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post #1 of 7 Old 07-08-2012, 07:17 AM Thread Starter
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Question Replacement handlebars

So which handlebars will work for the L2? I'd like to get some with not so much pull back. The stock height is OK, maybe even a bit lower. I was reading some other threads in the pre L2 forums and it seems like ATV handle bars seem to the the ones people use.

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I have a Moose CR Hi bend on my XT and I'm thinking of trying it on the L2. It comes in orange too! May use black instead. Carbon steel bars are around $24 bucks. I'll let you guys know how and when I get R dun.

I saw someone use a Protaper ATV mid bar? 7/8" I assume?

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Any solutions?

Did you ever get new bars? I want about the same thing as you outlined. But I'm going to install a Scott's stabilizer also, so cross bar handlebars are limited or completely out of contention.

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Did you ever get new bars? I want about the same thing as you outlined. But I'm going to install a Scott's stabilizer also, so cross bar handlebars are limited or completely out of contention.
Nope, my pro-taper SE's fit just fine above a Scotts. Admitted the foam protector on the cross bar does push the back of the damper and I have my bars well tilted back, but even above the damper there'd be room if the foam was trimmed.

Oh, and the decent bars are worth the $$$, gets rid off the noodle feeling from the bars particularly when pushing hard.

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I did get the Moose bars. They were great if you want a more MX style Vstrom. Much better for a dirt bike.

But not better for my bum neck, so I put the stock handlebars back on.

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How 'bout some pics so members can get a idea of height and pull back.
Maker and model would be good also.

I don't like the flex in the stock bars. A little less pull back would be good also.
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So which handlebars will work for the L2? I'd like to get some with not so much pull back. The stock height is OK, maybe even a bit lower. I was reading some other threads in the pre L2 forums and it seems like ATV handle bars seem to the the ones people use.
i had the atv low bars on my '06 and swapped them over to my L2. i liked the straighter bars also. as you have prob read, they are a little lower than stock and the grips end up being a bit farther away, being straighter and lower. i moved over my barbacks(1 1/2" up and back). cables, hoses etc were a little tighter, but no binding at full lock. since i put on the galfer +2" ss front brake lines.
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