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So I am gong to be doing a lot of work the the DRZ in the next two weeks. Decided I might as well change the bars since I need taller ones. I cant decide on the Pro Taper EVO or the Easton EXP bars. Help a cracka out....

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I have the Pro Taper EVO bars with the CR High bend and so far they've been great. I haven't stacked the bike hard, but I had a couple falls 2 weeks ago and they held up great. The stock steel bars would have bent for sure.

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I have the Pro Taper EVO bars with the CR Hi

gh bend and so far they've been great.

+1:thumbsup::thumbsup:

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I got the easton exp since it comes in a package of bar and mount for 100 bucks at cyclegear.com

Its a beefier bar than the protaper for sure.

I got the mid or high bend cant remember. IMO I would have got the lowest bend, because I dont stand up and I only ride the streets.. Its easier for me to push down on the bars. However any bar is tits compared to the oem one.

I think both brand bars are good.. Just the protaper came out a bit more on price.

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i have the Easton EXP bars in the CR Highbend and love them...they have held up great in so high speed get offs+guard rails :thumbsup:

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and I also got them on sale at Cycle gear :ride:...BTW...is your bike a SM or a "S" ????....

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i have the Easton EXP bars in the CR Highbend and love them...they have held up great in so high speed get offs+guard rails :thumbsup:

cleaned%20up%20DRZ%20with%20new%20chain%20004.JPG

and I also got them on sale at Cycle gear :ride:...BTW...is your bike a SM or a "S" ????....

its your picture from another post that made me look at the Easton bars. My bike is an S.

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On an S you'll either need adapters to fit oversized bars or a new top triple clamp.

I believe Easton has the adapter for such a thing correct?

EXP TU 33 0

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I believe Easton has the adapter for such a thing correct?

EXP TU 33 0

clamps_tech_tu33_0.jpg

Those won't work. The risers on the S triple clamp are cast as part of the clamp and are not removable. Those adapters are meant for triples with removable risers. What you need is an adapter that slips into the 7/8" bar mount then has half circle cutouts for the oversized bars. One like this:

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Edit: Oops, my bad, I took a closer look at that pic and those are what you need. I sit in front of a computer all day and keep my monitor dark I couldn't quite make out the bottom.

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now I just have to decide to mod the DRZ or buy a tagged 04 wr450 and keep the drz stock.

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I need higher bars as well, since I stand most of the time. I am 5'10".

If I went with the fatter bars, would I not need new clamps for everything (brake and clutch, etc.)?

If I could get away with a 7/8" bar, that was stronger and higher than stock, I would be happy. Any suggestions?

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