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Post  river on Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:10 pm

Thanks to everyone for helping me through all my questions on my new pig (OK, there, I said it).

I have Pro Taper fat bars, I think CF Hi. I'm sure about the Hi part. The PT bracket is mounted on top of the stock bracket built into the triple tree top. So it is all supposedly a tall handlebar setup, but I want much more height. Short of finding handlebars from a 1970s Honda mini bike, how can I get 2 or 3 inches more height? Happy to buy new bars, etc.

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Post  Backwoods Boogie on Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:34 pm

Does your set-up have bar risers already?

Your CR High Bend bars are good, just not sure what Pro Taper bar mount you have.

Any pics of your set up?

Ron Wallace makes a nice billet triple clamp with bar risers in 2" and 3" heights.

http://www.rswracing.com/xr650r.htm
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Re: Higher handlebars?

Post  xxxbranham on Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:49 am

Installing bar risers will move the bars back some - as well as up - and I needed more room too.... so...

I just installed a RSW top clamp and highly reccomend it - top quality and it's the least expensive out there. It let me put the bars a lot farther forward too which REALLY gave me more room to move. I'm 6' and got the 2" rise which works well.
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Just for comparison

Post  Bump on Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:54 pm

Not sure it's worth anything...

But I'm 6'4" and run the BRPMoto 1X setup complete with damper, and all.
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Re: Higher handlebars?

Post  river on Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:37 am

OK, going to try posting pics again. Am I wrong, or is the combination of the riser built into the top triple tree clamp, plus the bottom clamp of the Pro Taper clamp, about equal to the BRP setup and the RSW setup? The RSW setup seems to add the most height of the two, but the after market tripple tree top clamp don't have built in risers, so it seems like mine is about as tall???















And a pic of the BRP on the ride home from Az:


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To compare.....

Post  Backwoods Boogie on Sat Nov 21, 2009 5:25 am

....Here is my set-up.

Pro Taper KX high bend bars, D1H top triple clamp/bar mount and GPR stabilizer.

It measures 2" from top of the triple clamp to the center of bar.

FWIW - An aftermarket triple clamp will move the bars forward to open up the cockpit.

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Re: Higher handlebars?

Post  river on Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:33 am

yeah, I can see that it moves them forward compared to mine. The height seems not too different.

What does the steering stabilizer do for you?
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Re: Higher handlebars?

Post  Michelangelo on Sun Nov 22, 2009 3:32 am

Try the Trail Tech ATV X Bars. I have their HIGH bend and it's very similiar to my normally used CR High Bend, except about an inch higher. It's not bad.

Here's a pic. Sorry not the best.




You may also notice I have the 1 1/8 bar adaptors. Mine are Moose 50mm risers. I think Rocky Mountain ATV MC sells some by TUSK that are 30mm adaptor clamps.

I would also recommend getting a free catalog from Chaparral, Dennis Kirk, Rocky Mountain, Motosport or Bobs Cycle. Then you can compare the diff handlebar height specs. You'll be surprised to find that there are a few if not more than that, of the ATV bends that are very similiar to the regular bike dimensions except they are one to 2 to 3 inches higher than normal bars.

the ATV X Bars specs $55
Width:
31.1
Height: 4.21
Pull Back: 2.44

Tusk Chub Big Bar (ATV Bend) $40
W: 31.5
H: 4.75
PB: 2.41


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Re: Higher handlebars?

Post  river on Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:10 am

Thanks very much, Michelangelo.

That's a beautiful bike, what is it?
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Re: Higher handlebars?

Post  Michelangelo on Sun Nov 22, 2009 3:15 pm

Renthal Fat Bar 1 1/8 inch ($70-85)
WIDTH: 31.3 inch
Height: 2.75
Pull Back: 2.44


Thanks Noob. Also, after I posted this I was flipping through my Zeta accesories catalog and found they also sell handlebar risers in various heights and configurations. Look through here and see what you can find.
http://www.wheelingcyclesupply.com/index.shtml

The bike was a 1989 Honda Transalp that I bought for $1200 from a guy in S. Tahoe. If you know anything about these, they are pretty rare and cult bikes and with that price it was enough for me to drive from Utah in the middle of winter to pick it up. I built that thing up from the ground up. Everything except the frame and engine was redone, well I even touched up some small rust creeping in on the frame though. I'll be keeping this bike for life!

Here's my thread on the build. I should add that I've now added an EBC 320mm front rotor, Corbin seat, side fairing cash bars, highway pegs and a luggage rack for the rear (Givi lookalike). It's a sweet bike, a bit tall since I extended the rear shock and put on the XR650R forks but it'll go anywhere and is a blast.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=420545

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Re: Higher handlebars?

