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post #1 of 22 Old 08-22-2014, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
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Pro-Taper ATV mid bar -huh???

The bars came in yesterday and I guess I didn't do enough research, I don't think these are going to accomplish what I wanted.

What I really wanted was bars that were higher and further back. After a rough comparison, these look like they will pull me even more forward and don't look any higher than what I have now (which I'm assuming is stock but I bought it used).

Maybe I should have just gone with offset risers instead?

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Whoops! Never mind. I screwed up and should have gotten the high in stead of mid.

But now looking the Rox risers might work well with the mids. Have to ponder on this a bit.

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I posted the same thing awhile back this summer. In the end, I went back to the MSR ATV Hi Rise bars. I got them back even closer to me, using the Rox 2" adjustable risers. Had to put an extended front brake line, though. My '09 is ABS, and the front brake line was too short to accommodate the bars and Rox's. The whole combination works well and lets me sit up straight without stretching my arms so far out and down.

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I have the ATV mids because less sweep back than the stock as well as the high...need my wrist as straight as possible..I did notice they are further away now so .just added a 20 mm riser and seems better..I am taking a trip this week so will know if better soon. No need for longer brake line with 20 mm but anything more and it looks like you will need to extend the brake line....
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I went with MSR ATV low and a 3" Powermadd riser. Perfect combination on my 07 non-ABS Wee. Didn't need longer cables, just re-routed a little. So happy now with straighter wrists and the bars back further so I now sit in the pocket of my Seat Concepts seat.

FWIW I'm 5'11" with a 32" inseam.

There's another thread about this combination.

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Whoops! Never mind. I screwed up and should have gotten the high in stead of mid.

But now looking the Rox risers might work well with the mids. Have to ponder on this a bit.
I have the Pro Taper ATV Highs and I don't think they come back much more than stock. Of course, since they are highs you could rotate them back towards the tank but that will also cut down on the height.

You might want to consider the offset risers which could bring the bars back and up.

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Try the ProTaper ATV Raptor bend. Same height as the ATV high but more pull back. Not sure if they come in the 7/8" version as mine are the fat bars, but I love them. They are thicker ID so you have to mod the bar ends if you run the OEM guards but it's a easy and cheap fix.

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I have the MSR low bars and Rox pivoting risers. The bars were quite nice by themselves, but the risers address clearance problems with the Madstad + Givi screen, IIRC.

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The bars came in yesterday and I guess I didn't do enough research, I don't think these are going to accomplish what I wanted.

What I really wanted was bars that were higher and further back. After a rough comparison, these look like they will pull me even more forward and don't look any higher than what I have now (which I'm assuming is stock but I bought it used).
You are exactly right. The Pro Taper ATV Mid is the same height as the stock bar and does not bend back as much, meaning that there is a longer reach to the bars, and that your elbows are out more. They are also wider. I have a longish reach and find them far better when up on the pegs.

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[/QUOTE]I should put this in my sig because it is so often relevant to such comments -> 6'4", 33 inseam, 37 sleeve, and to further help you all out with your Chistmas shopping-> waist 40, neck 16.5 :mrgreen:[/QUOTE]


Lol... guess we could trade the gifts we don't like...lol Same size here exactly...:beatnik:

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