Recommendations: What Bar Bend (Pro Taper) on '06 450?


10 replies to this topic
  • yamasaki

Posted August 26, 2007 - 03:20 PM

#1

I bent my bars this week and need to get a new set.

Have you guys tried different bends? I was looking at maybe the RC bend Pro-Taper just to try something different.

What bend is the stock Pro Taper on the '06?

Thanks in advance

  • twenty34

Posted August 26, 2007 - 03:50 PM

#2

I bent my bars this week and need to get a new set.

Have you guys tried different bends? I was looking at maybe the RC bend Pro-Taper just to try something different.

What bend is the stock Pro Taper on the '06?

Thanks in advance


The Reed Bend or the Windham is what a lot of ppl here are using. The stock bars are too low and are unique to Yamaha from what I remember.

  • mn519

Posted August 26, 2007 - 04:04 PM

#3

I personally like the "CR High" bend.

here is a link showing the different measurements of the bars:
http://www.protaper....rs/contour.html

  • Ga426owner

Posted August 26, 2007 - 04:31 PM

#4

bar bend is a personal preference.....
depends on your height and what you are used to....
I prefer the Windham bend....

  • Solo

Posted August 26, 2007 - 06:45 PM

#5

+1 on the Windham. I have the ProTaper Evo model with the Windham bend. It's the tallest bend they have and I'm a tall guy. CR-Hi is 4mm shorter with a little more sweep. It'd probably be my second choice.

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  • NM_KDX200

Posted August 26, 2007 - 07:36 PM

#6

I use RC or "Universal Low", but I'm also 5' 6" tall.

If you get the RC bars, you get a little bag of magic pixie dust that increases speed by 35%, but it only works for people RC's height or lower.... just FYI. :)

  • yamasaki

Posted August 27, 2007 - 04:55 AM

#7

i'm 5' 9" on a good day!

thats why i was wanting to try a smaller/shorter bar.

  • adamdf

Posted August 27, 2007 - 06:26 AM

#8

I am about your height, maybe an inch and a half taller the most. I like the Reed bend on my 06 YZ250F, i think its a good choice.

  • Wiz636

Posted August 27, 2007 - 03:02 PM

#9

I'm 6' 2" so I am using the Pro Taper Pastrana FMX bend bars as they are the highest bar I could find...I think they are 4 3/4".

  • yamasaki

Posted August 27, 2007 - 05:16 PM

#10

i went with the RC bend. i'll give feedback saturday evening.

braaaaaaaaaahp.

  • TMAC25

Posted August 28, 2007 - 01:33 AM

#11

Renthal fat bars in a RC high bend.





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