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post #1 of 60 Old 09-21-2013, 12:56 AM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up Tusk over Pro Taper!!!

Well I just finished installing my new Tusk ATV Sport Bend 7/8 aluminum handlebar, and I must say I am smitten. I had the ATV High Bend Pro Taper on my 2005 Vee, and I just loved that bar, totally transformed my comfort level and handling of the bike. So........I was gonna go with the Pro Taper again when I read about the Tusk ATV Sport Bend as another viable and MUCH CHEAPER option. How much cheaper for almost exactly the same bar for what I can tell is every bit as high quality as the Pro Taper? Well the PT was like $72 most places and the Tusk was $29 at Rocky Mountain ATV "$36 delivered", so it was a no brainer for me to give it a try. The only difference between companies on this particular bend is PRICE, and price only. Every bit as good as the PT, and I am just blown away with the price difference. Both 7/8" aluminum and look almost identical and feel identical to me. So take my word for it and give the Tusk bar a try, you do not get what you pay for in this situation.

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My Tusk 30mm risers were $20 delivered.


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Tusk is the in-house brand for Jake Wilson/Rocky Mt. ATV*MC. Not bad stuff and priced right.

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Tusk is the in-house brand for Jake Wilson/Rocky Mt. ATV*MC. Not bad stuff and priced right.
Yes the bar is every bit as nice as more expensive offerings, went on easy peasy and is going to be a nice addition for Brutus. The bend and height is going to be perfect for me, the fit was perfect for all controls and the cables.

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Do you have a link to the one you bought? A search for Tusk ATV Sport Bend brings up lots of different bars.

Did the stock cables reach OK or did you have to reroute them?

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Do you have a link to the one you bought? A search for Tusk ATV Sport Bend brings up lots of different bars.

Did the stock cables reach OK or did you have to reroute them?
+1 and +1 ... great to know the exact bars to order and if longer cables
or hoses are needed or just some rerouting.
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Tusk T-10 Aluminum 7/8" Handlebar | ATV | Rocky Mountain ATV/MC


ATV sport bend, and no changes are needed for cables.

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Thanks!!! Sorry but I have a dumb question. Do these provide a rise over the stock bars? It doesn't specify on the site.

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Damn. I just got my PT's delivered today. oh well, i guess i will return the PT's pay the $7 return postage and still save $27

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Thanks!!! Sorry but I have a dumb question. Do these provide a rise over the stock bars? It doesn't specify on the site.
Oh yeah a nice difference in height, and no more strange bend at the wrist either. Do not worry about drilling the new bars for the switch controls, a dremel or file to the nubs is what you need to do. I assure you the switch housing will not budge, just put them where you want and snug them down.

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