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08' YZ450F handle bar

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hey fella's, i'm looking to replace my "stock" 08' YZ450F handle bar. i did a search to see if i could find what actually is the stock bar measurements so i can order a replacement pro taper bar. i didn't find that info. can someone please tell me what bar from pro taper is a stock replacement.

(ie, carmicheal,reed, windam, etc...)

the original has a #(5XC-LO) and YAMAHA written on the bar but i couldn't find a refference

thanks!

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Does the lower number of sweep (52) mean that the bar is straighter than the higher number (57). What does that mean to the rider?

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Does the lower number of sweep (52) mean that the bar is straighter than the higher number (57). What does that mean to the rider?
Yes. It means the bar is more or less comfortable, depending on your preference.
Protaper told me that the YZ-High bars are the closest to the stock yamaha bend.
From comparing the XC90 bars I took off mine to the sets of YZ High bars in my garage, I'd say they were somewhat lower. It seems to me that the RM Low, or the Carmichael bend would be a closer match. Too low for me, even at my towering 5'10" height.

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What are you running Grayracer? Henry/Reed or Windham? I've always liked the Henry bend but have never tried the Windham.

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I run the Henry/Reed bend. My son, who is 6'3", runs Windhams on his, and loves them. To me, his bars seem a little high, enough higher than I'm used to that it's a little uncomfortable at first, but if I stay on the bike a while, I get used to it. Very different feeling when standing; more upright and less crouched over. Odd in a way that half an inch is so noticeable. I keep thinking I'll try a set on mine, but I'm pretty happy with the Henrys, too.

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