What bar bend do that you run on your YZ?

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4/25/2018 6:36 AM

What bars do you run on your YZ? I currently run the Carmichael bend(what I was comfortable with on my RMZ), but on the YZ, they feel extremely low. I was thinking of going to the Reed/Henry bend. I'm 5'10 for comparison. Thanks guys

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4/25/2018 6:40 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/25/2018 6:40 AM

I'm 6'2 and run a RC high from renthal. Its tall. Best bend I've ever had and i finally can stand up straight and my riding has improved because of it.

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4/25/2018 6:47 AM

I used to run the Reed bend and I'm just a bit shorter than you. Ran that for years.

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4/25/2018 6:51 AM

Im 5'5" and run SX Race from protaper on my 15 YZ250F. they are close to the same bend yz come stock with.

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4/25/2018 7:01 AM

Windham

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4/25/2018 7:03 AM

Renthal 999. McGrath bend. I'm 5'9".

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4/25/2018 7:07 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/25/2018 7:09 AM

I’ve actually been back and forth a few times between those two bends. I like the Henry/Reed better in the Woods, or on tight technical tracks more so I can get over the front. Carmichael’s feel a bit better on rougher stuff where I’m way out over the back hanging on for dear life.

Edit: I’m 5’9”

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4/25/2018 7:14 AM

I'm 6'1 and run the Renthal 918 bend twinwalls. Stock Pro Tapers were WAY too low for me.

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4/25/2018 7:16 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/25/2018 7:17 AM

RC bend 971

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4/25/2018 7:33 AM

I'm 6'0 and I run the SX Race bend from pro taper on my YZF

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4/25/2018 7:54 AM

997

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4/25/2018 10:18 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/25/2018 10:19 AM

I'm 5"11" pro taper contours CR HI feel perfect for me.

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4/25/2018 10:25 AM

I was running the Renthal RC high bars on mine, but switched to the OE Kawasaki/Honda bend. They are a little lower, but still taller than the stock Yamaha bend. That and they felt really good on my KX450F and I wanted to run the same on both bikes.

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4/25/2018 10:26 AM

I’m 5’10 and run the Renthal Yz/yzf bend. They’re very comfortable for me.

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4/25/2018 10:32 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/25/2018 10:33 AM

I have always ran Henry / Reed on all my YZ's. wish they had less sweep but I'm used to them. I'm 5' 9" tall and noticed less lower back fatigue.


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4/25/2018 11:04 AM

Henry/Reed since 1997 I am 5"9

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4/25/2018 11:42 AM

TJ 755 wrote:

I have always ran Henry / Reed on all my YZ's. wish they had less sweep but I'm used to them. I'm 5' 9" tall and noticed less ...more

I appreciate the chart! After looking at that, does anyone run the YZ High bend? It's basically right in the middle of the Carmichael and Reed/Henry bend, with a little less sweep.

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4/25/2018 11:44 AM

I wish I could remember the bar bend I ran when I was a kid in schoolboy. I think I had the windham bend back then.

I just don't want to waste money on a set of bars I'm not going to like

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4/25/2018 11:52 AM

Ran the 997 for a long time on my yzfs with a PHDS xtrig bar mount. Recently switched to a 999 (which is similar but lower) and like it better. I'm 5"10.
Next handelbar will be a renthal fatbar 821 (same bend as the 999) because the twinwalls are too stiff.

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4/25/2018 12:11 PM

996-01


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4/25/2018 1:11 PM

CR High

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