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post #1 of 25 Old 04-06-2012, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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Hi guys,

I have discovered the bend in the stock bars is causing some discomfort. I need a flatter bar, but the choices are overwhelming me.
Can someone provide me with bar information that will be the same as stock except with a flatter bend?

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by bend do you mean height or pull back

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I mean the angle that the grips are in relation to my hands. I end up using the outside of my hand to control the throttle which causes cramping and strain in my palm. I would like the grips to be more perpendicular to the bike (know what I mean )
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yes....look at the list provided above and look for bars with less pull back.
you are more than likely looking at protaper type...they will require a riser adapter.
the renthal flat bars look like what you are talking about but ther are also lower.

look at the pro taper raptor atv..i think those are what you are talking about and they look like 7/8 all the way so no adapter needed.

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Pro taper SE cr high or Renthal cr high in 7/8" are a good choice.

I have seen the ATV high bars recommended in many forums (strom, KLR, DR-Z) and I was using those on my KLR and DR-Z, but found I was having discomfort. Also, those bends caused me to keep my elbows down in the dirt. The CR bend bars are much closer to perpendicular. Looking at my other bikes, I would say they are slightly straighter than "splitting the difference" between the stock 'strom bar and perpendicular, if you follow. I may try a spare set of the ATV bars on my wee this weekend, as I only ride roads with it, but if that doesn't cut it, I will be putting CR bend bars on it as well.

The bar manufacturers give measurements on their websites so you can get a good idea before you order. The Pro Taper is available on amazon for $57.
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very helpful, thank you
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pro taper contour in raptor bend. awesome bars

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Pro taper SE cr high or Renthal cr high in 7/8" are a good choice.

I have seen the ATV high bars recommended in many forums (strom, KLR, DR-Z) and I was using those on my KLR and DR-Z, but found I was having discomfort. Also, those bends caused me to keep my elbows down in the dirt. The CR bend bars are much closer to perpendicular. Looking at my other bikes, I would say they are slightly straighter than "splitting the difference" between the stock 'strom bar and perpendicular, if you follow. I may try a spare set of the ATV bars on my wee this weekend, as I only ride roads with it, but if that doesn't cut it, I will be putting CR bend bars on it as well.

The bar manufacturers give measurements on their websites so you can get a good idea before you order. The Pro Taper is available on amazon for $57.
Please report back on your findings. I am a road only rider also.
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