08 yz450f pro taper bars?

16 replies to this topic
  • yz450girl

Posted December 09, 2010 - 02:07 PM


did the 08 come stock with pro taper bars and if so does anyone know which ones?

  • brentn

Posted December 09, 2010 - 02:22 PM


Canadian models did, two and four strokes since 05/06 I believe.

  • yz450girl

Posted December 09, 2010 - 02:28 PM


any idea what bar they use or is it just something made specifically for factory? reason i ask is i have pro taper bars on mine and they just say pro taper. have no idea what model.

  • grayracer513

Posted December 09, 2010 - 03:07 PM


You will probably find a number on it something like XC90. It's a proprietary bend and not for sale in the aftermarket. They are a very low bend, somewhat like the Carmichael or Universal Low Pro Tapers

  • skull1971

Posted December 09, 2010 - 03:54 PM


My 08 Protaper just says "Yamaha Mid" on them.

  • yz450girl

Posted December 09, 2010 - 03:59 PM


where did u find that written at? i more than likely overlooked it. im guessing mine are the same

  • curtis515s

Posted December 09, 2010 - 05:43 PM


Take the pad off and it's printed in between the bar clamps. 5XC-LO You will have to get this bar from a Yamaha dealer. The stock Yamaha bars are very expensive. I would look into these options




Or you could put a post on here looking for a stock pair since many people have replaced them with a taller bend.

  • yz450girl

Posted December 09, 2010 - 05:56 PM


oh nothing is wrong with the bars. i was just curious as to if they came stock or not. the guy when i got it said he had put on aftermarket. i suspected otherwise is all. i checked mine and it says yamaha 5xc

Visit the ThumperTalk Store for the lowest prices on motorcycle / ATV parts and accessories - Guaranteed
  • brentn

Posted December 09, 2010 - 06:42 PM


He/She might have also said that they bought a clutch cover with "Yamaha" engraved on the side. Along with the excel rims that he added and a foam filter to replace the stock paper element that came with the bike? :thumbsup:

  • yz450girl

Posted December 09, 2010 - 06:48 PM


ah with the exception of a crappy air filter that needed cleaned, everything else checked out. just not the bars. but hey good bars regardless. :thumbsup:

  • usp4u

Posted December 10, 2010 - 05:48 AM


yup, xc-lo. very low & narrow IMO.

  • skull1971

Posted December 10, 2010 - 08:16 AM


515's right, it's under the pad.
For someone who is super picky,(me),,,I really like these bars, if I ever have to replace them, I'll get as close to them as I can.

  • dvn

Posted December 10, 2010 - 08:24 AM


515's right, it's under the pad.
For someone who is super picky,(me),,,I really like these bars, if I ever have to replace them, I'll get as close to them as I can.

I really like these bars as well. FYI, it seems like there is always a set on ebay.:thumbsup:

  • yz450girl

Posted December 10, 2010 - 08:34 AM


I am digging these bars myself. Ill keep that ebay thing in mind if I should ever bend these or need a new pair for some odd reason. If they are as strong as the Renthal that was on my Kfx450 they are impossible to bend.

  • myoung

Posted December 10, 2010 - 08:45 AM


I just put my original '09 Pro Tapers on my Dad's new CRF230. His Honda has Yamaha written on it now, should be good for an extra 2 HP. heh heh heh :thumbsup:

That stock bend is very low. I went to the Henry/Reed bend Evo's and it's pretty comfortable now. The high bends seemed a little too high for me.

  • grayracer513

Posted December 10, 2010 - 09:01 AM


I ran the Henry's for a while, but they put my hands too far back, made it hard to move forward on the bike, and crowded me while standing unless i leaned back and hung on them. The Windhams did seem tall at first, and still do sometimes, but they're quite a bit farther forward and much more comfortable standing, especially for long periods.

  • skull1971

Posted December 10, 2010 - 07:57 PM


Ebay,, sweet!!

Related Content


James Stewart back on a YZ450F by YamaLink

Dirt Bike   Special Interest Forums   Pro Racing
  • Hot  47 replies
WR Camshaft Swap Info - last post by jamesm113

WR Camshaft Swap Info

  • 0 replies

Is it worth it? (Cam and High compression piston) by macgi77

Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Honda   CRF 150/230 F/L
  • Hot  36 replies

Should I buy this bike? help....... by Numsa Hul

Dirt Bike   General Dirt Bike Forums   What bike should I buy?
  • * * * * *
  • 10 replies

BIGBORE FOR YZ450F 2006? by Taattie94

Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Yamaha   YZ 400/426/450
  • 5 replies

Join Our Community!

Even if you don't want to post, registered members get access to tools that make finding & following the good stuff easier.

If you enjoyed reading about "" here in the ThumperTalk archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join ThumperTalk today!

The views and opinions expressed on this page are strictly those of the author, and have not been reviewed or approved by ThumperTalk.