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Ok, I have browsed around here, google, etc and still the information is, how should i say it, incomplete. Im looking to replace my bars with a nice gold piece to match the forks. I like the height of the stock bars and do not wish to go much lower really. Everyone is telling me to get Honda XR50 Pro-taper bars. Great but are all Pro-taper XR50 bars the same? I assume they fit and the clamp area for the controls is the correct length to get the grips brake, bar ends etc attached. This is a 2-parter question. Now i am a firm believer some things on eBay (not all but most) are the same quality. Is this hold true for the "eBay Pro-Taper Wannabe" Bars? It it matters, I have a 2017 Grom.
 

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As long as they are 7/8" bars, they'll fit. Cables wont be an issues.

I'm tall, 6'3", and resisted getting shorter bars for a long time. Then I saw a guy a track day with the ProTaper Honda Mini's. I asked if I could sit on his Grom to get a feel. I loved it and ordered them that same day. Shorter bars aren't nearly as uncomfortable as you'd think, and in my case, actually more comfortable. But that's not your question and they don't come in gold as far as I know anyways.
 

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As long as they are 7/8" bars, they'll fit. Cables wont be an issues.

I'm tall, 6'3", and resisted getting shorter bars for a long time. Then I saw a guy a track day with the ProTaper Honda Mini's. I asked if I could sit on his Grom to get a feel. I loved it and ordered them that same day. Shorter bars aren't nearly as uncomfortable as you'd think, and in my case, actually more comfortable. But that's not your question and they don't come in gold as far as I know anyways.
Thank you for the response! The stock bars now when doing slow speed turns, they hit my thighs i would think the smaller/lower bars would be worse, no?
 

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Same here - resisted shorter bars, mechanic friend told me I was crazy, bought them and now love them. I went with Renthal Road High Black 7/8" bars.
 

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im chasing down the gold handle bar, ended up ordering a renthal fat bar and ill make it work once it gets here.
 

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Thank you for the response! The stock bars now when doing slow speed turns, they hit my thighs i would think the smaller/lower bars would be worse, no?
They won't hit if they are far enough forward.
Try moving your standard bars to a more upright position in the clamps to see if it helps.
 

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Thank you for the response! The stock bars now when doing slow speed turns, they hit my thighs i would think the smaller/lower bars would be worse, no?
No, but I have them rotated forward. If you're looking at my bike from the side, my bars make a 90 degree angle and are straight up and down. I rotated my stock bars to same way until I switched them out.
 

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They won't hit if they are far enough forward.
Try moving your standard bars to a more upright position in the clamps to see if it helps.
No, but I have them rotated forward. If you're looking at my bike from the side, my bars make a 90 degree angle and are straight up and down. I rotated my stock bars to same way until I switched them out.
Makes perfect sense. Just haven't messed with it yet. After some more research, I think the Road Highs are going to be my choice in a replacement bar. Gold of course. Thanks guys!
 

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Pretty sure protaper xr50 bars are taller than stock grom bars. and protaper makes gold bars. I have stock grom bars and pt xr50 bars in the garage I could measure later.
 

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And for your other question, depends on how you are riding. If you're just cruising around town you could get away with Walmart kid bicycle bars. And all pt xr50 bars are the same. If it was a different bend it would have a different name.
 

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Just compared stock to xr50 and the xr50 are a good 1" - 1 1/2" taller just roughly comparing them. I would go pt klx/drz110 bend.
 

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Pictures? Thanks for the measuring Mad Mark.
 

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I have the KLX110 bars on my bike and they're perfect
Did you have to shorten them at all or no? Do you have any pictures of them installed?
 

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There gonna be wider for sure. Stock bars are really narrow. You probably would only be ably to cut off 1/2 inch on each side and still fit controls. Pretty sure all the measurements are on protaper website also.
 

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I have gold 7/8 Renthal on at the moment but have been eyeing up the Area 22 fat bars, does anyone have them on and can let us know what they think of them?
 

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Did you have to shorten them at all or no? Do you have any pictures of them installed?
Yeah I shortened them a bit but I don't have pictures. They're just the perfect height and bend for the Grom. You won't be squishing your controls on the bars like you would the Pro-Taper Mini.

I'll get some pictures if I get a chance.
 
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