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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-10-2016, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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need handlebar swap ideas

anybody change the stock bars to pro taper bars?
looking for a less swept back bar.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-10-2016, 05:34 PM
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I put on "RC High", but I think they are Fatbar brand. They are about the same height but less sweep.
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If you go on to protaper or renthal website you will find list of all the bends with proper measurements including height and sweep , so you can choose bend that will suit you , for me its the KTM/Suzuki RM bend now aviable in two heights .

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I put on "RC High", but I think they are Fatbar brand. They are about the same height but less sweep.
Mark did you keep the oem handguards or install aftermarket? And is there any clearance issues with the windscreen or fairing? Thanks
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hi i am thinking of the new pro taper adventure evo high....i believe it will drastically improve comfort for long haul BUT the cables may not be long enough... wonder where to get a set of cables for the handlebar overhaul
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You can get a pretty good idea of the effects of changing handlebars (and other ergonomic variables) at www.cycle-ergo.com . Add the Africa Twin, plug in your height, inseam and preferred placement on seat and arm straightness -- then select "Vehicle Customization" to see what happens to the rider image when you change handlebar rise and pullback (or sweep). Or those other variables.

The limitation of cycle-ergo site, is that it provides a "showroom" or maybe "highway" image of rider position. In motion, a whole new set of considerations can come into play. So you need to start the process knowing the riding conditions under which you want to improve your position. Still, it's a good place to start before you begin throwing money and time at the problem.
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I changed my oem bar to Pro Taper Contour which has less sweep back. Also added the ROX 2" Adjustable riser. The cables are long enough to accommodate both bar and riser. Only draw back is that the oem hand guards are too big to fit on the pro taper bar. So i had to get a bark buster. But in the end, i was happy with the configuration and my ride is comfy now.
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I am in the same boat. I bought the pro taper contour atv high bend.
Questions I have. What model of bark buster did you use to fit ? I have a set from my xchallenge I will try.
Did you add bar end weights? How is vibration over stock ?
I see that the oem bar has what appears to be a brass insert as well as bar end weights to minimize vibration.
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I am in the same boat. I bought the pro taper contour atv high bend.
Questions I have. What model of bark buster did you use to fit ? I have a set from my xchallenge I will try.
Did you add bar end weights? How is vibration over stock ?
I see that the oem bar has what appears to be a brass insert as well as bar end weights to minimize vibration.
The service manual says nothing about vibration, but they certainly look like ones that I've seen advertised for anti-vibration like http://www.fasstco.com/products/anti...ant=1766565187
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 10:37 AM
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The OE handlebar is threaded to accommodate this weight system. I'm planning to fit aftermarket Pro Taper Evo High Adventure Handlebars ( approximately 2" higher than stock ) and the question becomes do I thread inside of new handlebar to refit this weight system or do something else ? The OE weight system seems high-quality and I suspect well matched to the bike. I'm also planning to fit Kaoko Throttle lock which offers a couple of models based on OE handlebars or not.
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