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Hi All,

I'm trying to choose my next set of Handle Bars....Here's my selection criteria in order of priority...

1. Must be strong...I can't hack these bars that bend after a biggish drop (like Domino and Hebo bars).

2. Must have a a good (low arm pump) bend/shape

3. 7/8" preferred otherwise I'm up for spacers/converters or a new top triple clamp.

7/8" bars I like the look of so far...

The Sherco bars....Low cost, strong...happy with the bend....but I'm bored of the bars :moon:

Jitse....low cost, include a bar pad, lots of colours to choose from.....but I don't know the bend or the strength of these bars? :wall:

Renthal....high cost, supposed to be the best, .....but I don't know the bend or the strength of these bars either? :wall:

So what's your opinion?...and are fatbars unbendable (or very hard to bend)?

Best of balance.

Neo

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Hi, Same as what you say about the 7/8" bars - bent most brands, solution was the Renthal fat bars with the necessary spacers, haven't had a problem since. Took a bit of getting used to the changed steering characteristics, but not a problem now. :moon:

cheers.

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I'm trying to choose my next set of Handel Bars

Best of balance.

Neo

Neo I hope I've beaten Maree to this one.

I couldn't resist asking have you ever fitted Bach Busters to your Handel Bars?

AFAM bars are quite crash resistant as far as 7/8" bars go and nice ergos too.

David Lahey

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Pro Taper is the brand I use now,

The model is the SE line (funny enough they are Seven Eighths Dia.) comes with bar pad, I bent one pair after having my bike land upside down onto the bars first from a height of about 5ft. They have a trials bend that comes in HI MID and LO. And are moderately priced, I am currently using the Trials Lo.

Just my opinion

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Neo,

I always liked a few bars from Georg Friedrich Handel.

Cheers

DFW

PS

I like the Fat Bars on my Scorpa.

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Renthal Fatbars without a doubt trust me it will be the best decision you will ever make, even though you will have to change the top fork clamp

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I couldn't resist asking have you ever fitted Bach Busters to your Handel Bars?

AFAM bars are quite crash resistant as far as 7/8" bars go and nice ergos too. David Lahey

Hi David,

Nope...I'm not keen on Bach Buster :P ...not sure why you ask?

Where do you buy AFAM bars from ...I never heard of them? :o

Also, Can anyone state with confidence that FAT bars are definitely stronger (less likely to bend in a crash) than regular bars?

Best of balance.

Neo

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Neo the AFAM bars come from my local motorbike shop (Suzuki, Yamaha, KTM and MV Augusta)

I'll post a photo showing what they look like (Wendy riding)

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I use Geof Arrons Fat bars , Tag makes them and they are quite stout . And it's handle , not handel ...

Glenn

And any bar will bend given enough stress , or would you rather your top clamp break off ?

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Hi David,

Nope...I'm not keen on Bach Buster :P

Neo

What is " Bach Buster" ???? (mayby a picture)

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DK_Fire Posted Today, 10:02 AM

QUOTE (Neo @ May 9 2009, 09:13 PM) *

Hi David,

Nope...I'm not keen on Bach Buster wink.gif

Neo

What is " Bach Buster" ???? (mayby a picture)

That would be the Composer Bach's wife. :P

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And it's handle , not handel ...

Corrected....just so you guys can sleep at night :P

Best of balance.

Neo

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