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post #1 of 9 Old 11-16-2013, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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When looking at new bars are they all the same diameter? Is there anything special I need to be looking for?

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post #2 of 9 Old 11-16-2013, 10:17 PM
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Nope.....but 7/8" is what you more than likely want to stick with. Lots and lots of bar info here, take a look at the Tusk ATV sport bend.....I HIGHLY recommend them.

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Seven eights is the stock diameter and it is much simpler to keep that size.

I got the protaper SE raptor bend bars (SE stands for seven eights in that brand) and I like them a lot. Higher, wider but less pull back.

Aluminum bars are more expensive but they provide more vibration dampening because they are thicker. You can't use the stock bar ends on aluminum bars but you don't really need them.

Do a search on here for handlebars. There is a thread that compares lots of different models with dimensions for each.

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Seven eights is the stock diameter and it is much simpler to keep that size.

I got the protaper SE raptor bend bars (SE stands for seven eights in that brand) and I like them a lot. Higher, wider but less pull back.

Aluminum bars are more expensive but they provide more vibration dampening because they are thicker. You can't use the stock bar ends on aluminum bars but you don't really need them.

Do a search on here for handlebars. There is a thread that compares lots of different models with dimensions for each.

Super easy to modify to work with aluminum bars, and I have found that they still make a considerable difference. The Protaper are rather expensive, the TUSK are not for just as good of quality IMHO.

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Super easy to modify to work with aluminum bars, and I have found that they still make a considerable difference. The Protaper are rather expensive, the TUSK are not for just as good of quality IMHO.
+1 i love mine. Have mine tilted back so they are about 1/2" closer than the factory bars

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You can't use the stock bar ends on aluminum bars but you don't really need them.
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I leave them on. Increases the resale value. I have the plastic on my couch still, too.
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I leave them on. Increases the resale value. I have the plastic on my couch still, too.
I actually believe you.

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