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View Poll Results: Did you replace your stock handlebars ?
No, I like the stock bars just fine 28 35.00%
No, but I would like to 17 21.25%
Yes, I replaced them with something else 35 43.75%
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post #1 of 19 Old 08-21-2012, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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Did you replace your Handlebars?

I am just curious how many of us replace our handlebars with something aftermarket ?

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post #2 of 19 Old 08-22-2012, 06:12 AM
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MSR atv High bars for me, then got rid of the risers....

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post #3 of 19 Old 08-22-2012, 08:30 AM
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SE Raptors Mid rise, as I recall. Would actually like a bit more pullback and rise, maybe 1/2 an inch. But much, much more comfortable than stock.

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post #4 of 19 Old 08-22-2012, 08:38 AM
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I'm planning it out now.
I would like differnt back sweep and width then stock but same rise since I am putting the 3.5 Rox to clear my Scott Stabilizer.
Gotta pick up new lines hoses and electical extensions before figuring what bars.

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post #5 of 19 Old 08-22-2012, 09:20 AM
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MSR atv High bars too. Would like more pullback though. Still strains my shoulder a bit. Tried rolling them back and down looking for the sweet spot with no luck. Puts them too low.
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post #6 of 19 Old 08-22-2012, 09:46 AM
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Got a nice set of silver Renthals. Perfect height width and pullback for me and the colour lightens up the cockpit a little.


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post #7 of 19 Old 08-22-2012, 12:21 PM
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CR-MID rise and 1" risers. Suzuki Gel seat, Rich's peg lowers and Goldwing foot pegs. Everything fit without modification of the cables or brake lines. Much better for me. I'm 6'5" with a bad back and the mild forward reach to the mid bars helps.
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post #8 of 19 Old 08-22-2012, 02:58 PM
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pro taper atv high

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post #9 of 19 Old 08-22-2012, 09:48 PM
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Should have included a selection for "OEM bars with risers".
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post #10 of 19 Old 08-22-2012, 10:08 PM
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MSR ATV Hi Bars here too

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