07 handlebar ?
Posted November 27, 2007 - 12:50 PM
Posted November 27, 2007 - 09:54 PM
I just picked up a 07 wr450. What are the handlebar specs. How much rise,width and the bend. I want taller bars but I don't know what to compare them to.
If you are planning on getting a damper for the bike you might want to consider the Scotts sub mount kit as that raises the bar a good 1 inch or so. I'm 6'3" and it works well for me. This way you get to keep the good stock bar and save some money.
Posted November 28, 2007 - 10:45 AM
Posted November 28, 2007 - 11:22 AM
I think the stock bars are the Pro Taper 'YZ High Bend'. If you want taller bars I would suggest the Pro Taper 'Pastrana FMX' bend...they about the tallest bar out there. I am 6' 2" and am very happy with them.
I run the Pastranas on my WR400 with the conventionally mounted Scotts damper but with a pretty tall riser (cant remember the exact height). I like it, but it is narrower than the stock 07 bars. I am a little more upright with this setup than I am on my 07 with the Scotts submount kit.
Posted November 28, 2007 - 03:30 PM
Posted November 28, 2007 - 04:58 PM
Thanks for the info. I have been looking at the Pastrana bar. Is the width a good thing or a bad thing.
Just depends. In tight woods style riding it's probably a good thing. Out here in California it really doesn't matter. I do get more turning leverage from the 07 bars as they are wider than the Pastrana bars on the 99, but it's not enough of a difference to base a buying decision on (IMHO).