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post #1 of 16 Old 10-27-2006, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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Which set of Pro Taper bars to use?

Is it the SE ATV high that are the same "cut" as the factory bars?
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The ATV Mid bar is almost the exact same dimensions as stock. That's what i have plus 1" bar risers which also allows easy access to the steering nut.
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I like the high's that I have.

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I am going with the ProTaper SE ATV High. They are supposed to be almost the same sizes as the stock bars with different material. You can go to a Contour and use an adapter from 7/8" to 1 1/8". If you did this you would need to consider the 3/4" rise of the adapter.

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I have the Highs... I like them better than stock.
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I have the Highs... I like them better than stock.
SE (7/8") or Contours (1 1/8")?

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Ok, conflicting answers: Which is closest to stock, ATV high or ATV mid?
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The ATV mid is same as stock, i compared them side by side. There may be a little more pullback on the High bars, but the Mid's width and height are the same as stock. The Highs would be good too, but i like having the risers so i can adjust the steering nut without disassemebling everything.

http://www.protaper.com/charts/chart-sebars.html

http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/D...64/page43.html
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Opps... mine are the ATV Highs SE. The pullback is a little greater than the stock, but where they feel better is when you are standing on the pegs. You feel in more command when tootling around in the rough.

Oh, I've got the bar risers on as well. I think the combo is just right for people 6' or over. It did take awhile to get the roll adjusted just right, but I think I've finally dialed it in. No problems whatsoever with cable binding or anything of the like. I see if my opinion changes when I put the Clearview back on.
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The ATV mid is same as stock, i compared them side by side. There may be a little more pullback on the High bars, but the Mid's width and height are the same as stock. The Highs would be good too, but i like having the risers so i can adjust the steering nut without disassemebling everything.

http://www.protaper.com/charts/chart-sebars.html

http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/D...64/page43.html
OK convince me. :smile: It is difficult to tell by these charts since they use different measurements. Two measurements they do share is Width and Pullback.

Stock: 810 100
Mid: 813 76
High: 813 100

Are you sure you had the SE bars and not the Contours?

Looks like the High and stock bars have the same Pullback measurement.

I am thinking a couple pieces of welding rod shaped to the stock bars and taken to the shop might resolve my dilema.

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