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anyone replace their bars with ones with a little more rise and little less pull back?
 

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You can adjust how much pull back you like with rox risers no?
 

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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...
 

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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.


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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