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Old 03-08-2009, 05:29 PM   #1
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ProTaper handlebars on 93 GSPD

Due to mine being bent, I'm going to replace my stock GS bars with some Pro Tapers. What fitment issues do I need to be thinking about, particularly since mine has heated handgrips?
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Old 03-08-2009, 10:05 PM   #2
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Due to mine being bent, I'm going to replace my stock GS bars with some Pro Tapers. What fitment issues do I need to be thinking about, particularly since mine has heated handgrips?
Normal GS bars are 7/8, or what ever the mm equivalent is.. Keep that in mind. You'll also need to drill a hole in the center middle of the bars if you plan on keeping the stock heating.
Are they the same rise? Just make all the cables can move properly. I dont think you'll need longer ones.
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Old 03-09-2009, 07:12 AM   #3
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pro taper atv hi bars are nearly an identical bend to the stock bars. you will have to grind off the powerdercoat or widen the controls as 7/8 = 22.0025 mm.
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Old 03-09-2009, 09:22 AM   #4
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what's the advantage of protaper and other aluminum handlebars anyways?
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Old 03-09-2009, 10:40 AM   #5
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cheaper and easier to find than the stock ones that i bent.


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what's the advantage of protaper and other aluminum handlebars anyways?
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Old 03-09-2009, 11:03 AM   #6
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Old 03-09-2009, 11:39 AM   #7
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perhaps if you get some sort of cool risers and the fat bars. i just bought a replacement for the bent stockers at less than half the cost.


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Old 03-09-2009, 11:50 AM   #8
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what's the advantage of protaper and other aluminum handlebars anyways?
I like the Carmichael SE's. Not as big a rise, and less sweep. Feels more like a dirt bike. About 60-80 bucks.




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PS... I had no grip issues when using Hotgrips, (aftermarket)
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Old 03-09-2009, 12:36 PM   #9
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Careful in running heated grip wires... make sure to drill a hole large enough that you can get a dremmel bit into to knock off all the sharp edges and avoid cutting the wire...

Also, the alu bars soak up the heat from the grips much faster than the steel, I've heard you need to wrap the left side with tape or foil to get the grip hot...
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Old 03-09-2009, 04:06 PM   #10
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Thats the case with stock bars as well--at least on my aftermarket grips.
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