2011 Stock bar bend


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  • motohess

Posted September 12, 2011 - 06:40 AM

#1

Hey all. Had a strap break on the way to the track this weekend. Bike came off and was drug under the trailer for about 200'. Really, really not cool :) . I only have maybe 3 hours on the bike.

Anyway, I am starting the task of replacing parts today, and in looking at the bars I am wondering what the stock bend is. I only have about 3 rides on the bike and do not want to change the bend of the bars. I was looking on the motosport site, and the Pro Taper bars list a "YZ High" bend. Does anyone know if these are the same as the stock?

It cost nearly double to buy the bars from Yamaha, so would like to avoid that.

Thanks.

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  • grayracer513

Posted September 12, 2011 - 07:11 AM

#2

The OEM bend is proprietary. It is also very low, and most ride tests of YZ's in general tend to favor replacing them with something taller. I seem to recall that the YZ High is about 77mm, whereas the stock bars are closer to 72-74. I run the PT Windham bend on my '06, and I'm 5'10". The Henry/Reed bend may work for you if you move the clamps to one of the forward positions.

  • motohess

Posted September 12, 2011 - 07:36 AM

#3

Thank you Gray. I am returning to MX after 9 years of being a MX Dad, and to tell you the truth, I really struggled the first time back on the track. Odds are, I could throw any bar on there and not notice the difference, but I am trying to limit the changes I make until I get a better feel for the bike.





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