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OEM Handlebar dimensions?

I'm trying to get an aftermarket bar for my V that's a different color, and I want it to be as close to the OEM handlebar dimensions as possible.

Does anyone know the dimensions of the stock bar? If not, do you know of any aftermarket gold or black 7/8" handlebar that's nearly identical to stock?

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I have no clue what the specs of the original bars are but I'm pursuing the same avenue too. I am considering rizoma bars from Pj's parts. From what I have read on other boards and Pj's posts he really knows how to take care of his customers. The Rizomas are awesome bars and will be my choice once i make the switch.

check 'em out: http://www.pjsparts.com/catalog/prod...products_id=51
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I really like the fat bars, but those won't work w/o a pair of these.

http://www.roxspeedfx.com/cgi-bin/ca...?subcat_id=268
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What size are the stock bars? Are the 7/8''? Looking into replacing with aluminum and, well.., need to know which size to buy.
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What size are the stock bars? Are the 7/8''? Looking into replacing with aluminum and, well.., need to know which size to buy.
ya 7/8. I also looking for replacement. My bars are slightly bended from a drop.....

I am consider changing it to Africa Twin handlebar. Anyone got other recommendation?
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Aftermarket Handlebars

I have ordered a set of pro taper bars from ebay, i emailed the seller and he believes they will fit the versys fine, my bike is black so i have ordered the black but other colours are available. http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/1stmx-motocross-shop/ i have no connection to this guy i will post pics when the bars arrive.
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FYI, I bent my OEMs, picked up a replacement here which I have never put on.
A buddy helped me straighten the bent one, and it has served well enough to keep me
from changing it. Can someone tell me, will I be able to get my stock left grip off with
heat or will I end up getting one or both grips new? I know, I'm cheap!

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I recently installed a black Pro Taper 7/8" atv high aluminum bar. Cost up here was $62.00 CAD. It's virtually identical to the stock bar but it has a removable cross bar and the straight sections where the grips go are about an inch longer. Pro Taper puts white gradient marks at each end in case you wish to shorten the bars with a hack saw. This just ensures that you remove the same amount from each end.

Here is a way to remove the old grips.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf-EKwyER74

Also, here is a couple of photos of the Pro Taper black handlebar:






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Here is a way to remove the old grips.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf-EKwyER74
There is a much easier way to remove you grips. If you have an air compressor and a small needle type attachment for the airgun insert the nozzle between the grip and the bar and begin injecting air. The grip will expand and break the bond of the glue and the grip will pull right off while you're still injecting the air. I've removed many grips this way.
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i'm interested in a bar with more 'droop' at the ends (if that makes any sense). to me, it seems that the grips are too horizontal, my fifth knuckle (pinkie) should not be the same distance from the ground as the second (index). does anyone know of a bar that would rotate the wrists outward a little bit, to a more comfy/natural angle?
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Thanks for the removal tips Islander and Jim. That should be simple enough, with either of those methods.

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Can someone tell me, will I be able to get my stock left grip off with heat or will I end up getting one or both grips new? I know, I'm cheap!
Inserting a screwdriver SLIGHTLY into the open end, then squirting WD40 in and turning the grip till it 'releases' has worked for me.

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I just order ProTaper ATV SE Low handlebars and studied the service manual about changing handlebars.
Anyone have any tips for this job? It seems pretty straight forward but is there anything I should know/do?


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Bar specs

This is the only thread I could find about bar specs, and no answers.

I know how much I want to move the bars, but need the stock specs to determine which bars to buy. Kind of hard to measure on the bike.

Thanks in advance.
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