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Bending back some Renthal bars?

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Anyone have some advice on how to bend some Renthal bars back into their proper shape? :thumbsup: A tree and I had a little dispute on who should move during my first harescramble... I don't think we settled the argument, as both of us wouldn't give. :thumbsup:

Eitherway, my right side is bent up and back a little bit; not enough to make the bike unworkable, but enough to notice the front end feels a bit weird.

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The Metal Is Fatiuged. The Desire To Straighten Bars Has Probably Happened To Every One But Most Good Bars Are A Type Of Aluminum, Aluminum Likes To Break.one Hard Landing And You Could Get Alot More Than You Bargained For.if It Were Steel And Extemely Minor You Might Get Away With It.

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I agree. Dont straighten aluminum bars. They will break. I tried it myself. I was lucky and they did not damage me, but they sure could have. Replace them.

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Listen to what people are saying. I had a nephew crash with already bent Renthals. They shattered into several very jagged pieces that could have cut him open like a melon. It was a miracle he didn't come in contact with any of those sharp pieces when he landed. Once they're bent, scrap 'em! :thumbsup:

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Yeah, what they said, scrap em! One way you can save money, if you cut your bars and run barkbusters , checkout Renthals for a kx or cr 80. They usually cost about 40% less. Im not sure on the price. The last pair i got back in 2000, and I am still running them! They have been on 3 diff. bikes and a bunch of harescrambles!

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I had a set of Renthals break on the face of a 50' table top. The end result was my bike cartwheeling thru the air into another rider and one severely trashed ankle. I use Pro Tapers now.

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