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post #1 of 13 Old 06-14-2008, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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I notice on the thread with all the photos of modded bikes, that a lot of you have different/lower bars.
does this make a great deal of improvement in the handling dept, i.e more weight over the front end.
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post #2 of 13 Old 06-14-2008, 05:02 PM
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Less weight. Renthal Ultralows are what seem to be the prefered bars on here. I have them, and they are awesome. Less vibrations, and a little more aggressive.

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the ultra lows do drown out most of the vibrations, and they are wider than stock for a more aggressive look. there is a little more weight than stock on the bars. you will have to learn to adjust your position so you arent bearing down on the bars. but pretty much everyone here pulls for the renthal ultra-lows.

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post #4 of 13 Old 06-14-2008, 06:59 PM
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.... and if you are looking to just kill the vibes but keep the stock position. The Renthal Mids are nearly exact bend of the stock bars... just a little wider.

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post #5 of 13 Old 06-14-2008, 07:09 PM
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Dont count out the streetfighters they are somewhere between the ultra lows and the mids. I didnt notice any real handling improvements, but surly the ultra lows would put more of your bodyweight towards the front.

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post #6 of 13 Old 06-14-2008, 07:23 PM
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About 95% of my decision to change out my bars was just for a different look.

I'm fairly tall the little extra reach is a tad more comfortable, but I can't say that I've noticed much change in the handling department.

I think the Renthal UL are 1 1/2" wider on each side than stock, correct me if I'm wrong someone?

I ended up cutting 1 1/4" off, which I thought was a pain in the a$$, but not overally difficult, especially if you had the right tools. I bought what I thought was a decent larger pipe cutter, but ended up getting out the good old dremal tool to finish things off.

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I'm used to dirt and Supermoto, so a wide bare that had a straighter bend was best for me. I run Factory 909 bar with factory Suzuki bend. Love it!

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i have pro tapers. i like it

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I think the Renthal UL are 1 1/2" wider on each side than stock, correct me if I'm wrong someone?

I ended up cutting 1 1/4" off, which I thought was a pain in the a$$, but not overally difficult, especially if you had the right tools. I bought what I thought was a decent larger pipe cutter, but ended up getting out the good old dremal tool to finish things off.
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I don't remember how much I cut off, but the controls barely fit.
I need narrow bars for splitting lanes.

Oh, if you don't want to start a don't ask if you should drill or not.

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post #10 of 13 Old 06-16-2008, 07:38 AM
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I don't remember how much I cut off, but the controls barely fit.
Im pretty sure the streetfighters are wider than the ultra lows, I didnt cut any off and had no problem getting the controls on. You just need to put the bars in the clamps, but dont tighten, then slide the bars to the left and slide on the throttle tube, then center the bars up, tighten down and install the rest of the controlls.




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post #11 of 13 Old 06-18-2008, 07:51 AM
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Just out of curiosity, where are you guys getting your bars? Is there a preferred shop?

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Just out of curiosity, where are you guys getting your bars? Is there a preferred shop?
I've always had really good luck with Denniskirk, often get them the next day because they're fairly close and they also ship out the same day you place your order. Not like some of these places where it's 3-4 days later it's shipped and than you still have to wait the 3-5 days for it to arrive.

Once in a while you'll get a close out e-mail from them as well. I've gotten several great deals through them that way.

Here's the cheapest place I've found for the bar, but they didn't have gold ones.

http://www.ridenow.com/product/detail/RN82757.aspx

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post #13 of 13 Old 06-18-2008, 04:20 PM
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i've got 800mm wide ProTapers on mine and really like the leverage. just put some moose racing handgards on and in my mind it really stiffened up the bars. even the slightest touch now and she's turning -

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