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I want to change the stock handlebars. I feel like they are too low and too far forward. I am about 6' 205 lbs. I was thinking about going with the CR high bend. Is there any difference between aluminumn and steel bars beside weight? I don't really care about the .5 - 1 lb weight savings. Also, if I do go with aluminum bars, will I be able to use the same bar end fasteners for my hand guards? Thanks in advance.

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The cr rentals have a smaller opening then the stock bars. I'd go measure it for you but my new grips cover the ends so I wouldn't be able to see them.

I'm 6'5 and I love the cr renthal high bends. The made a diffrence even without getting a new tripple clamp. ( I don't have one yet)

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I'm 5'9" and run CR High's, that have 3/4" cut off each end. Since CR High's are readily available(most shops around here stock CR High bend bars), I have gotten used to them and plan on sticking with them. I may switch to the new Woods High bend. It is basically CR High bars already narrowed. I have a set of CR High Pro Taper bars(gold) that I might sell. They are uncut. I also have a set of CR High Renthals that are cut I might sell. I just bought the Pro Tapers, but I may sell them and get some Woods High bend Pro Tapers. :)

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I have a set of bar risers made that i have to try next season that move the stock bars up and forward 35mm.

I am 6'2" and long in the arms so the stock bars may work in my case.

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Aluminumn bars are stronger because they are thicker. They hold up better than steel but you can bend steel back if you bend them.

I'm 6' and I put CR high bend bars on. I like them a little wider because the bike is twitchie at speed and I like to go fast.

If you buy new bark busters (hand guards) they come with the large and small bar end adapters

My $.02

[ December 13, 2001: Message edited by: Moredesert ]

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IMHO - don't waste you time with anything but protapers, lifetime warranty, what's better than that??? if you bend them just bring them back to the dealer and you get a new set! on a big heavy bike if it goes down, which it will, you will bend the renthals more than likely. i have had my protaper "doug henry" bars on for a year and a half and no problems. and being a tall rider the protaper adapters will raise the bars even more which sould work out even better. i am not a "bendthal" basher but for the extra $$ i think the protapers are worth it.

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I just installed a set of PRO Taper Travis Pastrana free style bars on my 01 DRZ400E. They are taller than the cr hi and about an inch narrower also. I might have gone with the risers but was already setup with the BRP triple clamp and Scotts Damper so did not want to change any of those expensive parts.

I removed a set of TAG 2 high bends ( like CR Hi) which have the special fat bar handguard adapters and Aceribis black pro handguards. Cost $200 sell $100.

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