what Bars to buy for the WR450?
Posted March 04, 2003 - 01:22 PM
Posted March 04, 2003 - 03:03 PM
For woods riding alot of riders prefer a narrower bar. Many cut an inch off each end to improve clearance in the trees. I run Renthal YZ 80 bars. They are 2-3 inches narrower than stock but the distance is shortened in the crossbar area. They have plenty of room to fit all the stuff on the ends. Mirror, horn etc. and still room left. I think the Scotts stabilizer works best with Pro Taper bars, which means a new triple clamp. You can still get YZ 80 bars for the Pro Tapers. If you like a 28-29 inch bar width this is the way to go. Stock bars trimmed on the ends have no room to fit the stuff.
Posted March 04, 2003 - 03:14 PM
I hear ya! The stock bars bend from a strong breaze. I think the lasted all of 2 hours on my bike. One fall over and they bent. I went with the IMO best bars in the business and that is PRO TAPERS !!! Note I did say IMO.
I researched a lot on here and the majority of Protaper users convinced me they were good enough for me. I have since crashed several times and nothing has happened to the bars. Makes me wonder if my bike would bend before they would
I bought the Scott's package - protapers, triple clamp, damper for around $500.00 Click the banner up top and check it out. I am very happy.
Posted March 04, 2003 - 04:24 PM
Wish I would have known about it years ago. Thanks again.
Posted March 04, 2003 - 05:11 PM
Posted March 04, 2003 - 06:24 PM
03 WR450FR-grey wire mod.,Works connection alum. frame guards. no rejet yet. I only have the 160 main. Everyone is out jets
Posted March 05, 2003 - 12:00 PM
Posted March 05, 2003 - 03:08 PM
Check out BRP at www.brpit.com
They are really nice guys and were really helpful. I don't think I will ever ride with a crossbar again. The pro taper bars seem to really open up the front of the bike. It's probably all visuals but I really like it.
Posted March 05, 2003 - 06:09 PM
Posted March 06, 2003 - 06:57 PM
By the way, I went out and bought the Pro Taper bars and mounted them right away. I did mean on the bike I didn't get triple clamp or steering stabilizer yet for $$$$ reasons.Between the $$ for the new scoot and all the carbon fiber guards, the bars are fine for now.The new WR is starting to look very
Posted March 06, 2003 - 07:04 PM
Posted March 08, 2003 - 06:20 PM
Posted March 12, 2003 - 12:06 PM
click on the handlebar picture and go from there.