Tired of Windham RM Mid Bend on 06 YZ450

6 replies to this topic
  • yami racer

Posted April 04, 2008 - 06:01 PM


I am 6 feet tall and went with the Pro Taper RM Mid on my 06 450 and now I think they are to tall. I am an aggressive novice (top 3) at 6' 190 and I think I need a lower bar. These bars are great when standing but I find they are difficult to control when seated. Has anyone ridden with the RM Mid and changed to a lower bar? If so what did you go with? I am looking for a step or two down and any recommendations on sweep is greatly appreciated. Unfortunately, I do not have the option to test them all so i am looking for some advice. Thanks....

  • grayracer513

Posted April 04, 2008 - 06:28 PM


Try the Henry/Reed bend. They're about 10mm lower than the Windham. I like them.

  • yami racer

Posted April 04, 2008 - 06:36 PM


Thanks Gray....its been a while since i have been here with my back injury but as always you make great recommendations....

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  • Drfletcherdc

Posted April 04, 2008 - 07:40 PM


Try the Henry/Reed bend. They're about 10mm lower than the Windham. I like them.

That's the bend that I used. I felt like the Windham bend was too tall also. The Henry/Reed bend allowed me to feel more aggressive on the bike.

  • SF701

Posted April 05, 2008 - 07:36 AM


I have an '06 YZ450 and 6 ft. also. I went with the Pro Taper Contours-Factory Suzuki bend. They are the same height and the Reed/Henry but have 10mm less swep. Meaning they are a little straighter and in my opinion, could help with armpump when riding with your elbows up.

  • Family Man

Posted April 05, 2008 - 08:57 AM


the renthal windam bends which he uses now have the same bend as the pro taper henery reed bars.

  • Justin89

Posted April 05, 2008 - 02:54 PM


I run the Windam bend with my Renthal Twinwall bars and I love them. I actually got the bar suggestion from people on here and it seems like a lot of people use them.

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