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Old 09-03-2014, 12:37 AM   #1
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Lower Handlebars? Anyone else?

Hey folks, I'm not super tall (5-10). Have a new to me 950 Adventure S and freaking LOVE it! Off road is amazing..

Anyway I'm finding the the OE bar clamp puts my bars about an inch higher than ideal. Both for off road riding and pushing the bike around. Bike is an 06 950 S.
I'm running a ProTaper CR Mid bend bar now and am about to try a Carmichael bend but also am wondering if anyone else prefers a lower bar and has a solution related to the triple..
Can I run a clamp from a smaller dirtbike?

TIA!
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Old 09-03-2014, 12:27 PM   #2
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I'd like a lower bar for my SMT. Especially if I'm going to do a scotts damper.

please update this with your finding!
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Old 09-03-2014, 02:09 PM   #3
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Hey folks, I'm not super tall (5-10). Have a new to me 950 Adventure S and freaking LOVE it! Off road is amazing..

Anyway I'm finding the the OE bar clamp puts my bars about an inch higher than ideal. Both for off road riding and pushing the bike around. Bike is an 06 950 S.
I'm running a ProTaper CR Mid bend bar now and am about to try a Carmichael bend but also am wondering if anyone else prefers a lower bar and has a solution related to the triple..
Can I run a clamp from a smaller dirtbike?

TIA!
Adam
Pro Taper RM low bend is a very flat and low bend. I put Rox risers on my 950 because they also adjust the bars forward but they put the bars too high and the RM low bend is perfect with the Rox Riser. It is also called the Pastrana MX bend (not to be confused with the Pastrana Freestyle bend which are stupid tall).
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Old 09-03-2014, 03:48 PM   #4
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Thanks f3, I run the RM Low on my enduro racer (200xcw) and agree it's excellent. But it lacks the layback I am after for my 9fiddy. I just today picked up a Carmichael bend and it is closer to ideal for this bike for me. (Want it closer to the seat and low)

I will continue the research in the clamp solution as well...but this seems pretty dang close. PITA though for having to drill positioning holes in them and stick on the grip heaters.... Should been more patient and done this just once..
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