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scottbob99

06 YZ450 Which bars for a tall guy??

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I going to upgrade my 03 450 to a left over or slightly used 06 YZ450. The only knock I've heard is the cramped riding position if you're tall. Does changing out the bars help this?? If so, which bend?? Also I suppose I could buy Loboy pegs also. Thanks for any advise.

I'm 6'4", 185. A C rider, mostly race at Southwick.

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I'm 6'2 and use Windham Pro Tapers plus a BRP triple clamp with taller more forward bar mounts.

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IF a tall bend doesnt work for you.Try a tag bar cr double high bend.I believe they are the tallest bend on the market.

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I think the Pastrana bend bar is the tallest. It is made by pro taper. But it is so tall that it looks like a 50 handle bar for a big bike lol. My dad is 6'3 and he likes the Reed/Henry bar. Which is what i run as well.

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When looking at the bars you also have to take into consideration the pull back. I had CR high bends on my old honda , I liked the height, but not the pull back. I put the windham bends on my 06 yzf450 and I think they are perfect. I am 6-3 190lbs

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Go to "http://www.protaper.com/contourbars.html" and click "load chart" to see the Pro Taper bends.

Go here to see the Tag bends.

Note a couple things:

>The Tag YZ double high and the CR double high are the same height, but the CR bars have more pull back.

> My experience with Tag bars has been excellent, but they seem to be measured differently than Pro tapers. Notice that the YZ High bend from PT is listed at 84mm high, while Tag lists lists their YZ bend at 92. Side by side, they look like the same bend exactly.

My son is another happy user of the Pro Taper Windham (RM Mid) bend, and he's 6' nearly 3". If you really want some tall ones, the Pastrana bend from PT is the tallest MX bar I know of.

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I run Pro Taper Contours in the KX High bend. I am 6' 4" tall and these have been the tallest I have found. The problem with the Pastrana bend is they are Free Style Bars and are really narrow, that doesn`t work good for a tall guy. At least not for me.

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pastrana isnt the highest...909 makes deegan bend which i think is the highest...you can probly buy atv bends that are higher too

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I run Pro Taper Contours in the KX High bend. I am 6' 4" tall and these have been the tallest I have found. The problem with the Pastrana bend is they are Free Style Bars and are really narrow, that doesn`t work good for a tall guy. At least not for me.
The PT KX High is an inch wider than the Pastrana bend, 30.5 vs. 31.5. Could be quite noticeable, though.
pastrana isnt the highest...909 makes deegan bend which i think is the highest...you can probly buy atv bends that are higher too
The trouble with ATV bars is that they are quite wide at the clamps, and they tend to have a lot of pull back. They do make them very tall, though.

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I just installed some Fastway F3 pegs and in the 'lowboy' position they drop the pegs about 1/2" and push them back another 1/2". It doesn't sound like much, but it really did open up the cockpit.

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I just bought a renthal fatbar RC high. Much taller than stock and feels great.

Those are supposedly the same bend as the HENRY/REED PT's

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Those are supposedly the same bend as the HENRY/REED PT's

Nope...

Reed/Henry PT=MC Renthal Fat bar

Windham PT=RC Renthal Fat bar

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I just installed some Fastway F3 pegs and in the 'lowboy' position they drop the pegs about 1/2" and push them back another 1/2". It doesn't sound like much, but it really did open up the cockpit.

I just tried to install a set of these tonight - in the lowboy position. Wouldn't fit because the peg stop hit the bolt head that holds the peg bracket onto the frame. Keeping the pegs half-way folded up. (they would've worked in the regular-high position fine).

What did you do? I would like to get the benefit of these!:worthy:

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I just tried to install a set of these tonight - in the lowboy position. Wouldn't fit because the peg stop hit the bolt head that holds the peg bracket onto the frame. Keeping the pegs half-way folded up. (they would've worked in the regular-high position fine).

What did you do? I would like to get the benefit of these!:worthy:

Fastway sells a special bracket for the YZF's. You cant, or at least that is what they told me, install the pegs in the low boy position with out it. I wish they would have mentioned that when I bought them. I ordered the brackets but have not received them. I will let you know when I do. I went through the same thing and was really frustrated because I loved the pegs on my RMZ.

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