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Old 10-17-2014, 02:26 AM   #1
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Taller Handlebar advice please

Hey there guys,
After years of dreaming, I have just bought a 2010 KTM990Adventure and I love it.

I am 6'4", and although the previous owner installed an under bar scott steering dampener (with bar risers), the bars are too low for me when standing.

any suggestions on a taller bend handlebar would be great, currently the (i think) stock bars are on (600.02.001.100 neken).

I would like to go as high as I can, within the capacity of the cables.

thanks in advance
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Old 10-17-2014, 06:10 AM   #2
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I added some Rox risers (along with the Scott damper risers) ... I'm 6'3" and it works for me.

You can see some pic here.
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Old 10-17-2014, 08:24 AM   #3
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The thing about the bars- it's not just the height. I found the sweep very uncomfortable.

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Old 10-17-2014, 09:04 AM   #4
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Same bars I have on mine...great bars. Taller, less sweep...like!
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Old 10-17-2014, 09:27 AM   #5
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I'm 6'4" and use the ProTaper KX High Bend with 1.5" risers as well as the SUB mount, and Fastway foot pegs that lower by another 1/2". That setup allows me to stand comfortably.
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Old 10-17-2014, 12:12 PM   #6
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i like my pro taper pastrana fmx/atv bars. almost zero sweep and quite a bit of rise.
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Old 10-17-2014, 02:43 PM   #7
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putting low bars back on all bikes....

muuuuuucchhh better control....
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Old 10-17-2014, 04:52 PM   #8
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6'4" here. Rox 2". I like 'em because they allow for forward & backward adjustment so "up and back" isn't the only choice.
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Old 10-17-2014, 05:07 PM   #9
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I would like to go as high as I can, within the capacity of the cables.

I raised the bars on my 990 and found that the throttle cable was too tight. So I moved the cable so that it exits to the right side of the steering head. Gave plenty of room then for any height bars. I put on the rox risers with the standard bars. Allows forward movement too.

This may be a big job on it's own, I'm not sure. I did it when I installed a rotweiller airfilter plus snapout, and got rid of the old airbox, so it was a simple thing to do at the time when everything was apart.

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Old 10-17-2014, 05:16 PM   #10
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Also, wider footpegs are a must as well, if standing a lot. You've gotten rid of that stupid rubber insert in the footpegs I hope? That helps heaps, but wider pegs are even better.
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Old 10-17-2014, 07:05 PM   #11
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http://www.protaper.com/products/handlebars/contour

I prefer the Pastrana FMX. Pay attention to the "B" and "E" figures.
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Old 10-17-2014, 09:34 PM   #12
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Pastrana/ATV bars. Flatter than stock and a little taller. BUT, most importantly these bars have enough room for all the switches, clutches, brakes, throttle, etc. for a dual sport or adv bike. Most others don't.

Also, there's enough throttle cable for almost any rise if you flip the throttle over so it exits out under the bars.
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Old 10-17-2014, 10:05 PM   #13
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Taller Handlebar advice please

I use Renthal Fatbar 609 bend with an under-mounted Scotts damper. I think they are the highest bars that Renthal make. The dimensions are very similar to the ProTaper Pastrana FMX bars. I'm 6'2" and don't require any additional risers with this setup (bike is a KTM 500 EXC).
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Old 10-18-2014, 12:03 PM   #14
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I'm 196 CM = 6'5'' - and use this one: http://www.sigutech.com/english/e-lenker-erh%C3%B6hung/






With the the 3,2 cm version no mod. is needed to the trottel etc.

Works great for me.
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Old 10-19-2014, 04:13 PM   #15
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The standard bar holder is secured by hex socket bolts into 17mm nuts . . . is there a trick to securing the nuts to tighten the bar holder? I've tried all sorts of contortions to get a socket in there with no real success.

(I've stopped short of pulling the tanks off)
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