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Re: SMT handlebars replacement

Post by BradTaz » Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:07 pm

there you go Yooz, very informative pic!
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Re: SMT handlebars replacement

Post by BradTaz » Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:14 pm

The throttle cables used to go underneath that horizontal frame section, taking them above it has released just enough slack for the RC hi-bends. No change in idle speed from lock to lock.
Careful with wiring harness placement, would be easy to let it lay prone to rubbing, dont underestimate the power of vibration, my missus doesn't.
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Re: SMT handlebars replacement

Post by Yoozy » Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:35 pm

They look a fair bit higher, nice bend on em annall. Bit Triumphy.
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Re: SMT handlebars replacement

Post by BradTaz » Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:49 am

The genuine Triumph parts tassels I've ordered will fit in just beaut then! Shit hot!
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Re: SMT handlebars replacement

Post by BradTaz » Sat Nov 22, 2014 3:09 am

The black bars are Renthal Ricky Carmichael Hi-bends. Silver ones are the standard Neken bars off my 2010 SMT
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Re: SMT handlebars replacement

Post by Yoozy » Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:00 am

They look just what I need mate, I have dodgy shoulders and that bit more height will help,, cheers.

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Re: SMT handlebars replacement

Post by BradTaz » Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:57 pm

Do you much stand up riding Yooz? I've got the bars well forward to drag a bit of my weight forward as well, and I just checked the feel when standing on the pegs and its bloody magic. Feels more natural than the EXC dirt squirter!

Should be test ridden within the next coupla days. will report back.
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Re: SMT handlebars replacement

Post by BradTaz » Sat Nov 22, 2014 3:02 pm

Xaotikos - if you still have the standard airbox, the throttle cables may not go where I've ran them. Probably the reason KTM put the things on such an errant pathway.
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Re: SMT handlebars replacement

Post by Yoozy » Sat Nov 22, 2014 3:43 pm

BradTaz wrote:Do you much stand up riding Yooz? I've got the bars well forward to drag a bit of my weight forward as well, and I just checked the feel when standing on the pegs and its bloody magic. Feels more natural than the EXC dirt squirter!

Should be test ridden within the next coupla days. will report back.

Only when I've had a dodgy moment and need to release a bit of wind.
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Re: SMT handlebars replacement

Post by xaotikos » Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:17 pm

We finally rerouted the throttle cables at the original position. I do not remember if we passed them over or under this frame section, they feel a bit tight but OK, without rpm change from end to end.
Brake cable-abs however was rerouted and now has too much slack. My mechanic and the brake mechanic guy said it is ok.

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Re: SMT handlebars replacement

Post by finally » Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:51 pm

i bought these bars last year for my SMT.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JAX-METALS-MO ... 540625e8a5

was just to try it and was really cheap imo. didnt expect alot but was surprised
Good quality product for a decent price.
there is a chart in the ad with the different sizes, bar height and sweep..

its been on for like 5 - 6000 kms now and i'm still happy with it.

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Re: SMT handlebars replacement

Post by finally » Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:51 pm

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Re: SMT handlebars replacement

Post by ceh » Sat Apr 11, 2015 1:16 am

I put a set of susuki motocross rental fat bars prt no 672-01 on my SMT.
neken - width 764mm renthal - 796mm
height 78mm 80mm
sweep 75mm 57mm
I am approx 6 feet,with a long back and arms.Less sweep allows me to rotate the bars further forward,allowing me to sit forward in the seat
This reduses wallowing at the back end and the front feels more planted
Other benefits are less buffeting on the hemet and more comfort sitting forward or back. Allso the steering is slightly quicker,I presume because of the extra 32mm width

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Re: SMT handlebars replacement

Post by Yoozy » Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:49 am

Just swapped mine. I had some Renthal 604 and 609 so compared them to the Nekens on my soon to be demolished decking.

Shocking pic but you get the drift. Silver/Neken, Grey/604, Black 609.

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I went with the 604 as they were that bit higher I wanted and didn't need any messing with the bits,n,bobs whereas the 609 would. First impressions without riding is good. Full report tomorrow ;)

The 609's have had an inch of each end btw, the 604's are as they should be.
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Re: SMT handlebars replacement

Post by zeka » Mon Nov 30, 2015 1:44 pm

Yoozy wrote:Just swapped mine. I had some Renthal 604 and 609 so compared them to the Nekens on my soon to be demolished decking.

Shocking pic but you get the drift. Silver/Neken, Grey/604, Black 609.
I went with the 604 as they were that bit higher I wanted and didn't need any messing with the bits,n,bobs whereas the 609 would. First impressions without riding is good. Full report tomorrow ;)

The 609's have had an inch of each end btw, the 604's are as they should be.
Hi, i'm currently choosing between 604 and 609, so as i understood 609 will not fit straight forward? Need new cables/hoses or just rerouting the stock ones?

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Re: SMT handlebars replacement

Post by Yoozy » Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:55 pm

604 were a straight swap. The 609 would have involved a bit of re-routing I think. You might get away with it though, I have my risers turned round so my bars are close to me and pulled back a bit. The it's not much difference between 604/609 really.
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Re: SMT handlebars replacement

Post by zeka » Mon Nov 30, 2015 3:12 pm

Yoozy wrote:604 were a straight swap. The 609 would have involved a bit of re-routing I think. You might get away with it though, I have my risers turned round so my bars are close to me and pulled back a bit. The it's not much difference between 604/609 really.
Thanks. My risers are turned around also. How it feels with 604, are you happy with this set up?
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Re: SMT handlebars replacement

Post by Yoozy » Mon Nov 30, 2015 3:46 pm

Yes, I have bad shoulders and elbows, and a few other things, and my arms are relaxed and in a natural position.
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Re: SMT handlebars replacement

Post by Mothy Smith » Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:42 pm

Hi all, just purchased a used, low klms 2010 KTM SMT, love the bike, having the same slight problem with the handlebar. I too want to push the bars back a bit further and down. Have been reading the posts on this thread and have done some research into the Renthal Fatbar Lite, they come in 10mm, 20mm, 30mm and 40mm rise, but are designed for Mountain Bikes, not motorbikes. Is it safe to use it on a motorbike?

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SMT handlebars replacement

Post by xaotikos » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:13 am

I wouldn't use a bicycle bar on a motorcycle. I had protaper on my mountain bike and it was much much lighter than a motorcycle bar.


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