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Height of stock bars on 06?

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I asked this a while back but want to double check. MXA says to add 10mm higher bars. Are the stockers 85mm as I was told here? I ordered CR high bars at 95mm. Does this sound right?

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The CR bends have a little more pull back (sweep). You might not care for that. Or you might. Another bend is the Windham (RM High) at 99mm high with nearly the same pullback as the YZ bend

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I asked this a while back but want to double check. MXA says to add 10mm higher bars. Are the stockers 85mm as I was told here? I ordered CR high bars at 95mm. Does this sound right?

are you the same height as the MXA riders? Bars are a personal preference item, some folks like the stock bars.

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I put on some Ricky Carmichael High bends and took it to the track yesterday. I will say that it is the only thing that I didn't care for about my bike. I couldn't figure out if I need to pull the bars back or they were too high. I wished I would have rode it with the stock bars on first.

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I asked this a while back but want to double check. MXA says to add 10mm higher bars. Are the stockers 85mm as I was told here? I ordered CR high bars at 95mm. Does this sound right?

I bought CR Hi bars too, but the difference between the stock bars is 18mm because they are 77mm. The stock bend seems to be the Carmichael ProTaper bend. Slide up the forks some 7mm (most people recommend this anyway) and it should be fine.

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Protapers also sells bar risers, 35mm,45mm,55mm heights. If I think there is a problem, thats what I'll probably get, about $60.

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I just bought some GYT taller handle bar holders. They are about 10mm higher. I just need to buy the bike now. Thanks Mark

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I just bought some GYT taller handle bar holders. They are about 10mm higher. I just need to buy the bike now. Thanks Mark

pictures! are they the same stock color!? Are they any more forward? What dealer did you get them from, my local guy can't find any info on them?

Sorry for all the questions...

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pictures! are they the same stock color!? Are they any more forward? What dealer did you get them from, my local guy can't find any info on them?

Sorry for all the questions...

They are Silver color. Same offset forward/back as stock. They are the same shape of the stock ones. They have a bolt from the bottom and two spacers. You could run both spacers on top or one spacer on top but you would need to put the other spacer on the bottom to fill up the space for the length of the bolt. GYT-2S275-10-00 Tall bar mounts for 1 1/8 bars All 2006 YZ 125-450. Have your guy punch the number into the Yamaha computer. Thanks Mark

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I read the MXA review as well and agree that the stock bars (which appear to be YZ Highs 31.5"/84mm/52mm) seem to low, I had a bigger issue with the bend. Im treating it like the suspension though - small changes at a time, so I'm trying the Henry / Reed bars 1st then possibly CR highs or maybe Hawkins Woods - these 3 bars felt best in my hands of the bike but it’s a damn expensive way to find the right fit if you ask me.

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