1. Alleycatdad

    Alleycatdad Unbunch yer panties!

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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
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  2. bikyto

    bikyto Dans le doute...gaz!

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    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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  3. DuctTape

    DuctTape Been here awhile

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    You can safely cut this much from the KTM heated grips.

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  4. ABuck99

    ABuck99 0.0

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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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  5. KTMbageera

    KTMbageera Adventurer

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    FLEXX enduro 14 degree bars have room and save your joints. They cost more because they are more.

    <img src="https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3768/9246001592_329442ae4f.jpg" width="500" height="332" alt="R tank bag"></a>
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  6. DirtJack

    DirtJack Adventurer

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    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. :D

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  7. DuctTape

    DuctTape Been here awhile

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    I have the Enduro 12ยบ 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.

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    I just love these bars!
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  8. Alleycatdad

    Alleycatdad Unbunch yer panties!

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    Thanks!

    This is really helpful!

    SA
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  9. Stephen

    Stephen Long timer

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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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  10. DirtJack

    DirtJack Adventurer

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    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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  11. charlie264

    charlie264 Long timer

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    How does that work with HDB guards?
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  12. Bowser

    Bowser Been here awhile

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    got to ask, what make of tank bag is that? sorry to hijack the thread
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  13. DirtJack

    DirtJack Adventurer

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    I'm having trouble visualizing how the pivot action of the bar ends affects the rather rigid HDB guards too.
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  14. charlie264

    charlie264 Long timer

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    Ally does flex.....but kinda defeats the purpose of the bars...
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  15. Zander

    Zander Been here awhile

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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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  16. Dale950

    Dale950 Long timer

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    Magura EX
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  17. Zander

    Zander Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the suggestion. I can find Renthal and Pro-taper easily but Magura are harder to get around here ...
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  18. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    We love the Flexx too, much more space on them that factory bars and the added bonus of taking the anger out of your wrists.

    We have added an extra bush on the inside too which just adds to their ability to suck up corrugations and potholes easily.

    Extra bush

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    Our setup including the extra width of the Euro switches

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  19. DuctTape

    DuctTape Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the trick of adding that extra bushing, I hadn't thought of that.:clap
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  20. KTMbageera

    KTMbageera Adventurer

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    I designed and made the tank bag here in Cambodia. I like the way it contours to the contours. Just the right angle to not be in my way during stand up riding.
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