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post #1 of 21 Old 05-26-2008, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
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Question ProTaper width adjust?

How many (narrowed or shortened) width of their Pro Taper atv Hi or Mid?
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post #2 of 21 Old 05-26-2008, 01:34 PM
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I cut almost an inch off on my high bars......don't do it!!!!!!

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I cut almost an inch off on my high bars......don't do it!!!!!!
I agree, I cut an inch off my ATV mids, but when I got the ATV highs, I didn't cut anything. Much better...

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Think I may go 1/2" just to give brake and throttle a little more room.

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Think I may go 1/2" just to give brake and throttle a little more room.
Worked for me.
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Did not cut my High bars, I like em.

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Think I may go 1/2" just to give brake and throttle a little more room.
Don't cut them...just trust me.

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I don't have the ATV bars, but the CR-Highs have barely enough room on the bar for the brakes grips and controls. If I shift the levers any farther in they start to go around the bend in the bar, resulting in odd lever angles..
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Thanks for the help...I know i have enough room to shorten 1/2" on right side
but am going to double check on left before I shorten.

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Can I ask a silly question? Why would I want to change from the stock handlebars? I mean what is the benefit to an aftermarket like the Pro Taper? Is it a material issue? (stiffness, weight?) Functionality of some sort? Just plain old looks?

I'm not discounting changing them, but trying to understand the why...

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