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post #1 of 7 Old 01-09-2008, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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What aftermarket bar is close to stock?

i tweaked the left bar on my wee in a recently lay-down. i would like to replace the bent bars with a stronger set of aftermarket bars. the stock bars are fine as far as riding position goes, so i would like for the new bars to feel about the same, height, angle, and pullback-wise. i would also like to be able to use the stock handguards and bar ends. what is the best choice?

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post #2 of 7 Old 01-10-2008, 08:30 AM
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I have the protaper contour bars. they're fatter than standard bars and require clamps that drop into the stock tripple clamp. the wole set up is around 90.00. i have used protapers on other bikes and have had great luck with them. search around the forum a bit and you will see what people say about the protaper SE bars that are same diameter to the stock bars and offer a more comfortable position. when you go with aluminum bars you have to modify your inner tube hardware by filing the nuts down, since the inside dia in aluminum bars is smaller than steel.
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post #3 of 7 Old 01-20-2008, 10:23 AM
 
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..You can tried MSR #11-0441.. it's almost the same...
Check here different pictures:
http://11109.rapidforum.com/topic=111077920557
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post #4 of 7 Old 01-20-2008, 11:22 AM
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If you like the stock bars, why don't you just put OEM bars back on?
oneidasuzuki.com have them for 47.99 I think.

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post #5 of 7 Old 01-20-2008, 01:32 PM
 
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The ProTaper SE ATV Raptor bars are the bars that put your hands at the same location as the stock bars, but with slightly less bend (which is better for most people). See the full report here, comparing stock to the MSRs and ProTaper SE ATV Highs and Raptors:

http://11109.rapidforum.com/topic=111070173648

If you're interested in a set of the Raptors, see the classifieds:

http://11109.rapidforum.com/topic=108070008428

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post #6 of 7 Old 01-20-2008, 02:42 PM
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If you want stock bars let me know. I've got a one setting on a shelf.

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post #7 of 7 Old 01-20-2008, 03:31 PM
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Ditto, not a stock fan.

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