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post #1 of 19 Old 05-16-2007, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
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Pro-Taper High ATV SE Bars Install Question

After a month or so with my stock bars, I've decided to go the pro-taper route. I don't like the amount of sweep in the stock bars. I'm going to have my dealer put the pro-tapers on at my next service.

The question is: Is it pretty much just a matter of replacing the bars? Do all the controls just move over? are the cable lengths and bends, etc compatible, or is there more modification needed? The dealer service rep brought that up.

There's enough folks out there with them that I figure it's pretty much a straight across swap, but I just wanted to be prepared.

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post #2 of 19 Old 05-17-2007, 07:05 AM
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+1 for the MSR bars.

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Did ya'll get the ATV' bars with the 6" rise or something else. Does any one know the stock sweep, rise, and pulback dimensions?

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I got a set of the "ATV high" bars, looks like they're the 6" rise. I found them on sale for $12.00.

They are about the same height as the stock bars with the 1" Genmar risers but with less pull-back. I'm very pleased with them.....and they come in different colors too. :-D

Any dealer should be able to order them from Tucker Rocky.


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I'd say you have larger concerns than a pair of under $20.00 handlebars if you've dropped your bike that bad.

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post #8 of 19 Old 05-17-2007, 02:22 PM
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just ordered a set

My stock bars are SO bent!! Have been for 30k miles

2007 Aprilia Tuono (black) 20k
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notice a trend?

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Originally Posted by Rainier_Tom View Post
...Your bargain carbon steel bars will bend with a simple "Forgot to put the sidestand down" drop...
Since we're not going to get in a "pissin" match, I'll merely point out to you that your "will bend" statement is incorrect. You can tell from the picture of my Givi bars that I have had the opportunity to test the ruggedness of the handlebars, purely to collect empirical data of course, and after a couple of drops, they DID NOT BEND at all.

I'm sure your $50.00 more expensive handlebars are far superior to my MSR's in many ways. Thing is that mine fit the bike well, look fine and have, to date, satisfied my wants and needs very satisfactorily.

Internal dialogue - Sheesh, now we have handlebar snobs....what next?


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Is the door screen some kind of northern redneck modification to improve cooling or looks? If its for looks it works, ugly

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