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DuctTape 12-08-2012 04:22 PM

Flexx Enduro Bar on a 990 Info?
 
Well its officially winter and the next step in the evolution is the Handle bar and a Superplush upgrade so I can install the larger tanks.

One of the things I promised myself this time around is that I was going to drop the macho mentality and start building my bikes with riding longevity before performance so after talking to my orthopedic surgeon friend who also rides, he's sold me on the Flexx bars http://www.fasstco.com/shop/flexx-handlebars-mx to take care of my wrist and arms for years to come. (The guy knows his stuff. When I started track rider my Ducati and was suffering from wrist pain on my left arm which didn't make sense to me, he informed me that both my thumbs were dislocated, LOL. Now I can run multiple track days on the weekend with no pain............well as long as I don't crash. :rofl)

Anyway, is anyone running the tall Enduro and if so which bend, 10 or 12.

Flexx suggested the 15 Moto but I need a taller bar then stock with the BRP Sub-mount kit for the Scotts Damper and the 15 bend still seems a little too much for someone 6' 2".

http://ktmadv.com/garage_attachment....tach_type=full

Thanks all!

KTMbageera 12-10-2012 12:53 AM

Flexx is NOT an old man's bar.
 
I run a set of Enduro hi with 12 degree bend. I am 5'11" and the standing bar position is perfect.

Don't want to ride with any other bar. My wrists, elbows, and shoulders love me for it. SO does my wife. No complaining about pain when I return home. Not that it does any good to complain about pain caused by so much fun!

DuctTape 12-10-2012 02:31 AM

Amen brother about the bars not being "Old Man Bars."

I love doing this too much and want to make sure I'm still able to ride when I am an old man! (Not to mention the bars are pretty cheap when you consider the cost of surgery.)

Thanks for the response!

ktm950se 12-10-2012 03:37 AM

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=802409

DuctTape 12-10-2012 01:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ktm950se (Post 20216020)

Nice post but you never said which bars/Bend you got?

Nailhead 12-10-2012 02:56 PM

Anyone had any luck with Fasstco's "Which Bend?" button on their website?

Apparently, the OP hasn't. :D

DuctTape 12-10-2012 03:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nailhead (Post 20220080)
Anyone had any luck with Fasstco's "Which Bend?" button on their website?

Apparently, the OP hasn't. :D

Like the first post stated i was set on the tall 12 enduro bend until I emailed them and they suggested the moto 15 thus the confusion.

Right now they are running a $50 off sale but I won't be putting them on until my forks come back from Superplush. The return policy is only for 30 days so rather then going off half cocked and buying a set of bars that don't work I thought I'd ask here....................I guess that was pretty silly of me, DOH!

KTMbageera 12-10-2012 04:32 PM

I tried the 15 degree model from a friend. It had too much sweep, and made my wrists complain. Maybe I am just a dirt bike guy to the core and anything else doesn't feel "like home." I am a 12 degree guy.

Nailhead 12-11-2012 08:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DuctTape (Post 20220154)
Like the first post stated i was set on the tall 12 enduro bend until I emailed them and they suggested the moto 15 thus the confusion.

Oops-- forgot about that.

Thanks.

Nailhead 12-11-2012 07:17 PM

Got a very helpful reply from Cole at Fasstco-- a pleasure to deal with & highly recommended.

DuctTape 12-12-2012 12:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nailhead (Post 20229850)
Got a very helpful reply from Cole at Fasstco-- a pleasure to deal with & highly recommended.

Hmmm so what did cole say?

Took me two days to get this.

Quote:

Thank you for your interest in Flexx Handlebars. I am confident you are going to dig their performance and abuse reduction they offer on your KTM. As you know, the Flexx Handlebars are taking that vibration and chop out that is normally transferred through your traditional handlebar into your hands, wrists and arms. Allowing you to push harder, longer and give you a better experience on the bike.

We currently have a 19* Flexx Handlebar in production that is very similar to the stock bend on your KTM. However, with the information given, at your height I think you might prefer a 15* Moto which will work with your ergos, giving you a little more operating room and a better feel on the bike. At 92mm tall, 32" wide and 62mm of sweep, the 15* Moto will put you in a more powerful and square position on the bike. If you want an even straighter handlebar, the 14* runs at 57mm of sweep. With a sub mount steering damper, you will have no problem mounting the Flexx handlebar right up. It will also work very well with your ergos

I have a few questions for you to be sure we suggest the correct bend:
Do you trim your bars narrower?
Do you run bark buster hand guards?

We are also doing our save $50 deal through the holidays! Any order of Flexx Handlebars from now till December 31st will save you $50 on each set!
I look forward to hearing back from you with the above information. Please let me know what other questions or concerns you have as well.

Thank you,

Skyler Howes
877-306-1801 EX:6
www.fasstco.com
www.facebook.com/FasstCompany
Anyway, I ordered the the tall Enduro 12 and will take some pics and give some feedback once I have it installed. (also orderd their adjustable spoke torque wrench with the saved $50.)

Nailhead 12-12-2012 11:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DuctTape (Post 20231171)
Hmmm so what did cole say?

He listed the two best bends for my bike (Adventure 19 & 15), discussed their bend and rise characteristics vs. the stock KTM bar, and then recommended the Adventure 15 based my preference for a more open bar than the stock KTM one.

Quite thorough and informative, and well worth the time taken making the request for bend info.

sledstorm1 12-23-2012 05:27 PM

I'm 5 11 and run a 12 degree low bar with a scotts sub mount. I wish I had gotten a 10 degree... There great for forearm/elbow in the long run.. I haven't put them on the 990 yet cause I just don't run the same terrain as the 250 smoker!


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