What is your preferred controls setup?

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9/22/2017 10:31 AM

Wondered what everybody was running as far as controls go for their bikes.

Personally I have always ran Renthal 996 Twinwall with Renthal kevlar grips. Lever setup has usually been Works Connection elite clutch with stock front brake lever and rotating bar clamp. I have ran the ARC clutch perch and brake lever in the past and may go back to it again. Would love to hear what you guys run as well.

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9/22/2017 10:34 AM

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9/22/2017 10:53 AM

Rental standard RC971 Bend, Emig lock on half waffles, Arc levers with stock perches. I have been contemplating the arc clutch perch, but is it worth the extra money? what do you guys feel it does better?

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I don't crash, I just run out of talent

9/22/2017 11:04 AM

I run the stock twinwalls on my kx450. Asv unbreakable levers, kevlar grips, rekluse z start pro clutch for the light lever feel. Throttle with no slop.

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9/22/2017 11:37 AM

The ARC perch probably has a smoother pull than the stock perch/arc lever setup, rotating bar clamp, easier cable adjustment, and of course it looks cool too.

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9/22/2017 11:50 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/22/2017 4:53 PM

Acidreamer wrote:

I run the stock twinwalls on my kx450. Asv unbreakable levers, kevlar grips, rekluse z start pro clutch for the light lever feel. Throttle with no slop.

Kawasaki never came with twinwalls..

Low bars, thin levers in a neutral position, hand guards, half waffle grip. Using ODI locks ons currently.

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Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....

9/22/2017 11:59 AM

Arc clutch lever, PT factory suzuki/ktm stock bend, renthal kevlar grips.

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9/22/2017 12:01 PM

Stock everything on the 16 CRF450R for me.

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9/22/2017 12:03 PM

I always use the MSR Raptor clutch lever.

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"We don't rent pigs."

9/22/2017 12:06 PM

Pro-Taper 'KX Hi' bars; Emig lock on grips; stock perch with zeta forged brake and clutch levers; Moose pro pegs with 1/2" rear offset; SDG tall seat.

I like the clutch a little higher than the front brake. Rear brake level with the peg; shifter one spline up.

Zeta w/stock perch keeps the stock ratio; all the ASV/ARC perches I've tried made the clutch feel grabby to me.

I love the rear offset foot pegs, it makes it feels like I have more bike to hold onto with my legs

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9/22/2017 1:37 PM

Pro taper fat bars. Renthal Kevlars. ASV C-6 pro perch (in red) for the clutch and the C-6 for the brake lever. I have this set up on several bikes. Gives me a warm fuzzy...

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A big thanks goes out to Donnie at Morgantown Powersports and RJ at Beaver Creek Cycles

9/22/2017 1:55 PM

Protaper Evo Henry/Reed and ARC clutch perch and levers on both sides

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9/22/2017 2:12 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/22/2017 2:13 PM

Stock husky bars rolled back, Pro Taper medium compound grips and ARC levers on the brake and clutch side.

Way better levers to have than the stock Husky ones which seem too thin for me.

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9/22/2017 2:22 PM

Pro Taper Evo Henry/Reed bars
Pro Taper 1/3 waffle grips
G2 throttle cam system
Magura hydraulic clutch
Pro Taper XPS brake lever
Hammerhead shift lever
Hammerhead brake pedal

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9/22/2017 2:51 PM

We have gone back to 7/8 bars this year. The comfort level is so much better. Keefer pointed it out one day so I tried going back and man is has such better feel. Also really like Renthal Tapered grips.

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9/22/2017 4:24 PM

More comfort? Just from the flex?

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9/22/2017 4:41 PM

Renthal Twinwall 997 -1 position with the crossbar sitting loosely
Renthal Kevlar grips
Stock Husky clutch lever flat with bars
ARC brake lever also flat with bars

Comfiest setup I've had to date. Photo

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9/22/2017 5:09 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/22/2017 5:14 PM

1st bike
ASV C-6 Perch and Levers (I think they're C-6. The ones with the on the fly adjustment)
Pro-Taper Pillow Top Grips
Pro-Taper grip donuts
Windham bend Twisted Engineering carbon composite bars
RaceTech hand guards

2nd bike
Magura hydro clutch
OEM brake
Pro-Taper Pillow Top Grips
Pro-Taper grip donuts
Windham bend Twisted Engineering carbon composite bars
RaceTech hand guards

3rd bike
Pro-Taper Profile pro clutch perch and levers
Pro-Taper Pillow Top Grips
Pro-Taper grip donuts
KTM/Suzuki bend Twisted Engineering carbon composite bars
RaceTech hand guards

I like them all, but if I had to chose one setup it'd most likely be the Pro-Taper Profile Pro perch and levers.
Levers slightly down (In the attack position).
Bought some TE bars and now can't ride without them, or don't want to ride without them.
Brush guards, not full wrap hand guards, they suck!
Just gone to the low bend bars and prefer them. I'm 6/2" in height.

