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ProTaper & Renthal Handlebar Dimensions
It's not easy to find the dimensions and choices easily so I made some thumbnails for the two most popular bars.
Others are available on there web sites.

ProTaper Handlebars
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Renthal Handlebars
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Thanks Kaw'ee this is very helpful for those trying to spec new bars!

I would like to add the OEM sweep to this thread as I think that's the final missing piece of information in upgrading.

Just last week I realized that the bar on my bike is rotated back about 10° compared to my wife's Z. Makes a huge difference to my surprise.
 

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I had ATV-MIDs on my last Z. I liked them. Going back and forth between them and stock (wrecked Z vs new bone stock Z), ATV-MIDs were a smidge lower and had a little less sweep to them. Felt much more hooligan and sporty especially since they were rotated forward a smidge. I would like to sit on a set of Pro Taper KLX bars since that is was most people recommend.
 

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I have Pro Taper Contour Mini High's on mine, with the @mnnthbx adjustable triple clamp the ride position is much more roomy. No way I could go back to OE now.
 

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I found Area 22 fat bars with adapters, bar end mirrors, adjustable levers, looks pretty good, have a good feel
 

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In the process of switching bars. Picked up the ProTaper SE KLX110 bend.

Essentially the same height as stock but much less sweep so my elbows aren't collapsed into my ribs while riding. They are also significantly wider... like wider than the bars on my old man bike including bar ends. 0.o Not sure how much I'm going to trim them down yet, if at all. As crakerjac mentioned the super wide stance feels delightfully hooligan and it's not like filtering is legal here anyhow.
 

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Good point!

+5cm just from the bar before adding sliders may very well be the difference between replacing three sliders or two fairings. Though I suspect you would still hit the rear one.
 

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I got the protaper seven eights bar for my Z and they look awesome. A more aggressive stance and much better for me. I would highly recommend them. Ive gone down once and the bike hits the rear sets (non-folding ones) and the bars which these didnt get damaged.
 

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In the process of switching bars. Picked up the ProTaper SE KLX110 bend.

Essentially the same height as stock but much less sweep so my elbows aren't collapsed into my ribs while riding. They are also significantly wider... like wider than the bars on my old man bike including bar ends. 0.o Not sure how much I'm going to trim them down yet, if at all. As crakerjac mentioned the super wide stance feels delightfully hooligan and it's not like filtering is legal here anyhow.
I left mine at full length and really like them. Less sweep tend to put more weight on the front wheel which seems to have a positive effect on handling. This is overall a great mod for this bike.
 

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Hi guys, can you recommend (from your actual use) which is the higher handlebar? I stand 6 ft tall and the stock is too low for me; back problems. Liked the KSR’s seating position better but no ABS and fuel gauge. Better engine and panel gauge on the Z. Thanks!
 

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has anyone used some of those handle bars from amazon? I tried to post a link , but it would not let me
 

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Reviving this. Trying to upgrade my handlebars and thinking of doing the Protaper Contour fatbars Mini Low with the Protaper bar adapter. I want something lower and this seems to fit the bill and the adapter will raise it a bit anyways.

Pros: Lower than OEM as I am racing the bike.
Cons: Lock up my knees since its lower. slightly wider bars.

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I would love to hear your guys thoughts.
 

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I would love to hear your guys thoughts.
Compared to the KLX110 SE bar on my bike that's going to be a touch less width and a tiny bit more sweep (and obviously significantly less rise). Sounds like a winner to me.

Sure, they might hit the tank before hitting the stops, or your knees. As a racer I'm sure you can get your knee out away from the tank to get that extra bit of turning radius.
 

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Compared to the KLX110 SE bar on my bike that's going to be a touch less width and a tiny bit more sweep (and obviously significantly less rise). Sounds like a winner to me.

Sure, they might hit the tank before hitting the stops, or your knees. As a racer I'm sure you can get your knee out away from the tank to get that extra bit of turning radius.
Thank you for the response, yeah I thought the chance to have to actually turn with the handlebars likely won't happen unless im farting around the neighborhood or the pits. In that case I just have to remember to get my knee out of the way.. Also it won't be that much lower considering the adapter so I think this should be fine. I will order them tomorrow unless someone jumps in with negative thoughts on this.
 

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Stock handlebars got bent and I had the shop put on the Kawasaki mini and don't really like them. they're much lower and I don't know what pair of risers to get to make them more like stock. Feel like the pit bike bars would've been a better fit or closer to stock. Don't want to buy another set of bars and pay for them to be put on, so hoping someone can recommend a good set of risers that work with the pro taper se to make it closer to stock
 

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Risers are more $ than new bars now so maybe just buy new KLX110 bars.

But the minis are already all mounted up so the risers would be easier




Some knock off brand brands out there also, your risk, your call
 

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Risers are more $ than new bars now so maybe just buy new KLX110 bars.

But the minis are already all mounted up so the risers would be easier




Some knock off brand brands out there also, your risk, your call
Yeah, Guess I'll get the rox risers
 
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