Raise the bars

Joined
Aug 9, 2003
Messages
5
Likes
0
#1
Hoping someone can help. Would love to raise my 03' kdx 220r handle bars. I know i can turn the clamps around, but i was hoping for a little more height. I saw Tag Metals Trojan mounts that were listed for Kx and Cr. They are supposed to give a 10mm raise which would be perfect. Anyone know if these would work, or if there is some other product to help? Thanks guys
 

KDXFreestyle

Damn Yankees
Joined
Nov 19, 2002
Messages
645
Likes
0
#2
they work and look great, BUT... I crashed on a triple, and bent the pole part of the mount. and they were brand new. my brand new Renthal Fatpars didnt bend a millimeter!
 
Joined
Sep 18, 2003
Messages
48
Likes
0
#3
You've replaced the stock bars right? If not, try Renthal Jimmy Button bars. These are high bend and work great for me.
 
Joined
Jan 29, 2000
Messages
203
Likes
0
#4
Don't laugh, but I put a set of ATV bars on my bike about 8 years ago. Answer chrome moly. I'm 6'2", they're super tall, they work perfect. I've transferred them to every bike since.
 
Joined
Aug 9, 2003
Messages
5
Likes
0
#6
Thanks for all your input. I do have Renthal CR High bends on my bike right now. I wouldn't have thought of ATV bars. I'll probablly try the new clamps first and then see what I can find for replacement bars down the road. Thanks again.
 

KDXFreestyle

Damn Yankees
Joined
Nov 19, 2002
Messages
645
Likes
0
#8
hey, I tried lol. Ill make it sometime soon. we cant afford a MX bike, so im making do with what Ive got.

BTW... In the renthal and protaper bars... The CR High bends are ATV bars. When I bought my Renthal Fatbars, they said CR High/ATV.
 

Canadian Dave

Super Power AssClown
Joined
Apr 28, 1999
Messages
1,202
Likes
0
#9
You can pick up a new set of rubber mounted bar clamps from someone like Applied. They are intended to be used with an aftermarket tripple clamp but work just as well on the stock KDX tripple clamp. You can get them for either a standard or a fat bar. I used them to install ProTapers on my KDX and they work GREAT! You can see them here . They are the D-bolt bar clamps. You can get them in 0.5, 1 or 1.5cm rise and they are reversable for more room just like the stock clamps.

If might also consider a pair of CR double high bars or a set of mini (80cc) bars.

David
 
Joined
Apr 19, 2003
Messages
48
Likes
0
#11
Eroc...what have you decided on? I had the Jimmy Buttons that AZ Tim mentioned, and that helped a lot. I should have pulled them from my old KDX before I sold it! The mounts seem to be the answer though.
 
Joined
Aug 9, 2003
Messages
5
Likes
0
#12
Hey Brad, looks like I'm going to go with the mounts. Cost about $60 and up to 15mm raise. I'll have to go out to the garage and do a little measuring to see if I want to go with 10mm or 15mm. I just feel alot more at ease with my hands a bit higher. BTW, Santa didn't send me a Trail Tech computer. What's up with that brother? LoL See you in AZ in the summer :)