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Old 05-08-2012, 01:21 PM   #1
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So I bent up my handlebars after a tree walked into me during the scamble the weekend, so it looks like I need to replace. I was looking on moto superstore and seen there are all different type's and sizes of bars. I was thinking of upgrading to 1-1/8" but its too costly ... what is a normal stock "size" of handlebar? I seen on the renthal 7/8 they list as "windham, stuart etc". Whats the diff? Do I need anything special to reuse my throttle tube and to install new grips?
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most trails bikes utilize 1-1/8....as for the difference? I've had plenty of trees creep up on me and no bent bars to date. lol Honestly, I don't know the difference.
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So I bent up my handlebars after a tree walked into me during the scamble the weekend, so it looks like I need to replace. I was looking on moto superstore and seen there are all different type's and sizes of bars. I was thinking of upgrading to 1-1/8" but its too costly ... what is a normal stock "size" of handlebar? I seen on the renthal 7/8 they list as "windham, stuart etc". Whats the diff? Do I need anything special to reuse my throttle tube and to install new grips?
Normal/ stock size is a 7/8" bar. Windham, stuart, etc are all different bend styles. Some bends feel lower while others feel higher. They all feel a little different. One of my favorite bends is the Windham bend. Feels a little higher up and more comfortable to me. But everyone is different. Protaper, Tag and Renthal make good stuff FWIW.


You should not need anything special to reuse your throttle tube. Check the tube for cracks in the plastic while you are slapping on new grips. Some of those plastic tubes crack pretty easy.
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:18 PM   #4
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Do I need to replace the throttle tube if I go up in diameter?
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No. Out at the controls the bars taper to 7/8.
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What about the clutch side of the bar? I was wondering if I can reuse my parts for my bark busters that insert into the ends of the bars.
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Bark buster inside mounts likely won't on fat bars, but they do make kits to convert to larger size.
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What will dictate whether you run 7/8 or 1 1/8 bars is your clamp(s) on your triple tree.
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What will dictate whether you run 7/8 or 1 1/8 bars is your clamp(s) on your triple tree.
Yup, I was aware I would have to change the clamps out. What I haven't fitted out is the controls, throttle, break, clutch. It all looks like it is made for the 7/8 " bars. It doesn't matter though, the cost of the hardware to get my bark busters to fit to the larger size bars is past my budget to upgrade so it's a dead issue. Going back to 7/8"
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oversized bars are 7/8" at the grip area, 1 1/8" at the center clamping area. Your controls/grips slide right back on.

i started pulling boxes down last night to find that OEM bar, but I only got 1/2 way to where I needed to sit down and relax the back. I honestly think I might have tossed that one in the garbage a few weeks ago.
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got this email today from Motosport...up to 55% off Easton handlebar kits

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