Handle Bars ?????

I'm 6'3" 220lbs and need more room. My knees hit the H-Bars when cornering. Any recommendations on bars, top clamp, or both. Thanks for your help. ( Love this bike )

99 WR400

lid off

uncorked stock pipe

restricter screw cut

Here's a couple of suggestions. For bars,the Renthal Jimmy Button highs are the popular choice and for a cheap TC alternative. Find a used TC from a 2000 or later bike. The bar mounts have been moved 10mms forward.



99 WR400f, YZ timed, MX-Tech suspension, Scotts steering damper, White Bros E-Series (12 discs), tapered header and a/f. Kouba T-handle for the fuel screw. Works Connection billet throttle tube and frame guards. Cycra Pro-Bend, triple clamp mount handguards. Thumper Racing rad guards, Renthal Jimmy Button highs, YZ Tank and IMS seat, YZ number plate, odo removed, EKP #4, 50PJ, 175MJ at 500-1000' Thanks James Dean!

Thanks Bill, I see you have alot of mods done to your bike. Any suggestions on what would be the next best for me (performance).




I would go to YZ timing and the jetting (if your below 3000') I have listed. While doing this, you probably want to find a used YZ pipe. I wouldn't spend the money on an aftermarket pipe, unitl they build a quieter pipe. YZ pipes can be found for around $100 or you might be able to trade a YZ guy looking to quiet his bike down. I'll assume since your bike is a 99, that someone has already upgraded the air filter??

For other mods, here are my thoughts:

Tires- 739's suck, Dunlop 755 or 756

Damper- great for reducing deflection, awesome in the woods and great on the track. Also reduces rider fatuige.

YZ Style seat and tank- big improvement in the corners, allows you to better weight the front end by moving further forward

Thumper or Flat Land rad guards- heaviest duty made, a lot cheaper then radiator repair

YZ Style- If you don't ride at night or need to keep track of miles. You can save a lot of weight by going to a YZ front number plate (you'll have to buy the YZ axle spacer and seal, also make a little bracket to mount the plate) Lighter rear fender.

Triple clamp mount handguards- keeps me safe when I bonk a tree :D, saves levers, strengthens/protects my Renthals and keeps roost and mud off.

MX-Tech suspenders- Bikes is plusher, yet handles big jumps better. The forks have a much more linear travel and when I come up short on a double :) the bike is much more forgiving. AWESOME customer service.


[This message has been edited by Bill (edited 08-23-2001).]

Bill, took your advise and ordered the Jimmy Buttons. Thanks for your help!!!!!!!!!!


go all the way berg tripleclamp with some renthal twinwall[cr hi bend]

I bought the new Renthal Fat Bars $89. and a set of universal adapters $44. this weekend...up 1 inch on the mount and 3 inches on the bend...Man what a difference. :) I was going to buy the buttons but opted for the double wall hoping that this will be the last pair fo a while...Man what an open cockpit. :D

Bonzai... :D


Thanks for your input, I will keep this in mind if the Buttons don't seem for me. Have fun on the trails !!!!




Where did you get he Button Bars? Local or internet? What is the cost? I may be in the market for bars soon. Thanks.

Tim Heslip


Chaparral has them in stock. Should get them this week, can't wait.



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