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post #1 of 15 Old 10-25-2008, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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Renthal road bars

Just had a couple questions regarding renthal road bars. Which bend is closest to stock? How bent over are you with the lows? And finally where can I find them? Thanks for any info.

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post #2 of 15 Old 10-25-2008, 01:26 PM
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How tall are you? What other bikes have you rode before? Most on here prefer the Renthal Ultra lows including myself. I believe the Renthal Mediums are similar to stock just thicker so less vibes.

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i am 6'3 and i have the ultra lows.. i cut 1" off each end and drilled my controls.. i still have a upright seating position but i find it comfortabler??!! than the stock bars.. the mediums are about the same as the stock bars...



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I am 5'9" I've had a VFR and YZF. I like the position on my 919 I just wanted an idea of how much postion change there was with the mediums and lows?

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I am 5'9" I've had a VFR and YZF. I like the position on my 919 I just wanted an idea of how much postion change there was with the mediums and lows?
Have you looked in the 919 Helpful Topics? Their is a link to all the dimensions.

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The "Renthal Mediums" are very close in height to the stock bars but with a little less sweep or pull-back. That being said, I have a set of N.O.S. "Renthal Highs" for sale if anyone is interested. $30.00 plus shipping.

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post #7 of 15 Old 10-25-2008, 09:17 PM
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Got Renthal Highs on mine and I really like the position. They're slightly bent on one side from falling over in my garage.

I'll take those Renthal Highs hasbeenracer!

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post #8 of 15 Old 10-26-2008, 05:52 AM
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Bars are cheap, drilling, and in my case, I also cut .55", not hard to do. Kind of fun, actually. Go for it. If you don't like the outcome. I'll bet someone here will take them off your hands. I like lower and narrower, but bar position is a personal preference. Ask a dozen guys and you'll get a dozen diffference asnswers.

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post #9 of 15 Old 10-26-2008, 06:12 AM
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I went from stock to Ultra Lows to High Road bars, and preferred the High Road Bars. But I like the more upright riding position for comfort, especially for long rides. The Ultra Lows put me in more of a sport bike ride posture and made the lower back and wrists uncomfortable, despite using my body's core muscles to support my weight.

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Bars are cheap, drilling, and in my case, I also cut .55", not hard to do. Kind of fun, actually. Go for it. If you don't like the outcome. I'll bet someone here will take them off your hands. I like lower and narrower, but bar position is a personal preference. Ask a dozen guys and you'll get a dozen diffference asnswers.
After riding yours. I think some Rental Ultra-Lows or Streetfighters are going on my Christmas list.

The seating position felt a little more aggressive, but was still comfortable. The narrow bars give more of a sport bike feel to the handling too.

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Yup - thats the exact bars I've got now. Only mine have a bit of "oops damage".

Seems I'm another like Ken that prefer the more upright position. Never tried the Ultra lows but I knew from riding other bikes that leaning forward makes my hands and wrists uncomfortable.

Thanks hasbeenracer! Pm'd you my shipping info.

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post #13 of 15 Old 10-27-2008, 11:58 AM
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I am considering the Renthal High bars for some of the same reasons. Will I have to change out the stock brake lines on my 07, 919?

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I am considering the Renthal High bars for some of the same reasons. Will I have to change out the stock brake lines on my 07, 919?
Nope - the Renthal Highs are really close to the stock height. I didn't have any problems with the lines.

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I just put on the Ultra lows at the recommendation of this site - THANKS GUYS!! I took a quick 150 mile run this weekend and was suprised that the bike felt more communicative in the front AND more comfortable. The stockers had way too much pull back and were too narrow. I always felt like I was riding with my elbows together before, Hey, I ride dirt too...

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