Quantcast
Jump to content

  • Do you own an ATV? Join our Forum!

    As a member, you can post in our forums, upload your photos and videos, use and contribute to our downloads, create your own member page, add your ATV events, and even start your own ATV club to host your own club forum and gallery.  Registration is fast and you can even login with social network accounts to sync your profiles and content.

Guest Fox300exchic

Handlebars

Recommended Posts

Guest Fox300exchic

Ive got stock handlebars and its killen my back. What kind/brand of handlebars does everyone recommend?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


I run Renthals. You might want to look into a riser and maybe an antivibe clap. I just installed a Houser plus one steering stem with antivibe clap and love it. I do stand up the whole time I ride, but I'm only 5'4. Thats why I didn't go with a plus 2 or higher.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Fox300exchic

I stand up a lot too. Im 5'7 though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Fox300exchic

My husband told me that a friend of his told him to buy a cheaper set of handle bars so if you wreck or roll the quad the bars break instead of other stuff. Is this true? Sounded kinda funny to me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have had the same bars on my quad for 6 years. I've crashed on 30 foot doubles, and roll the quad down 75 foot hill climbs. I'm still running the original plastic, throttle, levers, and switches. My bad I put a Magura hydro. clutch, so that lever is not stock.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Guest Fox300exchic

I dunno. Maybe the dude was talking out of his butt and doesnt know anything.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hmmmm,,,I have the Stock Bars on my 85 350X and have no Trouble at all...

I do stand up the whole time I ride, but I'm only 5'4

Good Lord!!! You can Barely See over the Freakin Bars...Thats why you Stand up all the Time...Freaking Dwarfs...LMAQ!!!!

Seriously Though....I Bought a FLY Bar for one of my Z's....Only Because after 20yrs It was Bent too much for my liking...And the Difference is night and Day...I can Feel the Vibration Allot more now...It will Put your Arms to Sleep...From the Vibration and Holding on!!:LOL!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have been thinking of doing this too, but I know if you go to high you have to change the cables or you have other issues. It seems like it will be hard to decide what you want until you actually have them and ride with them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Fox300exchic
I have been thinking of doing this too, but I know if you go to high you have to change the cables or you have other issues. It seems like it will be hard to decide what you want until you actually have them and ride with them.

I dont think I would go too much higher though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Fox300exchic
Hmmmm,,,I have the Stock Bars on my 85 350X and have no Trouble at all...

Good Lord!!! You can Barely See over the Freakin Bars...Thats why you Stand up all the Time...Freaking Dwarfs...LMAQ!!!!

Seriously Though....I Bought a FLY Bar for one of my Z's....Only Because after 20yrs It was Bent too much for my liking...And the Difference is night and Day...I can Feel the Vibration Allot more now...It will Put your Arms to Sleep...From the Vibration and Holding on!!:LOL!!!

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!! :biglaugh:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


I just don't know exactly what I want. I would love to have some of those Flexx bars, but don't want to spend that kind of money.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Fox300exchic

I dont either. Thats why I wanted to see what everyone else has or recommends. I dont wanna get some and not like them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Id go with a set of pro aper SE bars mid bend.... and i would stay away from steel bars thos are what have been known to bend more expensive parts. Maybe a Set of Bar spacers could be the answer?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


I just got a pair of 909 aluminum bars. I haven't even had a chance to put them on. I will let you know what I think.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

if your worried about your back when riding and comfort is what you need go out a get a set of flexx bars.yes they are expensive but extremely comfortable...they may be the last set of bars you ever buy...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a set of Tag T2s on my banshee and are nice but remember that if you buy 1 1/8" bars that you may run out of room to mount all of your controls. I have Flexx bars on my LTR and love them, you can change the spaces to stiffen and soften the give in the handlebars. Are worth the money if you race, but would not recommend for novice riders simply because you wont use the potential of the bars. For just regular riding the Flexx bars would be just like having a regular set of bars. You really need to ride hard to use their full potential. If you back hurts, chances are its not your handlebars itself but the height of your bars. I would recommend handlebar risers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My stock bars on my TRX were just a little too low, so I bought some Pro Taper Evos. These are fat bars so I put the adapter on the stock clamps and it gave them enough of a lift to be comfy. As far as using cheap steel bars, This does speak some truth. With the stock bars if you roll your quad chances are your bars will bend. This takes away from the impact on the steering stem. In theory the stronger after market bars won't bend, so if you flip there is a chance of bending the stem. The down side to cheap steel bars is the material they use. The steel allows for every bit of vibration to travel through to your hands. The better composites on the Pro tapers and stuff reduce that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Similar Topics

    • By Airborne
      Hey Guys/Gals
      going into my second year on new quad , my kodiak is everything and more then expected ; wife loves hers as well. We got the 450 and 700 ... made sales guy smile when we ordered two ... the question i have is the tires , i have heard many say aftermarkets are just much better , iwe use our machines in woods ,and trails and we do ride in snow, with that i think my stock tires suck.  The have plenty of tread left but i just think i could be happier with better tires ........id love comments and input 
    • By Airborne
      Hey guys been member for awhile and love this group ,kind of lost contact with social media ,i have been so busy working my property and just Racing the calender while winter is creeping in , i even slacked off Fly fishing this season , 
      As we know winter sets in and time becomes available lol, i have plenty of silly “ Quad stories to share as well as just missing the guys here great group , looking forward to winter break and tying some flys lol.     
    • By Steve Howard
      Ran find shut down the quad next day would start and idle when you try to accelerate it would start popping through the carb got a rebuild kit soaked it in chem clean after break down for 12 hours on slow vibrate reassembled and adjusted per manual still the same thing any help would be really appreciated thanks and happy ridding  
    • By Bleuu
      Hello so I’m new to the atv seen, and was wonder why my stock light didn’t turn on , and it figures that the black and white wire and the black wire were ripped apart everything else is connected fine, what could to reconnect them
    • By JacobSlabach
      recently picked up some project bikes off CL for cheap.  got a honda fourtrax (the ancient 4x4 kind with the straight axle in the front as well as the rear and a back-up kick-start)  plastics are crap, but my goal is to get running like a champ and patch the plastics up and sell to one of my many friends that want a reliable 4x4 for dirt cheap and doesnt care what it looks like.
      so the former owner says it needs carb rebuilt, but its sat for 3+ years since so who knows.  things I see:  carb is missing (he gave me a box of parts along with the bike), engine turns over and feels good with kick-start, brakes need work, battery missing (That always puts me off, cause then I know most likely someone's been tampering with the electrical.
  • Similar Tagged Content

    • By dirtdevil96
      I'm needing some new handlebars since I rolled my 2007 DVX/LTZ400 last December.I was hoping I could get some good ideas/info from others who's bought aftermarket bars.I'm 6 feet tall and the factory bars have always felt too low.From what I've read the factory bars are the CR Hi bend;is that true?What real benefits do the oversized 1 1/8" bars give?Which has a better vibration dampening effect;steel or aluminum?Do the antivibe steering stems really do much compared to stock?Would I be better off getting a steering damper and leaving the stock stem alone?I do all types of riding;everything from woods/trail to sand dune&mud running.I've been using some padded palm gloves to reduce the vibe it has already.Thanks in advance
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


×
×
  • Create New...