08 yz450f pro taper bars?


16 replies to this topic
  • yz450girl

Posted December 09, 2010 - 02:07 PM

#1

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

#2

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

  • yz450girl

Posted December 09, 2010 - 02:28 PM

#3

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

#4

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

#5

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

  • yz450girl

Posted December 09, 2010 - 03:59 PM

#6

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

#7

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

http://www.powerspor...&catpage=114.00

or

http://www.powerspor...cgi-bin/zcatjpg

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

#8

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

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  • brentn

Posted December 09, 2010 - 06:42 PM

#9

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

#10

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

#11

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

  • skull1971

Posted December 10, 2010 - 08:16 AM

#12

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

#13

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

#14

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

#15

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

#16

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

#17

Ebay,, sweet!!





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