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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-06-2012, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
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hbars with more rise, less pull back..

anyone replace their bars with ones with a little more rise and little less pull back?
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I have one of these because I never could find a bar that I liked.

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/handl...er-20mm-height

The riser has really worked well for me.

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I will have to try those. may offset the pull back..
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You can adjust how much pull back you like with rox risers no?

Current : Maroon 2011.
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Absolutely, Andre... Rox adjustable pivoting riser/adapter.

http://www.advdesigns.com/roxadhabarri.html
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 06:28 AM
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Yep.. I use 2 inch Rox Risers and love them!



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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
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Not exactly...im talking about the actual angles in the bars...I like my bars straighter. the bars are bent back on the v....
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Ah, my bad, it is that kinda pull back u mean...

Current : Maroon 2011.
- Front Fender Extender - Radiator Guard - 19mm Nissin radial master pump - Nissin 4-pot caliper - SS Brake lines - Osram Nightbreakers+ low, Osram Hyper Rallye 65W high - LED 30w spotlights & 3w DRLs - Rear Hugger - Givi crash guards - Yoshimura TRC Carbon - Dynojet PC5 - Scottoiler - R1 shock with Ohlins 14.2 kg/mm spring - Imitation Givi Windshield - Rear Givi rack with 24ltr Givi top box - Bosch dual tones - Z800 stock mirrors.

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Not exactly...im talking about the actual angles in the bars...I like my bars straighter. the bars are bent back on the v....
Me too. The angle of the V bars is the only thing that really bothers me about this bike's ergo's. Kojack: if you find suitable replacement bars, likely paired with ROX risers, post a photo here...

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FWIW - when I had my Bandit I HATED the stock bar angles, as they put my hands to sleep. Put 'drag-bars' on with risers (1.5" or so) and LOVED it!

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freddie, I may go the crusier route...there is a multitude of bars available maybe ape hangers...ha ha! I am going to get the specs from the stockers, and size up what I can put on, using or not using a riser.
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freddie, I may go the crusier route...there is a multitude of bars available maybe ape hangers...ha ha! I am going to get the specs from the stockers, and size up what I can put on, using or not using a riser.
Just think - you could mount your apehangers UPSIDE down for a really DIFFERENT look, altho' you might hit your chin on the tank....

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freddie, I may go the crusier route...there is a multitude of bars available maybe ape hangers...ha ha! I am going to get the specs from the stockers, and size up what I can put on, using or not using a riser.
This is as close as the stocker dimension i could search.


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Those numbers on the OEM bar didn't look quite right to me so I just got back from pulling the bar off my '08 on doing my own measurements.

Now, based on ProTaper's description of Height, Width, Rise & Sweep, these are my numbers:



A = 760
B = 130
C = 75

D = 190 (center to center where the OE bars are knurled = 85)
E = 90

All measurements were made as close as possible from center to center. So, depending on how you measured, the numbers may/will be different.

Some of my pictures - it doesn't work well since pictures are not 3D and what your eyes see vs. what the camera sees is pretty different.

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As per Andrewhtf's post, stock measurements are close to this:
(I measured them off the bike and got similar numbers)

OEM:
A: 760
B: 130
C: 75
D: 190
E: 90
F: 240

I currently have these, but I prefer stock. I like more sweep and sportier bend. It may work for you Kojack. Or the 'High' version.

ProTaper SE ATV Low:
A: 813
B: 140
C: 88
D: 228
E: 84
F: 206

I want to try Renthal Road High bars. Maybe with some riser.

A: 710
B: 140
C: 88
D: 228
E: 84
F: 206


Handlebars change the character of the bike dramatically and you can't tell much from these dimensions if you haven't tried anything but stock. Buy some cheep/sellable ones to give you an idea.
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