lot less than stock I believe. Renthal's are well known for their light weight strength and cost

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  • wheelnut46

Posted June 25, 2007 - 03:14 AM

#4

I changed to a Moose CR high bend also but I went with the stock-ish 7/8 bar. It has a cross bar that gets in the way sometimes. I can't reach in to get the key if the foam pad was on there (big hands, short fingers). Something to think about.

  • Shakeyhands

Posted June 25, 2007 - 03:37 AM

#5

good for you on decidsing to replace the "bend-O-matics" Anything you replace it with will be miles better. Most people that I know have switched to a highbend with a riser. how tall are you?

  • jonr3

Posted June 25, 2007 - 04:29 AM

#6

good for you on decidsing to replace the "bend-O-matics" Anything you replace it with will be miles better. Most people that I know have switched to a highbend with a riser. how tall are you?


I'm a little over 5' 9" tall. When standing on the pegs, the stock bars seem to fit me pretty well...





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