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  • Sully

Posted May 17, 2000 - 06:27 PM


HEY out there I was wondering if any one six foot or over could tell me what kind of handle bars you use with a certain type of bends like Jimmy Buttons or Doug Henrys does it work for you or do you just like the replacment for stock>?

  • Chris_in_the_Mojave

Posted May 17, 2000 - 08:34 PM


I'm running Answer Pro-tapers with the "CR-HI" bend. I was going to get the Doug Henry bend buy these are VERY close and the price was right. The bars REALLY help open the bike up for us tall guys. I also installed the Scott's triple Clamps that move the bars forward 12mm and tall seat foam. I really makes it easy to go from sitting to standing.

Get the Pro Taper Henry bend, I think you'll be happy.

Chris in the Mojave
'98 YZ400F

  • Airastro

Posted May 17, 2000 - 09:07 PM



I am the same height, and I am running the Renthal Twin-Wall Windham bend. The Pro Tapers are alot more forgiving and less arm pump than the Renthal's. I just couldnt get used to no cross bar when I had them on my last bike ( just a head trip on my part. The Henry bend in the pro tapers seems to be the hot set up for guys our height.

  • YZFWrench

Posted May 18, 2000 - 02:54 AM


I had the Button Renthals until I got the Scotts steering stab/triple clamp/Pro Taper combo and felt the Button bars would have been great with a taller seat. I have the same Pro Taper bend as Chris and find it works better than any Renthal bend I've used. I still plan to get a taller seat from Stroker.

'00 YZ426

  • Thumper448

Posted May 18, 2000 - 03:24 AM



Renthal now makes a "Honda High" bend Twinwall. I changed to them from Pro-Taper "CR-HI" when I picked up my Renthal sponsorship this year. They felt exactly the same when I switched. I have less arm pump after switching to the Twinwalls although if the bars are the reason or not.


Pretty fly for a fat guy!

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  • Thumper448

Posted May 18, 2000 - 03:25 AM


That should say I don't know if the bars are the reason or not.

Pretty fly for a fat guy!

  • Chris_in_the_Mojave

Posted May 18, 2000 - 06:56 AM


Are the Button bends higher than the CR-hi/Henry bends?

Chris in the Mojave
'98 YZ400F

  • YZFWrench

Posted May 18, 2000 - 03:56 PM


Yes! I don't think anything short of a quad bend is taller than the Button bars. :)

'00 YZ426

  • Matt_Porritt

Posted May 19, 2000 - 12:53 AM


I run a CR hi.. well I ordered a CR hi and it looks identical when along side the stockers.
The Buttons are also high..
I run a Vortex topclamp with the clamps all the way forward and they're about 10mm higher before the heigt of the bar.
If you're interested in a topclamp/taper combo let me know.
Mine maybe for sale and I'm also a Scotts dealer so I maybe able to do you a deal.

Let me know via email if interested.

**Ride it like you Stole it!**
Matt Porritt
99 YZ400F
Rubber Chicken Racing

  • Bill

Posted May 24, 2000 - 12:20 PM


If you go to Renthals web site they have a list of all of their bars and the specifications.

I just installed the Button highs...feels great in the garage...haven't riden yet.


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