Taller handle bars?
Posted April 20, 2003 - 05:00 PM
I am 6'-4" tall and am starting to develop a serious problem with the way my bike is laid out. As my skills increase, I find the seat-tank junction to be very uncomfortable. Also, the handle bars seem to be way too low. I know there is a YZ seat-tank kit you can buy and put on the WR which I think would help my situation greatly, but I would like to try taller handle bars first. Is there a kit that will allow me to raise the handle bars a few inches, and push them forward at the same time?
Posted April 20, 2003 - 05:20 PM
Heres a pic of them on my bike. I made a HUGE diffence in the handleing charatersitics for me. (Im 6'7")
Posted April 20, 2003 - 06:18 PM
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Posted April 21, 2003 - 04:38 AM
Thanks for all the help guys! I am getting excited to finally get this resolved.
Posted April 21, 2003 - 05:29 AM
Let me look around and see what I can find and I'll get back. I got mine from my dealer.
Posted April 21, 2003 - 05:52 AM
I found them on www.bajadesigns.com
Click the link above then,
click "Motorcycle store"
then scoll down a bit and you will see it.
Click on it and they list them for several applications.
They are avialable in 1" and 1.5" (what I have).
2 things first though..
Your cables should have just enough room (mine did), if not then I know Thumper Racing makes custom cales. (they are expensive if I remember right)
Also, your triple clamp has to be a aftermarket (not stock) so you can remove the bar mounts and put these on. Also I believe you can get them for Std bars or Oversize bars (ProTapers). I went with ProTapers
Although, I dont see on thier website where you select between the ProTaper or the Std mounts. You might want to e-mail them and ask. (Or call them if you want a faster response)
Posted April 21, 2003 - 06:09 AM
Are my mounts welded to the stock clamp? I don't have access to my bike right now so I can't check. Is there any way to make it work without new clamps?
Posted April 21, 2003 - 06:42 AM
Check the "for sale" forum for aftermarket TC's. Seems like they pop up on there all the time. good luck!
Posted April 21, 2003 - 07:34 AM
I checked and you are right. The lower part of the mount and the clamp is all one piece. Oh well, I guess I now have an excuse to buy new triple clamps!
Thanks again for the help
Posted April 21, 2003 - 08:14 AM
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Posted April 21, 2003 - 10:05 AM