Stock bars

6 replies to this topic
  • luvmy426

Posted October 13, 2002 - 03:16 PM


I know I need to get rid of my stock bars, but I was wondering if there is a difference in dimensions(handle bars) from an 01 to an 02 ?

  • xrracer36

Posted October 14, 2002 - 04:39 AM


NEED to get rid of them? why get rid of em? :D ride with em till you bend em, then worry bout it. just think of it as $60-$120 you could use on something else till you need to. that's like buying a vegematic, but not using it cuz you're worried bout wearing the blades out and not being able to buy replacements. :D
can't talk though. had stockers, went ot renthals. got pro-tapers used dirt cheap (thanks, bro.) now have pro tapers. :D :D
but if you're gonna replace em, i THINK (operative word) the stockers are jsut yz bend (sftermarket "label") most guys buy cr-high i think, but i got yz bend renthals when i got them and they were very comforable, too. it's all rider, so just find something that's comfortable so the fun factor goes (stays) up. handlebars shouldn't make that huge a difference.
( :) vegematic??? where did did i pull that analogy from? :D )lol :D

  • Chaindrive

Posted October 14, 2002 - 07:43 AM


I respectfully disagree. Good bars make a noticeable difference. Comfort, posture, and reliability. The stockers are just for hanging the controls on to make the bike easier to sell. Best suited as emergency backups in your trailer.
I am average height, 6'0", and found the TAG CR double high's along with adapter spacers made my bike feel much roomier. I also relocated the footpegs @ 1" lower and 1" farther back.
My first hare scramble on the WR made new bars mandatory: I had to finish the last two laps with the throttle side vertical. Really hard on my wrist! The TAGS have taken far greater impacts without bending.

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  • WR450

Posted October 14, 2002 - 09:02 AM


All the stock bars are there for is to get the bike home and to put back on the bike when you sell it again

I use Pro Tapers they dont bend or break

  • Jeff_Magnusson

Posted October 14, 2002 - 09:04 AM


02's are about a half inch lower in rise than the 01's. I bent my stock 02 Wr bars so I replaced them with a set of Renthal 966s which was about the same as the stock 01 Yz bend. They feel about the same as my stock bars. No complaints.

  • luvmy426

Posted October 14, 2002 - 10:28 AM


It is mostly a comfort issue. I have ridden an 02 426 and felt the bar positon was more comfortable to me?

  • racemile

Posted October 15, 2002 - 09:27 AM


TAG crhi bend and the riser/spacer. It was a whole diffrent world after I put those on. Of course the stockers bend if you look at them wait.



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