Renthal or Pro taper??

My 2004 Yz 450f handlebars have a slight bend in them from a low speed wash-out crash. I don't trust them now, and want to either use standard 7/8 Renthal's or Protaper 7/8 bars. I just want the dimensions to match the stock bars. Of the two bars, which ones would you go with, and why? I think the Renthal's Carmichael type are a direct replacement. Give me your opinions of both bars.....by the way, I'm too cheap to upgrade to 1 1/8" bars , so don't bother trying to convince me to upgrade. Don

Pro Taper 7/8 -Henry/Reed bend. Awsome bend for Yamaha's. Pro Tapers don't vibrate as bad and can take an a$$ kicking :D I know from experience :D . Team Yamaha bar :) Team Suzuki bar :) Ricky's a so so rider and he did pretty good at Supercross this year hangin on to PT's. Oh yeah and he didn't do too bad at Hangtown on Sunday :worthy:

I have the Pro Taper 7/8. They are stronger, but heavier. I've been down numerous times (including a high speed bike tumble crash) and they haven't budged. The CR mid bend is pretty close to stock.

pro taper... want to get some for my 450 but havent bent my stock renthals yet and dont have the heart to replace a perfectly set of bars....

Thanks guys.....by the way, since I'm just shy of 6 feet tall, Do you think the taller Henry/Reed model would fit me better than the CR mid bend????

Don

Thanks guys.....by the way, since I'm just shy of 6 feet tall, Do you think the taller Henry/Reed model would fit me better than the CR mid bend????

Don

Go for Jimmy Button Renthals! :)

I'm 6'1" and I just replaced the stock Renthals with a set of moose bars (because that is all the shop had where I wrecked my bike) that are the CR high bend and they seem to fit me a lot better than whatever bend came on the '05 450. Be careful of the new Renthal 7/8" bars, they seem to be a lot thinner, less material than they used to be. Trying to save weight like everyone else. Matt

I think I'm gonna go with the Pro-Taper CR high bend. That info about the thinner Renthal material doesn't sound good.

Don

Do a search on this topic!

Pro tapers I know can take a lot more of a beating than the renthals.

Thanks everyone, I just ordered the Pro-taper CR high bend bars from Rocky Mountain atv/mc $ 58.99. I'm pretty happy with the stock fit, but I think the higher height will help out with less bending over.

Don

No contest.... Pro Taper SE. You made the right choice. :)

Pro Taper oversize bars....Windham bend. Worth the money

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