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Old 07-19-2013, 08:40 AM   #1
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Ok gang,

I replaced my stock bars a while ago with CR high bars and am much happier, but there's an issue. The straight (handgrip) portion of the bars is too short to accommodate the heated grips (can't cut 'em!), the switchgear, and the master cylinder clamps. Right now I've got some homemade extenders supporting my handguards, but if it hits hard there's gonna be more damage than I may be able to repair trailside.

Any suggestions for similar-bend bars with longer handgrip portions? Specific brands, bends, etc are welcome...

Thanks!

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Old 07-19-2013, 05:37 PM   #2
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Ok gang,

I replaced my stock bars a while ago with CR high bars and am much happier, but there's an issue. The straight (handgrip) portion of the bars is too short to accommodate the heated grips (can't cut 'em!), the switchgear, and the master cylinder clamps. Right now I've got some homemade extenders supporting my handguards, but if it hits hard there's gonna be more damage than I may be able to repair trailside.

Any suggestions for similar-bend bars with longer handgrip portions? Specific brands, bends, etc are welcome...

Thanks!

Steve
I have the CR high bars as well. The bend was an issue for me as well but I cut off part of the heated grips and added a short spacer in the throttle tube along with a kaoko throttle lock (for these long boring freeway rides you sometimes have to take to get to good dirt)
Other than that, I love the bars
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:12 PM   #3
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You can safely cut this much from the KTM heated grips.

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Old 07-20-2013, 07:43 AM   #4
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Renthal Fatbar RC High (#609)- have little a narrower clamp area, which gives more area between the bend and the end of the bars for accessories ect. compared to CR high

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Ok gang,

I replaced my stock bars a while ago with CR high bars and am much happier, but there's an issue. The straight (handgrip) portion of the bars is too short to accommodate the heated grips (can't cut 'em!), the switchgear, and the master cylinder clamps. Right now I've got some homemade extenders supporting my handguards, but if it hits hard there's gonna be more damage than I may be able to repair trailside.

Any suggestions for similar-bend bars with longer handgrip portions? Specific brands, bends, etc are welcome...

Thanks!

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Old 07-20-2013, 09:18 AM   #5
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FLEXX enduro 14 degree bars have room and save your joints. They cost more because they are more.

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Old 07-20-2013, 08:20 PM   #6
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You can safely cut this much from the KTM heated grips.

Ditto, I had a similar problem in that I had HDB hand guards, Kaoko, and G2 throttle tube which limited grip length. Solution: cut end off KTM heated grips. The bar is a ProTaper Kevin Windom High bend. Didn't like the stock sweep back. This bar is higher, wider and straighter. Like it a lot.

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Old 07-20-2013, 09:55 PM   #7
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FLEXX enduro 14 degree bars have room and save your joints. They cost more because they are more.

R tank bag

I have the Enduro 12 on both my 990 and 690 and the difference in how you feel at the end of the ride is just amazing and worth every $$. The nice thing is the ability to actually add shims to raise the bar height.




I just love these bars!
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:39 AM   #8
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This is really helpful!

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Old 07-22-2013, 02:37 PM   #9
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Pro Taper KX High are higher and wider than stock, flat and straight. Plenty of room at the ends.
A little more sweep than Magura SX (which are damn near straight tubes), but a lot less than stock or CR.
Pretty sure they're taller than the Kevin Windham.
Can't take pics just now, but will later if you like.
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:01 AM   #10
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Pro Taper KX High are higher and wider than stock, flat and straight. Plenty of room at the ends.
A little more sweep than Magura SX (which are damn near straight tubes), but a lot less than stock or CR.
Pretty sure they're taller than the Kevin Windham.
Can't take pics just now, but will later if you like.
Cycle Gear didn't have that one in stock when I went by. The limiting thing in my setup was the G2 throttle tube not being long enough. Usually you use a spacer on that end, but because I run the Kaoko that wasn't possible. I use the Kaoko primarily to put slight tension on the throttle to remove jerky movement at low speed on dirt. It's great to have when slabbing it also.
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:12 AM   #11
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FLEXX enduro 14 degree bars have room and save your joints. They cost more because they are more.

How does that work with HDB guards?
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Old 07-25-2013, 01:51 AM   #12
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got to ask, what make of tank bag is that? sorry to hijack the thread
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:03 AM   #13
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How does that work with HDB guards?
I'm having trouble visualizing how the pivot action of the bar ends affects the rather rigid HDB guards too.
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Old 08-02-2013, 11:52 AM   #14
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I'm having trouble visualizing how the pivot action of the bar ends affects the rather rigid HDB guards too.
Ally does flex.....but kinda defeats the purpose of the bars...
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Old 09-10-2013, 04:40 PM   #15
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I currently have a Rally Connex riser installed and I am looking for a handlebar same height or close to stock but with a lot less sweep back than stock. Any advise ?
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