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9/22/2017 5:22 PM

Fasstco flex bars
Scott full waffle grips
Asv levers
Acerbis hamd guards
Rekluse exp core 3.0
FMF pipe and silencer
Acerbis plastic skid plate
TBT revalved suspension
GPR V4 stabilizer

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9/22/2017 5:48 PM

For me the positioning of the bars and controls are more important than the actual brand or bend of the levers and bars. I run everything pretty high. Levers positioned nearly straight out with the clutch slightly higher than brake lever. The bars should be neutral with the ends level, not pointing upward or downward. Lastly I like my brake pedal so the tip is about 1/2 an inch above the peg.

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9/22/2017 5:52 PM

Renthal 971 7/8 in top kx mount holes
Streamline Reflex Pro clutch perch & folding levers
Emig grips

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9/22/2017 6:15 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/22/2017 6:19 PM

FasstCo Flexx Handlebars - Enduro 12° bend
ProGrip Rally Grips
ASV C6 Unbreakable levers
XCGEAR Mako 360 bar mount
Cycra ProBends
Trailtech Voyager GPS
Trailtech map switch
Rekluse left handed rear brake lever
Rekluse EXP 3.0
Wolfman Luggage Handlebar bag
1 Doubletake Adventure Mirror & Rammounts mount
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9/22/2017 7:04 PM

KTM stock bars
Rental Kevlar grips
I tried ARC levers but OEM feel the best.

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9/22/2017 7:31 PM

Cmiller493 wrote:

More comfort? Just from the flex?

I don't know if it is flex or doesn't transfer harshness. I was always a guy who pulled the 7/8 bars for fat bars, cause I thought it was better. I had the stock clamps and Renthal bars. so it was free to try. I really liked it, so my son tried it and now we have both gone back. I just got him a bike to practice on and it had fat bars on it. After first day he told me to order the stock clamp and 7/8 bars, lol.

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9/22/2017 8:30 PM

Renthal fat bar 999 McGrath/Short bend. ODI lock on black half waffle. Works connection perch/lever-all black. Rental intellilever front brake. Rolled back bars with flat to lower positioned levers

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9/22/2017 8:37 PM

may be I'm over picky on grips but the ODI lock on grips are by far the worst grips I have ever tried. I never realized how much I used the grips for feed back. The grips took away my feel to the front wheel. Plus I never get Arm pump, but 2 laps with the ODI grips and I needed an 8 Arm Strong.

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9/22/2017 8:45 PM

Bent bars, broke levers and torn grips are my go to set up. But it has to be a 2-Stroke or I won't ride it.

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9/23/2017 9:36 AM

racingfortheson wrote:

may be I'm over picky on grips but the ODI lock on grips are by far the worst grips I have ever tried. I never realized how much I used the grips for feed back. The grips took away my feel to the front wheel. Plus I never get Arm pump, but 2 laps with the ODI grips and I needed an 8 Arm Strong.

I've never thought about it that way, but if you're relying on your grips to feel the front end that might be your arm pump issue right there. But if that is what you have to do to feel comfortable then I get it. The ODI Emig grips are really harsh and uncomfortable in my opinion, but the black medium compound lock-ons that come stock on the Husky's are wayyy better. The small amount of flex that the left side allows should somewhat alleviate the arm pump issue, they feel similar to a lock on grip that boyesen used to make that was specifically for arm pump.

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9/29/2017 12:19 AM

FTB wrote:

1st bike
ASV C-6 Perch and Levers (I think they're C-6. The ones with the on the fly adjustment)
Pro-Taper Pillow Top Grips
Pro-Taper grip donuts
Windham bend Twisted Engineering carbon composite bars
RaceTech hand guards

2nd bike
Magura hydro clutch
OEM brake
Pro-Taper Pillow Top Grips
Pro-Taper grip donuts
Windham bend Twisted Engineering carbon composite bars
RaceTech hand guards

3rd bike
Pro-Taper Profile pro clutch perch and levers
Pro-Taper Pillow Top Grips
Pro-Taper grip donuts
KTM/Suzuki bend Twisted Engineering carbon composite bars
RaceTech hand guards

I like them all, but if I had to chose one setup it'd most likely be the Pro-Taper Profile Pro perch and levers.
Levers slightly down (In the attack position).
Bought some TE bars and now can't ride without them, or don't want to ride without them.
Brush guards, not full wrap hand guards, they suck!
Just gone to the low bend bars and prefer them. I'm 6/2" in height.

Twisted Engineering bars and the George Jung cocaine of the day of handlebars!!

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9/29/2017 1:50 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/29/2017 4:03 AM

Used to run Pro Taper Carmichael bend with soft Renthal full diamond grips.

Now i run the stock Neken bar that comes with the KTMs(same as the Renthal 999 bend) with ODI lock on grips.

I had ASV levers on 2 bikes back in the day when you were a goon if you didn't have colored levers. Now i only run stock levers

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