300 exc bars

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300 exc bars

Post by Laoch » Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:54 pm

I was going to throw a new set of bars on the 300 I got from Phil, I'm not sure what size or bend/rise/etc. Any ideas?
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Re: 300 exc bars

Post by gots_a_sol » Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:28 pm

Bars are a personal preference thing and kind of a pain in the ass to determine without trying a few sets ($$$).

To start with, does your bike have 7/8" or 1-1/8" bars? The former is one continuous diameter end to end and the latter is fatter in the middle where it clamps then tapers down to 7/8" where the controls go.

If you like the current bend, you could just put risers on to get more height.



I have a set of Pro-taper fat bars (kx high) and a set of Flexx bars (10* enduro high bend) I've loaned out for people to try if you have fat bars now.


My favorite bend bar is the oem bars on pre-ktm husky which were made by Magura. I like my bars to have an upward sweep and hate bars that are flat/have a downward sweep on them. Feels really weird.



For comparison:

unknown 7/8 bars with that god awful flat/downward sweep

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oem Husky Magura bars

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Re: 300 exc bars

Post by Laoch » Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:17 pm

Yeah, I remember now. I had to see what I ordered before. CR high is what I used last time. I can't remember if the 300 is fat or regular bar...it's at my SIL's house. I prefer a fat bar, this is for my son to ride, he doesn't know one from the other :lol2:
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Re: 300 exc bars

Post by juddspaintballs » Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:24 pm

I'm pretty sure I saw that 250 you traded to me for sale the other day on Craigslist
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Re: 300 exc bars

Post by Laoch » Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:32 pm

That bike has been around.
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Re: 300 exc bars

Post by juddspaintballs » Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:47 pm

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Re: 300 exc bars

Post by Laoch » Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:10 am

"Mint bike" :killingme:

It is a runner, but far from "mint".
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Re: 300 exc bars

Post by juddspaintballs » Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:40 am

Well, at least that ad says it has fat bars, so the year older 300 probably does too
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