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Just bought my YFZ450 and can’t get enough of it so far. Got a little problem though, I’m 6’5” and the handlebars tend to touch my knees when I turn if you know what I mean. Can any one recommend a handle bar and mounting bracket that I can buy so the I can raise it by 1 to 2 inches without having to buy all new cables and such.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Originally posted by RiPPiNiTuP7@Oct 11 2003, 07:31 PM
if i were you...i would get a +2 stem and some tag t-2 bars.
That is what I was going to say. I dont know about the stem but the TAG T-2 bars w/ mounting kit for sure. THat should raise it about an inch or so.
 

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check your front brake hose and clutch cable... if you raise more than a 1/2" you''ll also need to replace these two components.
 

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I added an LSR +1up +1forward stem, and my clutch cable was just fine..... Can't say that for the brake lines since I replaced them with steel braided ones though :|
 

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The Boy Scouts was a big part of my youth. All of my brothers and I made Eagle Scout. Competitive swimming was also a big deal for me. I was not the athlete in the family, but I was a pretty good swimmer. As a teenager, I worked at the Boy Scout camp as a lifeguard and acquatics instructer, and later lifeguarded at a local public pool.

I graduated from St. Peter's High School in 1969 and received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Radio, TV, Film from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) in 1973. I stayed in Oxford for about a year to work at a local radio station. That was the worst-paying and most fun job I ever had.


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After trying to find a better job in radio, I gave that up and moved to Dayton, Ohio, where I wrote and produced TV and radio commercials for a local department store. After that I wrote and produced more TV and radio commercials for ad agencies in Columbus, Ohio and Louisville, Kentucky.
In 1980, I went to work for a Louisville company that was a cross between a graphic arts studio and a sales promotion agency. There I wrote many brochures and other sales materials, and developed promotion plans and other marketing plans. My biggest client was Brown-Forman, makers of Southern Comfort, Early Times, Bolla Wine and other beverage alcohol products.


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I started to freelance in 1986, in Louisville. That was going well and I liked Louisville, but a year later I moved to Chicago to become Executive Creative Director for a large, national sales promotion agency, after they waved a lot of money and perks in front of me. Whoops. (The less said about that experience, the better.) That lasted three months and I have been freelancing successfully in Chicago ever since.
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Merriman,
mate you know what the doctor said, you need to take your medicine more often. :blah :blah :blah

Good luck with your projects, Geoff.
 

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Does anyone know if the bottom handle bar clamp from the Raptor 80 will fit the YFZ450? If so, this would be a clean way to raise the bar height.

The width and length of the bolt pattern must be the same since the bottom Raptor 80 clamp is a single piece rather than two separate ones. Here's an illustration of the parts:

http://www.onlinemicrofiche.com/OEM_Images...02YFM80WPC5.gif
8G5-23814-00-00 HOLDER,HANDLE UNDER
95827-08055-00 BOLT, FLANGE 55mm
 

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I would say no. the raptor 80 has a very narrow plate, compared to the YFZ. Why don't you just get a set of Pro-Taper bar risers and let them do their job? They will raise your bars from 2/3's of an inch to 1 inch depending on the size you buy. Then you can also run the "Fat" 1 1/8 bars if you want. :wtf
 

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Trail Tech also makes some nice fatty bars (1 1/8"), in which you can still use all the other original cables / hoses / etc. You can also get a billet clamp in stock height, or raised, and either with or without a YFZ logo. I went with the raised billet with logo cause I'm 6'2" and I thought it looked good. In the end I could be happier. Cost for everything was $125 from cyclebuy.com

Link: http://www.cyclebuy.com/shopping/panoram/b.../bar_clamps.htm
 

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