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Old 01-21-2013, 07:44 AM   #1
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handlebar suggestions?

Howdy!
I have a 99 KLR650, and as you know that means I am a cheap-scape. (spell check that one)

Anyway, I want to replace my: handlebars, hand guards, throttle assembly, grips to heated, and girl friend.

I already chunk-ed the used girl friend and I am thinking of buying a shinny new one with MORE mileage. lol


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Old 01-21-2013, 07:50 AM   #2
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:10 AM   #3
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Rocky Mountain ATV Tusk brand stuff. Works well for frugal individuals like myself.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:48 AM   #4
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Handy chart, too:

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/Ha...r-Measurements

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Old 01-21-2013, 10:27 AM   #5
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Thanks for both the replies. After looking at the chart and making a call I have decided to go into the shop and try some different ones out for free. :)
I went by there at lunch, and won a hat!
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:02 PM   #6
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Howdy!
I have a 99 KLR650, and as you know that means I am a cheap-scape. (spell check that one)

Anyway, I want to replace my: handlebars, hand guards, throttle assembly, grips to heated, and girl friend.

I already chunk-ed the used girl friend and I am thinking of buying a shinny new one with MORE mileage. lol

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Old 01-21-2013, 07:52 PM   #7
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I have used the ProTaper ATV-Mid on the KLR before. A great replacement for stick, and much better quality and aluminum as well.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:20 PM   #8
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MSR ATV High bars are pretty close to stock and cheap. They're no stronger than stock -- they WILL bend in any self-respecting biff. Aluminum bars are strong and expensive.

The Tusk handguards from Rocky Mountain ATV/MC are cheap and strong as hell. I've tested mine several times off-road.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:36 AM   #9
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Nothing wrong with bars that do bend.... At least those long riser bolts and triple clamp does not break! Think about it. You can ride home with bent bars but not so much with that other stuff broken off. Steel bars are cheap. Triple clamps, not so cheap! The stronger the alum bars get, the more they transmit force back down the line.
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