Post  river on Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:45 pm

wow, nice. If you change your mind about keeping it forever, please call me.

Thanks for the pointers, those might solve my problems. I'm really concerned more about getting the bars forward than up right now. When I'm trying to keep the bike under control climbing a steep grade and there are some big rocks, it's not good having the bars down at stomach level instead of up at shoulder level. I'm also wondering if being higher would also be bad. I think I need to ride more before deciding.

What tires are those? I'm looking for some dual sport tires (and extra wheels).

Thanks.
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What grade bolts are you guys using?

Post  Bump on Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:13 am

???


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Re: Higher handlebars?

Post  Michelangelo on Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:30 am

The tires are IRC GP110. Not bad for dual riding. But the rear seems to wear pretty quick. After 800 mostly asphalt miles they are looking well worn.
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Post  Michelangelo on Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:30 am

I found this comprehensive measurement chart on Rockymountainatvmc.com

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/handlebarinfo.do
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Post  river on Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:43 am

Thanks very much.

That sure is a beautiful bike. I keep looking at it. Sure makes the other dual/adventure bikes from bmw and ktm look poor by comparison. And it's a honda.
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Re: Higher handlebars?

Post  Michelangelo on Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:35 pm

BTW, I have these Scott 7/8 inch steerin damp clamps I'm looking to get rid of if you're looking for a clamp that will allow you to top mount a Scott's damper with your 7/8 inch bars.



I found these on TT but not sure who makes them.


And these links with various different risers.
http://www.hiperf.com/acatalog/Handlebar_Riser_Kits.html

http://www.roxspeedfx.com/cgi-bin/cart/showitems.cgi?subcat_id=268
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Post  Michelangelo on Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:25 pm

Found a few more possibilities. This site shows only KTM pics but they may have something to fit if you ring em up.
http://www.durhamesales.zoomshare.com/0.html

I think I found the ones you need. These will adapt to the solid mount 7/8 inch bars AND move the bars forward. Scroll down towards the bottom of this page.
http://www.rallyconnex.com/accessories.htm

Looks to be affordable.

Style 1 - 1" extension, universal fit - $55

Style 2 - 1.5" extension, universal fit - $60

Style 3 - 1.5" rise + forward offset, 7/8" bars, 32 & 33mm spacing (Honda, Yamaha) - $80

Style 4 - 1.5" rise + forward offset, 7/8" bars, 35mm spacing (Suzuki, Kawasaki) - $80

Style 5 - 1.5" rise + forward offset, convert to 1-1/8" bars, 32 & 33mm spacing - $105

Style 6 - 1.5" rise + forward offset, convert to 1-1/8" bars, 35mm spacing - $105
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Re: Higher handlebars?

Post  river on Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:24 pm

Michelangelo wrote:

Great sleuthing! These look just like I was envisioning having made.
You found them on a thread? I wonder if they poster knows where to get them? The RSI pivoting ones look interesting too.
will PM about yours.
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Post  Michelangelo on Tue Nov 24, 2009 5:56 pm

See my links in above post!
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Post  river on Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:34 pm

Michelangelo wrote:See my links in above post!
Hi, I did, but didn't see the ones on the blue bike. Those look to move it forward. Some of the pivoting ones look less secure. I posted that pic on advrider and tt, maybe will get a response, thanks.
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Post  Michelangelo on Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:37 pm

This link...go all the way to the down. http://www.rallyconnex.com/accessories.htm

Where in NM are you?
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Post  river on Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:47 pm

Ah excellent, thanks. I realized in the meantime the Rox should let you rotate the position between up and forward. That might be better, give me some freedom. For dual sporting on the road raise them up, for the desert forward.

I'm in Las Cruces.... here:

http://www.bing.com/maps/#JnE9eXAubGFzK2NydWNlcyUyYytubSU3ZXNzdC4wJTdlcGcuMSZiYj01OS42Mjg5Mjg3MjI1OTMlN2UtNDYuNTgwNzAzNzM1JTdlMC4zNjI2NDIwNjM5NDcyMDYlN2UtMTY2LjYzOTI5NzQ4NQ==

About 45 minutes north of El Paso and the US/Mexico border.
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Post  Michelangelo on Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:53 pm

Hey I used to live in Las Cruces!! I lived there for 2 years. My mom has lived there for 10+ years. My brother and sister just moved from there to Tucson area after graduating NMSU. We are regionally/originally from Utah and Idaho. I live in Utah myself. My mom has her house in LC but is in the midst of divorce and renting our house out over on Carlyle.

Great people and friends in LC. But I couldn't leave the mountains and open range of Utah and Idaho, so I had to move back.
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Post  river on Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:06 am

Heh, small world. Sorry about your mom, seems to go around. I hope to get up that way and see the territory. What town are you in?
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