handlebar suggestions?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Thunder Strike, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Thunder Strike

    Thunder Strike Adventurer

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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:huh

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  2. Thunder Strike

    Thunder Strike Adventurer

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    anyway
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  3. ruppster

    ruppster Been here awhile

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    Rocky Mountain ATV Tusk brand stuff. Works well for frugal individuals like myself. :D
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  4. greer

    greer Long timer

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  5. Thunder Strike

    Thunder Strike Adventurer

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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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  6. joenuclear

    joenuclear Planning.....

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    cheapskate :D
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  7. jprovence

    jprovence Adventurer

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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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  8. bwringer

    bwringer Gimpy, Yet Alacritous

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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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  9. buls4evr

    buls4evr No Marks....

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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:eek1. 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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