did the 08 come stock with pro taper bars and if so does anyone know which ones?
Canadian models did, two and four strokes since 05/06 I believe.
any idea what bar they use or is it just something made specifically for factory? reason i ask is i have pro taper bars on mine and they just say pro taper. have no idea what model.
You will probably find a number on it something like XC90. It's a proprietary bend and not for sale in the aftermarket. They are a very low bend, somewhat like the Carmichael or Universal Low Pro Tapers
My 08 Protaper just says "Yamaha Mid" on them.
where did u find that written at? i more than likely overlooked it. im guessing mine are the same
Take the pad off and it's printed in between the bar clamps. 5XC-LO You will have to get this bar from a Yamaha dealer. The stock Yamaha bars are very expensive. I would look into these options
Or you could put a post on here looking for a stock pair since many people have replaced them with a taller bend.
oh nothing is wrong with the bars. i was just curious as to if they came stock or not. the guy when i got it said he had put on aftermarket. i suspected otherwise is all. i checked mine and it says yamaha 5xc
He/She might have also said that they bought a clutch cover with "Yamaha" engraved on the side. Along with the excel rims that he added and a foam filter to replace the stock paper element that came with the bike?
ah with the exception of a crappy air filter that needed cleaned, everything else checked out. just not the bars. but hey good bars regardless.
yup, xc-lo. very low & narrow IMO.
515's right, it's under the pad.
For someone who is super picky,(me),,,I really like these bars, if I ever have to replace them, I'll get as close to them as I can.
515's right, it's under the pad. For someone who is super picky,(me),,,I really like these bars, if I ever have to replace them, I'll get as close to them as I can.
I really like these bars as well. FYI, it seems like there is always a set on ebay.
I am digging these bars myself. Ill keep that ebay thing in mind if I should ever bend these or need a new pair for some odd reason. If they are as strong as the Renthal that was on my Kfx450 they are impossible to bend.
I just put my original '09 Pro Tapers on my Dad's new CRF230. His Honda has Yamaha written on it now, should be good for an extra 2 HP. heh heh heh
That stock bend is very low. I went to the Henry/Reed bend Evo's and it's pretty comfortable now. The high bends seemed a little too high for me.
I ran the Henry's for a while, but they put my hands too far back, made it hard to move forward on the bike, and crowded me while standing unless i leaned back and hung on them. The Windhams did seem tall at first, and still do sometimes, but they're quite a bit farther forward and much more comfortable standing, especially for long periods.
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