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Just bought an 02 xr250r with less than 100 hrs, the thing is mint. Ive only ridden it once, but I feel cramped. I read here to change bars to Renthal, but what rise and bend do I want? Too many options.

Tom

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how tall are you? a lot of people make the mistake of big risers that hamper riding ability. try rotating your bars forward and see if that helps. look at trials riders and you wont see risers.

if you spend money get good fat bars, 1 1/8 pro taper Henry / Reed bend on my bike, feels good.

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CR-Hi bend

Top of the list too>

http://www.renthal.com/File/product2d.asp?productid=0&tabtype=5

My preference, CR-HI #6091-05 (note they are sold out, for a reason)>

TAG_MOTO_BAR_T2.jpg

http://www.sixsixone.com/Catalog_TagMetals.aspx?id=e109296f-f544-4395-ac61-06c6691e0a90&product=16644ae5-7348-4418-aabe-709a4780352a

http://www.sixsixone.com/media/2011_catalogs/Tag-2011-T2.pdf

Lots of freestylers including a mate of mine rotate their bars forward and it not only looks ugly but it is damn uncomfortable with your wrists twisted inwards, Spose it wouldnt matter if your just doing a few jumps here and there though? Bar angle/rotation should be lined up parallel with the fork tubes but thats just me

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There are riser available that will move the bars up about 1" and move them forward about 1.25" at the same time. The XR's have very old school ergos with the bars feeling like they are in your lap. Not bad for sitting but really awkward when standing with the bars like that. I've moved mine up and forward and like the feel much better. I just did it with an RSW top triple clamp that has adjustable positions. Bars are still stockers on my 400 since they are not bent and the sweep feels good to me. Good luck! :lol:

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