best bend bar for tall rider on a 426?


17 replies to this topic
  • 426boy

Posted February 02, 2008 - 10:15 PM

#1

for along time now i have had pro tapers with my stock upper tripple, on my 426, with those stupid adapter things to allow for the bigger bar. i do not know the bend of the bar but it is low and i dont like it. i am 6' 2". i am thinking i would like a henry/reed, yz hi, or woods high, bar but im wondering what you guys around my height are running. also i am going to buy a new upper tripple so i can loose that adapter bar riser thing. so what triples that are fairly inexpensive and bend bars are you guys running on your 426's. also what about the pro taper evo bar? and what clutch levers are you guys liking? thanks

  • grayracer513

Posted February 02, 2008 - 10:51 PM

#2

The YZ high isn't very high at all. Consider the Windham bend (aka the RM Mid-high). A little taller than the Henry.

  • meyer fire

Posted February 03, 2008 - 09:07 AM

#3

I have a buddy who is 6'2" and he has a 2000 426 and he is running the cr high bend and likes them alot. He does have the adapter kit to the stock triple clamps. I have been checking out the pro taper top triple clamp bar combo, it has many combo's in height and forward and backward adjustments! I have a 2006 yz 450 and I bought the applied (clamps) that go with the stock triple clamps and got the + 5mm with my lower bars and that worked out perfect for me but I am only 6'. They also had a + 10 mm option ,I think they also sell top triple clamps as well. The most impotant thing I can tell you is that I have found that the clamps only option is cheaper then buying new bars around $ 55.

  • BRYANS01

Posted February 03, 2008 - 12:40 PM

#4

Im 6'1" and the bike i just bought has those same adapters and all it says on the bars is "mini high" they work good for me however even on most lower bend bars i tend to have them a little forward to help keep my elbows up and it also helps me with leg space. On my last bike i had demarini high bends and they were perfect however it was on a cr so dont know if that will help you.

  • Speedracer747-400

Posted February 03, 2008 - 03:30 PM

#5

I'm 6'4" and have an 02 YZ426F. I'm running a BRP upper triple clamp with a rubber mounted sub damper mount. This alone raises the bars 1" (25mm) over stock. When I first bought the bike used it came with ProTaper YZ Hi bars(84mm rise). These are not hi bars in any sense of the word. I then replaced them with ProTaper KX Hi bars(108mm rise). I was almost where I wanted to be with these bars, but still felt that they were a little low. I just recently changed bars again to ProTaper Contour Pastrana FMX bars(121mm rise). These are perfect for me and I'm very happy with them. If you plan on buying a new upper triple clamp that has the stock height bar clamps I would get the ProTaper FMX bars(121mm rise). The ProTaper EVO handlebars are nice and might be slightly stronger than the ProTaper Contour handlebars, but they only come in a limited number of different bends. None of them are close to the rise that you need. I bought the triple clamps and bars from the TT store at 10% off retail plus free shipping and no tax.:busted:

BRP triple clamps
http://www.brpmoto.c...ath=45_286_1917

ProTaper Contour chart
http://www.protaper....rs/contour.html

  • 426boy

Posted February 03, 2008 - 09:13 PM

#6

hmmm that pastrana bend seems prety high. also not many upper triples are listed for a 426 what other years fit? im assuming 450 clamps are the same but not sure

  • 426boy

Posted February 03, 2008 - 11:10 PM

#7

after reading a few other post i think that i am going to try that pastrana fmx contour bar. motosports outlet has a pro taper top triple that comes with a contour bar for like 180 bucks or something, but i dont see the pastrana fmx bend in the list, just the pastrana mx rm low or something. is ther anywhere to get this combo with the fmx bend, that price fits in my budget, i am superbroke right now. thanks guys

  • Haro

Posted February 03, 2008 - 11:13 PM

#8

I am close to 6'3" and have the adapters and CR High bend on my 01 426...this is very comfortable to me...but just like a helmet go with what fits you best and what you like.

  • YZERIK

Posted February 04, 2008 - 07:50 AM

#9

i have a vortex triple clamp and renthal fat bars on my 450, im 6`2" and its quite nice

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  • 426boy

Posted February 04, 2008 - 09:42 PM

#10

I'm 6'4" and have an 02 YZ426F. I'm running a BRP upper triple clamp with a rubber mounted sub damper mount. This alone raises the bars 1" (25mm) over stock. When I first bought the bike used it came with ProTaper YZ Hi bars(84mm rise). These are not hi bars in any sense of the word. I then replaced them with ProTaper KX Hi bars(108mm rise). I was almost where I wanted to be with these bars, but still felt that they were a little low. I just recently changed bars again to ProTaper Contour Pastrana FMX bars(121mm rise). These are perfect for me and I'm very happy with them. If you plan on buying a new upper triple clamp that has the stock height bar clamps I would get the ProTaper FMX bars(121mm rise). The ProTaper EVO handlebars are nice and might be slightly stronger than the ProTaper Contour handlebars, but they only come in a limited number of different bends. None of them are close to the rise that you need. I bought the triple clamps and bars from the TT store at 10% off retail plus free shipping and no tax.:busted:

BRP triple clamps
http://www.brpmoto.c...ath=45_286_1917

ProTaper Contour chart
http://www.protaper....rs/contour.html


how did you get that triple clamp from the tt store? i cannot find jack on there. i dont see one triple clamp on there that is for anything older than 2004. and i see brp on there nowhere. this is pissing me off why are triple clamps so freekin hard to find online.

  • Terrain Rider 4z

Posted February 04, 2008 - 09:51 PM

#11

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  • yama02yz250f

Posted February 04, 2008 - 09:53 PM

#12

I have the windham bend per Grey's advice which I will always follow. It along with a Longhorn adjustable clamp moved forward has inproved ergos immensly. However I think I still need a little more so I will prob get the lowboy foot pegs. I am a little hesitant with my feet being size 13 though. I am 6'4 btw

  • Wiz636

Posted February 04, 2008 - 10:12 PM

#13

I am 6'2"and use the Pro Taper Pastrana FMX mounted on the BRP mounts for the Scotts stabilizer submount kit. :busted: For the first time in my life I am comfortable while standing.

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  • Dr.Crankenstien

Posted February 05, 2008 - 08:58 AM

#14

I have the windham bend per Grey's advice which I will always follow. It along with a Longhorn adjustable clamp moved forward has inproved ergos immensly. However I think I still need a little more so I will prob get the lowboy foot pegs. I am a little hesitant with my feet being size 13 though. I am 6'4 btw



Why?My boots are size15 and I use the GYTR in the low position on a 07'&08 yz450.

  • yama02yz250f

Posted February 05, 2008 - 11:12 AM

#15

i have talked to numerous people who said their large feet were getting caught on much more obstacles offroading then before.

  • hawaiidirtrider

Posted February 05, 2008 - 12:16 PM

#16

i have talked to numerous people who said their large feet were getting caught on much more obstacles offroading then before.


I agree here . I'd want my pegs lower too but the rocks tell me no. I got 13's too.

  • Dr.Crankenstien

Posted February 05, 2008 - 07:42 PM

#17

i have talked to numerous people who said their large feet were getting caught on much more obstacles offroading then before.



They need to get on the "BALLS" of there feet.I know easier said then done

  • Mbiker_101

Posted February 06, 2008 - 10:00 PM

#18

Hey Wiz636, did you have to replace the cables? I have the KX high bend and wanted to go with the BRP sub mount and BRP said any bar over 95mm would need longer cables.





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