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Hit a tree and bent my stock handlebars. What is the difference between aluminum and steel? Which are stronger, lighter, cheaper? Thanks.

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Cheap and Handlebars should not be used together. A good set of bars will save the day on a get off. Spend a little money and buy some pro tappers... Kit and bars will run you between 100 and 120 bucks. Will also help with arm pump.

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Steel handlebars are the cheapest, but will bend as soon as you fall,

Most after market H/B are made by one or two major manufacturers, you can get a set of Moose aluminum bars for around 50 bucks, at most any dealer

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You can buy a set of O'neal steel bars for like $20 with a crossbar pad. I put a set on my quad, but I'm pretty sure they would bend easier than the stock bars. I think TUSK makes a cheaper aluminum bar at Rocky Mtn MC.

Mike -

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The "cheapest" I would use would be Renthals - in fact that is what I use! They are tough and you can get them in a lot of bends from the TT store for $70-75. DO NOT GET STEEL BARS :cry:

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I bought some Pro Tapers from Ebay for 50 bucks used after bending my stock bars after a couple of light falls. Since then I've wadded up my ride many times, HARD!!! The Pro Tapers are AWESOME, and if full price was paid, still worth every cent. I hate to send someone away from the TT store, but buying Pro Tapers used is a cheap way to get bullet proof bars you'll never have to replace. I'm sure, however, the other fat bar manufacturers are every bit as good. Hope this helps. :cry:

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Thanks guys I think that you have all made your point. No steel. Do all 7/8 bars have the crossbar on them?. Thanks again.

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I got some new renthal 7/8 bar on ebay for $30

They were specified as Older RM bend. maybe early 90's

and they are exactly the same as stock (which I like)

That was a good bet!!

They do have cross bar which is great to install goodies like GPS etc... I don't like fat bar (protaper etc...) for this reason.

Go ebay and be patient... you'll get a set cheap

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Wow man i guess I should feel lucky we have the iron pony here in columbus. I just figured you all had a big ol motorcycle superstore in your town! I use the oneal aluminum double clamp bars! Low price and stong as any big name bar, went down hard on them several times and they keep on clickin. I think the bark busters help as well :cry:

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I think I've heard the stock bars called "Butter Bars".My bars are stock also. This winter I would like to replace my bars. Those of you that have replaced your bars, what bend did you go with? And Why?

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Go to rockymountainmc.com. There's a new company

called Longhorn selling oversize bars for $39.00.

You can get universal mounts for $34.00.

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